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Cover of our cataloguePrim Perfect and Meta Makeover were delighted to be asked to contribute to the Second Life Fifth Birthday Celebrations!

We wished to salute those who design and create for the Second Life world, and we were very fortunate to be given a large enough plot that we were able to create what we feel is a really exciting display …

Visit us on SL5B Hippos!

Courtyard
Outside in the courtyard at the front, you will find a large scale copy of the latest issue of Prim Perfect. You can touch the pages to turn them, and see all the wonderful articles we have this month for your pleasure. Then you can take your own copy from the vendor

There’s also a wishing fountain. Just touch the flowing water, and you’ll receive a coin. Make a wish, and touch it again to drop it into the pool below.

Front CourtyardIn addition, there are items on display from the designers who appear in this month’s magazine. You can see (and try out) a seating arrangement from Maxwell Graf of Rustica … and two sculptures from Gwen Carillon. The leaves of DeVine make an unusual seating arrangement too!

And here too you may find a TARDIS, allowing you entrance to the EthericTravelling Cabinet – featured in this month’s magazine.

Prim Perfect Building
As you go through the main entrance, you will see a Prim Perfect subscribe-o-matic, where you can touch to subscribe and receive news as well as copies of the latest issue delivered directly to you!

Entrance to the Prim Perfect HallInside the Prim Perfect Hall, you will find all the issues of Prim Perfect, arranged in chronological order around the walls. Most of them have a sample of work from the designer of that particular month – and the display panels on either side show images from that magazine. More than that – if you click on the magazine, you’ll get a notecard about that particular issue and a link to the pdf version!

And do look out for the free gifts that some of the designers are offering too! Some are plainly visible – while others may be hidden among the display.

At the rear of the hall is a re-creation of a build in the ninth issue of the magazine, the Orkney fisherman’s cottage. Feel free to explore this in detail – and the details are wonderful – even down to the names of the books on the shelves!

Courtyard Cafe and Garden
Dancing in our courtyard cafeOutside, you will find our courtyard cafe. Here you can rest for a while, and click on the bar to get either a mug of Pim Perfect coffee, or, if you prefer, something stronger. Or you can try out one of the dances from Maar Auer of Metaversal Arts. We promise that you will adore the Chaleston!

There’s also a TV in the courtyard where you can watch an episode of Meta Makeover, the programme that Prim Perfect Publications produces for SLCN. If you start to watch and then decide to stop, just turn off your media stream.

From the courtyard cafe, you can slip through the inviting gate in the wall to an outside area wher you can see Gwen Carillon’s lovely sculpture, Rebirth (recently winner of Best in Second Life at The Tech). It’s an interactive piece, and you’ll find instructions on how to dance in the sculpture.

Beyond that is a little dock where, if you’re a Seven Seas fishing game fan, you can try and catch those elusive Ultra Rare Fish. If you don’t have the necessary equipment, there’s a landmark to take you to 7 Seas headquarters so you can buy a rod for yourself.

Meta Makeover
On the other side of the courtyard cafe is the Meta Makeover Hall. Once again, there are displays arranged around the walls. This time, you can see slides from the various episodes of the programme – click through them to see the before and after transformations! Above each slide projector is a box giving you a link to the particular programme on the web (of course, you can also download them from the iTunes store too.

Our TV lounge!You’ll also find display panels showing the work of the different designers involved in Meta makeover – with landmarks to their stores.

At the rear of the building is another build, this time the build created by Salome Strangelove of Facade Furnishings. This was her lovely London house building that used a mere 120 prims (and there are less in this reconstruction!). The feel was swinging sixties – and the occupier’s favourite colour was pink; her request was for a place she could relax … and hang out with her friends. Explore both floors – and see the results for yourself!

Also at the rear is a small televsion lounge, created by The Loft, where you can watch an episode of Meta Makeover.

Visit us on SL5B Hippos! We hope you enjoy your visit!

CREDITS
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For the build:
Built by Jeremey Ryan of Barefoot DesignsDesign Consultant – Dellybean North of True North Designs
Graphics by Kittie Munro of Kitstar Designs
Landscape Design: Soleil Snook of Snooks Garden Centre
Prim Perfect Information: Roberto Viking

Cafe:
Design & Furnishings: Dellybean North of True North Designs
Dances: Maar Auer of Metaversal Arts
TV: The Loft

Build Team (for Meta Makeover and Prim Perfect)
Project Manager: Davon Westland (MM Producer)
Darleez de Cuir (MM Stage Manager)
Matelisse Criss (MM Director)
Diva Regina (PP Advertising and Client Relations Manager)
Perry Applemoor (PP Design Manager)

and Saffia Widdershins, CEO Prim Perfect Publications

Our thanks to all the designers who contributed builds, graphics and items to this build, making it the wonderful exhibition that it is!

For more information on the individual exhibitors, see the information kiosks at the entrances: SL5B Hippos!

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Paisley's auditorium - being made over!Today we have rather an unusual makeover. For once we aren’t making over a Second life home – we’re making over a TV studio – and no, it’s not ours! We love our PRrim Designs set, made for us by Rrishanna Regina and Prad Prithivi, and wouldn’t swop for anything!

No, this week, we’ll be making over Paisley Beebe’s Tonight Live studio, and peeping behind the scenes there!

Paisley, hostess of one of the most popular shows on SLCN, had long felt that her studio was starting to look a little tired – and when she saw the makeover that The Loft gave Skate Foss’s home in our third episode, she know that she had found the perfect team to give her studio the facelift it needed!

Join us to see what happened!

The show starts at 12 noon SLT, but you should be there EARLY today, as we are going to need to practise all of us moving between the two studios. So we are asking our audience to be there at 11 am to make sure of getting a seat – and learning what we need you to do!

We’ll see you there!

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Would you like your home to feature on Meta Makeover? Send an email to us with three or four pictures of your home attached, and stating your reasons why you would like a makeover. Every two weeks, we shall select one lucky owner from our postbag and invite them to be our next Meta Makeover!

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In today’s show, Saffia is wearing Alice by Ivalde in pink.

“For this show, there were no inserts,” explains Saffia, “but I was going to be in two different environments, so I needed an outfit that worked in both – that made a nice strong statement … without having me clashing or fading into the background on either set. Alice in hot pink is a very bold colour, but I found that it actually worked perfectly.”

Although Saffia won’t be wearing a second outfit on today’s show, she has selected another Ivalde outfit for her appearance on Paisley’s show – Tonight Live. This is the gorgeous new ruched dress Verun in black.

“I wore this in red on last week’s show,” says Saffia, “and I promised then I’d be wearing other colours in the coming weeks. I adore the cowl neck and the ruching – and one of the nice things about this dress is that Nefria has cleverly positioned the neck so that I can happily wear my face light, my pearls AND the cowl neck, all at the same time without needing to adjust anything!”

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Celebrating Carter's new homeThe most recent Meta Makeover filmed on Sunday, 5th June is now live on the SLCN website – and available for download from iTunes as a podcast (just go to the iTunes store and search on Meta Makeover – it’s free to download, or to subscribe to the podcast).

Our task this week was to create a home for Carter Giacobini, owner of the Fire Island sims. Carter, despite creating a beautiful community, had never found a house that could become a home. Despite the stunning beauty of some of the houses he’d owned, Carter became notorious among his friends for never being able to keep a house for very long – and the reason was that although he’d owned some stunning places, he’s never found one that could become his real heart’s home.

So, our challenge this week was not just to furnish Carter’s latest house … but to find a place that could become his real home in Second Life. And we enlisted the well-known contemporary designer Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative to help us!

Did we do it?  Well, the party at Carter’s house (shown above) might give you a clue.  But you’ll have to watch the programme to find out!

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Metamakeover PosterDue to circumstances beyond our control (guests unable to log in because log-ins were closed, our producer unexpectedly banished to a Korean sim, heaven only knowing where our camera ended up, and Saffia unable to sit down without being unexpectedly dumped in the deeps of the ocean at the corner of the sim … and that was just the start) we were unable to bring your our regular show on June 1st.

But never fear! We have reassembled all the guests and, the database permitting Meta Makeover is on today – Sunday, 1st June at the SLCN studios in Northpoint – and everyone is welcome.

GLBT statue on Fire IslandThis week we’re on beautiful Fire Island, to visit the home of Carter Giacobini, owner of the stunning Fire Island sim.

Carter has created an amazing community on Fire Island, and he’ll be telling us something about that in the show.

But Carter, despite creating a beautiful community, has never found a house that could become a home. Despite the stunning beauty of some of the houses he’s owned, Carter has become notorious among his friends for never being able to keep a house for very long – and the reason is that although he’s owned some stunning places, he’s never found one that could become his real heart’s home.

So, our challenge this week was not just to furnish Carter’s latest house … but to find a place that could become his real home in Second Life. And we enlisted the well-known contemporary designer Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative to help us!

Have we done it? Well, you’ll have to join us in the studio, or tune in and watch the programme to find out!

The show starts at 12 noon SLT, but you should be there by 11.45 to make sure of getting a seat!

We’ll see you there!

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Would you like your home to feature on Meta Makeover? Send an email to us with three or four pictures of your home attached, and stating your reasons why you would like a makeover. Every two weeks, we shall select one lucky owner from our postbag and invite them to be our next Meta Makeover!

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Saffia in Aritha on Fire IslandIn today’s show, Saffia is wearing Aritha by Ivalde in green, for her exploration of Fire Island, and the gorgeous new ruched dress Verun in red.

“For this show, with Charlotte’s lovely house, I wanted something that made a contrast, but which picked up on the strong lines of her design,” explains Saffia. “Aritha was suitably dramatic – and choosing the red and black made a fun link to both Charlotte’s own Scarlet Creations, and Fire Island itself!

“As for the studio outfit, I had various thoughts. Then Neferia showed me the new Verun range – and my heart was lost! This is really gorgeous – and you may well see other colour variants of this in upcoming shows! I love the ruching detail on the dress, and the shawl collar is just wonderful!”

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GLBT statue on Fire IslandMeta Makeover is on today – Sunday, 1st June at the SLCN studios in Northpoint – and everyone is welcome.

This week we’re on beautiful Fire Island, to visit the home of Carter Giacobini, owner of the stunning Fire Island sim.

Carter has created an amazing community on Fire Island, and he’ll be telling us something about that in the show.

But Carter, despite creating a beautiful community, has never found a house that could become a home. Despite the stunning beauty of some of the houses he’s owned, Carter has become notorious among his friends for never being able to keep a house for very long – and the reason is that although he’s owned some stunning places, he’s never found one that could become his real heart’s home.

So, our challenge this week was not just to furnish Carter’s latest house … but to find a place that could become his real home in Second Life. And we enlisted the well-known contemporary designer Charlotte Bartlett of Scarlet Creative to help us!

Have we done it? Well, you’ll have to join us in the studio, or tune in and watch the programme to find out!

The show starts at 12 noon SLT, but you should be there by 11.45 to make sure of getting a seat – and a week in an virtual London hotel!

We’ll see you there!

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Would you like your home to feature on Meta Makeover? Send an email to us with three or four pictures of your home attached, and stating your reasons why you would like a makeover. Every two weeks, we shall select one lucky owner from our postbag and invite them to be our next Meta Makeover!

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Saffia in Aritha on Fire IslandIn today’s show, Saffia is wearing Aritha by Ivalde in green, for her exploration of Fire Island, and the  gorgeous new ruched dress Verun in red.

“For this show, with Charlotte’s lovely house, I wanted something that made a contrast, but which picked up on the strong lines of her design,” explains Saffia. “Aritha was suitably dramatic – and choosing the red and black made a fun link to both Charlotte’s own Scarlet Creations, and Fire Island itself!

“As for the studio outfit, I had various thoughts.  Then Neferia showed me the new Verun range – and my heart was lost!  This is really gorgeous – and you may well see other colour variants of this in upcoming shows!  I love the ruching detail on the dress, and the shawl collar is just wonderful!”

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