The Fabric of Light

1 by Chiana Oh2

It is an old and tested way to soften the light thrown by a lamp: toss a hanky over the shade. Not only does the light become more flattering, it can give texture to an otherwise glaring bulb.

This month’s theme for The Challenge is “Fabric.” The interpretation from by Chiana Oh are these lamps. With five colours to choose from, different lengths of the stem and full-mod for the size, there has to be at least one that will fit right in with your decor. They definitely bring warmth to my little cabin.

The Challenge begins on August 31st and you can find these lamps at a discount for the first week in the by Chiana Oh mainstore.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Lamps: by Chiana Oh – Hanging Hanky Light [Batik 5] (Red, Green, Purple, Pink) (available for The Challenge September 2015)
Build: tarte. recycled window cabin RARE by Alixxbella (gacha prize)

If You’ve Got To Go, Go In Style

1 If You've Gotta Go, Go In Style

I guess it’s not a common topic in polite society, but everybody has to pee. Or, um…do that other thing. It’s just nature taking its course, of course. Yet using the facilities is one topic I never thought I would be tackling on my blog. But, here I go…

The theme for this round of The Challenge is “Castaway.” There are tons of lovely driftwood, beachy and deserted isle inspired offerings, but I have to take my hat off to Heavenly Villa of shutter field. In addition to a castaway bed and lantern she has created this clever outdoor toilet set. Comprised of a sand-filled tub, a log enclosure complete with “Occupied” sign and toilet rolls plus an extra accessories set (which includes the mandatory “vacant” sign), it is as delightful and imaginative as it is well-made. The textures are impeccable and the animations are adorable. To satisfy both camps of ladies in public toilet usage, there is a choice between perching on the edge and hovering above the sand. Of course, there is another animation for men. Best of all, it has a “covering” action that made my cat huff away in envy. I honestly laughed out loud when taking it for a test run.

I teamed it with my latest favourite decor item, the Twinkling Lights Logs from [ keke ]. Even for such a basic function, a lady must be privy to elegance.

If you’ve got to go, you should always be able to go in style.

The Challenge runs all through July and you can pick up any of the products at the designers’ main stores. The Castaway Outhouse Set and Castaway Bed & Lantern are on sale at a 30% discount for the duration of the round at the shutter field store.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Toilet: shutter field [sf] castaway toilet by Heavenly Villa (available for The Challenge July)
*Enclosure: shutter field [sf] castaway outhouse by Heavenly Villa (challenge)
*Accessories: shutter field [sf] castaway outhouse stuff by Heavenly Villa (challenge)
Lights: [ keke ] twinkling lights log – snow wood by Kean Kelly
Grass: Zigana leaf .firefly by Nalena Fairey

Remembered Joys

1 Floating

I remember times when I had days like this – relaxing on a raft on a lake, not a worry to crease my brow, except whether or not I would be attacked by a swan. Actually, I was on my dock, but it was still restful as I allowed the gentle sounds of waves lapping against the shore to soothe me. I always kept a wary eye on the swans, but a stash of stale bread that I could toss to them kept them at bay.

Sometimes days gone by are a little pick-me-up when the weather is bleak and your spirits are low. Remembered moments; remembered joys.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: Apple May Designs Alice Tank – Antique by Apple May (available at Tres Chic until May 28, 2015)
Shorts: Blueberry – Cuffed Denim Shorts -Faded Light by Blueberryxx (available at FaMESHed May 2015)
Hair: *ARGRACE* KASUMI – Ginger by rika Oyen (NEW RELEASE)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 D by aida Ewing
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

*Raft & pose: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Holiday Beach Raft by Paco Pooley (available for The Challenge May 2015)