körd

1 körd sm

Körd. Swedish for screwed (has no chance) {adj.} [coll.]. I’ll do what I can, but needless to say, you are good and screwed.

At least according to bab.la.

This is exactly how I feel whenever I am faced with the prospect of assembling my own furniture. And yes, the screwdriver does end up in my mouth as I try to start the thread of the screws, shortly before it becomes a lethal weapon if anyone happens to be standing in the way when I hurl it across the room in frustration.

Paco Pooley of 22769 ~ [bauwerk] could have used my finished shelf as his model for his entry in this month’s round of The Challenge. With Scandinavian as the theme, it was almost inevitable that someone would play on Ikea. And that’s exactly what Paco did.

Yes, the SLIkea box and the inexpertly-put-together shelf are playful. I’m sure more people than just me laughed when they saw it. It also includes a spare board and an instruction manual…which you can see roasting like chestnuts on the open fire. What use are instructions when they are only diagrams and not very informative, at that?

The Challenge runs throughout the month and you can find all of the designer’s goodies in their mainstores. Get there, or you’re screwed.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: !Rebel Hope Careless Mesh Top_Maitreya by Rebel Hope (available at FaMESHed Oct. 2015)
Jeans: !Rebel Hope Jealousy Mesh Jeans_Maitreya by Rebel Hope (available at FaMESHed Oct. 2015)
Shoes: !Rebel Hope Redemption Heels_Maitreya by Rebel Hope (available at FaMESHed Oct. 2015)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Yoni /Red (no material) by Morphine Janick (available at Kustom9 Sept./Oct. 2015)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris – Maitreya Mesh Body by Julie Hastings
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 C 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

Screwdriver: Neotoy Mesh Screwdriver Classic by Neotoy Story

*Shelf/box: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Swedish Shelf by Paco Pooley (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Oct. 2015)
*Chair: [ht:home] uppsala lounger – leather by Corvus Szpiegel (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Oct. 2015)
Pictures: Kuro – Xiaj tree frame by Luana Dawg
Fire: Trompe Loeil – Fireplace Logs and Fire by Cory Edo
*Instruction manual: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Manual by Paco Pooley (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Oct. 2015)
*Hutch: Cleo Design cabinet by Cleom Bailey (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Oct. 2015)
*End table: Cleo Design table by Cleom Bailey (available at the mainstore for The Challenge Oct. 2015)
Build: Scarlet Creative Wish you were here Prefab by Charlotte Bartlett

Pose: terra design – F_49_mirror by Cutebaby Melody

You can travel the world only to find what you are looking for at home

1 You can travel the world only to find what you're looking for at home

Traveling can be a marvelous adventure. An opportunity to experience cultures and visit locations far from your own piece of the world. It can teach you more than any book or university could. It can be a time to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.

Or it can be a journey to find something you seek. Whether that is said adventure, love or simply yourself, it is not always the answer. Sometimes you can travel the world, only to find what you are looking for at home.

The theme for The Challenge this month is “Globetrotter.” Check out the participant’s main stores to find your own travel souvenirs.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Peep:
*{Junbug}* Negligee [Ivory] by Juno Mantel
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Delphine Gingers by Truth Hawks (available at Uber Feb. 25 – Mar. 23 2015)
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

On Chance:
Pants: [WAZ] Ballistic Cargos Male (Normal) TAN by Waterfall Farshore
Necklace: AITUI – Hammered Steel Necklace by Jesseaitui Petion (previous hunt gift)
Hair: *ARGRACE* RYO – Cocoa by rika Oyen
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – January group Caramel by Moonspell Ghost
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance) – Flat by Siddean Munro

Fireplace/rug: DIGS – Vesta Fireplace & Rug – Cream CWNH [MESH] by Iris Maskelyne
Plane: -ATTIC- Wooden Plane Toy by Citta Wiskee
*Globe: ~*~ Inspired ~*~ Great Travels Globe by Krysta Ember (available for The Challenge March 2015)
*World wall hanging: ~*~ Inspired ~*~ Great Travelers Wall Map by Krysta Ember (available for The Challenge March 2015)
Corner chair: Apt B // Shabby Chic Chair by Aptb (available at Shiny Shabby until March 15)
*Pinboard: [ht:home] traveller’s pinboard (world map) by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge March 2015)
*Bookcase: [ht:home] traveller’s bookshelf by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge March 2015)
Sofa: junk. hester’s attic couch. antique. by Tab Tatham
End table: HIDEKI – Shabby Table by Hideki Carami (gacha prize)
Pitcher: GA Home – Decorative Pitcher by Amberly Boccaccio (available at Shiny Shabby until March 15)
*Desk/chair: LIttle Llama LL – Grandma’s Suitcase Desk by Persey Garcia (available for The Challenge March 2015)
*Clock: striped mocha – used metal clock by Margotmuffen (available for The Challenge March 2015)
*Unpacked suitcase: Kuro – (Un)packing by Luana Dawg
Luggage stack: ~*~ Inspired ~*~ Great Travelers Case Stand by Krysta Ember (available for The Challenge March 2015)
Vase: :HAIKEI: Warm&Natural / Gacha {5} by qo0op
*Low table: Kuro – Low table by Luana Dawg (for Lazy Sunday March 8, 2015)
*Kettle: Kuro – White kettle by Luana Dawg (Lazy)

*Pose: !bang – obvious by Luna Jubilee (available at TMD March 2015)

Build: L2 Studio MESH Shoreline House by Lindini2 Lane

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Desert Retreat

1 Moroccan Delights

I have been a bit remiss about blogging the gorgeous items for this month’s offerings from The Challenge. I love the items for this round, themed “Moroccan.” The rich textures and jewel tones give a punch to any setting. But I have had difficulty capturing their glorious beauty.

I think I finally hit on a setting that shows off the lovely furniture from Shabby Tabby within the confines of the [hate this] gazebo. This is no mirage; this little refuge from the desert heat can be yours.

Stop by the Shabby Tabby and [hate this] stores to create your own desert sanctuary, or just add a pop of colour to any home.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Build: [hate this] [ht:home] moroccan gazebo (no materials) by Corvus Szpiegel (for The Challenge May 2014)
*Sofa: Shabby Tabby – *Shabby* Marrakesh Sofa by Rosemaery Lorefield (for The Challenge May 2014)
*Table/accessories: Shabby Tabby – *Shabby* Marrakesh Table by Rosemaery Lorefield (for The Challenge May 2014)
*Cushions: Shabby Tabby – *Shabby* Marrakesh Cushion 1, 3, 4 & 6 by Rosemaery Lorefield (for The Challenge May 2014)
*Lamps: Shabby Tabby – *Shabby* Marrakesh Lamp by Rosemaery Lorefield (for The Challenge May 2014)
Background: Turnip’s Homes – Turnip’s Skydome 2.0 by Turnip Sorbet