Monday, September 01, 2014

Lumiere - the dream of a northern popsicle

Lumia VanDouser owner of fashion brand Lumiere has relaunched her store with brand new designs.


We asked Lumi about her journey in Second Life.  From her first building to the brand that she now owns using the latest technologies:

"My friend is an amazing builder, who taught me to build from basic prims. This was the time when even sculpts were a new deal.
So I made a chair and got bitten by the builders bug!  I kept doing stuff, forgetting to name it so I have about 20 thousand items in my inventory called "object".

My friend asked me "Why don't you sell those?", and I thought, 'Yeah. Why not?'

I always wanted to look nice. Even if it was just in a virtual world. There's not much to wear for a plus size rockish punkish bohemic girl such as me, and even in the virtual world I was poor! So I thought - 'how hard can it be?'

Lumiere is a store where you can find detailed clothing and accessories even when you're on a budget.
There's always some items on sale, as gifts or just me being anti-business and giving few things away.

In the store you find the most recent items on a low rate and some old popular ones hanging about. "



"Here we are today, re-launching the store that I never knew would become a recognized brand. What started as a small brain-fart store on Marketplace, has developed into an overwhelming deal - in a good way.

To the loyal group members, supporting friends and people who offer help and store space,  I couldn't had done this without you. Thank you!

So welcome to Lumiere!"

You can visit Lumiere here and grab yourself a fantastic introductory bargain at a hugely reduced rate and join in the celebrations of the Lumiere brand relaunch! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City2/54/243/24

Revisiting Braunworth

A number of years ago London City bought a plot of land in Braunworth, an Infohub for new residents.

In the days of the Infohub boom, land was phenomenally expensive and the plot we were lucky enough to snap up was directly in line of sight where the new avatars were born.

With so many additional spawning areas being added to Second Life over the past 5 years, the importance of Infohub land has diminished and the land has devalued and we have to admit that our Braunworth land had become more than a little neglected.

So it was a fun project for us this weekend to revisit this place and build a new exhibit to dazzle the next generation of New Residents,  if they are lucky enough to touch down in the Braunworth Infohub. 

Should be good for another 5 years :)

Visit it here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Braunworth/92/192/179




Friday, August 29, 2014

The Last Night Of The Proms Show on Saturday


London Proms, the  most sensational classical and classic rock concert on earth is back on Saturday.

Celebrate the tradition founded in 1895 with this Orchestral Concert in Regent's Park, London City.  
Proudly wave the flag of your country and unite in the universal language of classical music.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/99/113/23

This event is sponsored by DX Exchange, Great deals for purchasing Linden Dollars

Monday, August 25, 2014

August Bank Holiday in London City

You have to feel a bit sorry for the people in real life who deferred going to Notting Hill Carnival on sunny Sunday and decided wait until Bank Holiday Monday instead!   Traditional British Bank Holiday weather again.. Heavy rain, not letting up for a moment  and it has been going on all day here in real life London where we are based.

Luckily in the Virtual London that is London City in Second Life rain in our regions is at scheduled times, half an hour after sunrise courtesy of our bespoke Immersive Weather System. 

Enjoy this video of the Bank Holiday weekend in London City and keep an eye out for Billy using our exclusive Portal system halfway through the video to seamlessly move from London City(1) to London City3, part of the Experience Tools System.

Have a great day and don't get too off your face... I'll drink to that!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Notting Hill Carnival Day with Bob Marley

Don't miss Bob Marley and the Wailers show today at 3am SL time (11am UK), with all time favourite Reggae, then Bob taking to the stage at 4am SL (Noon UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/181/177/23

Ice Bucket Challenge

We got challenged by Ruby Jones, so here it is.  We throw the gauntlet down and nominate Evie  Falconer and Bailey Saxmundham to provide proof that they have done the Ice Bucket Challenge :)





Macmillan Ice Bucket Challenge http://www.macmillan.org.uk/ice-nominate.html

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Bank Holiday Weekend in London City

Neil Sedaka on Saturday.

With a career spanning 55 years, Sedaka is one of America's most prolific singer songwriters, and has written over 500 songs for himself and other artists including Connie Franics for whom he wrote Stupid Cupid.

His most famous songs include, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Solitaire, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Oh Carol.

Party in The Park begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Sedaka in Concert at 1pm SL.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/128/113/24

On Sunday Join us for a CARNIVAL PARTY in London City3 as we celebrate all things Reggae.  3 DJ Sets of the Best Caribbean music  and a concert by Bob Marley to get you in the Notting Hill Carnival Spirit. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/181/172/23


Sponsored by DX Exchange.

"Name That Show" Come and WIN Lindens @ the Crown !


Friday night down The Crown means two things.... good times AND Lindens to be won.. and this week is no exception!

We have the fantastic DJ  Aldo spinning the tunes and his host Elle on duty to help... but we also need YOU!...

This week, in between the usual awesome music, DJ Aldo will be playing some teaser TV themes... all you have to do is guess what show the themes are from and be first with the answer to WIN!!!

It will be a mix of English and American themes so things will be familiar to most, so grab your thinking cap and put those wasted TV years to good use.

Party starts at 11:30am SLT (7:30pm GMT!)  Don't miss it!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/229/215/24

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Automatic Dance Floor in Bar Soho


Check out the fully automated dance floor in Bar Soho taking advantage of the new Advanced Creator Experience Tools.

Walk into the club to immediately start dancing.  Click the panel by the DJ booth to change your dance or stop dancing.

We're enjoying making these cutting edge gadgets for you and look forward to your feedback and suggestions for other Experience creations.

Visit Bar Soho and try it out http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/188/198/24

Saturday, August 16, 2014

London City Presents: Second Life Featured Destinations

London City now has Featured Destination Portals to offer residents the opportunity of visiting other recommended destinations in Second Life.

The Featured Destination Portals, will be used for events and stunning locations both inside and outside of the estate.

We are seeking well designed locations that enrich the Second Life experience with concepts that differ from those in London City.

So if you know of a location that everyone in Second Life should visit, please submit your suggestion using the Support Ticket option at the top of this page (or add a comment to this story) and be sure to include the Slurl of the destination and a brief summary of the region.

Today we have added the destinations: "Whimsy", a picturesque 6 region estate, "Kaboom" home of the Robot Sanatorium and "Another Somewhere", a landscaped and beautifully created habitat full of places to explore and "Camp Kawabata", a woodland area with canoes, log cabins and campfires and "Planetarium", a fully animated virtual encounter with the stars in our solar system. 

The destination in the portal changes every 30 seconds, so step through the portal when your chosen location is shown and be teleported instantly to explore a brand new location.

"Whimsy"

 "Planetarium" 
"Another Somewhere"
"Camp Kawabata"
 
London City - Connecting Second Life Communities

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jessie J Tribute Band on Saturday

 
The British singing sensation tribute to Jessie J is on Saturday.

Cornish singer/songwriter, Jessie J, born Jessie E in 1988, grew up and studied muzak at the Brit School where she penned the dead classy tune Do You Like it Dude? which made its way into the charts at Number 2.

After Jessie's number two, she followed up with a number one which she called Price Tag, then a debut album Who Are You in 2011.
The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the show is an hour later at 1pm SL.

In the words of Jessie J, "Be wiv us"


Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/114/111/23

This event is sponsored by our partners, DX Exchange, Linden Dollars at Best Rates.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Advanced Creator Tools > Singularity Viewer

Experience Editor in Singularity
London City is working closely with our friends from the Singularity Viewer Development team on Linden Labs Experience Tools, to bring the Experience Permissions system to you as quickly as possible and to ensure that third party viewers can handle the new Experiences correctly and as efficiently as possible.

An initial Singularity Experience Editor (early development and not yet available publicly) is already functional and it will not be long until the full experience package is available to everyone.

For transparency, we would like to make everyone aware that from time to time, Singularity Dev will need to rez objects containing the Experience Keys, but only scripts created by us and only in the London City2 region.  All our scripts are safe.  Singularity developers working with us will be clearly listed within our content creators tab within the Experience tools search option.

 
London City - Innovative and original content creators

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Weekend in Video Review

Enjoy the video of activities from this weekend in London City, the most popular destination in Second Life, celebrating 5 years of excellence.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Regent's Bitter - Advanced Creator Tools


As proof of concept for Advanced Creator Experience Tools, there is a bottle of beer in the main hub of London City which you can drink automatically.

If you have already used one of the teleport portals in the estate, the permissions you granted were remembered and by clicking the bottle it will automatically attach it to your avatar and animate you. 

To dispose of the item, right click it and detach it (a relog also detaches the object) because it is temporary inventory only.

At no time does this become a part of your inventory.  This is to allow everyone to enjoy a multitude of various forthcoming experiences without ever adding clutter to your precious inventory folders.

If you have not granted Experience tool permissions to London City, clicking the beer bottle will ask for them and remember them.  You will need to touch the bottle a second time for it to attach as the first click serves to enrol you in Experience tools..

This permission is then remembered, so you can click the bottle again for another drink whenever you want one, but you can also use the portals without need to click yes on dialog boxes. 

One key fits all! So to enrol for all experiences in London City by using any of the new features.

We are a Beta Tester for Experience Tools by Linden Lab.  All our experiences are safe, programmed by me and Billy Arentire. We do not use third party scripters for Experiences and it is impossible for Experience Tools to access account information, money or personal information.    So get started today - click something!

Regent's Bitter - Enjoy it!

Get yours here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/96/227/24

Destination Portals


Each London City region now has teleport portals connecting to the estate.  You can move around quickly and directly to a location just by walking into a portal.  We also have a "Featured Destination" portal too for guest destinations and favourites.

Get started here..  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/223/23