Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum!

May 17, 2012

A replica of the Emerald City palace was the scene of a charming little celebration of L.Frank Baum’s 156th birthday. Baum is best known as the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the story upon which the internationally beloved film, The Wizard of Oz, is based.

The event was a fundraiser in the continuing campaign for Relay for Life of Second Life, held by the Knights of Avalon team based in Avalon Town.

Guests came dressed as a favourite character from the film. Costumes were fanciful, with a little something different – a Tin Man was seen sporting a peg leg. There might have been a story to that! Much fun was had by all and many donations were dropped into the RFL kiosk during the evening.

Other Birthday News
You may have heard that Second Life’s 9th Birthday (SL9B) is coming up in mid-June, and not only will there be builds to visit throughout the SL grid, 10 sims were donated for a centralised location, and the birthday celebration will be run entirely by residents. We’re excited that we will be a part of the celebration, and we will share more as we get closer to the event date.


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A Place in the Sun

May 9, 2012

We’ve had some things at =IcaruS= House and grounds that people found and asked, “Do you sell this…?” To our surprise, the gazebo in the gardens behind the castle was one of them. We originally built this just for our crew to sit together for chat sessions when the mood struck – we all like the outdoors, why not have a gazebo for a meeting room? It is SL, after all.

=IcaruS= Gazebo Summerhouse

There are so many ways to furnish this – add flowerboxes or a railing, hang pots of ivy, add some adirondack chairs with comfy cushions. We like the ring of cushions on a rug (by MudHoney’s – great furniture products) and the =IcaruS= Star Table for a nice, sort of relaxed environment for tossing about ideas and just chilling. We’ve made sure the permissions are mod/copy for you to add your own personal touches.

Sunset View =IcaruS= Gazebo Summerhouse=IcaruS= Gazebo Summerhouse=IcaruS= Gazebo Summerhouse Roof

The =IcaruS= Gazebo Summerhouse is now for sale, and you can get it either in situ (just walk through to the gardens behind the castle), in our Metaverse Headquarters Shoppe (inside the castle) in Second Life, or you can find it on the SL Marketplace. You can also find the matching =IcaruS= Star Table, which gives off a lovely glow at night from a light within, on the SL Marketplace as well as inworld at the =IcaruS= Gazebo Summerhouse, and in the Metaverse Headquarters Shoppe, inside the castle.

=Icarus= Star Table Side View=IcaruS= Star Table Top View

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Something Made Us Smile

April 26, 2012

It’s been a busy time for us at =IcaruS=, but tucked away amidst the arrival of spring, the kickoff of Relay for Life of Second Life, Avalon Town community happenings, and projects underway in both lives for all the crew, we found a delightful little review of the =IcaruS= Metaverse Headquarters and grounds.

We’d like to add a few more things of interest to visitors. Nearly all of our products on display are available on the SL Marketplace; we have demos in-world for those who want a close-up look in 3D, like our watches, clocks, SmartArt frames and other items. After all, you’re going to use them in-world, why not see/try before you buy? Once decided, you can buy most of them in the castle. If you choose to purchase them from the SL Marketplace, they’ll be delivered directly to you in your Received Items folder.

We love to see visitors explore and discover some of the fun things they can do, like enjoying a game of En Garde fencing, playing the Whack-A-Mole game upstairs in The Rose Pub behind the castle, the Neo-classic art gallery building that is used as a classroom, relaxing in the treehouse, or taking a boat out for a sail round the sim.

En Garde Fencing at =IcaruS=Play a little Whack-A-Mole
=IcaruS= Art Gallery BuildingRelax in the TreehouseEnjoy a little sail round Avalon Town

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