CDS – Tuscan Shop

Building a Tuscan style shop for Locus Amoenus CDS, Locus Amoenus sim is a Tuscan styled sim. The area around the quays needed some revamping as the buildings were not up to current standards and detail. I decided to create a Tuscan shop in mesh after I finished the Roman baths on Colonia Nova. I…

Building Roman Thermae

Building the Roman baths: a joint building project It all started from the 23rd RA when Gaius and Mizou volunteered to rebuild the Roman baths RA Cooperstone was the then chancellor of the Confederation of Democratic Simulators in Second Life. A quick look at the finished building Before I start to detail the story of…

Carpe Diem Design Shop Restock

I have started to restock my ‘Carpe Diem Design’ shop on the Second Life Marketplace with a few houses designed for the Friedsee sim in the Confederation of Democratic Simulators or CDS. i bought two excellent vendors from Caspervend, one is just a normal vendor and the other one is a holovendor situated at 1501m…

Building Houses for Friedsee in the CDS in Second Life™

I have been working on new houses in Second Life™ on my platform and work with Mesh Studio and Advanced lighting textures, and importing the DAE files created by the Mesh Studio script into Blender 3D. Using Mesh studio makes building much easier and it gives me a chance to look at DAE in Blender 3D and…

Building and Texturing a Tuscan Cottage

Tuscan Themed Cottage on Locus Amoenus Locus Amoenus is part of the CDS sims on Second Life, if you want more info on those sims check out this website. I have finally build my cottage now that I have a newly built desktop which renders image fast in Second Life.  

Mizou Vavoom in 2015 – New PC

Yes, it was about time to get a new PC for gaming. I had to leave Second Life for a number of years as my laptop was inadequate to reproduce the graphics in SL. My eldest son proposed to build a new PC for me around a good graphics card for the kind of work…

Web Design Students & CMS

As part of the web design classes I introduced my students to ‘WordPress’ as a blog in vue of giving them an idea as to what lies ahead in the professional world of web design and the tools (WordPress as a CMS) to make their workflow easier and their professional work in tune with today…

Where has Mizou been all this time?

I finally found my password to get back into this blog of my avatar Mizou Vavoom on Second Life. Mizou has done very little building as ‘I’ have been writing a manual for the last year; some information about this Web Design Manual for students is on my personal website Click here to view ….

Happy New Year 2008 to all Second Life Residents!!

This year 2008 started well, friendships in real life and online abound, partnerships are growing and in Second Life I have produced a small version of a Roman Villa i had made last year. It’s ‘Villa Martine’. Why ‘Martine’? this is my real life name but also it is a Roman name which means poet,…

Portage Bay Ventures

Bringing the building to life. Continued from Portage Bay Ventures/ Project May /June 2007′ A building is more then a few walls glued together and some teleportation; it is also a ‘space’ where people primarily find the information or objects they were looking for and in second place where they feel comfortable and want to…

Project May/June 2007:

Portage Bay Ventures: Boardwalk, boathouses & ‘Justice Center’ for Second Life in the sea. Sibernicus, Malfelonius & Yeeowler are 3 sims at the east south tip of a big landmass in Second Life® purchased by Beathan Vale of the ‘Portage Bay Ventures’ The vision was the following: take 3 fresh new sims, add water, and…

Carolyn’s Waterfall – February ’07

Just looking at my blog..it’s in a bad state, I haven’t written anything since November last year, but I have an excuse as my building skills have been in very high demand and I really have lost track of what i have build. My very last creation delivered 2 days ago is one of my…

‘Cosy Shire’ the new ‘in’ place to live & relax.

Together with a few of the initial residents ofCosy Home & Cosy Cove we have retreated to the our new homeland on Cosy Shire, led by Melina Loonie our Chief, Angel Sunset, Geoff Steinbeck, myself and Syl Normandy & Kalle Click have chosen our home plots on Cosy Shire. As our resident muse & real…

6. A roof over ‘Cosy Mall’ & a new build done in a week!

This is the middle of October and ‘Cosy Mall’ has been finished for the last week. I started building the roof (the easy bits) and Geoff took over building the bits which went around a corner, he did it beautifully and thanks to SL gods ‘Cosy Mall’ is now one unit and not just a…

5. End Sept 06:Walls & outlining spaces inside ‘Cosy Mall’

This is the beginning of October and ‘Cosy Mall’ is nearly finished. Before it was even totally build, it was already filling up with vendors from the following Second Life companies: ‘Noe Design’, a young frenchman, who builds beautiful spiral staircase and othe staircases; ‘Wolkam Winger Design’ or ‘WWD’, another frenchman who crafts modern furniture…

4. Building the garden between the shops & building Cosy Mall

Last week end i started to think of how to set out a garden in the triangle between what will be the new shopping mall on Cosy Cove. I had some idea what i wanted, triangular planters, a bench, some plants, maybe flowers and a sense of peace. I quickly realised that the entrance to…

3. Working out floorspace for the new shop on Cosy Island

YesterdayI worked out the floor which i then textured with a white with grey fleck marble texture. Cosy Founders Garden I didn’t use all the available ground for the new shop and left a fairly big triangle for a garden; possibly a ‘Cosy Founders Garden’. Geoffrey Steinbeck and myself also discussed it with Tully Trescotrick…

1. Buying new shopland on Cosy Island

Today I have asked our Chief, Melina Loonie, to set aside a piece of land in the village for the new ‘Carpe Diem Design’ shop. If you look at the header of this blog you can see the all the village shops and of course our famous Irish pub the ‘Dancing Dolphin’. This village was…