Light in the Garden

Spyralle 4 Season Garden Lantern with Bonus Carnival Colors

Spyralle 4 Season Garden Lantern with Bonus Carnival Colors

Long ago, I created a double tetrahedron lantern out of prims, textured with a swirly spiral from the Mandelbrot set, made silky with triangle inequality average coloring. It may have been for a build at Burning Life (Burn2) – I don’t remember. Over time, I made several others and ended up with this set of four named after the seasons. They spent their time at Spyralle and departed at the Dawn of Mesh. Until then, they were one of our most popular products, so I always hoped to bring them back in mesh, and now, finally, here they are.

Spyralle’s NEW lower land impact all mesh Garden Lanterns now come with light and the sparkly particles that were added along the way – and they now offer a menu to let you turn the light and particles on and off separately!

Also we are delighted to bring you a Four Season Version you can change with a HUD. A bonus Carnival option is included! For the convenience of property owners who want to set out multiple lanterns, we also offer a version that lets you change all rezzed lanterns at the same time. This version includes the “short range” HUD to give you the option of changing only nearby lanterns.

The Garden Lanterns are also available separately.  See them all at our Mauna Waipi’o store.

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View from the Veranda

Spyralle Governor's Veranda Telescope

Spyralle Governor’s Veranda Telescope

The brass spyglass rests in a sturdy wooden cradle suspended on chains from the veranda ceiling – just the right height for Rosalie, the Governor’s daughter, to peer out to sea for a glimpse of ships coming into port. Her skirts can’t knock it over, nor can the wind!

Enjoy your own Veranda Telescope – if you can find it at Spyralle in the Skull ‘n’ Bones Caribbean Adventure hunt, through September 5. For information, touch the hunt sign at the entrance of our Mauna Waipi’o store.

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Unspeakable Ooze

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles - ichor

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles – Ichor

This year’s Lovecraft Festival has been extended through September 2, which means I am just barely in time to write about it instead of too late. If you haven’t gone, I urge you to find the time, especially now that it is so much less laggy than the first week. Arik Metzger and his crew have done an incredible job of creating an event with creepy 1930s atmosphere, mystery and a thousand incredible details, not to mention a sense of fun. You don’t have to be a fan of H.P. Lovecraft to enjoy the experience.

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles - Darkness

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles – Darkness

Spyralle’s new original exclusive for LoveFest will give you nightmares … or giggles. A cluster of slimy tentacles have burst through the ceiling, attempting to enter our reality from some alternate dimension of horror. The tentacles drip a nameless substance onto the floor, forming puddles of, yes, unspeakable ooze, accompanied by dripping, trickling sounds.  Working demos festoon Spyralle’s shop at the Festival. You’ll want to avoid standing under them…

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles - Alien

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles – Alien

The Ceiling Tentacles need to be positioned against a flat ceiling – complete instructions are included. They begin dripping after a few minutes and then drip at random times. Thanks to Tailahr Winnikow’s clever scripting, the puddles appear on the floor no matter how high the ceiling. After a bunch of drips finish falling, the puddles fade. The package also includes an unscripted version (Land Impact 1) that can be used just for decoration – no special effects, no sound.

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles - Blood

Spyralle Ceiling Tentacles – Blood

The event price at LoveFest is 20% off. These will make a great Halloween decoration!

Spyralle is also participating in the event quest or hunt. You can pick up information about the hunt at the entry point, where you can also find a hand schedule of festival events. Here is our hunt prize…

Spyralle 'Will's Hand Carved Driftwood Candlesticks'

Spyralle ‘Will’s Hand Carved Driftwood Candlesticks’

Will lives in that little shack down by the shore, you know, and the man could tell some stories – stuff that would curl your hair. He hasn’t been around for a while. Nobody knows where he went…

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Abstract Dazzle

Spyralle De Stijl - Mondrian Inspiration

Spyralle De Stijl – Mondrian Inspiration

This month Spyralle is participating in the second anniversary round of Dazzle. The theme is abstract art, in particular, “Mondrian and his Amazing Palette.” The event runs through 25 August, 2018.

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a founding member of De Stijl, one of the modern art movements of the 20th Century – revolutionary in its time.  The goal of De Stijl was a kind of “pure” aesthetic beauty, harmony and rhythm, limited to straight vertical and horizontal lines, primary and monochrome colors.

Design inspired by Mondrian’s art crops up every few years, creating new interest in this artist and bringing his work back into the popular consciousness. One of the most famous of these revivals was the Mondrian craze inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian dresses of 1965.

Spyralle's De Stijl Neckpiece  (back view)

Spyralle’s De Stijl Neckpiece (back view)

Spyralle artist Kerryth Tarantal created a new original neckpiece inspired by Mondrian’s grid based paintings of the 1920s, his best known work. Severely rectangular resin panels bounded by black graphite bars are hinged with silver pins to drape over the upper body. The two large pendants are connected with flexible black cords joined at the shoulder with resin and graphite clasps echoing the pendant panels.

A color change HUD is provided allowing the wearer to change groups of panels to a different primary color or white. Some of the panels are always white. The small squares in the bead finials can be changed to any of the four colors or black.

Spyralle is also offering a gift set of Mondrian-inspired earrings at the Dazzle event.

Spyralle De Stijl Earrings Blue - Gift for Dazzle August

Spyralle De Stijl Earrings Blue – Gift for Dazzle August

The model wears hair by tram – F603 in Jet Black, Lara body from Maitreya, Cherry bento head from LAQ with LAQ Poppy skin, IKON ‘Sunrise’ eyes in Egyptian Blue, and a personal shape.

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Welcome Weeks

Spyralle Pele's Tears Tiara

Spyralle Pele’s Tears Tiara

Spyralle’s in-world group, Spyralle Studio, is launching a “Join For Free” period as we gear up for the Fall season.  Special Welcome Gifts will appear and disappear during that time – and after.  The Pele’s Tears Tiara is the first gift – available now at our Park Place store.

Spyralle Studio VIPs not only receive special goodies exclusive to the group, they are invited to enjoy group-only hunts and test new ideas for store events and activities we have coming up – and, of course, members receive the latest news on Spyralle releases, discount sales and events.

The Spyralle Studio joining fee will be zero lindens until approximately August 10, 2018. It will end without notice, so join now, and tell your friends!

Check group notices for the Welcome Gifts as they appear.

Shown above: LAQ Cherry bento animated mesh head with the LAQ Poppy skin, personal custom shape, Maitreya Lara body, Coal Eyes from Fallen Gods, Exile’s Memory Bliss hair. The WindLight is [EUPHORIA] rotten melon.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spyralle Pixie Bath in Shell & Crystal

Spyralle Pixie Bath in Shell & Crystal

Your back yard pixies will relish a dip in this elegant pool, just their size! If you don’t have pixies (I should be so lucky!) you might see local birds enjoying the bath. Tiny star sparks rise gently from waters edge, which may alarm the birds but not the pixies. You can turn the stars on or off with a touch.

The Pixie Bath is our prize for the Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt (2L hunt) which runs through July 21.

Advanced lighting is recommended to view this object.

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The Glass Garden II

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiaries Set of 6 - White Tintable

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiaries Set of 6 – White Tintable

Spyralle’s first sales release from the Glass Garden series is a collection of six glass topiaries, out exclusively at the Midsummer Enchantment event, presented by Dark Passions. The collection is available singly by shape or as a set. We also have a prize in the event hunt!

Spyralle Amethyst Crystal Lamp with Falling Stars

Spyralle Amethyst Crystal Lamp with Falling Stars

Hunt prizes are 5L, when you find them. Look for masks in odd places.

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #3 - White Tintable

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #3 – White Tintable

Important! For all Glass Garden objects, viewing with Advanced Lighting is highly recommended. In fact, the Glass Garden objects lose most of their visual interest, especially the shine effects, without Advanced Lighting.

pyralle Glass Garden Topiary #1 - White Tintable

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #1 – White Tintable

This version has a white base color and is modifiable, so you can resize it and use the tools in your edit window to create different effects with color, transparency, shine and glow. Each package includes the basic white model, plus a tinted example of that model and a set of instructions. Our favorite is a black tint with purple highlights!

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #4 - White Tintable

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #4 – White Tintable

As always, for our modifiable products we recommend keeping the original as a backup.

Keep in mind that your viewer settings and surrounding conditions, especially Windlight, can make these object appear differently from one time to another, and there is no guarantee anyone else sees exactly what you see – but this is true for everything in Second Life.

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #6 - White Tintable

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #6 – White Tintable

Please note that this white, tintable version of the glass is not the same as the Glass Topiaries on display at our exhibit at SL15B. Those are textured with a fractal plasma in pale rainbow colors. You can also see them at Spyralle’s main store up in the Home & Garden pavilion, and, yes, they will eventually be released for sale.

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #5 - White Tintable

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #5 – White Tintable

The topiaries come out of the box with a height of about 2 meters and a land impact of 1 to 2. They can easily be sized up or down, although the land impact goes up very fast if you make them larger. Try varying the size when you place them in groups. They look charming scaled down to table size and grouped as a centerpiece or in a fireplace. Experiment with lighting, too!

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #2 - White Tintable

Spyralle Glass Garden Topiary #2 – White Tintable

We hope you enjoy decorating with this extraordinarily versatile set of ornaments from Spyralle!

 

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