‘Nostalgia’ is the theme for this weekend’s ‘Spruce Up Your Space’, and like most of the previous events it’s a veritable corker.
It’s always interesting to see how different designers have interpreted the theme, and BELLE BELLE have, as usual, come up trumps:) They’ve produced this ‘Early Settlers Desk’ which incorporates a map of Second Life in its uinfancy; featuring some interesting snapshots of famous Second Life pioneers ( Oh, And Phil Linden) as well as a reproduction of the grid. It’s scary to see how much Second Life has expanded! But it’s not just the map; you get a fantastic desk and chair with poses, as well as a (somewhat dated) laptop, a mouse and mat, bin and scrunched up notes scattered around it, pens, books and of course the obligatory cup of steaming coffee and ashtray resplendent with smoking cigarette. I am seriously impressed by this set, but I must say I do get fed up with the assumption that everyone is a smoker in Second Life. It annoys the heck out of me when I see virtual fashion shoots featuring models with cigarettes dangling from their lips..it’s bad enough that we have to tolerate this kind of imagery in real life, but in Second Life as well? I guess you don’t have to rez it, and can delete it from your inventory too. That minor whinge aside, this is a great contribution to ‘Spruce Up Yours Space’, and a great buy for just L$150!