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Tangental Reality


Seri found this, yesterday… we just love this stuff! This is a wordpress blogger, who blogs about Second Life, and she is advertising her blog on the side of a van in SL… that’s so damned cool! This appeals to the designer in me on so many levels. The feedback loop of virtual/cyber reality colliding with real-world interactivity/participation, here, is fabulous, and genuinely thought-provoking… not to mention excellent advertising skills, the goal of which I am only too happy to facilitate (:



Seraphim has developed a thing for hats (:



In my last post, I said Seraphim would not normally, and has, in fact, never (until today) wear/worn a crappy, free hat… here is the kind of hat she would wear… beautifully crafted, expensive and gorgeous (:

Happy Birthday Second Life!


Seraphim is very particular about what she wears, and simply does not wear clunky, stupid, free hats… until today (: She must be getting old/sentimental, because she decided she wanted to show solidarity with the current SL 14th birthday festivities, so went to the location that is giving away free crap (believe me, it is, as free stuff always is, mostly crap), and saw this ghastly (though, somehow, cute… I think it’s the butterfly) hat, and ‘bought’ it…


… she then went to some of the shopping events, looking and feeling both stupid and happy at the same time…


… later she hung another acquisition in the gallery, one the artist gave her for free, which is always lovely…


… and also placed this gorgeous, derelict fireplace, which she bought at the above-mentioned birthday shopping event (:


Just because…


The Indefatigable Seraphim P


The indefatigable miss S has been hard at work, still, again, seeking out excellent SL art for Placebo Gallery, and meeting cool people and having adventures… as well as a major style change for herself, in the form of fabulous new hair and an awesome (the best!) new Vista Bento AO, which has settings for shape, in Seri’s case, slim, which makes it by far the best AO she’s ever had… and it has a killer walk!


… her search took her, yet again, many, many interesting places, following ‘picks’ she gleaned from the profiles of artists she came across. As always, some were totally out of date, and didn’t even exist, such as a gallery in Kowloon…


… but Kowloon still provides gorgeous photographic material! Through all this, Seri acquired a glorious haul of new art for the gallery…


… and had a lovely conversation with one of the artists, which led her to other galleries, and other amazing art, including some of the best SL photography either of us have ever seen… images that could be stills from a David Lynch film…


… as well as other exquisite stuff…




Exhibitions & Acquisitions


Seraphim has been very busy going to exhibitions and the Home & Garden Expo, which is huge, and took several visits to even comprehend. She bought a couple of sculptural pieces at the expo (among other things!) and, though she doesn’t normally do this, has combined them in the gallery as one sculpture, which we both think looks pretty good.

She went to an exhibition of great sculpture and some good photography, but, sadly, none of it was for sale…



… but, she still managed to find and buy some awesome art for the gallery…


… including, finally, a Bryn Oh piece ‘Kumiko and Mr Zippers hug‘. Seri has always wanted some Bryn Oh art, but it used to be way out of her price range (this one was way cheaper than we would have thought), and always extremely prim-heavy, which this one is, but, what the hell, we can afford the prims, now (: