Welcome to Part 6 of my Top 12! Need some background on what this list is all about? Click here for the original post.

Today, we travel to Rustica Home Furnishings. Rustica is another one of those places I go to for the build itself almost as much as for the product. I mean, come on - look!

Rustica's designer, Maxwell Graf, spared no ounce of creativity in this build: there are secret passages. Enough said. It's a castle through and through -- the grandeur, the roughness of the textures, the luxurious velvets, the detailed windows...it's amazing, and you must take time to explore all throughout and around. I'm not ashamed to admit that I got lost...like, 4 times. Totally worth it, albeit a bit harrowing at times.

Now, certainly, Maxwell caters to the castle dweller, BUT don't think that's all you're going to find here. There are pieces that I would describe as mid-century modern (20th century, just to be clear ;) ), some perhaps art deco - and what strikes me most about all of Maxwell's pieces is that they're very masculine. Not macho -- not at all -- just masculine. I like that a lot. Additionally, the most fun thing about Rustica is that all the pieces are 'in motion' - doors and drawers open, roll top desks roll - so click everything!

As always, just a few pics to show you some of my favorite finds until you can get over there and check it out yourself.

Ironoak Armoire: it's the texture, of course, that gets to me the most on this piece. This does look like something I'd have in RL, though...if I was that cool.

Cafe du Blonde Bedroom: Remember what I said about masculine? Boys, pay attention -- this is the sort of bedroom the ladies want you to have. It's warm and inviting, while also saying 'I can fix your appliances and kill your spiders, while keeping my finely tailored clothes and classic watches neatly stored away, and will lay you down in satin sheets every night.' Ladies, holla if ya feel me. :)

Sofa Bed of Yummy Goodness: Seriously, that's the name. I had to include this not just because it is indeed yummy, but also because I don't think I've seen this in SL before. It's a working pull out bed. Awesome.

Okay, you know what to do next. Head over to Rustica, wander thru everywhere, click everything, and embrace the masculine goodness!