Day 1 of the Expo was great! Good traffic, I saw lots of green dots on the map, hanging out at the main stage, and I had lots of visitors to my exhibit. Yay! I did find time to explore 2 of the 4 sims, and I'm going to share some of the cool stuff I found. :)
FIRST - let me say this: go the the Expo. :) Here's the SLurl to my exhibit -- start there and then make your way around. Be sure to spend some time at the main stage area -- there are raffle items as well as silent auction items! I have not yet checked out all the silent auction items - I'll do that soon - but I can tell you that I donated my animation services as part of the auction. :) Five custom furniture animations (single pose), of the winner's choosing. Woot!
Ok, now for the good stuff!
MarcoPolo Furniture by marcopol Oh - a new designer to me - some nice modern furniture, with a bit of a funky pop-art vibe. Two pieces I like are the Table with Wheels and the Square Diamond Dresser:
Houses for You by Kira Spaatz - another new designer for me. There are a few prefabs set up for display...it's the Arabian tent that caught my eye. Great texturing - it feels very rich!
Belle Belle by Leyla Firefly - of course, one of my favorites. :) Leyla is showing the Mystique Dreamhouse, and this is also her RFL item, so all proceeds from this purchase will go to Relay For Life! I think this may be Belle Belle's first house, and it's a great one. I didn't take pics of the inside, because I want you to go see for yourself :). It's a nice size without being too big, and has lots of nice artchitectural details.
Another Man's Treasure by Stormy McCallister - Stormy has been very busy! I ran into her Sunday night while she was setting up...and I was snooping ;)...and we played with the poses in her new living set. It's full of really sweet, cute couples poses, so be sure to take a pal with you to try them out. :) I really love the colors she's used in the Arata Spring Collection...and, as always, her fireplace is the awesome!
Greene Concept by Peter Stindberg & Ivanova Shostakovich - Greene Concept's exhibit is catty-corner to mine, which is nice since Peter is my pal. :) Their display looks great -- very eye-catching and modern. They've got all their staples displayed, with their multitude of gorgeous texture options, and also a few new pieces that I love! The Twisty Bench is awesome - it's like the modern "twist" on the Victorian conversation bench...and the Brushed Coffee Table is a great match for the Emphasis chairs.
Sentiments by Sidda - Sidda Jubilee - Sidda is set up across from me, another shop that's new to me. She has several styles of really precious swings -- and you know I love a swing! - both singles and bench swings. I love the ribbon detail!
Organica by Aki Shichiroji - dear readers, you know I <3 Organica. So I took a picture of her entire exhibit. It's all perfection and you need a little bit of everything. :) I already have most of everything, AND I picked up the pack of ferns. You can never have enough ferns.
That's all for now! More pictures coming as soon as I get out and explore the other two sims. Get out there yourself, and enjoy!