New Items flood MHS Store!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I strongly suggest my past customers to take one more look at the store this week as I have released tens of new items and several variations on older items as well as several of the old items as mod enabled.

Some of the new items Include:
  • The Metaverse Collection -- low prim glamor for all (available as a set or separately)
  • The Alien Empire Collection -- If Lady Gaga was in SL, she would live on furniture this exquisite (available as a set or separately)
  • The FLW Museum Furniture set -- created exclusively for the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum in SL
  • The Prairie Spindle Set -- More spindles than you can shake a prim at
  • A Growing Office Collection with Chairs, Stationary, Desk Supplies, Lighting

I have been reorganizing and cataloging the store in the last four weeks. The effort is by no means complete but most of the items you find in the store with a MHS # prefix have been cataloged and identified as a unique version. The numbering scheme is not random. It is actually loosely based on Dewey Decimal System. I know it's funny but I had to make sense of the chaos of items that surrounded me.

Mission Home Store Catalogue
  • 000s Decorations, Rugs, Decor, Curtains etc.
  • 100s Living Room Furniture
  • 200s Dining Room Furniture
  • 300s Bedroom Furniture
  • 400s Kitchen Cabinetry, Appliances & Furniture
  • 500s Lighting
  • 600s Office / Home Office Furniture
  • 700s Outdoor Furniture
  • 800s Bathroom Fixtures, Cabinetry
  • 900s Prefab Buildings

I am still going through setting permissions and cataloging some of the older items, and some items that need some version control (read many slightly different versions in my inventory as well as inworld with possible multiple names etc). This is a very tedious project and it takes a long time.

Once items are cataloged, they are photographed and the final stage is upload to XSTREET. I would like to have EVERYTHING I ever created and sold as well as new items I am creating cataloged and uploaded to XSTREET by Christmas. We shall see if I complete that effort on time or not.

I think this effort however will make shopping at the MHS store very convenient as the user will be able to look up products by codes on XSTREET, view them in world and buy them either from the in world store or from the Xstreet website.

I am open to any suggestions, comments you may have, and this is the perfect time to send them to me. Please do not hesitate to contact me with suggestions / thoughts.

FLW Museum: Craftsman Build Off Winners announced

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This was quite an exciting weekend. Pro and novice builders duked it out on the Usonia sim building their best interpretations of craftsman homes competing for the first place.

There was also a staff category that was not considered for prizes but added great visual interest as well as camaraderie to the weekend's flair.

Each of the pro and novice categories had 10 contestants. I think everyone did a great job overall and put in a bunch of honest hours and hard work into their creations. I take my hat off to all the contestants for participating in this tough contest.

Here are the results of the competition from Barbara Collazo's report:
For the Peoples' Choice awards, I'm pleased to say that every builder got some votes. I wish you all could have seen some of the comments that came with the votes while you were building; there were a lot of encouraging words along with the voting. We had at least two builders for whom this was their first house.

Among the novices, there was nearly a three-way tie, but Sierra MacIntyre turned out to be the favorite.
Among the pros, some of you seem to have fan clubs. Apollo Reinard was the clear winner.

The judges scored contestants in five categories. Each judge had a maximum of 100 points to award, so a perfect score would be 400. They also provided a written critique that will be given to each contestant.

The objective judging categories were:
  • Theme match
  • Wise use of prims
  • Texturing
  • Cleanliness of build
  • Overall aesthetics

Overall, the novices scored a bit higher than the pros!

In the novice category, the winners are: (400 total points possible)

  • 3rd place, with 268 points, Novice Entry #5: Sandi Glas

  • 2nd place, with 273 points, Novice Entry #1: Deshar Au

  • 1st place, with 325 points, Novice Entry #4: Jadyn Firehawk

In the pro category:

  • 3rd place, with 301 points, Pro Entry #4: Levi Ewing

  • 2nd place, with 311 points, Pro Entry #8: Granelda Oh

  • 1st place, 319 points, Pro Entry #3: Corri Dawodu

In the staff category my favorite was Terra Tepper's house, Staff Entry #3.

Below are some pictures I took of the winners:

Pro Builder Winner: Corri Dawodu's Craftsman House

Novice Builder Winner: Jaydn Firehawk

Terra Tepper's Delicious Staff Buildoff Entry

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