The “closed garden” grid of Inworldz has grown a lot over the last year, attracting not just individuals from Second Life, but a growing number of communitites. We visited the Elves on the Designing Worlds show (as well as taking a look at the growing art community) but there are also substantial groups of tinies and Victorian/steampunk dwellers.
All of these residents need, of course, the exigencies of life – skin, hair, clothes – and quite a number of Second Life merchants have opened branches there, in addition to an indigenous merchant community starting up. And, of course, once people have sorted out their appearance and decided to settle, they need homes and furniture – especially as the price of land is so cheap. Thus a vibrant homes and garden community is growing in Inworldz.
So this month, Inworldz is hosting its first InWorldz Homes & Residences Exhibit 2011, with forty-one separate exhibits on two separate sims. There’s a huge range of designs available – from well-known Second Life designers (such as Julia Hathor) to people who have started in Inworldz and are continuing to develop their skills there. There are modern homes and traditional homes, there are Japanese homes and log cabins, there are homes for tinies and homes for horror fans (a re-creation of the Bates Motel!). There’s even the remains of a house that had burned down – with assiduous fire engines in attendance!
If you don’t want to walk around the sims, you ccn take a leisurely balloon trip to view the exhibition from the air. Or you can explore the area set up for live music – and maybe catch a concert!
Images in this slideshow by Wildstar Beaumont
There’ll be a full article on this Exhibition by Laetitia Aluveaux in the new issue of Prim Perfect (out soon) – as well as an article of the changes in Inworldz over the last year and and article on Elenia Llewellyn, one of the people behind Inworldz – so don’t miss it!