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Product update! The Gilded Ornate Bed now available with texture change menu

The first of many 2013 updates to beds in our 2012 line! Starting off, we’ve just updated our Gilded Ornate Bed to include all 6 available fabric colors via owner-only menu. No more decisions on which color to stick with! We’re looking forward to updating all our beds to this new texture change menu system, so stay tuned!

If you’ve purchased an original single color version of the Gilded Ornate Bed, you’ll be getting an automatic upgrade to the texture change version free of charge! Be on the lookout for a product offer from our vendor system. Updates will be going out on January 15, 2013. If you happen to miss or accidentally discard the update, just drop Cory Edo a notecard or IM inworld with the name of the purchaser, your name (if it was a gift), if the purchase was inworld or on the Marketplace, and the color version you purchased. I’ll drop you an updated texture change copy personally! Its our way of saying “thank you” for making 2012 a banner year for Trompe Loeil!
Trompe Loeil - Gilded Bed PG Ornate Fabrics - product update!

Trompe Loeil - Gilded Bed {Adult} Ornate Fabrics - product update!

Two hunts, two new items – Cold Winter Nights and Four Walls Hunt exclusives

Trompe Loeil has not one, but two brand new exclusive items out this week for two fabulous hunts – the Cold Winter Nights Hunt (starting January 15) and the Four Walls Hunt (starting January 17)! Come by the new Trompe Loeil Mainstore to track down these new items:

First, for the Cold Winter Nights Hunt, is our new Shelf with Framed Imagine Quote – a great way to fill up your wall space with low-prim design. Only $L10 when you find the snowflake, check the CWN board at the front of the store for the hint!

Trompe Loeil - Shelf with framed Imagine quote for Cold Winter Nights Hunt

Come back on January 17 to find the Four Walls Hunt item and the newness inside for just $L20  – our Pallet Lounger! Featuring 10 animated poses and tintable pillows and mattress, and only 4 prims! Check out the demo at the front of the store, and get the hint at the Four Walls Hunt blog.

Trompe Loeil - Pallet Lounger for the Four Walls Hunt

Cabinet Hutch with Sink – late for Collabor88

A little late, but still plenty of time to grab at a fabulous C88 price! Our new Cabinet Hutch with Sink features distressed painted wood in four varieties – white, blue, black, and natural – and includes fully functioning doors and drawers that open and close on touch, plus a built-in sink that fills and empties with particle and sound effects when you touch the faucet handles! A great rustic or country addition to your kitchen or bathroom. Only at Collabor88 for the month of January!

Trompe Loeil - Cabinet Hutch with Sink

Trompe Loeil - Cabinet Hutch with Sink

Trompe Loeil - Cabinet Hutch with Sink

Trompe Loeil - Cabinet Hutch with Sink

The Newport Beach Cottage – new for Collabor88 January 2013

The first Collabor88 of 2013 is here, and our goal for the new year is to make this the year of the mesh cottage! Each month for Collabor88 be on the lookout for a brand new mesh cottage prefab, and maybe a few furniture extras (if we’re lucky)…

Kicking off January, its probably time for that mid-winter beach vacation – and The Newport Beach Cottage is the perfect getaway!
Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage exclusively for Collabor88 January 2013

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

The Newport Beach Cottage sits atop elevated pillars, ready for your lawn, beach, sandbar or even the middle of the water. Front and back porches are reached by quaint staircases with geometric trim.

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Welcome! Enter the front door into the kitchen and take in the soft wood floors and ceilings, the mottled white walls, and the white wood trim and windows. The framed seashell print by the door is your Home Control Center – use it to add people to your access list, lock and unlock the doors, and control the window settings all from one location.

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Let’s check out the living room – its right through this entryway, framed with a lattice echoing the windows found throughout the cottage.

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

This is a view you won’t ever want to leave – floor-to-ceiling, full wall windows run the length of the living room facing out onto the back porch and the ocean beyond. Indulge your favorite seaside daydreams and decorate with nature’s beauty as your centerpiece.

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

The living room also features the double-wide staircase to the second floor and the cozy bedroom. (Or office, or bath…its up to you!)

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Tuck away a cozy double bed and your favorite loveseat in this crow’s nest, and nod off to the sound of the roaring surf.

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

The Newport Beach Cottage features per-room controls for the windows (and doors, for the kitchen and living room) – choose from Clear, Private (clear facing out and closed facing in) or Closed for the perfect level of privacy any time.

Trompe Loeil - The Newport Beach Cottage

The Newport Beach Cottage is available in 5 exterior colors and for the month of January, is available at the amazing price of $L288 – only at Collabor88! Come check out the walkthrough display today!

The Foxtail Lodge – exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013!

Trompe Loeil is proud to announce our biggest and best mesh prefab yet – The Foxtail Lodge! Two stories and five rooms with individualized scripted controls for windows, doors and exterior lights, all at an incredibly low prim count – exclusive for FaMESHed January 2013!

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

Welcome home to your mountain or forest retreat – the beautiful Foxtail Lodge in handcrafted slate flagstone and rustic woods. Enjoy tons of natural light through the full sized French doors that lead into the kitchen, living room and both bedrooms.

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

The oversized fireplace in the living room invites you to curl up in your favorite chair and watch the world go by through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Ready for some privacy? Click the fireplace to put out the flames and light, and use the Home Control Tablet to set the windows to dim or closed. Easily add group or manager access for the whole family.

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

The unfinished attic is right at the top of the stairs – a full-length area perfect for an extra bedroom, play room, or work space.

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

The peaked ceilings in both bedrooms and the kitchen give an airy sense of space while still keeping things cozy. Lock the doors, dim the windows and turn on the lights for a little privacy using the Wall Control Panel conveniently located right inside each room.

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

The off-white textured walls tint beautifully, and are carefully crafted to allow owner tinting per room. Match your existing decor in a snap!

The Foxtail Lodge - Exclusively for FaMESHed January 2013

Featuring a spacious 29 meter by 23 meter footprint and an incredibly low impact of only 210 prims, The Foxtail Lodge is perfect for the entertaining single or couple, or the family just starting to grow. Check out the inworld display at FaMESHed – exclusive to the January 2013 cycle!

Collabor88 December – Frostbite Cottage, Loveseats and Club Chairs in cozy corduroy

Collabor88 December is here! For the last session of 2012 we have a huge selection of cozy mesh prefab cottages, loveseats and club chairs to curl up with – all you need to add is your holiday cheer!

First up, our latest mesh prefab – the Frostbite Cottage! Available in white, blue, rose, or gray, this winterized wonderland includes a home control center (in a festive snowflake), lockable doors with access list, iced or clear windows on touch, a roaring fire in the fireplace that you can turn on or off (including the smoke from the chimney), and its all packed in a handy self-installer box for easy setup. Once the season is over, you can remove the winter snow mesh and trees for a perfectly-baked snowless cottage for spring, summer and fall! 80 prims as shown and only 40 prims with the winter mesh and trees removed, this is a fantastic bargain and works great as a second getaway, vacation home, kid’s playhouse or rental!

Swing into Collabor88 to check out the mini display or the full sized demo home (teleport sign at the mini display).

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage White for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage White (interior) for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage Rose for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage Rose (interior) for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage Gray for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage Gray (interior) for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage Blue for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Frostbite Cottage Blue (interior) for Collabor88 December

Need something to curl up on inside your new cottage? Grab our Loveseat and Club Chair in cozy warm corduroy fabrics! Pick from 6 corduroy colors, and indulge in tons of animations (30 in the Club Chair for singles and couples, 40 in the Loveseat for singles, friends and couples). Plus, the Loveseat features 5 blanket colors and 8 pillow fabrics available via owner-only menu! Mix and match for a fun and funky look, overstuffed and perfect for snuggling in front of the fire.

Trompe Loeil - Loveseat Corduroy Tan for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Loveseat Corduroy Rose for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Loveseat Corduroy Purple for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Loveseat Corduroy Green for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Loveseat Corduroy Blue for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Loveseat Corduroy Black for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Club Chair Corduroy Tan for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Club Chair Corduroy Rose for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Club Chair Corduroy Purple for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Club Chair Corduroy Green for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Club Chair Corduroy Blue for Collabor88 December

Trompe Loeil - Club Chair Corduroy Black for Collabor88 December

And finally, a slightly late entry to the C88 lineup, our new Wood and Metal Endtables! Available in five wood styles, this fashionable endtable features a working drawer that opens and closes on touch. Plus, you can still resize the table – the drawer will still work!

Trompe Loeil - Wood and Metal Endtable Poplar

Trompe Loeil - Wood and Metal Endtable Mahogany

Trompe Loeil - Wood and Metal Endtable Chestnut

Trompe Loeil - Wood and Metal Endtable Blonde

Trompe Loeil - Wood and Metal Endtable Black

Cabinet Beds for FaMESHed December!

Happy Holidays one and all! To kick off this busy shopping month, our FaMESHed offering (which just opened today) is a fun and flexible Cabinet Bed with tons of menu-driven fabric options.

Trompe Loeil - Cabinet Bed Morning Light Fabrics PG

Trompe Loeil - Cabinet Bed Morning Light Fabrics Adult

 

The Cabinet Bed includes a removable ladder (not scripted), two removable accessory suitcases, side window shutters that swing open and close at a touch, and 10 fabric options for each of the seven pillows, the mattress and the blanket! Mix and match to create a neat or funky look – its up to you!

The white wall shell can be tinted separately from the wood trim to match any current wallpaper. The PG version includes 40 single and couples animations, while the Adult includes an additional 23 erotic single and couples animations. As always, scripted with AvSitter for a perfect fit with every partner!

Check out the demo at FaMESHed – it’ll be there all month long!

12 Days of Christmas Advent Board for The Arcade – opens Dec. 1

The Arcade opens for its December round on Saturday, and Trompe Loeil is so excited to offer an interactive Advent Calendar with collectible Keys that open the doors to give beautiful holiday decor prizes!

Here’s how it works:

Trompe Loeil for The Arcade - 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

Click the sandwich board in front of the Gatcha machine to get your FREE Advent Calendar. You can stop at this step if you like, but the doors are all locked, and who knows what items are inside? If you’d like to get your hands on them, pay the Gatcha machine $L25 and get one of twelve Keys!

Trompe Loeil for The Arcade - 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

Just rez your Key by your Advent Calendar and watch the corresponding door swing open, the star light up, and click “Accept” to get a full-sized version of the gift inside the door!  (This is important – if you Decline the gift offer, you will not get another chance to get that gift unless you get a new Advent Calendar and a new copy of that Key to use! Make sure you click Accept!) You can now open and close the unlocked door and either discard the Key or keep it out as a decoration item.

Once a Key has been used to unlock a door, it cannot be used again – the name of the Key will change to reflect its used status and the description line will show who it was used by, and when.

This doesn’t mean you can’t trade Keys, though! If you have extra Keys you want to trade, just make sure they remain unrezzed and in your Inventory. If you’ve already used Key #7 (for example) and you rez another Key #7 next to an Advent Calendar with Door #7 already open, your second Key #7 will NOT switch to “used” status – you can pick it back up and trade it, or use it on a new Advent Calendar if you want another copy of the gift inside that door.

Traders – please check the name of the Key you are trading for! If it says “USED” in the name of the Key, it will not work on your Advent Calendar!

Keys check for ownership of any Advent Calendars in the immediate area where they’re rezzed – so you and a friend can both have Advent Calendars side-by-side and unlock only the doors on your own Calendars. If you’ve already opened Door #7 on your Calendar, but your friend’s Calendar has a locked Door #7, you will NOT unlock their Door #7 by rezzing a Key #7 – you would have to give them that Key and they would have to rez the Key themselves to unlock their Door.

We really hope you enjoy this new take on the traditional Gatcha machine sale, and wish you and yours a very happy, safe, and wonderful holiday season!