New logo and visual identity for MAGIC NOOK

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / by

A lot has happened since my last entry, both in the world and in my life. My plans for Second Life has been delayed but not cancelled. I'm taking my time and slowly get things done.

I've been working very hard on a new logo and visual identity for MAGIC NOOK. I'll miss the old logo a little bit but I think it deserves a happy retirement. As my vision for the brand evolved, I wanted more modern, mature and balanced look for the logo, that would also effectively communicate my brand values. I explored a lot of shapes, colours and fonts before settling on the final design and today I want to share it with you. 

MAGIC NOOK Visual Identity 01 - New logo MAGIC NOOK Visual Identity 02 - Symbol construction MAGIC NOOK Visual Identity 03 - Logo construction and clear space MAGIC NOOK Visual Identity 04 - Primary color palette and patterns MAGIC NOOK Visual Identity 05 - Mockups

Let me know what you think!

The air is wild with leaves

Thursday, November 14, 2019 / by

It's got so cold here in Poland that I walk around the house hugging my cherry stone warming pillow all the time. It's been a stressful few weeks in RL, so with all this cold wet windy weather each morning is a struggle to get out of bed and go to work ;) But I try to stay warm and cosy by wearing fluffy sweaters and drinking hot orange tea (it helps!). Luckily in SL autumn is always pretty and relaxing!

The air is wild with leaves

Picture details:

  • Sweater: ISON - riley knit sweater / burntred
  • Jeans: Blueberry - Evie High Waist Jeans / BlackDark
  • Shoes: TETRA - Double Wrap Bootie / Foxy
  • Belt: MINIMAL - Evolved Belt / M-1
  • Rings: LIVIA - Azziza Rings
  • Bracelet: BUENO - Trinity Bracelet
  • Earrings: MAGIC NOOK - Starry Night Stud Earrings / Gold
  • Sunglasses: MAGIC NOOK - Golden Life Sunglasses / Classic
  • Hair: DOUX - Ryan Hairstyle
  • Nails: e.marie - OVAL Amore
  • Cocoa: REIGN. - Cozy Cocoa / Marshmallows #14
  • Pose: LAP - Slip-Like Rly PR4 (plus holding pose I made for hands)
  • Location: Elvion

I'm back!

Friday, November 08, 2019 / by

Hey, everyone! I'm slowly making my way back to Second Life! I haven't been here in a while due to many reasons, but now I plan to visit more often and I definitely want to update my store and start releasing new items again. So excited! But first I want to explore a bit and see what changed. And wow, a lot has changed.

I'm back!

It's only been a few years, but when I first logged in after the break, I felt like a newbie. I'm actually quietly back since August and luckily I figured out the answers to most of my questions. It was very surprising that everyone is wearing mesh bodies and heads now, and no one really makes clothes for classic avatars anymore.

I updated my avatar and I am happy that I still look like me, but it was a horrific experience ;) It's much easier to create an avatar if you're a new resident, but if you are used to how your avatar looks, it can be very challenging. If you noticed that I was in your store and bought all the demos, I was just trying to find the right combination for me... It feels like I literally tried almost all possible demos of everything until I found what I was looking for... It took me a lot of time and I am really happy it's done!

I updated my avatar, I updated my blog layout (still tweaking it a bit) - now I need to update my store and start designing new items. I've lost my whole update group, so until I start a new one, you can find all the news here on my blog. Stay tuned!

Picture details:

  • Sweater: erratic - megan sweater II / white
  • Jeans: RKKN - Tay's Jeans / Stonewash
  • Shoes: REIGN. - Tommys
  • Rings: LIVIA - Azziza Rings
  • Earrings: MAGIC NOOK - Babydoll Earrings / Gold
  • Necklace: MAGIC NOOK - Circle Of Life Necklace / Gold
  • Sunglasses: MAGIC NOOK - Golden Life Sunglasses / Classic
  • Hair: DOUX - Ryan Hairstyle
  • Nails: e.marie - OVAL Amore
  • Pose: pda - Ca plane pour moi / 4 (from the item contents)
  • Dog: JIAN - Cheeky Chihuahuas / BOX 6. Choco Companion
  • Scooter: what next - Vacanza Wearable Scooter / Set 2
  • Bag: mon tissu - Weekend Traveler / Camel
  • Backpack: Zenith - Leather Fringe Backpack / Brown
  • Fanny: MAJESTY - Logo Fanny / Louise
  • Phone and keys: Dahlia - Piper's Handbag Gacha / Phone & Keys .03
  • Magazine: Label Motion - Magazines / Magazine 1
  • Coffee: hive - coffee on the go
  • Donuts: Tentacio - Street Food / Donas box
  • Location: Linden Homes in Sweetmarsh

New release: Geometry Earrings

Saturday, August 30, 2014 / by

Take a look at my new release for The Dressing Room. Geometry earrings are modern elegant earrings featuring geometric shapes. They are made of hammered metal - that's something new at MAGIC NOOK!

[MAGIC NOOK] Geometry Earrings (Silver) MESH

[MAGIC NOOK] Geometry Earrings (Gold) MESH

The earrings are currently available at The Dressing Room. In two weeks I will move them to [MAGIC NOOK] Main Store.

Taxi to [MAGIC NOOK] Main Store

Taxi to The Dressing Room Fusion

Happy shopping! :)

New release: Circle Of Life Necklace

Saturday, August 16, 2014 / by

It's time for a new release for the Dressing Room! This week I made a minimalist necklace again. It's a petite circle on a delicate chain. I've been experimenting a little with textures, and this time I went for more shiny/realistic material - I hope everyone will like the improvement!

[MAGIC NOOK] Circle Of Life Necklace (Silver) MESH

[MAGIC NOOK] Circle Of Life Necklace (Gold) MESH

The necklace is currently available at The Dressing Room. In two weeks I will move it to [MAGIC NOOK] Main Store.

Taxi to [MAGIC NOOK] Main Store

Taxi to The Dressing Room Fusion

Happy shopping! :)

Fashion: Oh, the happy summer days!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / by

You probably noticed this in my vendor pictures, but I'll say it anyway: I changed my avatar's skin! I think the new one looks great and is still very "me". I probably should change the blog header soon.

Also, this is the first time I "brushed" hair in the picture. I like the more natural look of the hair, I might do that more often now that I learned how to :)

Oh, the happy summer days!

Outfit details:

  • Bikini: Baiastice (Luli Bikini / Stars)
  • Vest: ISON (Summer long vest / Windblown white)
  • Shoes: (Wayfaring Sandals / Mint)
  • Necklace: MAGIC NOOK (Infinity Necklace / Gold)
  • Armlet: Soedara (Precious Haifa Gold Upperarm Bracelet / part of Precious Haifa Silk)
  • Anklet: Soedara (Precious Haifa Gold Anklet / part of Precious Haifa Silk)
  • Bracelet 1: ASO! (Love Bracelet / Gold/Blue)
  • Bracelet 2: ASO! (Stone Bijou / Coral)
  • Bracelet 3: ASO! (Stone Bijou / Lapis Lazuli)
  • Bracelet 4: ASO! (Stone Bijou / Onyx)
  • Bracelet 5MAGIC NOOK (Twinkle Bracelet / Gold)
  • Ring 1Brixley (Moondust Ring / Gold/Pastel)
  • Ring 2MAGIC NOOK (Simple Ring / Gold)
  • Thigh chain: Noodles (Thigh Chain / Gold)
  • Head accessory 1Zenith (Hippie Headband / Peace)
  • Head accessory 2LODE (Head Accessory - Ceri Blossoms / Pink)
  • GuitarTeaSoup (Acoustic Guitar) / used with holding pose from u.f.o (accoustic collabo)
  • Hairtaketomi (Midori / Browns) / brushed over a bit in graphic editor
  • HandsSlink (AvEnhance Hands Female / Gesture R & Elegant L)
  • FeetSlink (AvEnhance Feet Female / Flat)
  • Nails applierHello Dave (Slink AvEnhance / High Gloss Mixed 2 / nr 3)
  • Tattoo 1ASO! (B-Stamp native / 02)
  • Tattoo 2ASO! (B-Stamp native / 06)
  • EyelinerMONS (Eyeliner cat / Brown)
  • Lashes[glow] studio (Fancy Lashes / Hairy)
  • Lip glossCroire (Bitten lip gloss / Icing)
  • SkinGlam Affair (Zara / America Clean D)
  • Posemarukin (Camera / Here we go) / used with holding pose from attached accessories
  • Location: The Beach

First look at High Fidelity

Saturday, August 09, 2014 / by

Some time ago I signed up for alpha testing at High Fidelity, but the invitation didn't come my way. It didn't arrive at Sql's mailbox either. So, one evening (around May), Sql downloaded and compiled on Linux the sources available through HiFi website. We couldn't log in, since we didn't have HiFi accounts, but we did connect to some kind of root server, where other people visited too. I think our activities in HiFi were greatly limited by the fact we weren't technically in-world, but it still was interesting to see... well... something of it.

We both appeared as cute robots in a Minecraft styled sim.

High Fidelity 01)

It was all blocky, except for a small amphitheatre area somewhere in the middle, where all the people seemed to gather.

High Fidelity 02

But we couldn't really chat, since we weren't logged in and we couldn't figure out how to make the microphone work for voice chat, or a webcam for facial expressions, so Sql started exploring scripts and settings, and I... I'm a girl, so I started customising my robot avatar :)

High Fidelity 03

Flying around the blocky sim, I found a building similar to the club from Philip's speech at SVVR9, but it was empty.

High Fidelity 04

We sticked around for a while, we rezzed some pink voxels (the cube thingies you use to build in HiFi), customised our avatars even more, took a selfie/friendsie/lovsie, and logged out.

High Fidelity 05

My curiosity is satisfied for a while ;)

PS. Now that I think of it, it might be the first lovsie picture ever taken in High Fidelity. Perhaps we're the first couple in High Fidelity! Yay, we're making the history ;)