We’re back! Almost.
Exciting happenings in our real life have conspired to keep the -Hanaya- team busy over the last weeks, and likely will continue to do so for the next few months. Happy things, like plenty of international travel, an upcoming move to southern Germany, and most importantly as it relates to Second Life – more time spent on 3-d modelling.
That is not to say that we have been totally lazy in Second Life.
The new -Hanaya- flagship store is complete, and will open soonish. We can’t wait to show it to you guys!
All that is left to do is to implement the vendor system, which we promised you guys ages ago. Finally, we will have proper gift cards, a redelivery terminal, an ability to do group discounts etc.
And speaking of groups – here is the May group gift for -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles VIPs.
-HanayaMesh- Lilac in Stone Planter MAY GROUP GIFT
And since we missed sending out gifts for the last several months – sorry sweeties – we are also sending out a group edition of our A Fine Day Garden Bench. Hope you enjoy!
-Hanaya- A Fine Day Garden Bench (White) APRIL GROUP GIFT
We do not want to forget our loyal Subscribe-O-Matic gang either, so here is a little gift for you guys also – only one LI – so it can fit into the tiniest prim budget.» More reading…
Now that spring is almost here, the team from -Hanaya- is happy to bring you
the first pieces of our Spring 2013 collection.
-Hanaya- Victorian Obelisk Trellis
First up is our Victorian Obelisk Trellis, which is suitable for indoors as well as your terrace, patio or garden. The piece is a handcrafted, original mesh created in our workshop and topped with a sculpted finial. The trellis itself is made from wrought iron and finished in a graphite powder coat. The base with its raised panel-work is made of teak, and has a black laquer finish.
The product is provided in several styles and has a land impact of 12.
-Hanaya- A Fine Day Garden Bench
Next up is a natural teak mesh garden bench * with 6 menu-driven animations for 2 people. It is suitable for both home as well as public spaces, since the animations are PG and are not couple-oriented. Three types of the bench are included in your purchase – the bench itself, as well as models which have the daisies and European Robin embellishments.
A Valentine’s inspired group gift is now out at -Hanaya-.
Create some romance with our Call Me Sweetheart Couch and Chair - the shiny white lacquer finish of the set is enhanced by a nubby linen upholstery fabric in hues of pink, peach and lavender. Pink roses, babies breath and ivy embellish the vintage frame, adding an old-world romantic feel.
The set includes 16 menu-driven animations (12 in the 3-seater couch, and 4 in the chair), so no icky pose balls. And the furniture is copy, modify – like most our products, so rez as many as you wish and modify textures or size as needed. Don’t want the floor shadow?
Make it 100% transparent.
-Hanaya- Call Me Sweetheart Set GROUP GIFT
The gift was sent out on the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group today (12 February 2013). If you missed yours, either get it from group notices or stop by our in-world store. The gift will remain available to group members in the Customer Service area until the end of February.
Happy Valentine’s Day!» More reading…
Roses are red
chocolate is sweet
we want you to know
we have new stuff to eat.
I could not resist paraphrasing this old silly poem, before showing you a bunch of brand new products from -Hanaya-, just in time for your shopping for your sweet Valentine.
-Hanaya- Sweetheart Pralines
First up, and also my favourite, is a luscious box of adorable mesh pralines that will literally cause your sweetheart to reach out to their monitor to try to pluck one from its box and eat it. Embellished with a curly ribbon and a gift tag, it is 15 LI of sweet goodness.
Want only a few? Try your luck playing our Sweetheart Pralines Gatcha.
Each delicious bite is 15 Lindens each and includes an eating animation. With extra luck, you can get the rare item – the box to put the yummies in.
-Hanaya- Love You Photo Frame
Want to give your sweetheart something to which you can add your personal touch? Our Love You Photo Frame might be just the thing. To add your own photo, simply select the white heart insert area within the frame in edit, and add a photo from your inventory. Land Impact of 7 including the mesh frame, curly ribbon and sculpted rose.» More reading…
We are really excited to be part of the Four Walls Hunt – a hunt all about home and garden stuff. Founded by Valena Vacano of Casa de Smurf, hunters can expect to find lots of lovely things from well-known brands, as well as lesser known ones.
-Hanaya- A Pine for Four Seasons
Our offering* to hunters is a set of four pieces of 3-dimensional wall art, which include a removable resizer to ensure a fit for most spaces. Choose from Pine in Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn. At default size, each piece weighs 2 LI.
The hunt starts tomorrow, the 17th of January, and runs until the 31st. Please visit the hunt blog for a list of slurls and previews of the hunt items. Here is the hunt object you are searching for:
To help you find the hunt item at -Hanaya-, try this clue:
“Staying informed about your fave store is a good thing.”
* Please note that each item in the hunt is priced at 20 L, and has a stated value of 200 L or more, as well as being brand new for the hunt.» More reading…
The Cold Winter Nights Hunt starts in less than a week, and the -Hanaya- team is very happy to be participating. As always, we are inspired by our real life activities – this time by star watching.
The cold, crisp nights of winter are perfect for grabbing a few friends, heading away from the city lights and setting up a telescope for some sky-watching. And to make finding objects in the sky easier, we use a telescope with a motorized mount, which is connected to a laptop. Using an application like Stellarium, it is easy to select an object on the monitor (like a star or planet), then pressing the telescope Go-to key to guide it to the object.
-HanayaMesh- Star Party
To give our friends and customers a chance to do some star gazing in Second Life, we have put together a mesh star watching kit as a gift* for the Cold Winter Nights hunt. The set includes a telescope, as well as a laptop with cable, folding camp table and of course an astronomy reference book. The pieces (with the exception of the telescope) were handcrafted in our mesh workshop specifically for this project.
The set includes six built-in animations for simultaneous use by 3 avatars, to allow you and your friends to watch the sky, operate the laptop and stand around shivering, waiting for your turn.» More reading…
The -Hanaya- team is back from a refreshing holiday break, ready for a great new year.
And to start the year off right, we bring you a cute little January 2013 group gift.
-Hanaya- Best Loved Fairytales (Winter) Group Gift
When you were little, did you ever imagine that you could shrink down and walk into the pages of your favourite fairy tale? Do you remember the wondrous illustrations of adorable little old-world cottages set in a clearing in the woods, with welcoming lights at the windows beckoning you to come inside?
This month’s group gift for the members of the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group is a whimsical tabletop scene* inspired by darling houses from fairy tales like Cendrillon, Tom Thumb the Little and Princezna se Zlatou Hvězdou.
-Hanaya- Best Loved Fairytales (Winter) is a lovingly created and textured blend of mesh and sculpted elements, which can be placed on an existing table, or used with its complementary driftwood stand. And don’t forget the ladder, so your littles can have access when you are sleeping.
Dear customers, friends and family,
on behalf of the whole -Hanaya- team, I would like to wish you the very best in the New Year, and hope that you have a safe, happy and fun festive season. Thank you very much for your support over the last year – without you, there would be no reason for -Hanaya- to continue.
And let me take a minute to introduce my team, who help make things happen, and keep me sane.
Yuukie Onmura – my bestest friend, inspiration and real life spouse, the person that makes me whole. Oh and she does QA, thank God.
Lance Corrimal, dear brother-in-law who does scripting when I get out of my depth. Lance is the face and brains behind the Dolphin Viewer – an awesome TPV that is great for building, uploading mesh, taking pictures + machinima, and of course sailing.
Lapis Corrimal – my twin, my clone, my sister, myself. She is the go-to person on my friend list when things get too busy and hectic. She lets me blow off steam and have just plain fun.
And speaking of fun, the 4 of us will be on vacation from December 21st through January 4th.» More reading…
Today is a day to give back a little something to loyal -Hanaya- friends and customers to thank you guys for your support and encouragement over the last 12 months.
-HanayaMesh- Gift Box Earrings | in-world group and Subscribe-O-Matic gift
First, a little gift for the girls – teeny little mesh Gift Box Earrings. And yeah, that is me modelling them in my Edelweiss Santa dress and reindeer horns. And since we have a few guys in our various groups who may not want to wear them, if you IM me in-world, I will pass you a no copy/transfer version so you can give it as gift to your fave girl.
-HanayaMesh- 2012 Christmas Gift Boxes for Giving
This is the third Christmas that -Hanaya- has been in operation. And each year, we have new gift boxes – ones that you can stuff your own gift into and pass to a friend or loved one. The pack contains 4 round and 4 square gift boxes and there are 2 of each included – so you get a total of 16.
This year’s gift boxes are, as usual, for sale @ -Hanaya- in-world and on the Second Life Marketplace. As well, a set will be sent out on the -Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles in-world group.» More reading…