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Spring Gifts for Hunters + Subscribers from -Hanaya-

I have spring fever! So, here are a couple of gifts …

First, a gift for all our sweet customers in both our in-world groups as well as
Subscribe-O-Matic. It is a wearable mesh flower with fluttering butterflies. Packaged in 5 ice-creamy colours, each includes a holding pose for the left hand. If you miss the initial inventory offer, pop by the store and get it from the Subscribe-O history, or from group notices.

-Hanaya- Butterfly Flowers

-Hanaya- Butterfly Flowers GROUP + SUBSCRIBE-O GIFT

Second, we are participating in the Spring Market and Umbrella Hunt at the Old Europe sim. We have a cute little cart set up with spring products, and a super-low li table and chairs (see image below). The gift is easy to find, just look for the umbrella leaning against our cart. But watch your step – the place is pretty laggy.

-Hanaya- XIO Table and Chairs

-Hanaya- XIO Table and Chairs UMBRELLA HUNT GIFT

Also, if you haven’t already, stop by -Hanaya- in-world and grab our hunt gifts for the HomeStuff and World Tour hunts, which both end tomorrow.

More news on gifts follows in a day or two. Stay tuned for the pic of our monthly -Hanaya- VIP group gift for April, as well as the hunt gift for the Evil Bunny Hunt, which starts on April 1st.

 

Four Walls & Four Pines for Four Seasons from -Hanaya-

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.

-HanayaMesh- A Pine for Four Seasons

-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:

four walls hunt item

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.

Star Party – a mesh star watching hunt gift from -Hanaya-

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 Hunt Gift

-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. The animations are adjustable for height and rotation, and do not require poseballs. And yes, you can see the sky when you use the telescope!

The Cold Winter Nights Hunt starts on January 15, 2013 and runs until February 15th.
-Hanaya- is store number 13 and our hint is:

“Tiptoe through the tulips”

* Please note that all gifts in this hunt cost 10 L each.

 

TONS of New Releases @ -Hanaya-

Your personal elf, Moriko Inshan, has been hard at work making Christmassy + wintery things in her North Pole workshop. Now  the workshop is decorated, and open to the public – yay!

When you arrive at -Hanaya- in-world  location, just follow the signs to the garden behind the main store.

All new items are also available at this year’s SL Christmas Expo.

-Hanaya- Christmas Shop 2012

The Christmas shop has demos of all our new releases for you to try, along with our favourite Christmas and winter things all in one cute place. Feel free to linger and take some pics in the garden.

-Hanaya- Old Fashioned Christmas Tree (Texture Change)

The first thing to try is our Old Fashioned Christmas Tree – click the tree to bring up the texture change menu to alternate between a light and dark wood finish on the wooden angel tree topper. Or change the textures on the tree skirt. The menu also contains Access Control, so you can decide who can play with your tree.

Please note that all elements of the tree (except the candles) are mesh, so if you increase the size, the land impact will increase accordingly.

-Hanaya- On Frozen Pond Picnic Set

I am Canadian, so I love hanging outside in cold snowy weather. For those of you who like that as well, we have 2 new products in our On Frozen Pond collection.

First is the On Frozen Pond Picnic Set – a mesh table and benches with 4 menu-driven single animations that seats up to four people. My fave animation is the one that gives you hot steamy coffee. Or click the pile of mesh snowballs on the table to get a throwable snowball. Just wear it, go into mouselook, aim at your friends, throw and watch it go SPLAT!

-Hanaya- On Frozen Pond Bench

Another part of the On Frozen Pond collection is a mesh park bench embellished with sculpted elements like frozen ivy leaves, snowy branches and icicles. The bench contains 6 menu-driven, adjustable unisex animations and seats either 1 or 2 avatars.

-Hanaya- Wintery Driftwood Birdbath

In response to customer queries, our Driftwood Birdbath is now available in a wintery version. With it’s frosty ivy leaves and icicles, it will provide much needed drinks to your feathered friends throughout the winter. And birds appreciate a birdbath in winter, since they do not have to waste energy on melting snow to drink.

 -Hanaya- On Frozen Pond Complete Set  | click to view large image

We have packaged up some of the new releases into one big set, and have placed them into a one-of-a-kind wintery scene, jam packed full of goodies, many of which are hand-crafted mesh created in our workshop for this project.

The set includes the following, some of which are mesh and some sculpted:

  • an ice base with a watery hole includes 3 fun animations and frozen grass
  • a ricketty fence frames the frozen pond area, casting shadow on the ice
  • a clump of 5 snowy pine trees in a snow drift form a wintery backdrop
  • gently glowing, a park light is graced with frozen ivy and a festive red bow
  • bare deciduous tree with bird feeder, frozen boulders + a cardinal that sings
  • Bark + Driftwood Deer (Snowy)
  • On Frozen Pond Picnic Set (see above for detail)
  • Wintery Driftwood Birdbath (see above for detail)

All of the new releases in this blog post are available for demoing and purchasing at -Hanaya- Christmas Shop, as well as at this year’s SL Christmas Expo. We are located on Xmas Expo 1.

Second Life Marketplace availability in a few days, as time permits.

-Hanaya- Festive Chandelier with a Kiss ♥

I don’t know how about you, but I love to have accessories in my Second Life home that ‘do stuff’. By ‘doing stuff’, I mean stuff you can click on to change, and that includes animations.

The newly released Festive Chandelier from -Hanaya- does both of those things.
Sit on the mistletoe for a sweet kiss animation, touch the wreath to change the ornaments, and the metal colour.

And of course, you can turn the lights on and off – it is a  light fixture after all.

-Hanaya- Festive Chandelier (Texture Change)

The chandelier is provided in two versions, the full prim one includes 3 sizes of ornaments and mistletoe – all yummily sculpted. The different sizes of ornaments can be changed individually, and so can the metal finish of the chandelier. All changes are done via an easy-to-use menu. And since this version has mistletoe, it includes a couple kiss.

The couple kiss contains a pair of animations, and a matching pair of static poses for ease of taking a photo. Both are fully adjustable and are accessible via the built-in animation menu – no icky poseballs required!

The low prim version of the chandelier has a texture change for the metal (silver and gold) and is graced with a sculpted pine wreath.

 Instructions on how to use your -Hanaya- Festive Chandelier

Also included in this value-packed product are extra chain links in both metals, should you need to extend the length of the chain, as well as 2 optional ceiling medallions.

The Festive Chandelier (Texture Change) is now on display and available for sale at -Hanaya- in-world store. And for those of you wishing to gift it to a friend or loved one – pop over to our web store on the Second Life Marketplace.

Look for more new products for the festive season from -Hanaya- soon.

And please mark your calendar to come visit our store front at the
2012 SL Christmas Expo, which starts on December 6th.

Unhinged, a festival for Eku’s head

As a cancer survivor, I could get all serious and drag out sad stuff. But I won’t.

Because Unhinged, a festival to raise funds for … you know, Eku’s head …  is not about being sad. It is about friendship, helping, being positive, and taking control by doing something. And feeling really great as a result.

I do hope that you, dear faithful reader, will read the wonderful words that explain what Unhinged is all about on the official web site for the event, written by Nephilaine Protagonist.

Now to the fun part.

First, there will be awesome music and fun festivities all weekend during the event’s opening. Be there!

Second, I am thrilled that -Hanaya- is taking part. To tempt you to part with your Lindens for this wonderful cause, we have created some new fun wearables. We will have 2 GATCHAs at the festival – Plants in the Pants and Stuff in the Pants.

-Hanaya- Unhinged Festival Poster – 12 TRANSFERRABLE GATCHAS

Both types of the wearables attach to the ‘root’ attachment point, so you can have them accompany you as you walk around, dance, sit or whatever you do during your day. If you like, you can also rez them, but careful! Some are a bit primmy.

The Stuff in the Pants GATCHA includes the following:

  • Jungle Book
  • TV + Music Nut
  • Birdbath
  • Sail Away
  • Gift Basket
  • Christmas Tree (this is the RARE item)

-Hanaya- Stuff in the Pants TRANSFERRABLE GATCHA

The Plants in the Pants GATCHA includes the following:

  • Lillies with Panda
  • Daisies with Bird + Nest
  • Hibiscus with Budgie
  • Strelitzia with Tiki
  • Lillies, Orchids + Swan
  • Roses with Heart (this is the RARE item)

As always, all of our GATCHA items are transfer so you can share with friends.

So please plan to visit the Unhinged festival sometime between
November 15 – December 15, 2012 at a soon to be revealed location.

Big hugs,
Moriko

-Hanaya- Second Anniversary Celebration Sale

Tomorrow, November 8, 2012, marks the second anniversary of
-Hanaya- Yummy Collectibles.

To celebrate, and to show appreciation to our customers, we will be having a 50% off sale at our in-world store for 24 hours on November 8th. All items at -Hanaya- in-world store at Gwarl will be included, with the exception of new releases, gatchas and Second Life Marketplace.

The sale starts at 00:01 SLT and ends at 23:59 SLT on November 8.

2nd Anniversary Sale Poster

-HanayaMesh- Primula (2nd Anniversary Gift)

And to further celebrate, a small primula in an earthenware pot will be sent out tomorrow on all our in-world store communication channels.  Please be sure to accept the inventory offer.

On behalf of my small team, I would like to thank you for being part of our Second Life! Hugs, Moriko ❥

-Hanaya- @ Gwarl 146/10/552

-Hanaya- does sci-fi @ CINEMA

Not to be missed, the fabulous CINEMA event opened yesterday evening.

Even if you do not spend a single linden on all the cool stuff available for sale, you must see the complex, all-mesh build commissioned by organizer extraordinaire RubyStarlight Writer (Exposeur + Hottie Cooterati). The amazing custom build was created by Isla Gealach-Nayar (Cheeky Pea) and Kaz Nayar (Pilot).

Moriko Inshan of -Hanaya- makes final adjustments before opening

-Hanaya- has 5 brand new, exclusive products for the event – original mesh pathfinding robots.

A collaborative effort between Moriko Inshan and Lance Corrimal, the 5 adorable robots made their first global appearance at the Cinema 2012 event in Second Life yesterday.

Utilizing the Havok physics engine, the robots are programmed for pathfinding, which allows for real-time collision avoidance in three dimensions.

“Designing the robots and then creating the meshes was a really fun project”, says Moriko Inshan, lead conceptualizer, designer and creator. Moriko is the creative force behind -Hanaya-, a 2 year old virtual business in Second Life.

Lance Corrimal, developer of the Dolphin Viewer, is the scripter who makes the robots tick. Lance says: “Designing the behaviour of these guys was fun. I just wish pathfinding wasn’t so limited – right now all you can do are things that move on the land or on firm surfaces. Imagine what you could do with this if it could drive flying or swimming things.”

Visit -Hanaya- at Cinema in the Sci-Fi theatre section, and grab our customer gift.

“ROBOPET, the path to friendship – Part 5″

Go-tan, the first of the Wilson Primes.
Not nearly so destructive as a tornado or a hurricane, nevertheless, Go-tan packs plenty of firepower of the brain-kind.

Their mission? Find populated worlds in trouble and help by making friends and sharing knowledge. And Earth needed help, fast.

-Hanaya- Go-tan ROBOPET

Our cute little robopets are programmed to speak to you in robosounds – 9 of them. And when you click them to activate their pathfinding function, they will zip around following your land terrain or ‘walkable’ prim surface.

The fabulous Cinema event starts TODAY!.
Prepare to be entertained.

If you want to see their pathfinding action, please stop by Earth -Hanaya- in-world store where pathfinding is enabled.

“ROBOPET, the path to friendship – Part 3 + 4″

Sansan-san. Seven of Nine? No, more like third of three. Or Mr. π².
The rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated, Shi-chan is alive + doing well.

Their mission? Find populated worlds in trouble and help by making friends and sharing knowledge. And Earth needed help, fast.

Pathfinding robots, coming to a Cinema near you on October 13, 2012.

-Hanaya- Sansan-san ROBOPET

-Hanaya- Shi-chan ROBOPET

Our cute little robopets are programmed to speak to you in robosounds – 9 of them. And when you click them to activate their pathfinding function, they will zip around following your land terrain or ‘walkable’ prim surface.

Want to see them in action? Stop by Earth -Hanaya- in-world store to see them do their thing.

The fabulous Cinema event starts on October 13, 2012.
Prepare to be entertained.