1 year GREENE concept
Even though we officially founded GREENE concept in March, we spent the first three months developing only. We officially launched our brand towards end June 2008 – so by now we are 1 year old. There will be some new releases coming down shortly – for now we have marked down many products in our mainshop to 99, 149, 199, 399 and 599 L$.

Come and visit our shop in Beachwood and check out the promotions!

The Home, Garden and Patio Expo runs until Sunday, and I asked my friends Zeeva and Angela to help me show off our new items:

Emphasis and Twisty bench

To the left is the new Emphasis bench, styled along the lines of the Emphasis chairs, and equipped with a color change menu. It seats 3 avatars. On the right is the Twisty bench for two people.

Bubble Chair

The Bubble Chair is based on a design by my friend Gina Glimmer and was lingering in our workshop for ages. We finally finalized it and but a nifty particle effect in it. The textures on the bubbles are animated, as well as the sitting pose.

Coffee table set

While the Emphasis chairs are not new, the associated coffee table is. It looks especially beautiful with the silver Emphasis chairs, which is why we packaged it into a set for 200 L$ (basically buy 4, get one for free).

Dining Table

The new dining tables were blogged already yesterday, but Zeeva and Angela looked so cute sitting on them (sitting poses included) so I post them again.

All items are available on the Home, Garden and Patio Expo (SLURL).

Home, Garden & Patio Expo 2009“The Home, Garden and Patio Expo returning to SecondLife; May 4th through the 10th. Four sims featuring some of SL’s best builders; from prefabs and furniture to flowers and swimming pools.. the Expo is the place to visit for all your home and land decorating needs. Each Expo Exhibitor will have Relay for Life Vendors selling items earmarked especially for cancer research.” (official PR text)

GREENE concept is pleased to be among the well over 50 exhibitors, featuring some of the bigh shots in SL home decor like Barnesworth Anubis, Woodshed, Organica or Second Spaces of my friend Elle Kirshner.

GREENE concept booth at Home & Garden ExpoIvanova has been creating with a vengeance lately, so we have many new items to show. There is the Emphasis Bench – an addition to our Emphasis chair line. The Twisted Bench for couples, and a series of new tables. And we donated two of our topsellers for the benefit of RFL Cancer Reserach.

We look forward to welcome you on the GREENE concept booth – direct teleport is here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rhodium/68/29/61

A while ago, Elle Kirshner of Second Spaces offered us a spot in a new and cozy shopping village next to her store and club. We experimented a bit with satellite locations lately, but the results are mixed. So I was a bit reluctant. However when I TPed there, I was impressed by the beautiful look of the place.

For the upcoming St. Patrick’s weekend, Elle has planned sort of an official opening event for the place. Each of the stores was asked to offer a free item, and of course GREENE concept participates as well.

Please join us in the hunt for the golden pots at Carribean City!

Refusal hurts

February 22, 2009

We recently applied to participate in the Bunny Hop gridwide hunt. As a unique thing in SL hunts, the organizers do not simply enlist all shops that want to participate, but make oyu apply and then either accept or refuse you. Unfortunately, we got refused.

“The selection is based on these follow categories:
1. quality
2. display
3. uniqueness
4. copyright infringement
You might have been declined due to one or more of the reasons above.”

This hurts very much. Had they said “we don’t want furniture shop” or had they said “your stuff looks ugly” or “your stuff is too expensive”, I would have understood. However given the criteria above, I really can’t understand why we got refused.

  1. Our items are of highest possible quality. We only release something new every couple of months because we are extremely keen on quality. Countless times items get revised because we tweak the quality – often in parts of the furniture that are not even visible at first.
  2. While our display was indeed poor a couple of months ago, now, that the landlord finally changed the plaza back, I am very happy with the display. Our shop is well structured, easily to overview, the items are clearly labeled and all of them can be tested in the store.
  3. Reviewers have often said the GREENE concept furniture is very unique, not only due to innovative concepts and designs, but also due to unique approaches to seat poses or menus.
  4. All of the GREENE concept furniture is a unique and individual design. Only the Emphasis chair is inspired by a RL piece of furniture – with acknowledgement and permission of the RL company who builds it.

I sent the organizers a notecard and asked for a little bit more input.  Still I am confused, hurt and sad about the decision. Refusal hurts, especially when it seems unfair.

Retrology Valentine Sale

February 12, 2009

GREENE concept Valentine Sale at Retrology

Just a quick note to let y’all know that we particiapte in the great Valentine Sale at Retrology. And not only are our red items discounted, no, there’s 50% on everything. Enjoy!

Find us at the Retrology Fleamarket.

GREENE concept Berlin "Valentine"

Right in time for Valentine (oh, that rhymes), Ivanova has put finishing touches on our special edition of the Berlin sofa. Why not whisk your special someone off for a cuddle on this special Berlin sculpt sofa for Valentines? This prim efficient couples sofa features 6 changeable animations for you and your partner to spend time intimately in your Second Life. This nouvelle chair certainly features a certain je ne sais quoi and definite aww factor. The poses in this sofa are made by our friend Laleeta Xue of Pffiou! Available in our mainshop in Beachwood as well as at all satellite stores and on Xstreet SL.