Happy Holidays!

XmasPromoHappy Holidays!

A few updates to the store inventory are as follows:

Two Christmas trees, available in green and frosted, are now available for sale! They are mod/copy and feature sculpted ornaments, garland, lights, and star on top!

Additionally, the ornaments are also available seperately; There’s a set of star ornaments and two sets (one bright, one pastel) of tapered ball ornaments available!

Some of last year’s selections are also available.

Also be sure to  grab the free gift while you’re at it! (You’ll have to pop on by to see what it is 😉 )

Everything is on display out in front of the store, so do drop on by!

As always, you can reach Organica by using the following SLURL:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Organica/127/138/24

3 updates & 3 new releases

Winter updates have been made to the Alder Grove 1, Stepping Stone and Stone Wall items! If you bought these items prior to today, you should have received updates for them. If you did not receive the update, please contact me with either a transaction number for the item or a screenshot of the item in edit mode, with user interface showing so that I can verify your purchase!

On to the new releases:

Pavilion-vendor

This stone pavilion is the perfect centerpiece for your garden! 24 prims, party lights sold separately (see below).

Please note: As this item uses a rez-faux to properly position your item, the initial package delivered will be copy only! You must place, rez, and finalize the rezzer before the rez-faux scripts can be deleted from the build components to allow for a fully mod/copy build.

PartyLights-vendor

These party lights are strands of multiple round bulbs, offered in 8 different colours. They’re great not only for the festive season but in pretty much any environment you choose.  They come scripted and unscripted (for texture change). You can also add the optional blinking script to make the lights flash on and off if you wish. Offered mod/copy only. Scripts are copy only.

Christmas Lights - Vendor

These Christmas lights are strands of multiple flame shaped bulbs, offered in 8 different colours. They’re great not only for the festive season but in pretty much any environment you choose.  They come scripted and unscripted (for texture change). You can also add the optional blinking script to make the lights flash on and off if you wish. Offered mod/copy only. Scripts are copy only.

Gingko Tree released!

gingko1-vendor2Known as ‘living fossils’, Gingko trees date back to the Permian geologic period and have persisted with minimal genetic changes ever since.  These deciduous trees can be found throughout the Northern and Southern hemispheres and are associated with Asian cuisine and memory-related herbal remedies.

This new tree set comes in two foliage flavours – green and autumn. Each tree is two prims and the set comes with an optional scripted tree. As always, available mod/copy and mod/transfer.

New release, Sept 20, and update on gift cards

Hi Folks!

Thanks for your patience over the past couple of weeks in regards to the vendors.

Switching to the new vendor system was less painful than expected, but I’m still ironing out some final details.  All vendors should be operational though.  Gift certificates for the new system are now available – as a reminder, any old gift certificates sold prior to September 2010 are now invalid. If you’d like to redeem them, you’ll need to IM me (Aki Shichiroji) and drop the gift card on me in-world so that I can give you an equivalent (and valid) one.  Please note – from now on, all gift certificates are valid for 365 days from first point of use. These cards will not be renewed or extended beyond this length of time.

bristlecone2-vendor

As promised, a new item is now available; This post’s update is Bristlecone Pine #2 – it’s a great compliment to the original Bristlecone Pine and will lend itself well to a boreal forest environment.  It comes green, frosted or snowy, in sizes small, medium and large. Texture change editions are also included.

Of note: recent announcements regarding the impending mesh beta have likely reached your eyes recently. I’m really looking forward to being able to provide new and more efficient products. Despite argument from a few parties otherwise, mesh promises to really be a game-changer as far as content is concerned. I think we can all look forward to new and interesting things in all sectors.

I’ll be mostly away this week due to some work commitments, but hope to sit down and work on new stuff soon.  If there’s something in particular you think might be neat to see at Organica, shoot me an IM or notecard and let me know – now’s a great time.

Vendor changes, partial downtime Aug 26-Sept 3

In the coming week, I will be migrating all vendors from the existing vendor system to a more reliable reporting system  that will make things easier for me to manage and will be more efficient over all.  While the current system has not been particularly laggy and transactions occur regardless, I have been finding some  significant miscommunication and error reporting between the vendor and web-server of late, so I am switching to a different service.

Gift Certificate service may be variable or unavailable this week since there are quite a number of vendors that must make this transition; I would recommend that Organica customers refrain from making gift certificate purchase until such time that all the vendors are switched over. This should be complete by Sept. 3, 2010.

What does this mean to you as an Organica customer?

– Regular purchases will be minimally affected as I must make the transition on each individual vendor (there are hundreds). If there is an issue with one and you see that I am online (yes, it shows publicly when i am online), please do IM me and I will endeavor to help you out as best I can 🙂

– Gift certificates will not be available for purchase until all vendors are switched over. If you require a custom gift delivery, please IM me directly for service.

– Older gift certificates will no longer work after this week. If you purchased or received a gift certificate, you must IM me to exchange it for a new gift certificate of equivalent value.

– After the switch, items can be purchased either for one’s self or as gifts (without the need for a separate gift certificate). This will include both mod/trans and mod/copy items.

– The new system will open up possibilities for loyalty reward programs and coupons – more on this later after the switch is made.

New releases will be announced and make their way on to the sales-floor after this vendor transition is complete.

Please do feel free to IM me if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.

Succulent releases, Hunt & RFL wrap-up.

Thanks to all who helped to make the SL House and Garden hunt a success!  It was crazy busy and I’m really happy to have heard the feedback surrounding the hunt item!

I realize two releases in as many weeks is more than normal – hopefully this doesn’t come off as being too spammy – but I am going away for SLCC this weekend and would rather put out something for you now than wait until afterward.

Two new items are now available;

hensandchicks-vendor

globecactus-vendor

These are great for ground cover in a dry, rocky or sandy environment. Both are available now both inside the store and out on the grounds.

Related to releases, some of you have noticed that the bougainvillea gate vendor disappeared this week; this is because RFL has concluded. All told, total sales for the item raised $36000L for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life!  Thanks for your support! The gate will now be made available normally in both mod/transfer and mod/copy editions.

Also, as the SL House and Garden hunt promotion has concluded, sales for the Alder bonsai have also resumed as per normal in both mod/transfer and mod/copy editions.

More items will be on the way some time after SLCC.

As always, these and other items are available at my store in Organica.

SL Home and Garden Hunt + New release!

SL H&G Hunt Texture-2010Organica will be a part of the 2010 SL House and Garden Hunt! It runs from August 1 through 7th and features a wide variety of content from new and established content creators!

I’m offering the following item this year! It won’t be exclusive and it won’t be released for *sale* until after the hunt, but it *will* be a free item for the duration of the hunt!

alderbonsai-vendorAdditionally, I’m releasing another bonsai *today*!

japanesemaplebonsai-vendorThis 3 prim bonsai comes with an additional bonsai stand and much like the newest Japanese Maples, has one texture change script to switch between green and red foliage. It is offered both mod/trans and mod/copy and is great for your own home or as a gift!

As always, Organica products are available at my store in Organica!

Organica 2010 Photo Contest Winners

By now I’m sure quite a number of you are very anticipatory about the winners of the contest. In total, six entrants sent in three entries each.

The judging process was pretty difficult – there was quite a variety of excellent shots and the judges had difficulty concurring on pictures overall. Three rounds of judging were undertaken – each judge chose three photos according to the listed criteria – their top three favourites, picking a maximum of one photo from any one entrant. This left us with a total of 8 chosen photos, which were taken to the second round, which had judges rank from 1 through 8 which they liked most. Rankings were added up and the photos with the lowest number (IE: highest ranking) were found to be the winners. A third round was undertaken to break the tie for third place.

Our judges were Astrin Few – Live musician and administrator of the Live Music Enthusiasts group, Moo Money – well known machinimatographer and texture guru, and Sandusky Kayvon – developer for The Wastelands and co-editor of the Post-Apocalyptic Press.

The winners are:

For third place (L$2500):
Contest2010-E01-01Entry #1 by Melodie Darwin

For Second Place (L$5000)

Contest2010-E02-02Entry #2 by Vesper Dreamscape

and for 1st place, winner of L$10,000:

Contest2010-E03-03Entry #3 from Carthalis Rossini

All Qualified Entries:

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Melodie Darwin

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Vesper Dreamscape

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Carthalis Rossini

Contest2010-E04-01Contest2010-E04-02Contest2010-E04-03

Eclectic Wingtips

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Roy Howley

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Griete Rasmusson

Late Entries:

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Bakahatsu Otsuka