Unedited Transcripts

Furnishings! with Canolli Capalini (Unedited)

Dreddpiratebob Streeter: :p
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Bob
Canolli Capalini: sighs.. Hello Master Streeter
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: AHOY!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: YAY ME!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: so. anything good happening then?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: no. no there isnt is there. just chairs
Jasper Kiergarten: I hear you like Martha Stewart
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: thats lies!
Jedburgh30 Dagger: He’s a Rachel Ray guy
Serafina Puchkina: Olli, your dress is beautiful
Jasper Kiergarten: lol
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: do tell, for i am terrible excited, will there be lamps?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: what about dressing tables?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: Ah HA!
**Off topic conversation here for a few lines**
Jasper Kiergarten: hello Vida
vida Serraoi: hi!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: ahoy
vida Serraoi: hello funny green haired person
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: whew are we in for some fun with the lag today
Serafina Puchkina: Hello there little vida
vida Serraoi: Hi!
Canolli Capalini: Gah.. does everyone come early to these things?
Jasper Kiergarten: greetings Elf, Count
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Mr Nemeth
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Baron and Miss Lowey
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Welocme to the Aether Salon
Arconus Arkright: Sorry, I just dropped in. Not on the guest list for whatever this is
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Mr Arkright. You are welcome
Jasper Kiergarten: there’s no guest list
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: hahah everyone is chasing the green dots. irts like a blackhole, it gets bigger and denser and then it starts to drag all other bodies towards it
Jedburgh30 Dagger: No guest list, all are welcome
Arconus Arkright: Fab
Jasper Kiergarten: not starting for another 15 minutes, but you’re welcome to stay
Jasper Kiergarten: more than welcome
Arconus Arkright: Another Fleet Week fandango?
Annechen Lowey: Are there any spaces that need to be kept clear other than the usual areas?
Elfod Nemeth: hi Jasper, sorry, was draggaed away
Jasper Kiergarten: np 🙂
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i know must be thrilled! i am! can you imagine! Furniture! how daring!
Elfod Nemeth: and Sera 🙂
Dreddpiratebob Streeter sighs
vida Serraoi: Mister you sure do talk a lot for such a slight thing
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Herr Streeter, I don’t see any shackles keeping you here.
vida Serraoi: is there a big brain under that stinky hat?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: what jasper? yeah he does bang on
Arconus Arkright: Thank you, Mr. Kiergarten
Jasper Kiergarten: certainly
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: AHOY!
Jasper Kiergarten: I have chairs, if you should decide to stay, and wish to sit down
Jasper Kiergarten: just let me know
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i am here under the usual pain of death thing
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: This looks like a good spot.
Annechen Lowey: Yes, sir.
Arconus Arkright: Thanks, but I think I’ll be heading off to the docks
Serafina Puchkina: There are refreshments at the back, if you wish
Jasper Kiergarten: very good then
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: If the damen will pardon my rudeness, I’ll attend to some paperwork while waiting for the start.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: keep it for the talking, that’ll give you something to do
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i brought pins. i’m sticking them in my legs to stay awake
vida Serraoi: aw
vida Serraoi: so you’re a voodoo doll?
KlausWulfenbach Outlander slides his chair around excessively
Canolli Capalini: I still have like 10 minutes, yes?
Serafina Puchkina: yes
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: so anyway i was talking to some people and they said anything you sit on is a furniture and that means cats and the earth is so what will you be covering? cats or the earth or anything ese? you can sit on an elephant you know
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: and elephant is like a big horse
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: if you dint know
Canolli Capalini looks over at Master Streeter and raises her eyebrow.. “I’m very familiar with elephants, young man. and we will be covering NONE of those things.”
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: did you bring your own elephant?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: oh why not?
Jasper Kiergarten: one could sit on your head too Bob
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: they could! would that make me a furniture?
Jasper Kiergarten: so I guess I could sell you in my shop for $L35
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: theres only one of me! i’m rare!
Jasper Kiergarten: ok, $L40
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: thats better
Annechen Lowey mutters, “Rare form indeed.”
vida Serraoi: Did you want to sit here mister? it’s better than an elephent
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Breezy! Hello Ceejay! Welcome
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: no! thats not mine! mine sitty thing is over there but i dunt want to
Breezy Carver: greetings 🙂
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Beq
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i am concrened if i sit on somehting it becomes a furniture and thus could be anything
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Hallo, damen. Pardon me not standing, bitte.
Ceejay Writer: Hello!
Jasper Kiergarten: Hi Breezy, Beq
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Miss Spiritweaver
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: an elephant for isntance
Beq Janus: hello invisible people
Jasper Kiergarten: hey Ceejay
vida Serraoi: What’s your name mister?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hi folks! Come on in
Breezy Carver: Hello Jasper hey Beq hun 🙂 wavess to ceejay and all 🙂
Beq Janus: by the lag I preusme ther are more than the 2 people I can see here
Kit SpiritWeaver: Hello…excuse me as I lurch in.
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Miss Aeon
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: welcome to the 9th level of hell. furnishings and household items
KlausWulfenbach Outlander is holding very still
Ceejay Writer: Oh yes. Everyone is still rezzing in. Hopefully I’m not on someones head.
Alaex Aeon: Hi Sera
Annechen Lowey: erf
Serafina Puchkina: If you need a chair, please see Jasper.
vida Serraoi: there’s only seven levels. everyone knows that mister
Kit SpiritWeaver: May I have a chair please?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: dont sit on folk ceejay! they become a furniture!
Serafina Puchkina: We have refreshments at the back
Annechen Lowey: One bad thing about these chairs, they are not immobile.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: elephants are mobile!
Beq Janus: Elf, I thought for a minute your tag said you were a crap creator
Jasper Kiergarten: there you are miss
Kit SpiritWeaver: Thank you
Jasper Kiergarten: uh oh
Alaex Aeon: Hi Jed
Beq Janus: That’s Bob’s job
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: :p
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hiya!
Ceejay Writer: Well, time to see if my salon chair fights with my sling!
Beq Janus: damn thee only people I could see have just vanished
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: you got yer glasses on?
Jasper Kiergarten: anyone requiring a chair, please let me know
Jasper Kiergarten: if I don’t respond, drop me an IM
Beq Janus: no they don’t fit cos of the peg on my nose to keep the stench out
Ceejay Writer: Am I on anyone? I was hoping to land on Bob’s foot
Kathy Jameson: Mr. Kiergarten, may have a chair?
Matthew Masingh: I am not on Beq, am I?
Kathy Jameson: Thank you, sir!
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome everyone, welcome!
Beq Janus: don’t think so
Jedburgh30 Dagger: If you need a chair, please ask Jasper for one
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Miss Ember
Darlingmonster Ember: hullo all
Darlingmonster Ember: nods
Darlingmonster Ember: a chair please
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome welcome
Ernst Osterham: May I have a chair as well, please?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hello new arrivals!
Saffia Widdershins: Hello!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: aww look everyones stunned to silence by the prospect of foot stools
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: or they were
Serafina Puchkina: Still time to partake of refreshments
Serafina Puchkina: Welcome Saffia
Ceejay Writer: Hi Ash!
Aisling Sinclair: hi Ceejay!
Aisling Sinclair: hello everyone 🙂
Beq Janus appears to have found quicksand
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Miss Sinclair
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Welcome to the Aether Salon everyone
Saffia Widdershins: Hi Ash!
Lelani Carver: Oh! Pardon me for my precipitous entrance…
Jedburgh30 Dagger: if you haven’t gotten a chair, please see Jasper, the chair master
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: shouldnt he be talking?
Ghilayne Andrew: oops… sorry, Mr. Tenk.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Beq, you may be on the sim line
Bela Lubezki: hello all
Matthew Masingh: Hello Bela
Ceejay Writer: Jed, you all right?
Fono Heninga: good afternoon
Jedburgh30 Dagger: You may need to step up onto the maze in order to hear the speaker
Serafina Puchkina: Hello everyone. Welcome
Beq Janus: better thanks Jed
Bela Lubezki: what are these chairs called? they pile in my inventory but i dont find them again
Breezy Carver: laughs @ Bela
Breezy Carver: soooo true 🙂
Ghilayne Andrew smiles at Breezy and Riel.
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Laynie
Beq Janus: Bela search for salon
Breezy Carver: waves to Laynie and Gabi 🙂
Bela Lubezki: ah, thx
Serafina Puchkina: Hello Gabi
Ceejay Writer: It’s called Ather Salon (wear me)
Matthew Masingh: Gabi!!!!!
Gabrielle Riel stumbles around blindly – sorry!
Ghilayne Andrew smiles. “Hello, Jed!”
Aisling Sinclair: are there more chairs available?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hiya!
Jasper Kiergarten: yes
Lelani Carver: Very useful, if a bit odd at first, wearing one’s chair.
Ceejay Writer: Just don’t walk with them on, *grin*
Gabrielle Riel: Good day Miss Andrew, Miss Carver, Miss Puchkina and Mr. Masingh…and one and all!
Lelani Carver chuckles and makes a note: “Do not walk around.”
Jasper Kiergarten: please bare with me if I don’t get you a chair right away, those who’ve asked
Jasper Kiergarten: its starting to lag noticeably
Jasper Kiergarten: 🙂
Aisling Sinclair: oh, thank you, Mr Kiergarten 🙂
Jasper Kiergarten: most welcome
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Hello everyone! Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Serafina and I are pleased to welcome you to the November Aether Salon – Furnishings! An exploration of Victorian furniture and what goes into the creation of furniture and other things in Second Life. I would like to thank each and every one of you for joining us today.
Elegia Underwood plops herself down on the floor as wearing trousers makes this quite simple.
Aisling Sinclair: a wearable chair, what a wonderful thing to have
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Miss Viv is currently travelling abroad, and is unable to attend, but is with us in spirit. Sera has asked me to fill in as her co-host today.
Beq Janus applauds
Darlingmonster Ember applauds
Alaex Aeon applauds
Ceejay Writer: Shoes well filled! *applauds*
Jedburgh30 Dagger: As many of you know, the Aether Salon meets to discuss steam and Victorian topics on the third Sunday of each month, in Palisades and Academy, New Babbage. This is our 12th salon and I hope you are all as excited about being here today as I am.
Matthew Masingh claps
Breezy Carver clapss
Kit SpiritWeaver claps
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: hells bells they are already banging on about chaits]]rs
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Bela Lubezki: its a bit uncomfortible in a packed steam tram, but else
Ceejay Writer thwaps Bob.
Aisling Sinclair: yay Jed!
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Just a few matters of housekeeping before we get started. If you are standing in the back, please move forward onto the maze so that you can be assured of hearing the speaker. Please be courteous when asking questions and we will try to make sure your questions are answered in the order in which they were posed. As a courtesy to all, please turn off everything that feeds the lag: all HUDs, scripts, AOs and so on. Please no weapons, bombs, pointed sticks, or loose bunches of fruit. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Edited and unedited transcripts will be posted this week on aethersalon.blogspot.com so you can revisit today’s event, read transcripts of past salons, and for a laugh, peruse “overheard at the salon.” Please join the Aether Salon group and receive notifications of future salon events, click the lower right hand corner of the large brown sign by the entrance. We sincerely appreciate the support we receive from everyone in the community and we humbly thank you all.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Many fine people have contributed to today’s salon: We are grateful to Clockwinder Tenk, Miss Ceejay Writer, Miss Breezy Carver, Miss Ahnyanka Delphin, PJ Trenton for photographs, and Canolli Capalini of Capalini Fine Furnishings for the chairs and the craft. Mark your calendars for upcoming salons…December salon will be ‘on the road’ with a field trip to Steelhead Shanghai, so be sure to mark your calendar for that on December 20th.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Sera?
Serafina Puchkina: Thank you, Miss Jed. I would like to officially welcome Miss Jed as part of the Aether Salon staff.
Aisling Sinclair: .-‘`’-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-‘`’-.
Alaex Aeon applauds
Beq Janus applauds
Matthew Masingh claps
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Serafina Puchkina: She’s long been an invaluable help behind the scenes, and today marks her first official time as a member of our staff. Thank you, Jed. You are a good friend, and we appreciate your many, many talents.
Darlingmonster Ember applauds
Kit SpiritWeaver applauds
Serafina Puchkina: I also want to acknowledge my co-host and good friend Miss Viv, whose vision created the Aether Salon and her talents made the salon what it is today. RL will always trump SL, but it was hard for Miss Viv to miss today’s salon. We miss you, Miss Viv.
Serafina Puchkina: It is my distinct honor to introduce today’s speaker, someone who is well known in New Babbage. After losing her family to cholera, she was sent to her Uncle Chadsworth Capalini, a carpenter who lived in Lexington, Kentucky.
Beq Janus seconds that
Jasper Kiergarten: yay viv
Ceejay Writer sends special applause out to RL
Serafina Puchkina: He took her regularly to his woodshop and as Canolli grew, her attention to detail in the woodworking was attributed to the Uncle and his business became known for high quality furniture and chests. Not wishing to lose a valuable commodity, her Uncle kept any suitors away.
Serafina Puchkina: Uncle Chadsworth disappeared under mysterious circumstances and suspicion was cast upon the young woman. The store was closed and Miss Capalini disappeared.
Elegia Underwood: Tsk tsk.
Elegia Underwood gasps.
Ceejay Writer frowns.
Serafina Puchkina: Seven years later, she appeared in New Babbage. At first, Canolli constructed a chair here and there, donating them to the New Babbage Geographical Society. Seeing the excellence of her work, commissions started rolling in. She was able to open her own store in a few months.
Elegia Underwood: Brava!
Serafina Puchkina: She disapproves of excesses and generally carries a bit of food on her person in case she meets an urchin. Friendly, with a soft southern drawl, but wary of crowds, she gets along well in New Babbage. Particularly because no one asks any questions.
Serafina Puchkina: Certainly not about her past and not about the hammer she keeps upon her person at all times.
Aisling Sinclair nods approvingly at New Babbage’s discretion
Serafina Puchkina: Without further ado, please help me in welcoming Miss Canolli Capalini.
Elegia Underwood: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSEEEEEEE***********
Darlingmonster Ember applauds
Jedburgh30 Dagger: applauds
Matthew Masingh hoots and hollars
Serafina Puchkina applauds
Elegia Underwood: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Alaex Aeon applauds
Annechen Lowey: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Elegia Underwood: *:-.,_,.-:*’´ `*. HoOoOoO!¸.*´`’*:-.,_,.-:*
Beq Janus applauds
Breezy Carver: YAY!
Ceejay Writer whistles loudly.
Lelani Carver applauds
Fono Heninga: *applauds*
Kathy Jameson applauds
Aisling Sinclair: .-‘`’-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-‘`’-.
Kit SpiritWeaver applauds
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: yaayy!
Ghilayne Andrew applauds!
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Canolli Capalini nervously stammers.. “Thank you, Miss Serafina for this honor. Undoubtedly you may have wondered why I was asked to speak.”
LillieJay Mills applauds
Canolli Capalini: To be quite in agreement, so have I.
Ceejay Writer smiles encouragingly at her talented friend.
Elegia Underwood: Not a bit of it!
Elegia Underwood smiles.
Canolli Capalini: I was asked to give a sort of history of Victorian furnishings.. and to be hnest.. that encompasses such a great field, I didn’t know where to begin.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: start with elephants
Canolli Capalini: My lovely friend, Miss Breezy Carver, advised me to begin *glares at Bob* with what I know best.
Ceejay Writer executes a sidekick.
Breezy Carver smiles
Canolli Capalini: I was trained in Kentucky in my uncle’s workshop to execute a specific styling of furniture.. Namely the Biedermeier stylization.
Canolli Capalini: So, I come before you today to discuss this very stylized and specific furniture era, for it is an era that affected the whole of Europe as a backlash to the more ornate stylings of the pre-French Revolution era.
Canolli Capalini chuckles.. “It is a misconception that Biedermeier refers to a famous cabinet maker.”
Canolli Capalini grins to herself at the little furniture maker joke.
Darlingmonster Ember smiles
Ceejay Writer thought it sounded like a lager but says nothing.
Canolli Capalini: But in reality, as the French Revolution wound down and the aftershocks were still reverberating through Europe, a series of political cartoons rose refering to a “aristocratic Biedermeier” family.
Canolli Capalini: Fictional.. but wide spread and well known.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: so this was a reaction to styles like Chippendale?
Breezy Carver: interesting ..
Canolli Capalini: More Empiric, Miss Dagger.
Lelani Carver wonders if it was because Europe had previously been so excessively Rococco.
Saffia Widdershins: Louis Quinze …
Canolli Capalini: German aristocrats began to fear a similiar style revolution that the french had.
Breezy Carver smiless
Canolli Capalini: Furniture and decor began to reflect that.
Breezy Carver jealosy.. *grins*
Canolli Capalini: from the early 1800’s to the mid 1800’s you see a backlash against the ornamentation that had so previously dominated interior design
Canolli Capalini: Furniture became more clean.. simply made. Heavy, with very distinct lines.
Canolli Capalini: Dark woods began to be favored as opposed to lighter and gilded woods.
Canolli Capalini: In effect, the aristocracy was trying to make themselves seem humble.
Canolli Capalini: to seem more, what they considered “common.”
Aisling Sinclair: but that veneer work is anything but common
Canolli Capalini smiles. “Indeed.”
Fono Heninga: “nothing to see here” – I see
Lelani Carver observes that the wood grain is beautifully matched in the example
Canolli Capalini: The stylizations that arose were not found in common homes, but only the rich. Carpentry was an expensive trade.. particularly with the fancy veneering and rare woods that were being used.
Canolli Capalini: As the years progressed, you had a new upper middle class rise.. One that was not concerned with uprising peasantry (as they had been in that class merely 40 years before) but more concerned with showing off their new found wealth.
Ghilayne Andrew: looted, pillaged and plundered new found wealth?
Lelani Carver: Beer barons and trade, most likely
Canolli Capalini: as the gothic revival period (more ornate) began to flow across Europe, this neauvo-riche wanted to copy it’s older counterparts.. and you begin to see the simple clean lines of the biedermeier style merge with a more art deco feel.
Canolli Capalini: as the gothic revival period (more ornate) began to flow across Europe, this neauvo-riche wanted to copy it’s older counterparts.. and you begin to see the simple clean lines of the biedermeier style merge with a more art deco feel.
Canolli Capalini: Ornamentation began to creep into the edges.. the woods became more expensive and rare, with inlays providing sharp contrasts.
Aisling Sinclair: this was about 1840?
Canolli Capalini: a little after.. the bidermeier period actually ends with the napoelionic period.. so about 1848..
Aisling Sinclair: ah, thank you
Canolli Capalini: you see the gothic revival approach shortly after that.. which is why you see such a heavy biedermeier influence in the early 1900’s.
Canolli Capalini: Indeed, the style even lends itself to Art Deco and the more Shaker stylizations that came with Frank Lloyd Wright.
Canolli Capalini: Craftsman has a lot to thank “Biedermeier” for.
Canolli Capalini: I brought with me some pictures of prime examples of this unique and very adaptable style.
vida Serraoi: It sure is nice. Better than an elephant
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: nothing is better than elephants!
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: i notice a distinct lack of elephants so far by the way
vida Serraoi: shshs mister, I’m listening to the Lady. she’s smart.
Breezy Carver: Indeed !!
Canolli Capalini wonders if she threw her shoe, would it do any damage to Bob.
Ghilayne Andrew‘s great grandmother had a settee with crocodile feet.
Jasper Kiergarten: that could be arranged
Canolli Capalini: This first example is a very simple cabinet.. but as you can start to look closely at the veneer work, it is anything but simple.
Ghilayne Andrew: Crocodile feet beat elephants, Bob.
Lelani Carver recalls hours polishing an old dining table with lion’s paws. Sadly, no elephant brolly stands.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: as snakcs or as furnitures
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: *snacks
Canolli Capalini: Cross grains of veneer to provide lines on flat surfaces was one of the earmarks. It was all about the wood.
Ceejay Writer grins and ponders zoolike furniture.
Lelani Carver recalls that she used rags, not the paws of actual lions.
Aisling Sinclair‘s dining table has lion’s paws…wood ones, fortunately.
Canolli Capalini: Again, an example of using woodgrains to provide the ornamentation. I do believe..
vida Serraoi: they spent as much time on the backs of things as the fronts, didn’t they Miss?
Canolli Capalini wrestles with the contraptions controls…
Kit SpiritWeaver: That’s lovely
Jedburgh30 Dagger: wow
Alaex Aeon: beautiful
Canolli Capalini: My apologies, I believe the contraption is squishing my pictures.. that’s actually an armoire.
Elegia Underwood: For urchins *mutters*
Canolli Capalini: and yes, they did.. The piece over all was meant to be a work of art as a stand alone.
Kathy Jameson: Modern technology…. *shakes her head*
Canolli Capalini: This set of chairs actually dates to 1837 and has been reupholstered in a vintage cloth. Sadly, I do not ahve these in my shop, but I am looking to making some similiar.
Canolli Capalini: Note the curvation on the back.. with the slight ornamentation at the top.
Canolli Capalini: It curves outward even as it curves upward, providing that very clean line..
Serafina Puchkina whispers: how beautiful
Tinus Koskinen: makes a note for his apartment.
Canolli Capalini grins broadly.. “AND! it should be noted.. the original upholstery would have been more of a solid tapestry.. less ornate than flowery stripes.”
Fono Heninga: Is that a shell motif, or a fan?
Canolli Capalini: This is a fan motif.
Fono Heninga: thank you. 🙂
Ceejay Writer: It’s charming.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: OOh are they for foppish fops or for boring girls who can’t think about anything but chairs?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter dispairs
Canolli Capalini: Note again, on the legs.. the very marked difference in wood grains and colors.
Kathy Jameson must be a boring girl. 🙂
Canolli Capalini clears her throat.. “This stylization may seem familiar to you, if you have been through my shop.”
vida Serraoi: I like the curves
Canolli Capalini: This was a set more towards the gothic revival.. note the extra spirals on the underarm.
Canolli Capalini: But the lines are still very simple and very functional.
Canolli Capalini bangs on the side of the contraption.
Canolli Capalini: piffle.. squashed.
Canolli Capalini: Ah, but fashion goes hand in hand with decor..
Breezy Carver: Oh Yes always !!
Aisling Sinclair: now THAT is gorgeous
Aisling Sinclair: squashed or not
Breezy Carver WOW !
Serafina Puchkina: It’s interesting how art, music, fashion, literature, and now I find out, furniture echo each other through the years
Canolli Capalini: With the advent of the Biedermeier period, you started seeing a lessing of some skirts.. again, to show more of a connection to the peasantry.
Ghilayne Andrew: and architecture
Canolli Capalini: err.. skirt widths.. not the skirts themselves.
Canolli Capalini: This little hall table is a prime example of still biedermeier.. but not part of the straight or curved legature you see normally.
Canolli Capalini: More toward the gothic revival, classical influences began to show up in columnesque ornamentation.
Fono Heninga: lovely character!
Canolli Capalini: All speaking of the marvelous adaptability of this wonderful style.
Tinus Koskinen: that is a little steamy (smiles)
Canolli Capalini: Here we have a simple round table.. but check out the top.. and the bottom.. !
Breezy Carver giggless
Canolli Capalini: note how the light to dark woodgrain is used effectively to create a pattern more aesthetically pleasing
Bela Lubezki: great sculpties involved
Canolli Capalini: This is an example of a mirror from the period. Ornate, but not flowery
Canolli Capalini: and on to my personal favrotie part of the stylization..
Canolli Capalini: The very divine Divan..
Serafina Puchkina: ooooo
Breezy Carver smiles
Canolli Capalini: Which has an interesting sidenote to it, all on it’s own.
Canolli Capalini leans up excitedly…
Kit SpiritWeaver: Nice!
Ceejay Writer: Nice!
Alaex Aeon: very
Breezy Carver grins
Matthew Masingh smiles
Ghilayne Andrew: beautiful… it looks like it could be naughty.
Canolli Capalini: with the push of the British empire into the middle east, you start seeing an arabesque influence into the same Biedermeier stylization.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: OOO the divan! oh joy! oh heaven!
Canolli Capalini glares at bob.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter throws up his arms in disgust
Ceejay Writer gives a withering glare right and downward.
Aisling Sinclair: furniture to recline upon
Canolli Capalini: Indeed, it suited the romantic repression that crept through the Edwardian and Victorian age perfectly.
vida Serraoi: I want that.
Elegia Underwood: And introduced the romance of the hareem… the odalisque… neh?
Canolli Capalini: It should be noted at this time that Sir Richard Burton was scandalizing the Victorian literary world with his translation of 1001 Arabian Nights..
Aisling Sinclair chuckles
Ivniciix Wemyss: …and yet…the Turkish influence of Cpntinental syle happened a full 199 years earlier yes?
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Yay Burton!
Ivniciix Wemyss: 199 years that is…on the Continent…
Elegia Underwood chuckles.
Elegia Underwood: It came & went…
Canolli Capalini: Yes! Absolutely..
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: like a hurried lover
Dreddpiratebob Streeter sniggers
Elegia Underwood: Bob!
Elegia Underwood: What would you know of such things?!
Canolli Capalini: somebody needs to wash that boy’s mouth out with soap
Matthew Masingh: The soap would be scared
Breezy Carver tucks bob ..
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Frau Lowey has an urchin-washer….
Ivniciix Wemyss: …Motazts Abduction form the Seraglio being only one example….
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: dont let them disturb you miss! we are all riveted
vida Serraoi is listening a LOT to the lady
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: carry on!
Breezy Carver rolls eyes at bob ..
Darlingmonster Ember: ooo
Darlingmonster Ember: lovely
Aisling Sinclair: has this been reupholstered as well?
Canolli Capalini: Here you see a very different stylization of sofa that is still encompassed in the biedermeier styling.
Canolli Capalini: yes.. This is a much blockier and heavier style, without the curving lines, but still has the clean functionality.
Canolli Capalini: Actually, i think this one is the original upholstery.
Ceejay Writer: Doesn’t look comfy, but very attractive.
Fono Heninga: it’s still pretty elegant
Elegia Underwood: Exquisite fabric.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: pretty elephant?
Canolli Capalini: It wasn’t meant to be “comfortable”.. it was meant to look austere.. plain.
Ivniciix Wemyss: it does presage Craftsman style a bit doesn’t it?
Canolli Capalini: Exactly, my point.
Darlingmonster Ember: nods
Canolli Capalini: Wright and the Stickley Brothers owe a LOT to Mr. “Biedermeier”.
Elegia Underwood: It presages Shaker style, too. *chuckles*
Aisling Sinclair: except for the neoclassical fabric
Elegia Underwood: Ooooo.
Elegia Underwood: Pretty.
Elegia Underwood loves curves.
Canolli Capalini: Here we have a hall table.. You have the generous curves and highly ornate veneer woodgrain.
Ivniciix Wemyss: Dining room sideboard or hall stand one wonders
Ivniciix Wemyss: answered…
Canolli Capalini: hall Stand, Mr. Wemyss.. This piece is actually much smaller than a dining room sideboard.
Canolli Capalini: A small writing desk..
Aisling Sinclair: not like a raven at all
Canolli Capalini: Here is my own version of that very desk.
Canolli Capalini: I actually became a bit more ornate.. *chuckles softly* got carried away.
Elegia Underwood: Are the legs on each side from a single piece, Miss Capalini?
Canolli Capalini: On the picture it is.. on mine, I .. uhm.. well, I had an accident with the mahogany piece I’d obtained for it.
vida Serraoi: an accident Miss?
Darlingmonster Ember: sweet work
Canolli Capalini: but you still have the distinct contrast in wood grains..
Canolli Capalini raises an eyebrow.. “An accident.”
Canolli Capalini: Now this is a very simple piece.. but I included it for the very reason of how well you can see the contrasting woodgrains.
Elegia Underwood: But isn’t it luscious?
Ivniciix Wemyss: looks similar to a fold out card table also
Fono Heninga: yum
Canolli Capalini: Indeed..
Aisling Sinclair: it’s wonderful
Ivniciix Wemyss: !!!!
Kit SpiritWeaver: Ooh
Canolli Capalini: Last but nt least, I’ve included a larger desk.. so yu can see the brass work that started appearing in the late 1800’s.
Jedburgh30 Dagger: oooooh
Serafina Puchkina: oh my!
Elegia Underwood: Ooooo…
Ceejay Writer gasp and nearly swoons.
Fono Heninga: Secession, here we come! Noice.
Alaex Aeon: my… that is beautiful
Tinus Koskinen makes another note for his office.
Canolli Capalini: Which brings us to the last portion of my presentation.. a very short blurb on construction in SL..
Aisling Sinclair: pieces like this make one want to get out the furniture polish and rub…*smiles dreamily*
Ceejay Writer decides to hock everything to buy that.
Darlingmonster Ember perks
Saffia Widdershins: mmmmm
Canolli Capalini: Many times I’ve had people tell me that “Oh, look.. your woods don’t repeat”, things of that nature.
Darlingmonster Ember smiles
Darlingmonster Ember wonders if we shall be discussing ‘bookmatch’ next
Canolli Capalini: I construct furniture in this world to be as close to keeping with the pieces I love so much.. so therefore, no.. on many pieces, you can tell it’s different woods, different grains, it looks like wood put together.
Canolli Capalini: That is deliberate.. a furniture maker doesn’t make a cabinet out of a single piece of wood.. and neither do I. 🙂
Canolli Capalini: Are there . well, any questions?
Tinus Koskinen: hundreds, but I have learned a lot.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter raises hand
Canolli Capalini: Oh god, what bob?
Aisling Sinclair: how does Biedermeier relate to the American Empire style?
Darlingmonster Ember hand up
Matthew Masingh chuckles at Tinus and nods in agreement
Dreddpiratebob Streeter waits his turn poltly
Aisling Sinclair begs Bob’s pardon
Canolli Capalini: American empire was basically the American take on the beidermeier.
Canolli Capalini: You had an immigration that came into the states that had viewed the more rich interiors of beidermeier and brought that ideal with them.
Aisling Sinclair: *nods*…so many similarities
Canolli Capalini: Very many similiarities.. however, you had a larger abundance of hard common woods.
Canolli Capalini: So, you don’t see quite so much veneer with the American Empire, and it tends to be heavier.
Aisling Sinclair: i see, thank you
Canolli Capalini: ye,s next?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: me!
Darlingmonster Ember: M Streeter is next
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: YAY!
Canolli Capalini: Yes, bob.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter clears his throat
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: briefly, i would like you to tell me why on gods green earth anyone cares a damn fig for bloody furnitures?! also, Wheres the elephant you promised?
Canolli Capalini rolls her eyes.
Ceejay Writer tenses.
Jasper Kiergarten: oh brother
Jedburgh30 Dagger thumbs the butt of her revolver
Canolli Capalini: Because Master Streeter, Furniture symbolizes power..
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: it does?
Fono Heninga: *hisses* ti’s pretty things to park your bum on Bob, don’t knock it
Canolli Capalini: Why do you think the heads of organizations are called “Chairs”
Jasper Kiergarten: oooh good answer
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: SHHH she’s talking about power
Jedburgh30 Dagger raises hand
Canolli Capalini: and if you’ll give me just a bit.. I’ll give you your damn elephant.
Breezy Carver grins excellents !!
Canolli Capalini: Next..
Ceejay Writer giggles.
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: HUZZAH!
Ghilayne Andrew smiles. “Lovely presentation Coz.”
Breezy Carver: charming 🙂
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Did the continental furniture makers use tropical woods like mahogany?
Ivniciix Wemyss: (Bill Cosby is here?)
Fono Heninga: also has a question
Darlingmonster Ember: frowns
Canolli Capalini: Yes Miss Dagger. they did.. however it was VERY expensive.
Darlingmonster Ember: Puts hand higher
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: thank you!
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Miss Ember has a question
Darlingmonster Ember smiles
Canolli Capalini: You see a LOT of the veneers are made of rare woods.. hence why you see the aristocracy with the stylization in their homes and not the butchers, bakers and candlestick makers.
Canolli Capalini: Yes, Miss Ember.
Darlingmonster Ember: you mentioned beidermeier as antecedent to the Craftsman and Deco styles… since Steampunk styles recombine these things… are you aware of any trend to have furniture recombine in this fashion…besides your own work in SL?
Matthew Masingh: Wow!
Darlingmonster Ember: *eyes M Masingh
Canolli Capalini: Excellent question! Are you speaking just in SL or furniture on a whole?
Darlingmonster Ember: both please
Canolli Capalini: Bidermeier attracts be specifically because of its’ versatility.
Canolli Capalini: me*
Darlingmonster Ember: nods
Ivniciix Wemyss: Ahem…
Canolli Capalini: In RL, there isn’t .. that i can think of.. a furniture stylization/era that encompasses SO many different earmarks of what makes it. Darlingmonster Ember: ah
Elegia Underwood whispers, “Pardon me. I must go. Wonderful lecture, Miss C. Thank you.”
Darlingmonster Ember: thank you
Darlingmonster Ember makes notes
Ivniciix Wemyss: Might I add that it also depends on how one defines Steampubnk…as materials or as motifs, such as the “gear” bottom to the round table that was shown
Darlingmonster Ember: (( btw, your work is divine ))
Canolli Capalini: You can have something be art deco, or gothic, or more craftsman.. and still be considered within the stylization.
Ceejay Writer waves at Gia.
Canolli Capalini: nods.. exactly Mr. Wemyss.
Canolli Capalini: In SL.. well, everyone is recombining ideas and snatches of everything they see.
Darlingmonster Ember: nods
Darlingmonster Ember: exactly
Canolli Capalini: As far as I know, i’m one of the few people that’s trying to provide furniture that looks more historically accurate, whether or not it actually is.
Canolli Capalini: There are so many wonderful furniture makers.. it’s hard to pinpoint different styles.
Fono Heninga: Ah! This is related to my question, if I may?
Canolli Capalini: certainly.
Fono Heninga: I was wondering – you mentioned earlier that you strayed out of style – is staying true to a style important for you as a maker?
Dreddpiratebob Streeter: ((actually a fascinating talk. very very interesting. thank you kindly but i must go. bravo!))
Ceejay Writer: ((Bye Elephant Boy!))
Canolli Capalini laughs.. “Yes, actually it is. I take a great deal of pride in how detailed and true to a stylization I try to be, so yes.. it is actually very important.”
Canolli Capalini: ((thank you bob. 🙂 ))
Matthew Masingh: ((*laughs*))
Dreddpiratebob Streeter jumps slightly and sneakily checks a device in his palm. looing around he slips off
Tinus Koskinen: ((chuckles, see you Bob))
Fono Heninga: *smiles* thank you very much.
Canolli Capalini: And I’d like to add.. it’s the very versatility of this style that *I* think makes it work perfectly in a steampunk setting.. even though I don’t have gears in it.. or metallic pipes or such.. I think it’s an elegant footnote to our “might have been” period.
Ceejay Writer: I fully agree.
Fono Heninga: *nods* a range of style makes things more …real
Jasper Kiergarten: indeed
Darlingmonster Ember: precisely, bravo
Darlingmonster Ember applauds
Canolli Capalini: Any other questions?
Ivniciix Wemyss: Appluads
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Jasper Kiergarten: well dark woods look so wonderful beside bras
KlausWulfenbach Outlander applauds
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Do we have any more questions?
Darlingmonster Ember applauds
Jasper Kiergarten: brass*
KlausWulfenbach Outlander raises an eyebrow at Herr Kiergarten [
Kit SpiritWeaver appauds
Jedburgh30 Dagger: If you look to my right, you will see a bookcase over in the corner
Fono Heninga: *applauds*
Serafina Puchkina applauds
Tinus Koskinen: Bravo Miss C. Bravo
Tinus Koskinen APPLAUDS!!!
Aisling Sinclair: .-‘`’-. APPLAUSE APPLAUSE .-‘`’-.
Aisling Sinclair: very nicely done!
Saffia Widdershins applauds
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Miss Capalini has again very graciously given us another surpb craft
Jedburgh30 Dagger: *surperb
Canolli Capalini smiles.. Please.. the bookcase is my gift to you, for being such a wonderful and forgiving audience.
Ceejay Writer: Ooooh craft time! I nearly forgot!
Annechen Lowey: I wish I could see the other side of the room.
Fono Heninga: oh! thank you! And thank you for a most interesting hour
Serafina Puchkina: Wow, Miss C. Wonderful craft
Darlingmonster Ember applauds
Aisling Sinclair: it’s lovely, thank you so much!
Ceejay Writer: b-b-b-b-b-bookcase!
Serafina Puchkina: Please take a copy of the craft
Jedburgh30 Dagger: If there are no more questions for our speaker…
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Thank you all again for your support, and your attendance!
Serafina Puchkina: As always, the tip jar proceeds go directly to the speaker. thank you all for your generosity
Tinus Koskinen: Thank you Jed for hosting us all.
Bela Lubezki: indeed thank you all
Serafina Puchkina: Yes, thanks Jed. Brilliant job today
Serafina Puchkina: Thank you, everyone
Aisling Sinclair: thank you, Jed, wonderful debut.
Canolli Capalini whispers loudly, “Can I get down now?”
Serafina Puchkina: Yes!
Beq Janus applauds another wonderful salon
KlausWulfenbach Outlander chuckles
Saffia Widdershins: Thank you … this has been fascinating 🙂
Ceejay Writer: Canolli Capalini…. come on down!
Kit SpiritWeaver chuckles
Jedburgh30 Dagger: You’re done darlin’
Ceejay Writer: I can’t wait to set up my bookshelf.
Tinus Koskinen smiles “Ceejay with that arm perhaps several of us should assist.”
Bela Lubezki: and dont forget to un wear your chairs
Ceejay Writer: “Oh… my yes. I keep forgetting. What a hindrance.”
Canolli Capalini smiles at all the “chair butt”.
Aisling Sinclair laughs
Annechen Lowey: Moment, I must relog to see the bookcase and the next sim over.
Meadow McBride waves and slips quietly away 🙂
Serafina Puchkina: Thank you all for coming today
Tinus Koskinen: well I am sure a couple of us can drag it to its place for you Miss Ceejay, save your strength for some writing.
Jasper Kiergarten: a very engaging discussion
Ceejay Writer smiles gratefully at Tinus.
Jasper Kiergarten: bravo, Miss Capalini
Canolli Capalini: I hope it wasn’t too boring, Mr. Kiergarten.
Ceejay Writer: Hmm. Cafe or loft… cafe or loft….
Darlingmonster Ember: heavens no
Tinus Koskinen: Definately, a good start for our future university.
Matthew Masingh cheers for Miss Capalini!
Darlingmonster Ember: huzzah
Aisling Sinclair: huzzah!
Ceejay Writer: I so dearly want that brass lined writing desk.
Darlingmonster Ember smiles
Jedburgh30 Dagger: Me too Ceejay
Ivniciix Wemyss: isn’t this one on the aethrtrop maple inside?
Canolli Capalini: It is maple..
Annechen Lowey: Ah, at least there is no more abyss…
Serafina Puchkina: Thank you everyone!
Serafina Puchkina: And thank you, Miss Canolli
KlausWulfenbach Outlander: Ah, good. Can you see it now?
Ceejay Writer os off to the cafe for some coffee and chores.
LillieJay Mills: Thank you Miss Canolli!
Bela Lubezki: i have to go. thank you for hosting and presenting, see you all
Annechen Lowey: Yes, sir.
Canolli Capalini: You’re welcome.. It’s a wonder I didn’t get overcome with the vapors.
LillieJay Mills: nice to have seen everyone 🙂
Serafina Puchkina: Bye Ceejay, bye LillieJay
Beq Janus: Alll do not forget that there is another sign on the way out that will allow you to donate to the Salon itself and recognise the efforts of those beyond the speakers who run this show [
Aisling Sinclair: it was a wonderful program, Miss Capalini, thank you so much
Jedburgh30 Dagger: It was wonderful
Serafina Puchkina: Thanks, Beq. I forgot. Yes, that goes to tier for this place
Lelani Carver: Very enjoyable, thank you all so much.
Darlingmonster Ember: curtseys to the parlor group
Darlingmonster Ember: ciao for now gentles
Canolli Capalini: Thank yo Aisling.


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