Spotlight Interview – TLC Home Collection

WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU CHOSE TO BECOME A 2018 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO SPONSOR! WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET INVOLVED WITH RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE AND THE EXPO?
We are of course not only SL business owners, but also part of the SL community.

It’s become a │T│L│C│ tradition to participate at least at one SL (Charity) event per year. In 2016, it was the SOS ‘Doctors without borders’ event, last year we participated at the 2017 Second Pride Festival and the ‘Rock your Rack – Fight Against Breast Cancer’ fund raising, and this year we have been part of the ‘World Animal Protection’ Charity event. It’s great that we now also get the chance to sponsor this years’ 2018 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO.

Like myself, you may probably have a loved family member who has cancer, or you may even have received the diagnosis yourself. The word ‘Cancer’ has always scared people and we used to think of cancer as a death sentence. But over the years, our ability to test for the disease and treat it has greatly improved. More people who get cancer are living longer. Some are being cured. It’s encouraging to see that progress is being made, and we want do our best to be a small part of it.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SL? WHEN DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS? WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO OPEN YOUR BUSINESS?
│T│L│C│ Home Collection was founded in April 2015. Actually we got the idea for our first animal at Calas Galadhon Park Sims. It was a heron we saw and since we couldn’t find one we liked, we created one ourselves. I had a MP fashion store at that time but I thought I could give it a try and sell it. Within 5 minutes we had our first sale and a 5 star review – we thought this can’t be a coincidence, it has to be a sign! This was the beginning of│T│L│C│ 🙂

WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU CREATE? CAN YOU TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIONS.?
We have established a line of low-prim, animated mesh animals and sceneries. Our range covers all kind of wildlife: waterbirds, birds, beach-, swamp-, and woodland animals as well as ponds, Zen gardens, formal gardens, and much more.

Lautlos and I love the outdoors, we enjoy hiking, visiting national parks, spending time outside in the garden. Even at home, in front of the TV, you will see me switch to animal documentaries 🙂

We have never been short of ideas given that nature does such a wonderful job of creating such amazing models. Products can start with from a view while out walking, the idea quickly developing, and only limited by the amount of time we have to bring the animal to life.

DO YOU HAVE AN IN WORLD STORE? DO YOU MAINTAIN A PRESENCE ON THE SL MARKETPLACE?
Yes and Yes 🙂

You can find │T│L│C│Home Collection
In World Store
Market Place

We don’t want │T│L│C│ to just be a regular animal store – We want it to be YOUR store!! A place you enjoy visiting and hanging out. We have created areas where you can sit and relax, explore and shop.
So please grab your family and friends, come over, visit us and take a look 🙂
Hope to see you there!

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A PERSON WHO IS STARTING OUT IN YOUR CHOSEN CAREER?
We think that we are not really in the position to give anyone advice 🙂

The most important requirement (for any business) is probably to enjoy what you do, listen to your customers, and don’t be too critical with yourself 🙂

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU FOUND AN ELEPHANT IN YOUR BACK YARD?
Check the land impact 🙂

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU WATCHED ON TV AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WATCH IT?
If you allow, I’d like to re-phrase the question to ‘the last thing I watched on TV which left the biggest impression on me’.

It was the documentary, “The Rich, the Poor and the Trash.”, showing the levels of social inequality and the huge gap between rich and poor – which exists not only in countries which we would consider ‘poor’ but also in the world’s richest and most expensive cities. What some throw away, others need to survive.
I think while we cannot do much about politics, it is good to be reminded that everyone can make a difference on a personal level by starting to change your awareness, and consumption of resources.

WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOUR FRIENDS USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
True about Lautlos: Patience

Lautlos about True: Determination

CAN YOU GIVE US A HINT AS TO WHAT WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2019 FROM │T│L│C│ Home Collection?
We are continuously expanding our product portfolio of wildlife. There are some exciting developments coming within Secondlife itself which should allow more natural and more varied movement of all our animals. There is still some development to be done by Linden Labs but the items we have been working on in beta testing look incredibly exciting.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOP AT THE EXPO. ARE YOU OFFERING ANY SPECIALS AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY ?
│T│L│C│ is known for showing wildlife in its natural habitat. We have created a scenic walk for people to enjoy and watch the animals of the Season. You can relax and sit down for a while to watch the birds and deer feed, or walk over to the polar regions where you can explore the │T│L│C│Penguin colony.

Speaking of penguins, we are also offering a free gift 🙂

In addition, we have also created something exclusive for RFL but don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Just one hint, we have named one creation: ‘Wishes do come true!’ 🙂

Having said that, we are wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!
May all your wishes come true!

Lautlos & True Redrose ❤
│T│L│C│ Home Collection

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