We often take information for granted. Here is where the editor, Richard Lee, reveals all and also draws attention to services that might be of interest to YouBeaut Designs readers.
That picture is in fact me a few years back which makes it likely that I could now quite easily be the age of some readers’ grandparents.
My background is in book design and media publishing but I have also designed and built furniture and at one stage operated a tiny manufacturing enterprise making homewares in wire – cake stands – fruit baskets – garden objects etc., – and enjoyed commissions which found me designing interesting cruet sets for a restaurant and wire bottle holders for a boutique olive oil retailer.
Now-a-days I divide my time between designing products for online sales and writing for this blog along with a monthly column for our local weekly newspaper. Naturally, like all self-styled writers, I have the grand novel on the back-burner.
The print-on-demand phenomena of recent times arrived just as I was wondering what retirement could possibly offer besides gardening and writing and sometimes fiddling with stuff in the shed or taking a trip to a remote location. This blog provides information of all these things and I give thanks for the opportunity to be so completely and happily occupied. Thank you for calling in.
Below you will find information and links to things that might interest you. You could easily become a designer of products too.
About The US Postal Service:
Everything you need to know about the US postal service.
Visit the website: USPS.com
Most of the designs and products on this blog are made at the Zazzle.com website. We thought you would like to know more about them.
Information taken from the Zazzle.com website.
First and foremost, Zazzle is a company that’s all about people…our employees, our customers, our designers and our partners. We believe that having extraordinary people is the greatest possible asset and sustainable advantage for a company. We began with an idea 10 years ago, and publicly launched our website in the summer of 2005. It’s been a wild ride since then… and we’ve only just begun.
Our mission is simple: “To Enable Every Custom, On-Demand Product in the World On Our Platform.” In other words, Zazzle, The Make Engine™, is creating both the tools and the marketplace for anything you can imagine – customized. Simple concept, but very hard to do! The good news: we’re getting closer to this reality every single day. And we’re having a blast doing it.
At Zazzle, our technologies are all about turning your dreams into reality. We’re tackling some of the hardest technical challenges around. And we’re not only developing cutting-edge software innovations, but also never-before-seen hardware and manufacturing systems.
Our products let you… be you! We’re deeply passionate about providing you with an opportunity to be yourself through customization. And we’re committed to offering the highest quality custom products in the world, in an ever-expanding array of categories.
Zazzlers are a passionate bunch. We’re dreamers. And we believe that anything is possible (ok, most anything). From PhD’s in mathematics to national physics champions to professional artists and manufacturing gurus… we’re all over the place but united by a passion to re-define commerce.
Visit the website: Zazzle.com
Some of the designs and products on this blog are made at the Redbubble.com website. We thought you would like to know more about them.
Information taken from the Redbubble.com website.
Redbubble is quite simply the finest and most diverse creative community and marketplace on the interlink. There, we said it. With artists and designers hailing from every corner of the globe, displaying eye opening talent, skill, passion and enthusiasm for all forms of creativity there really is no better place for you to get your artistic kicks.
If you’re looking for unique and impossibly brilliant t-shirts, heart-stopping wall art, attention grabbing iPhone cases or any other beautifully designed products we’re here to present an alternative to the mass producing hordes rudely hawking your individuality back to you on the main street.
For the creatives among you we’re a marketplace. You can sell your work with zero hassle on a healthy range of incredibly high quality products. You’ll find a playground of like minded humans displaying work, admiring work and discussing work. We’re into learning and collaborating and making people smile. What’s more, we’re free. And free is the best kind of price.
Visit the website: Redbubble.com
MyUS has been helping shoppers and business owners shop without borders since 1997. We are the first, largest and most trusted leader today in international package consolidation, serving more than 200,000 customers in over 220 countries.
We pride ourselves on employing experts in international shipping logistics, package consolidation, export compliance and customs documentation. We even have more than a few shopping experts! Our customers rely on our expertise to ensure their items are shipped quickly, safely and in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Folk living outside of the USA and ordering or wanting to order US merchandise will find this service worthwhile. It offers the benefit of consolidating different parcels
into one drop shipment. Having a US address also means that you are able
to order from suppliers who do not ship directly to overseas customers.
Visit the MyUS.com website for details.
Visit the website: MyUS.com
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Youbeaut Designs brings photos in to the website’s Gallery and Blog via Flickr.com.
Flickr.com has two main goals. To quote:
“We want to help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them.
Maybe they want to keep a blog of moments captured on their cameraphone, or maybe they want to show off their best pictures or video to the whole world in a bid for web celebrity. Or maybe they want to securely and privately share photos of their kids with their family across the country. Flickr makes all these things possible and more!
To do this, we want to get photos and video into and out of the system in as many ways as we can: from the web, from mobile devices, from the users’ home computers and from whatever software they are using to manage their content. And we want to be able to push them out in as many ways as possible: on the Flickr website, in RSS feeds, by email, by posting to outside blogs or ways we haven’t thought of yet. What else are we going to use those smart refrigerators for?”
Visit the website: Flickr.com