Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time

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Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time trees nature India global warming forests environment

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time trees nature India global warming forests environment

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time trees nature India global warming forests environment

Since the 1970s a Man Has Been Planting a Forest Larger than Central Park, One Tree at a Time trees nature India global warming forests environment

Nestled in Northeast India next to the Brahmaputra River sits Majuli Island, a giant sandbar that happens to be the largest river island on Earth, home to some 150,000 people. It is also the location of the 1,360 acre Molai Forest, one of the most unusual woodlands in the world for the incredible fact that it was planted by a single man. Since 1979, forestry worker Jadav Payeng has dedicated his life to planting trees on the island, creating a forest that has surpassed the scale of New York’s Central Park.

While home to such a large population, rapidly increasing erosion over the last 100 years has reduced the land mass of Majuli Island to less than half. Spurred by the dire situation, Payeng transformed himself into a modern day Johnny Appleseed and singlehandedly planted thousands upon thousands of plants, including 300 hectares of bamboo.

Payeng’s work has been credited with significantly fortifying the island, while providing a habitat for several endangered animals which have returned to the area; a herd of nearly 100 elephants (which has now given birth to an additional ten), Bengal tigers, and a species of vulture that hasn’t been seen on the island in over 40 years. Gives you more than a little hope for the world, doesn’t it?

Filmmaker William Douglas McMaster recently wrote and directed this beautiful documentary short titled Forest Man from the perspective of Payeng’s friend, photographer Jitu Kalita. The project was funded in part last year through Kickstarter. The video is a bit longer than what we usually see here on Colossal, but completely worth your time. (via Gizmodo)

 
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Weird-face - eyebrows on his cheekbones

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Weird-face - eyebrows on his cheekbones
Tilt your head to the left and ... laugh
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

AJ- Cute Black Puppy Dog Pillow

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How can you resist this cute puppy design? Maybe you'd like to see your name or initials on it? Click to customize and personalize...


tagged with: dogs, cute, funny, pets, black, puppy, dog, art, humor, fun, original, unique, gifts

Cute and funny pillow features adorable black puppy dog with a bone cartoon. Can also add custom text and change background color (click customize, then edit, then background) when ordering .

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Orion Nebula with glowing stars, gas and galaxies Posters

A gorgeous best-selling design. Click to customize or personalize. How would it look with your name or monogram on it - why not have a look-see right now?


tagged with: starfields, astronomy, nebulae, vista, orion, orions belt, galaxy stars, outer space, space exploration, hrbstslr orionneb, eso, european southern observatory

Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A poster print showing a wide-field view of the Orion Nebula (Messier 42), lying about 1350 light-years from Earth and taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

The new telescope’s huge field of view allows the whole nebula and its surroundings to be imaged in a single picture and its infrared vision also means that it can peer deep into the normally hidden dusty regions and reveal the curious antics of the very active young stars buried there.
This image was created from images taken through Z, J and Ks filters in the near-infrared part of the spectrum. The exposure times were ten minutes per filter.
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image code: orionneb

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA Acknowledgement: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit www.eso.org
Reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Cats Paw Nebula, Congratulations on Your New Home Cards

A gorgeous best-selling design. Click to customize or personalize. How would it look with your name or monogram on it - why not have a look-see right now?


tagged with: moving in, new apartments, new home keys, new homes, house warming, heavens, star forming regions, galaxy stars, scorpius constellation, hrbstslr ctspwneb, breathtaking astronomy images, inspirational, european southern observatory, eso, vista

Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series A breathtaking greetings card showing an infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius.

The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years.
The images were taken through Y, J and Ks filters (shown as blue, green and red respectively) and the exposure time was five minutes per filter. The field of view is about 0degrees, 43mins across.
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ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA www.eso.org
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Cute Puppy and Bones Greeting Card

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tagged with: adorable,biscuit,bone,brown,canine,cookie,cute,dog,doggy,food,isolated,luxury,pampered,pet,pile,puppy,sitting,snack,treat,collar,tail,wagging

A cute puppy with a blue collar and wagging tail, is sitting atop a pile of dog biscuits.

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X-Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick

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X Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick x rays toys

X Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick x rays toys

X Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick x rays toys

X Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick x rays toys

X Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick x rays toys

X Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick x rays toys

X Rayed Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick x rays toys

Photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick whose floral x-rays we first featured back in 2012, just released three new collections of x-ray photos including toys, creatures, and a new set of flowers, as part of his Invisible Light series. The photos are created with the help of a standard x-ray machine, but are artificially colored to help distinguish different materials. Prints of almost all of the images are available through Behance.

 
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Cute Puppy Dog Baby Shower Invitation Blue

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How can you resist this cute puppy design? Maybe you'd like to see your name or initials on it? Click to customize and personalize...


tagged with: dog, puppy, boy, invitations, baby boy, boy shower invitations, blue, puppy dog tails

This cute invitation goes perfectly with any puppy dog theme for a boy baby shower. Its baby blue and deep chocolate brown make the perfect combination. Invite your guests in style, you won't "bee" disappointed!

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PinAProd news and Zaps and Promo Blogs mailing list changes

Again it's been a hectic few weeks. Whew, thankful it's almost all over :)

At the same time as I've been doing some redecorating (well it's been more like maintenance / repair but we'll let that go) also I've been developing a new free tool for Zazzlers, called PinAProd (link opens in a new window).

PinAProd is driven by a form

It started out as a tool to make rich pinning Zazzle market place or store products much, much faster (and better!) than Zazzle's PinIt (via their product page share facility).

Here's an example of what the products look like when you finished the form and clicked the 'get the products' button:

It's really straightforward to Pin - just imagine how fast, fuss-fee and easy it is to pin a complete store category!


It's since transmogrified into also providing support for Wanelo 'save' buttons and Polyvore's equivalent. To summarize, you use a form to decide what products to pull from Zazzle onto a temporarily generated page. Beside each product are the the three buttons and up to 120 products can be displayed at a time. And, as usual, the generated pins etc will carry the referral id and tracking code you give where they let you. Pinterest does, Polyvore does but Wanelo doesn't.

The next version waiting to be released

A screenshot extract of the products produced by the form above and showing the PinIt. Wanelo and Polyvore buttons


Right now, only the basic PinAProd is freely available, the one with only Pinterest PinIt buttons. The improved version described above is available to anyone who donates to my PayPal tip jar. I'm still waiting for it to fill up a little more before I make it freely available.

When I do, the next version will be developed (the one in the screenshot immediately above is waiting in the wings already). I've got some planned enhancements to improve the Wanelo and Polyvore experience, providing a work-around to the fact you can't pass a description or hashtags via their buttons, like you can with Pinterest.

I'll then branch PinAProd with that version becoming a Pro version, available only to those who donate. The free version will remain brilliant but basic and won't have all the bells and whistles of the Pro version.

Newsletter Re-jigging

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Promo Blogs didn't get the level of support needed from the Zazzlers whose products I was supporting. As a result, I've stopped requesting storekeepers to tag their products to get their gear promoted. Instead, I'll be carrying on with drawing from the market place or stores but not using those special power tags I was requesting.

All this meant that I needed to rejig my newsletters. I had one for Zaps News and Offers and one for my promo blogs. I've now combined the subscribrers from both into one list: Zaps and Zaplets News and Offers to cover the free tools like PinAProd, as well as info and offers for Zaps.

If you want to, you can sign up for it here (opens in a new window).

Now I've got to check a few other places and change the sign-up form to the new one!
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Friday, 18 July 2014

Pet Photo Frame with Paw Prints and Dog Bone Case-Mate iPhone 4 Case

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How can you resist this cute puppy design? Maybe you'd like to see your name or initials on it? Click to customize and personalize...


tagged with: dog, paw print, bones, girly, kids animal, icases, animal lover, pets, dogs, animal

Highlight your CUTE puppy pic and keep this with you at all times!

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

The path seems steepest, Happy Anniversay Darling Card

A gorgeous best-selling design. Click to customize or personalize. How would it look with your name or monogram on it - why not have a look-see right now?


tagged with: togetherness anniversaries, weddings anniversaries, spouses, partners, my husband, inspirational, impressionists, autumn woodland paths, english scenes, hrbstslr fineart hrcol110, uplifting, fine art, autumnal woods, artistic, trees, impressionism

Inspirational series A great card showing a view of the last of a dark, steeply inclined path, rising to a sunny glade beyond. Late afternoon sun is flooding through the trees ahead and dappling the last of the path, warmly inviting you to make the final effort.
This is a fine art image in the impressionist tradition, showing a typically English scene at the very start of Autumn.
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Cute Dogs Lined Stationery

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tagged with: dog, cute puppy, pet, dog cartoon, dog stationery, dog owner, animal stationery, paw prints, pets and vets, lined stationery

Customizable, Adorable line up of cartoon dogs on custom lined paper- for dog lovers and all animal lovers-

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