Friday, January 29, 2010

Flotsam and jetsam

I just love scouring the beaches. Searching for interesting things that have been churned by the waves and tumbled over the rocks before being abandoned at the high tide mark. You never know what you might find and without a bit of imagination, most of it looks like junk littering the beach.

This gorgeous mobile was made entirely of things found on the beach: the stick, rope, shells, fishing line and coloured plastics beads on it (don’t know what they’re called).

Now I know I’m diverging a bit here, but do you remember the Wombles? Of all the old kids’ TV shows that have made a comeback I can’t understand why we haven’t seen the Wombles. They were well ahead of their time when it came to recycling and upcycling. The modern green kid would surely be able to relate to these guys, don’t you think?


  1. Ever wanted to know the difference between flotsam and jetsam? Look no further: