Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bits and Bobs (Odds and Ends)

Flotsam and Jetsam? Sorry for yesterday's "esoteric" post. I had some trouble posting images to blogger and was unable to come back to it until today. Here are the bits and bobs:

And here is an entirely unrelated quote from Harold Speed:

It is this perfect accuracy, this lack of play, of variety, that makes the machine-made article so lifeless. Wherever there is life there is variety, and the substitution of the machine-made for the hand-made article has impoverished the world to a greater extent than we are probably yet aware of. Whereas formerly, before the advent of machinery, the commonest article you could pick up had a life and warmth which gave it individual interest, now everything is turned out to such a perfection of deadness that one is driven to pick up and collect, in sheer desperation, the commonest rubbish still surviving from earlier periods.