Point me to blogs about found objects and such!
August 17, 2006 7:00 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for websites that informally catalogue found objects of some sort: sites (particularly blogs) that operate around the thesis of "look at this stuff I found".
posted by cortex to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
A couple of recent inspirations include Enclosures by our own Miko, and bent records, as mentioned in the blue yesterday.

I'm pretty wide-open for suggestions—I'm finding this sort of thing kind of fascinating at the moment.
posted by cortex at 7:05 AM on August 17, 2006

The thingsmagazine blog catalogues the websites that catalogue objects of some sort. It's a great starting point. Then there is always the seminal Found, of course.
posted by JJ86 at 7:07 AM on August 17, 2006

Enclosures is "A collection of ephemera found between the pages of secondhand books" (recently posted to Projects).
posted by ceri richard at 7:07 AM on August 17, 2006

ooops, sorry cortex, should've refreshed before posting :-(
posted by ceri richard at 7:08 AM on August 17, 2006

Check out the Found magazine LJ community for some good user-submitted found items!
posted by utsutsu at 7:16 AM on August 17, 2006

posted by Otis at 7:23 AM on August 17, 2006

There's a "laundry room swap" somewhere in here... I think it was posted in Projects (and then later on the blue.)
posted by inigo2 at 7:38 AM on August 17, 2006

That one's actually mine, inigo2. Glad to know it's memorable, though. :)
posted by cortex at 7:39 AM on August 17, 2006

I used to read a blog that was a guy who would pull a random item out of his junk drawer/attic/desk and write a little blurb about it each day. I no longer have the bookmark, and my Google-Fu is weak today, so I'm afraid I don't have the link, but I'll keep working on it.

I hate to be so vague, but perhaps I'll spark the memory of another answerer.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:09 AM on August 17, 2006

Found Photos
posted by The Radish at 8:29 AM on August 17, 2006

Look at Me, Fotos Encontradas (found objects and photos), not sure it fits with what your looking for so will include it just in case, the stray shopping cart project. Another found photo site called, time tales and object not found which has found photos, postcards and the like.
posted by squeak at 8:53 AM on August 17, 2006

Trashspotting. (The author is a fictional character from Achewood, but the trash is real.)
posted by mbrubeck at 10:15 AM on August 17, 2006

Keaggy.com has pictures of found grocery lists, rocks that are shaped like shoes, random stuff he found in the street, sad chairs, etc. He is also a nice guy so you should, you know, visit his site.
posted by printchick at 11:08 AM on August 17, 2006

Also on Livejournal: Found Notes and Found Objects. Be careful on the latter, there are occasionally pictures of dead things.
posted by sarahnade at 1:10 PM on August 17, 2006

Hey you should look at Found Magazine. And you should definitely go see Davy Rothbart (founder and finder) when is out touring and sharing his favorite found stuff.
posted by sulaine at 1:27 PM on August 17, 2006

Sorry so late to this thread.

Rock Steady, would you be thinking of "What Is It?"

He usually features old tools and other mechanical thingies.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 7:53 PM on August 23, 2006

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