Much to my boyfriend's chagrin, I'm a sucker for free stuff on the street. I don't always pick it up, but I love checking it out (and often photographing it), and I've got this habit to thank for a faux-gilded mirror frame, a nice set of candles, and some other little treasures. So I was stoked when I heard about GarbageScout--a New York-based online mapping system for people to report cool stuff that's been put out to the curb--and a little bummed when I learned that founder James Nachlin had recently shut the site down. Somewhat ironically, he'd been plagued with a spam problem--real junk getting in the way of good "junk."
Any other junk fans out there? What's the best thing you've ever recycled from the street?