Found is all about collecting stuff: “love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. Anything goes”. Though they make no claim to inventing the idea of finding stuff, they do credit their projects to their desire to enable people to “check out all the strange, hilarious and heartbreaking things people have picked up and passed our way”.
Though Found was originally a magazine, they’ve put together a website to share the quickies, while the magazines “have their own feast of finds”. They’ve even branched off into the pervy stuff with Dirty Found, a collection of the thing that people definitely did or did not intend others to find (some people definitely do intend). If a perverse peak into a random someone’s life is what your’re after, look no further than Found.