I recently became "blog link friends" with Al Hoff, of City of Sad Toys. Her blog specializes in documenting abandoned toys. Obviously, we have something in common as Stray Shopping carts and abandoned toys operate in the same kind of peripheral urban space. She describes her interest in the subject this way:
I walk a lot in the city and few things catch my eye more than the forlorn toy lying in the gutter or some other sad spot. I am haunted by a dirty, fuzzy stuffed rabbit wedged into the tiny space surrounding a pay phone; by the legs of a plastic creature bursting out from beneath a car wheel; by the headless action figure lying prone in an oily puddle.Al Hoff is also famous as the author of the awesome 1990's zine Thrift Score, which chronicled the (pre-Ebay) thrift life.
Another recently acquired "Link Friend" is Found Clothing:
A Web site dedicated to all of the clothing items and accessories originally abandoned to the waste stream, but saved from the landfills by me and other finders.