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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
8:45 pm - lost and found

No one at hand
Having no plan
Stumbled through a barren land
After so long
Of going wrong
I found the road
I was lost and found
I had run around
I was lost but now I'm found

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
12:56 am - My BA Embroidery Final Project!!


I am asking for your help with my final project on my degree. It’s all about forming visual representations of collections and taking this through to design ideas after lots of drawing and investigating objects. I am trying to form an exciting and diverse collection by asking people from all over the world to send me objects in the post! It can be absolutely anything, the stranger the better! It does not have to relate to embroidery or textiles in any way.


The object(s) need to be:


·        small, no bigger than 10cm square.

·        old or used or with an exciting history

·        inexpensive – I unfortunately can’t send you money in return!



Please send your objects to:       Danielle Goodhand

                                                School of Art and Design

                                                Manchester Metropolitan University

                                                Cavendish Building

                                                Cavendish Street


                                                M15 6BG


Please remember to include your name, address and telephone number so I can send you something in return for helping me with forming my collection.


The project will be exhibited in the Embroidery degree show around June 2007, I will post the exact date as soon as I know!


The deadline is the end of May 2007 but the sooner the better really!!


Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!








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Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
5:36 pm - Hello fellow finders!

Hello, Found community! I am new to Livejournal, but I thought I'd give you all the heads up on my new journal, solely dedicated to found stuff! Add me to your friends and I'll continue to update with new finds every day. It will be awesome, I promise.
Also, feel free to contact me if you like my journal!

a duplicate of this journal can be found at www.findingmachine.blogspot.com

happy finding!

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2003
12:31 am - What I found...

I found this old war-time wedding photo behind the drawers in an old chest of drawers I bought from a second hand shop (for $17). I couldn't throw it out because I just know it must have belonged to some little old lady... I have held on to it for about 5 years now, and I don't even own the chest of drawers anymore!

I have been meaning to do *something* with it for a long time now... I figured at the very least, you guys would appreciate it!

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Friday, January 17th, 2003
6:17 pm

Hey guys, I'm new to this community. I think it's a really awesome concept. All I really have to add are my talents as a chronic eavesdropper. (I know, it's a horrid, nosy habit. Oh well.) I hear some interesting things sometimes. Anyway, keep up the coolness.


current mood: bouncy

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Saturday, May 11th, 2002
6:46 pm - if you are feeling sinister go off and see a minister.

hi, i just joined, but i thought i might mention that found magazine is a fun place to look at other peoples' extremely personal things. I picked it up in march, and it was rather interesting. BUMS ARE GODS. and you can send all your found stuff in!

Found story:
at my school, i found a post-it note stuck to a stairwell.
"i have to go to cry."

current mood: awake

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Thursday, February 7th, 2002
8:40 pm


The interface for my new site was created with objects I found all over the place. It might be interesting to those who watch this community...

[note: this is a highly graphical website. It might take a few seconds to load when using a slower connection than mine (cable modem). It loads nearly instantly for me.]

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Monday, October 8th, 2001
1:25 pm - ::::...:.::.sorry:::.::.:.to:::.:.:intrude::::..:.:.::.:::..:.:


For all of us who do not have cd burners [and
those who have burners and are genrous] I have
wrought a new community. It is a place where we
can request songs and albums for others to burn
in exchange for things. This should work out
pretty well, kind of like a Robin Hood cd burning


hip hop hooray for free exchange

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Thursday, June 14th, 2001
7:47 pm


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7:46 pm


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Saturday, April 7th, 2001
12:19 am



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Sunday, February 25th, 2001
3:31 pm - Z I N E S

I just started a new community, Zines.

Go there to spread the word on zines you know and love,
or get spread on so that you can know and love zines.
OR go there if you want people to spread, know, and love your zine.

The revolution will not be televised, it will be in zines.

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Saturday, February 10th, 2001
12:49 pm


The thing that struck me about this one was the unequivocal contrast.

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Friday, February 2nd, 2001
2:50 pm

I went through the lost and found. Overhaul:

That's it for now. There's more, but I'm going to spread it out a bit.

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Saturday, January 27th, 2001
4:37 pm

And this was on the same piece of paper as the other black and white photo I found a while back:

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4:31 pm

Allison aka gelbach, was having a little trouble posting to the community, and she wanted me to host her images.
This is the story behind the first two images: "See, i was bored, and there was a doughnut, and we found a wooden dowel from somewhere and so we just started playing baseball with the nice little pastery. and we needed to make copies before and after."

"Then there is this that i found in the self serve area of the copy store i work at...
holy pinkness... every woman is wearing pink in some form or another... except for the bride... and crimeny... look at that hair!
yeah, so i have too much fun at work sometimes."

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7:15 pm - Just a thought about the purpose of this forum

So why do things ownerless fascinate me, as I'm sure they do those who are members of this community?
Because each thing I find is a part of someone who doesn't exist any more. Each is tied to its owner at the moment it got dropped, cast aside, or forgotten about. That person then went on to change and they are no longer who they were when they had it.
I hold on to these things because I like to think that these non-people would be grateful if they knew that I'm remembering them.
I think about this when I go backstage at the girls' school across the street from my own. On the walls there are written the names of all of the people who have at one point or another performed there. I realized that most of those people were long gone and that nobody in the school thought about them any more. I realized that they don't think about the school much either, wherever they are. So I make an effort to honor their memory in my mind whenever I'm there. I can't take the walls with me though. Perhaps I should take a picture of them and post them here.
One member of the class of '99 (a class I had some strong ties to) put it succinctly next to her name:
"We were here and now we're gone.
Remember us."
I do. When I'm there each of you play your parts again as you did when you were still around.

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Saturday, January 20th, 2001
7:54 pm


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1:27 pm - inspiration

the found photo album
object not found
found photos
taking photgraphs without...

please please please please make a link to the community on your journal/webpage/whetever. [pout] [a href="http://www.livejournal.com/community/lost_and_found" ] lost and found [/a] er with > brackets instead of [ thats all you have to type. yes.

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12:10 pm


...Yes, so I made this, but I found the pictures.

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