December 13, 2011
panmesa:


“The system works on trust, with surprisingly positive results.  Enthusiastic neighbors tell stories of serendipitous finds — like a pair  of perfectly fitting G-Star RAW jeans — as well as the satisfaction of  seeing that what they left in the box, from a book of love poems to  shoes to flower vases, has been snapped up.”
…  “One of the best parts is that it gives you a chance to talk to your neighbors.” - “Where You Can Give It Away, in Berlin,” NYT, Nov 30, 2011

Nicer version of the cardboard box marked “Free” on the curb that I’ve seen in many cities (with foot traffic) I’ve lived in. Heck, I have luggage, toaster, sweaters, jeans, and much more from these impromptu finds on city streets. (And I’ve given away stuff via the same method…)

panmesa:

“The system works on trust, with surprisingly positive results. Enthusiastic neighbors tell stories of serendipitous finds — like a pair of perfectly fitting G-Star RAW jeans — as well as the satisfaction of seeing that what they left in the box, from a book of love poems to shoes to flower vases, has been snapped up.”

… “One of the best parts is that it gives you a chance to talk to your neighbors.” - “Where You Can Give It Away, in Berlin,” NYT, Nov 30, 2011

Nicer version of the cardboard box marked “Free” on the curb that I’ve seen in many cities (with foot traffic) I’ve lived in. Heck, I have luggage, toaster, sweaters, jeans, and much more from these impromptu finds on city streets. (And I’ve given away stuff via the same method…)