Quarterly.co is a subscription service for wonderful things. People can subscribe to a curator (such as Joel Johnson, Veronica Belmont, Tim Ferriss, Joshua Foer, Gretchen Rubin and others) and pay $25 per quarter to receive a box of surprise items selected by the curator.
My first mailing included a number of "fantastic plastic" gadgets (shown above). My second mailing contained a length of EL wire, a tiny microscope, and a black light flashlight. My third mailing is still a secret, but I'm really excited about it. Here's a hint -- it requires a flame to enjoy.Mark's Quarterly.co subscription
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects