Quarterly Co, a "subscription service for wonderful things". Basically you subscribe to a person of your choice, and that person sends you an actual package in the mail every quarter with an interesting object(s) of their choice.
Of course these aren't random people with nothing to lose; the curators that Quarterly has brought on board are all tastemakers of some sort that make finding interesting things the basis of their reputation. People like Josh Rubin from Coolhunting, Tina Roth Eisenberg from Swissmiss Studio, or the famous Maria Popova of Brainpickings. I've chosen Alexis Madrigal, tech writer at The Atlantic.
So every 3 months you can expect to get something interesting in the mail that reflects their taste, perspective and interest. It's a brief moment in time to turn away from the rapid information stream on Twitter (partially populated by these same people) and enjoy a tangible thing hand selected by someone you admire. It remains to be seen whether any of us feels the object we receive is worth the $25 per quarter, but I imagine the surprise gift and the ensuing conversation will leave me very content.
Let me know if you've subscribed to anyone in the comments below, and stay tuned in March for an update on what I get in the mail.