Jason Kottke Quarterly Company Review

Hey Everybody!

So I just got my Quarterly Company box for Jason Kottke and I'm not quite sure what to think of it. I had never heard of Jason Kottke before but I just had to know what he would send out. "Jason Kottke is a blogger and developer living in NYC. As editor of kottke.org for the last 14+ years, he’s scoured nearly every corner of the web for juicy links and things for people to read. Jason is also hard at work on Stellar, a web app for tracking and discovering your favorite things online."

For those of you who are not familiar with with Quarterly Co., it is a service that allows you to pick out who decides on the products that you receive each quarter. Last time, I received the box from Joel Johnson. Click here to see Joel Johnson's box. There are a lot of contributors to choose from and they all have their own style. I'd be surprised if you didn't find a contributor that  you didn't like! Click here to see all of the available contributors. 

Cost: $25/Quarter

Every Quarterly box that I have received includes a long, personal note from the contributor. This time, I actually followed the directions and read this before I saw what was inside. It's just a note from Jason Kottke explaining why he chose what he did. I like this little touch in the boxes! It makes it seem like those people actually did pick the things out and not just the company. 

Value: $14.99

A paper pinhole camera... I have honestly never used one of these. They actually look really cool though! I'm not 100% sure on how they work but I probably just need to read the instructions. I just think that this is so cool. I haven't used a real camera (that isn't digital) since my trip to Costa Rica. I didn't bring my digital camera when I went there because I was too afraid of breaking it. This would be a lot of fun to try out with my little cousins, I know that they would have a lot of fun with it too. 

Value: $2.09

I'm sure that you already guessed what the film was used for, the camera of course! Now I have not bought rolls of film in ages. I'm not even sure if I remember how to put them into a camera. Of course I will be using this with the new camera. 

Value: $16.99

Do not ask me what you are supposed to do with these LOL! All I know is that they are used with the camera, which I will figure out eventually. I'll have to do some playing around with all of the parts.

Value: $3.50

I cannot believe that I have never play a game of jumping beans before. I've heard of it many times before, I just never actually played it. It looks like a lot of fun though! I wonder what makes the beans jump though?

Total Value: $37.57

Do you receive any of the contributors boxes from Quarterly? Let me know if you do because I would love to know what other contributors send out!

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Disclaimer: Quarterly Co. did not contact or pay me to do this review. All opinions are my own. 


  1. I love this! Its so cool! I remember doing some project like this when I was younger, and now that I would understand the science more it would be so neat!

    1. I am really excited to try it out! It looks really interesting


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