Mark Frauenfelder

Boing Boing, MAKE

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Dear Subscribers,

“These “Quirky Kitchen Tools” may look a little offbeat, but I use and love them all."


Dear Subscribers,

“After reading Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind and The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America’s Greatest Sleight-of-Hand Artist, I was inspired to learn some magic tricks myself.”


Dear Subscribers,

“I love miniature things that have an element of surprise or delight. This time, I’m sharing six keychain accessories I love.”


Dear Subscribers,

"This mailing includes 8 of my favorite items from Cool Tools, a website that runs reader-written recommendations of useful tools."


Dear Subscribers,

"Neuroscientists learned that the active molecule causes receptors in the mouth to react as if the skin was touching something vibrating at 50Hz. They are like little joy buzzers!"


Dear Subscribers,

"In this mailing, I’ve given you a fungal infection. The fungus is called oudh, and it grows inside a species of evergreen tree in south Asia. Oudh is arguably the most-highly prized ingredient for perfume makers: A pound can cost as much as $25,000."


Dear Subscribers,

"I use this tiny microscope at least once a month. It's great for pinpointing splinters. My daughter loves looking at her freckles, leaves, coins, and paper money through it. Her mind was blown when she looked at a magazine photograph and saw that it was made of little colored dots."


Dear Subscribers,

"The gift shop at the Burbank airport sells Mexican jumping beans, and I always buy a couple of packs when they are in season. When they kick, it's a bit like the thrill of a trout tugging on a fishing line."


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Wonderful Handpicked Items

Mark Frauenfelder will send you items related to Stories, Adventure, and Culture.

A Personal Letter

Mark Frauenfelder always sends along a note to describe the theme of the package and the meaning behind each object.


About Mark Frauenfelder

My interest is in small objects that delight the senses or extend the range of their limits of perception.

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, and the founder of Boing Boing. He was an editor at Wired from 1993 to 1998, the founding editor of, and is the author of six books. His latest book is Made By Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do It Yourself.

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