Let baking season begin with Bake Shapes recipes

We’re ushering in fall with three festive cupcakes made with Bake Shapes. Cook up your own pumpkin pie, toasted s’mores, or smoked maple bacon confections by following the recipes below. Share your own seasonal creations with #BakeShapes on Instagram and Twitter. Bake Shapes Recipe: Pumpkin Pie An orange-spiced cupcake topped with cream cheese icing and […]

It takes the cake: Introducing… Basin!

Say cheese… cake! Make the perfect dessert every time with Basin, a double-walled, leak-proof cheesecake pan that simplifies the baking process. Instead of wrapping your pan in aluminum foil and submerging it in a separate pan of water, Basin has a built-in water reservoir and drain plug so you can avoid a messy cleanup. Bakers […]

The toothbrush tripod: Introducing…Storigami!

Travel smart with Storigami, the hygienic toothbrush case that folds into a stand so you can keep your bristles away from countertop germs. Unlike traditional toothbrush cases, Storigami is well-ventilated and sits in a stable upright position that allows excess water to drain. Your mouth will thank you. Inventor Richard Everett wanted to protect his […]

Field trip: Maker Faire

Last weekend, we ventured to the annual Maker Faire in NYC. For those of you that don’t know, it’s an expo that brings together makers of all kinds—from scientists to artists—to share what they’ve made and how they’re impacting the community. Along the way, we met some fascinating makers who’ve come up with some truly awe-inspiring […]

5 tips for tapping into your creativity with Kar Kay Ho

As one of Quirky’s senior graphic designers, Kar Kay Ho designs and oversees all the imaginative visuals you see in our emails, shop, and platform. But it’s what he does in his free time that really caught our eye. He’s a talented artist who creates fantastical renditions of the people and places around him. “I […]

Have a blast while it lasts: Introducing…Nova!

Nova is an interactive game that gives puzzles a whole new dimension of fun. Designed for all ages, this ball features foam puzzle pieces that attach to the core magnetically and pop off when the timer goes off. Play hot potato or race against friends to solve the puzzle before it explodes! Thanks to Inventor […]

Follow SlideRider’s wild ride!

When we launched SlideRider back in April, we knew it was going to be a crowd pleaser, but we never anticipated the kind of A-list attention it would attract. After receiving high praise on the Internet from Drew Carey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, PeeWee Herman, and other celebs, SlideRider was fast-tracked for development. As is the […]

Make your mark on breakfast: Introducing…Pixel!

Chocolate, strawberries, whipped cream, oh my! Could waffles get any better? With Pixel, they can. This customizable waffle iron allows you to create unique designs every time. Make a masterpiece by pushing in the dimples on the silicone tray to make your own pattern and locking it into place. Then pour the batter over the […]

Vote for Shake!

Shake, our sand-sifting beach bag, is up for Cooper Hewitt’s 2014 People’s Design Award (whoop whoop!). Cast your vote right here! The polls close at 6pm ET on October 6th, and you can vote again every 24 hours. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards Gala in New York City on […]

Always on target: Introducing… Shine!

Want to squeeze in an evening run but weary of the dark? Light up the night with Shine. This comfortable headlamp stabilizes the light with a counterbalanced reflector and magnets to prevent distracting bouncing so you can keep your eyes on the road. With three light settings—spot for a directional beam, flood for a wide […]

Get an insider’s look at the (re)making of Pivot Power!

After three successful years on the market, Pivot Power has proven its got serious staying power. But like every product, it needs to keep evolving to stay current. So our design, engineering, manufacturing teams took a good, hard look at our flexible surge protector to see how we could improve this already impressive product. “The […]

Control your roll: Introducing… Border!

Take the pain out of painting with a little help from Border. Simply clip the plastic guard to the frame of any standard paint roller and stop paint from touching the ceiling, floor, or adjacent wall. You’ll be painting like a pro in no time. Don’t let the fear of a botched paint job keep […]

Quirky 2.0: Our Visual Design Process

Terry Newman, our Digital Creative Director, is hard at work rethinking every page of the brand-new Quirky.com site with the entire Platform team. I sat down with him for a sneak peek at the upcoming platform and get some insight into the thought process behind it: Visually redesigning the platform is a huge undertaking… where […]

Let baking season begin with Bake Shapes recipes

We’re ushering in fall with three festive cupcakes made with Bake Shapes. Cook up your own pumpkin pie, toasted s’mores, or smoked maple bacon confections by following the recipes below. Share your own seasonal creations with #BakeShapes on Instagram and Twitter. Bake Shapes Recipe: Pumpkin Pie An orange-spiced cupcake topped with cream cheese icing and […]

It takes the cake: Introducing… Basin!

Say cheese… cake! Make the perfect dessert every time with Basin, a double-walled, leak-proof cheesecake pan that simplifies the baking process. Instead of wrapping your pan in aluminum foil and submerging it in a separate pan of water, Basin has a built-in water reservoir and drain plug so you can avoid a messy cleanup. Bakers […]

Meet the Community Members: The New Influence Council

Last February Ben announced the formation of the Influence Council to resolve similar submission claims.  The council is made up of both staff and community members.  The inaugural group included: Constantine, Marc R, Elizabeth Wingfield, and Yell.  This week we welcome a new set of community members to the council and wanted to introduce them […]

The toothbrush tripod: Introducing…Storigami!

Travel smart with Storigami, the hygienic toothbrush case that folds into a stand so you can keep your bristles away from countertop germs. Unlike traditional toothbrush cases, Storigami is well-ventilated and sits in a stable upright position that allows excess water to drain. Your mouth will thank you. Inventor Richard Everett wanted to protect his […]

A new spin on pops: Introducing…GoPop!

You’ll be the hit of your next picnic or party with GoPop! This human-powered popsicle maker uses simple science to stay cold for hours to churn out all the ice pops you can eat. Place the pop molds and tray into the bucket, then fill the bucket with ice, rock salt, and water. Pour the […]

The power of protection: Introducing… TwistPlug!

Protect your little ones with TwistPlug, the wall outlet that controls your power with just a twist. Simply turn the socket to switch the current off when not in use and twist it again to get the power flowing. Its blue LED status light will indicate that the socket is on for at-a-glance assurance. TwistPlug […]

Field trip: Maker Faire

Last weekend, we ventured to the annual Maker Faire in NYC. For those of you that don’t know, it’s an expo that brings together makers of all kinds—from scientists to artists—to share what they’ve made and how they’re impacting the community. Along the way, we met some fascinating makers who’ve come up with some truly awe-inspiring […]

3 easy ways to improve your idea submission

Congrats! You’ve had your “eureka!” moment, and you’re ready to post your invention on Quirky.com. But before you click that “SUBMIT” button, we’ve got a few tips to improve your submission and get your invention noticed.  SPELLING Think of your invention submission as a business proposal. You want to show your invention in the best […]

5 tips for tapping into your creativity with Kar Kay Ho

As one of Quirky’s senior graphic designers, Kar Kay Ho designs and oversees all the imaginative visuals you see in our emails, shop, and platform. But it’s what he does in his free time that really caught our eye. He’s a talented artist who creates fantastical renditions of the people and places around him. “I […]

Have a blast while it lasts: Introducing…Nova!

Nova is an interactive game that gives puzzles a whole new dimension of fun. Designed for all ages, this ball features foam puzzle pieces that attach to the core magnetically and pop off when the timer goes off. Play hot potato or race against friends to solve the puzzle before it explodes! Thanks to Inventor […]

Follow SlideRider’s wild ride!

When we launched SlideRider back in April, we knew it was going to be a crowd pleaser, but we never anticipated the kind of A-list attention it would attract. After receiving high praise on the Internet from Drew Carey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, PeeWee Herman, and other celebs, SlideRider was fast-tracked for development. As is the […]

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