Tea-drinkers rejoice! Steeper Keeper is a mug that elegantly captures pesky bag tags, and it’s now priced to sell at $8 (MSRP: $10) in the Quirky store. Threshold is 815 — buy yours today.
Steeper Keeper is a ceramic mug specifically designed for tea-lovers, with a slotted handle to hold your tea bag in place.
- Simple design.
- 10 oz capacity.
- No hooks, snaps, or extra parts – just run the bag string through the integrated slot and secure the paper tag under the handle.
Steeper Keeper will initially be manufactured in classic bone white, with a contrasting caramel interior. But once it’s a hit, the graphic design possibilities are endless!
Every so often, one of our ridiculously talented interns will share what inspires them to create. Today it’s Jane, a design student at Pratt.
What Inspires Me
My industrial design professor, Jong S. Lim
The happiness of my family
The beauty in nature
Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Watching Hayao Miyazaki’s films
Everything I encounter, even the most random things
A good cup of coffee
Being around people who appreciate art & design
My jewelry/metals instructor, Eun Yeong Jeong
If you don’t know, now you know, Quirks.
Pivot Power just hit threshold, in a rapid-fire FOUR DAYS. Wahoo!
The blogs are loving this product. Some choice quotes:
We think Quirky, the “social product development company” that relies on crowdsourcing for its design and engineering teams, may have their first mass-market hit on their hands… — Core77
The community-driven Quirky website has already managed to bring products like the Space Bar and DigiDude camera mount to market, and it’s now offering what may well be its most useful product to date: the Pivot Power strip. — Engadget
Ok, so this is legitimately great. Ninety percent of the stuff I write about… meh. It’s called Read More...
It’s hard not to be creatively invigorated in an ever-evolving world. And perhaps no New York museum exhibit encompasses that more than MoMa’s upcoming Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, which opens in September.
The exhibit will showcase a complete 1920′s “Frankfurt Kitchen,” among other design goodies, and promises to reveal more than just futuristic aesthetic appeal. MoMa notes:
“Kitchens have continued to articulate, and at times actively challenge, our relationship to the food we eat, popular attitudes toward the domestic role of women, family life, consumerism, and even political ideology…”
L magazine then collected five additional items with the s Read More...
Hey fellow Quirksters!! My name is Diana and I’m the newest edition to the finance team at Quirky. I am extremely excited to be a part of such an awesome team. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and learning something new every day.
Before joining the Quirky team, I handled business and financial management at various businesses in the restaurant, real estate, and fashion industries – all at the same time. I handled tenant and vendor relations, bookkeeping, and office operations – just to name a few. As you can probably tell, I can definitely be a workaholic! Now I’m settled in at Quirky. I’ll be working alongside Jovena — primarily managing the books and handling financials (among other things).
I lov Read More...
I’ve had a few favorite forum topics in my time, but now there’s a new winner. No post has ever given me as much enjoyment as “You know you’re a Quirky addict when…” It’s just great to read about how Quirky has changed the way you think and act.
And trust me, the employees around here go through their own transformation and develop some, well, quirks of their own. Over the past three months (!) I think I’ve found a few common threads.
You know you’re a Quirky employee when:
- you’ve successfully explained the Influence Engine to a stranger at a bar.
- you can’t concentrate when Bertha isn’t running. The room feels empty without that swe Read More...
Laura’s been interning with our design team for a few weeks now. Though she’s a mechanical engineering major, she’s also proven that she can design and sketch with the best of ‘em. We’re excited to see what she cooks up this summer!
Name: Laura Daigneau
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
What makes her quirky: I’m a vegetarian who studies philosophy and engineering and am planning on going to design school after I graduate next year. I am a die hard Steelers fan who used to give tours on the “duck” boats in Pittsburgh. I belong to a jewelers’ studio at school where I spend most of my free time hand-making silver pieces. I collect cool glass bottles and am trying to visit every art museum while in New York this summer.
Quirky’s latest product is electric… and we don’t just mean that literally. Pivot Power is now available in the Quirky store for a pre-sale price of $23 (MSRP: $25) with a threshold of 960. In the first few minutes of sales, we sold more than 20 units — a surefire sign of good things to come! Congrats to ideator Jake Zien and all the influencers who made this product happen. Now let’s sell this thing!
Reclaim your outlets with Pivot Power, an adjustable electrical power strip that flexes around furniture and corners to conserve space!
- Flexible form that bends into circular, semi-circular, and zig-zag shapes.
- Six outlet pods, which can be adjusted so that large power bricks don’t Read More...
We’re gearing up to launch Pivot Power (which we all adore), but I’d like to bring to your attention a few minor changes we’ll be making to the pre-sale phase on Quirky, beginning with today’s launch.
1. There will no longer be free shipping in the U.S. associated with pre-sale. Instead we will provide as aggressive a discount as we’re able to.
2. People that buy in pre-sale will be shipped a laser-etched version of the product, with the # of the unit that they committed to. (also known as awesome)
Remember: committing in pre-sale actually makes you money on every unit that ships, anywhere in the world… in perpetuity.
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I made a point to walk past the Apple Store on the way to work yesterday morning, and while doing, captured the above shot of the line. The store entrance is clear on the other side of the block, and the line snaked around the corner onto Mercer Street, so it essentially took up a whole city block. It’s fun to see people so excited about technology.
In the spirit of the iPhone, which seems to be growing in popularity despite the fact that each release is comprised of a relatively small set of new key features and improvements, I thought I’d talk about some of the small (but hopefully meaningful) changes we have made to the Quirky platform recently.
One of our highest priorities is continually improving the speed of the si Read More...
It’s official — Click n Cook just became Quirky’s 15th product to hit threshold!
We’ve been working on CnC in-house since it passed the 65 percent threshold mark, which means we’re ready to move right along into production thanks to a big distributor order that came through this morning.
Check out CnC’s story here:
This is particularly great news for all the community members that influenced this product. Since Click n Cook was launched before our 30% direct-10% indirect sale influence split went into effect, we’ll be sharing 30 percent of ALL THIS PRODUCT’S REVENUE, direct or indirect, with the community!
A big congrats to ideator Fred Ende and his darling wife Laurie, as Read More...
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