Design team here. For Twice, we’re looking at designing a product with a somewhat high-end aesthetic, with dual chambers (hence the name). Like with most of our other products, we’re aiming to create a design driven by geometric forms. A couple things to keep in mind while submitting and voting on logo designs this weekend.
See ya Monday!
So the Tape Stamp is still under construction — we’re fine-tuning everything from the internal mechanism to the exterior form. As you can see above we are exploring many different form/layout options. With this project our design team is grappling with the aesthetics/ergonomics concurrently with our engineers, who are making sure the mechanism works at an appropriate size. This project is a challenging one and day by day we’re getting closer to making it a reality. It may be a little longer than expected, but we want to make sure we can get this right before we put it up for pre-sales!
Until today, many Quirks were left clueless when it came to cleaning their Cloaks. Yes it is one of the few products on the market made from hearty non-slip rubber. Yes black is notoriously known to proudly display any imperfection. But this is the Cloak, we’re talking about–the much anticipated, brand spankin’ new, best iPad case ever. Something had to be done about this messy situation.
Community Intern to the rescue! In the past 24 hours, I’ve been on a quest to find a quick and easy solution. I tested a rag and multi-purpose cleaner, (’twas too soapy), Clorox wipes (left behind too much residue), Windex (there’s a reason it’s made for glass), and even baby wipes (no comment) with Read More...
We’ve been sending your products around the world for some time now, and this week, things just go even more awesome’er!
Our Hong Kong warehouse is all set up! We are now strategically located to consolidate inventory from dozens of factories and ship products efficiently around the world while keeping costs down for our global partners. The warehouse hit the ground running this week and is helping us fulfill orders for distributors in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Israel, Thailand, Philippines, UK, Germany and more. With logistics operations set up in the US and HK we can better serve any market.
We are getting Quirky samples in front of some great partners in many more locations around the world. With sampl Read More...
We’re hiring …
Quirky is a social product development™ company that brings consumer product ideas from sketch to store every week and rewards the thousands of contributors to these products with a share of the revenue generated by their sale. We are seeking to hire an exceptional Ruby on Rails web developer to join us and help us change the product development industry.
As a rails web developer at Quirky, you will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of building and maintaining the Quirky Technology Platform as we scale the business out to meet increased product demand and greater product development participation. This will include:
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Ready to rock the coolest leash on the block? Then get thy hands on the Quirky Kōsoku, a dog leash so fly, it gets a fancy schmancy Japanese name. You can spoil Fido or Scout today for just $37 (MSRP: $39) but hurry — with a 970 product pre-sales threshold, these leashes are going quick!
Your search for the perfect dog leash is over! Meet the Quirky Kōsoku.
This fully-featured leash is designed with both doggy and owner convenience in mind. We think you’ll both find Kōsoku’s combination of plush and rigid materials the ideal walking companion.
Here are just a few of its fine features:
- Fully retractable 6-foot long leash.
- Reflective 3M tape surface for extra visibility.
- Side pocket to hold doggy “waste” bags.
- Sh Read More...
We’re wrapping this project up!
(Note Nikki’s epic victory dance around minute 1:06)
UPDATE: Our warehouse friends were able to ship out more than 500 Cloak packages in just one day. From here on out it should be smooth sailing!
Business woman, entrepeneur, and all-around standup gal, Andrea Zabinski has been sharing her sales and marketing know-how since joining Quirky way back in November. She is always sharing ways to promote Quirky on and off the site. Which makes sense since she has earned influence on so many products! But it’s not just about the profits for Andrea. She cares about what we do here at Quirky and shows it with her cheerful attitude and eagerness to tell all her friends, family, and business contacts about us.
Rock on, Andrea!
This morning, at an ungodly hour, Nikki, Matt, and two Bens set out to Quirky’s Pennsylvania warehouse to oversee the first outbound shipment of black Cloaks.
(You: Wait, what? Did I read that right? Cloak is shipping?!)
Yeah, you read that right. After a long journey filled with ups and downs, we are finally ready to roll out probably the most anticipated iPad case in iPad case history. And we have pictures to prove it!
The next series of pics will come from you… post a photo of you with your Cloak on our product page when you receive it!
‘ello Quirks! TGIF.
Yesterday I ran a Twitter contest based on LA Times Article that announced the closing of one of the city’s quirkiest institutions, the International Banana Museum. The article went on to list other off-beat museums that have closed or left the area, including museums focusing on lingerie, feet and toes, as well as others that have stuck around like the Museum of Death and the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
Thankfully, the world is nowhere near devoid of these fascinating cultural attractions. Here are some suggestions from quirky Tweeps:
1. The Sulabh International Museum in Delhi, India is dedicated to Toilets. – @Dhanya8
2. The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. -@Meta Read More...
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