We’re Making This…Totem

Totem is moving into production!  Our retailers are confident in the product.  Take a look at it in the Upcoming Section and help us determine the price, by playing the Pricing Game. Congratulations to Seung Jun Jeong and all of the 632 community members that helped influence the product!

There’s a Brainstorm Brewin’

Every Wed at noon ET, QDS blows a few product ideas wide open to kick off the design process. You can take part in that. Here’s how: 1. Topics will be posted on Mon before the Wed brainstorm sesh. In your wildest dreams, what would be the perfect way to make that product? What should it do, and what problems should it Read More...

Congratulations TeamLab!

From their separate lives and different inventive backgrounds all across the country, assemble an unlikely team of an entrepreneur from California, a professor from Missouri, a nanny from Massachusetts and a firefighter from Florida. They are Sonia Covarrubias-Garcia, Matthew Murrie, Barbra Winston, and Justin Turnbo who came tog Read More...

Two Heads Are Better Than One: Introducing Duo

Get into some hardcore pour! Duo is an ergonomic pitcher that makes it painless to pass beverages around the dinner table. The twin spouts can be held like handles. Hand Duo off to a neighbor without losing your grip and risking any spills. A recess in the bottom of the pitcher provides a handhold so you can pour to the last drop. Phili Read More...

Let me upgrade you.

Happy Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday brings a new quirky shop, as well as some exciting changes to our pre-sale process. We’re excited about the upgrades and look forward to your feedback!

Terms & Conditions Revisions, 11/28/11

In our constant effort to keep quirky’s T&C’s up to date, here’s the changes that end up this morning. A full redlined document of the changes can be found here (.doc). 1) removal of presale threshold concept - see previous post on new site changes. 2) introduction of direct-response marketing bas Read More...

An Interview with Grip Grater’s Jim Young

Grip it and rip it! Every cheesemonger’s new secret weapon is Grip Grater. And it’s shipping right now. Inventor and designer Jim Young shared a little Grip Grater backstory with us. Read on for the ‘deets. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m an independent industrial designer li Read More...

An Interview with Contour’s Tracie Beer

Put some class in your closet and some couture in your armoire. Contour, the versatile hanger, is now shipping. Inventor Tracie Beer spoke with us about the creation of Contour, why Lucky Charms rule, and why she thinks Ben should wear superhero tights. 1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a single mother Read More...

Converge Price

In the rush of the holidays we mistakenly sent out order confirmations for Converge at the $60 price point. We are pleased that the final retail price for Converge will be $40, and that it will be available at national retailers beginning next week. To those who confirmed their order at the $60 price point, we will be issuing automatic refunds over the course of the next two weeks.

Brainstorm aftermath: Measuring Knife, Grippy Tongs, and Reinvented Match

Hey Quirks! Hope everyone had a festive Thanksgiving. Here are the results of this Wed’s brainstorm (click images to enlarge): Product 209: Measuring Knife Product 214: Grippy Tongs Product 215: Reinvented Matches

An Interview with Thor’s Jim Johnstone

Winter is coming. But you’ll be ready when you wield the mighty Thor: the dual-blade ice scraper that’s shipping now! Inventor Jim Johnstone was kind enough to answer our usual grueling gauntlet of questions. Take a peek and find out more about how this powerful product came to be. 1. Tell us a little bit abo Read More...

Community Liaison Report #9

Product Updates: Shipping/On Sale: Verseur, Converge; Now in Production: Steeper Keeper, Hydroduo; Now for Presale: Pod Power, Toob, Catch Community Liaison Updates (Beta): Because information moves fast at Quirky, and via many channels, you can now subscribe to email updates (sent every couple of days).  You will get a dige Read More...

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