1) Upcoming Products:
a) Seamster, by Teree LeSueur; Name by GunksClimber; Tagline (Seams Made Simple) by Nichole
b) Linkets, by Michael Muscarella; Name by Brandy; Tagline (Build Outside the Box) by Pat Aureli
c) Two Fold, by Sarah Salazar; Name by John Lackey; Tagline (Double Booked) by Donny
d) Grasp, by Justin Giannone; Name by MichaelS ; Tagline (Switch Your Grip) by Kenneth Sedgewick
2) News Bites:
a) Watch Ben in a 3-minute Entrepreneurial Innovators video, and discuss it here.
b) Quirky moved to bigger and better digs. See photos on your iPhone by following QuirkyInc on Instagr.am.
c) Quirky is looking for a photojournalist intern (great news for the community!). Discuss it here.
d) Mark your cale Read More...
Keep time while you brush with the Bobble Brush Timer – an evolution of the stylish original. Bobble Brush Timer comes equipped with a two minute mechanical timer and alarm, so you’ll always achieve the perfect teeth cleaning. Combined with Bobble Brush’s signature bobble feature, Bobble Brush Timer is the ideal compliment to your toothbrush and in sync with dental hygiene.
Maria Morrill wanted to make sure her kids made the most of brushing their teeth. Inspired by the hit original Bobble Brush, Maria added a multifunction timer to this classic bathroom accessory. With the help of Quirky’s designers and a community of 413 influencers, her idea ensures that you and your kids always spend just the right amoun Read More...
As mentioned back in December, we decided to postpone our Q4 Town Meeting so we could present the most accurate information about what went on in 2011. Today we’re happy to announce our next Town Meeting will be broadcast live from our new office on Wednesday, February 15th at 6pm EST.
A Town Meeting, for the uninitiated, is a once a quarter, livestreamed event, where we, the Quirky Staff, give the community a full rundown on what went on over the past three months, as well as what exciting things we have in the pipeline.
So, to recap:
What: Q4.5 Town Meeting
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – 6pm ET
Where: Quirky’s Ustream Channel
As always, after the Town Meeting presentation, we’ll hold a no holds Read More...
You may have noticed that live-streamed Brainstorms have been MIA for the past few weeks. Our state-of-the-art Brainstorm Room is still being assembled, but it won’t be long before we welcome the community back into the eye of the storm! Until then, here are the results of the most recent brainstorms (click images to enlarge):
Product 236: Bendable Speakers
Product 237: Collapsible Cookware
Product 241: Sand Orthotic
This week, after an extensive Eval, the Quirky team decided to pursue these seven selected idea submissions further. We are going to be putting all of these ideas under development, starting with the design phase, to further explore their possibilities and see if they have the potential to be world changing products.
Josh Hanes works for a crane construction company in Chicago. His grandfather had to get a very serious procedure done, called nephrostomy, after his kidney’s failed. Josh told us that the outcome of this procedure was that his grandfathers urine would be redirected into an external bag. The problem with this medical bag was that it strapped around his grandfather’s leg using velcro. It w Read More...
From sketch to store, every Quirky product has a story, but the story doesn’t end when the product hits the shelves!
We want to know what happens once a product gets purchased, and we need your help!
Has a Quirky product made an impact in your day to day life? If so, we want to hear about it.
Use this form to submit your product testimonial and it could end up on the Quirky site.
Seamstresses, sewers, and clothiers rejoice! We’re proud to introduce Seamster, a seam allowance marking tool used to transfer paper patterns to fabric. Transferring patterns is ordinarily a time-consuming and cumbersome process, but our seam allowance marker cuts this time in half by drawing two parallel lines onto the fabric at the same time. The pen slots are made of a soft, flexible grippy plastic which allows for different pen diameters. One pen stays firmly fixed in place while the other slides magnetically in a track to allow for multiple seam allowance measurements. With Seamster, crafting clothes and textiles is much less tedious and a lot more joyous.
Seamstress Teree LeSueur came up with a fresh idea to improve the fu Read More...
Sorry folks. Our badass brainstorm battle-station is not yet fully operational. Tomorrow’s brainstorm is cancelled.
We’ll work on getting brainstorms back on track as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.
Cardboard boxes aren’t just trash. To children they’re clubhouses, fortresses, and hiding places. Reclaim these boxes and foster your youngins’ creativity with Linkets. These colorful connectors allow kids ages 6 and up to attach cardboard pieces in imaginative ways. Since Linkets rotate from 0 to 90 degrees, the possibilities are endless.
When his son Matt built a cardboard spaceship in the living room, Michael Muscarella realized that kids love to build. He imagined a solution that would pique Matt’s creativity and eliminate the need for hot glue, staples, or other wasteful materials. With the help of the Quirky Design Staff and over 445 influencers, Michael and Matt’s idea became Linkets. You can check out the finished p Read More...
Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day, so we wanted to take a moment to give a shoutout to our amazing Community and Invention Ambassadors. They work tirelessly, around the clock answering questions and helping community members, new and old alike.
Community management and customer service are often thankless jobs, so on this special day, let’s all say thanks to Andy, Rob G, Chris, Ruthea, Baron, Nathaniel, Andrew, Courtney and Katherine. These guys (and gals) rock!
If you’ve had a great experience with one (or all) of these fine folks, let them know in the comments.
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 prevent? It’s a brainstorm, so anything goes.
2. Visit the Quirky Brainstorm Channel at noon ET on Wed. Log in on Ustream and throw ideas at us in the live chat.
3. Can’t join the live brainstorm? Be sure to add your comments here before Wed at noon, and we’ll have them in mind.
Got all that? Great. This week’s topics are:
Say goodbye to your electronic calendar. With Two Fold you’ll never want to go back! The sleek Two Fold consists of two books—a weekly planner and a sketchbook–in a z-fold construction. The weekly planner allows for date customization and has a blank grid page on the right providing you space to jot down dishes for the dinner party you just scheduled. The second book is a removable sketchbook featuring perforated pages and a die-cut area to store a standard pen great for the artist in you and random stray thoughts. Get it together with Two Fold.
Sarah Salazar never found a planner that could handle her busy non-stop schedule. To make sure she never missed a beat she devised a planner that serve Read More...
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