Get weird before you get real

David Cole is our head of retail store design and experience. He’s in charge of bringing the Quirky brand to physical life, from events to in-store displays. It’s a tough job with unique challenges and it requires an immense amount of creativity to stay a step ahead of the competition. Recently, David and his team […]

Invention on the Street: Coney Island

For the second installment of Invention on the Street, we sent Anna to New York’s Coney Island. She hit the boardwalk and combed the beach to see what unsuspecting sunbathers had to say about invention. From gerbil castles to pint-sized chainsaws, these sun-chasing strangers were just full of surprises… Stay tuned for more Invention on […]

Ben Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Is your newsfeed flooded with people dumping ice on their heads? What gives, right? Well, it’s all part of a campaign to raise awareness for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. This morning, Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman accepted the #IceBucketChallenge. Not only did he donate to the cause, he also let us dump a bucket of […]

Introducing our partnership with STORY: COOL STORY

Looking for a place to chill this summer? You’re in luck! Inspired by Aros, we’ve teamed up with GE and STORY to bring you a very, very cool experience in NYC. So cool in fact, we’re calling it COOL STORY. From a cold brew bar to ice cream socials and invention stations, COOL STORY is […]

Introducing the School of Invention

Class is officially in session! Introducing Quirky’s School of Invention. This new initiative encourages kids of all ages to become the great inventors of tomorrow—because when it comes to inventing, age ain’t nothing but a number. Even though school’s out for summer, we never stop inspiring. Just ask Jackson (featured in the video above), the […]

Recap: RadioShack Invention Challenge Eval

Last night’s Eval was jam-packed with the best ideas from our Quirky Invention Challenge with RadioShack. With our very own PJ Shaw, RadioShack’s Jennifer Warren and Mike Manske, and digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong, we debated the future of smart toys. By the end of the night we crowned four new inventors: Paulette Blankenship: App-Enabled […]

NYC hearts #UberCOOL

Last weekend, we took to the streets in three tricked-out ice cream trucks to hand-deliver Aros to overheating New Yorkers across the Big Apple. It was all part of our first-ever partnership with Uber_NYC—a little something we’re calling #UberCOOL. We rocked Hawaiian shirts (à la Garthen Leslie), climbed countless flights of stairs, delivered the world’s […]

Get weird before you get real

David Cole is our head of retail store design and experience. He’s in charge of bringing the Quirky brand to physical life, from events to in-store displays. It’s a tough job with unique challenges and it requires an immense amount of creativity to stay a step ahead of the competition. Recently, David and his team […]

This Week’s Eval Cancelled…

This week, our Product Evaluation is cancelled. Why would we do such a thing, you ask? Well, we’re making a few updates to the broadcast system and increasing the room size. When it’s all said and done, this will improve the overall audience experience. We’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming on Thursday, October 23rd […]

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 […]

Invention on the Street: Coney Island

For the second installment of Invention on the Street, we sent Anna to New York’s Coney Island. She hit the boardwalk and combed the beach to see what unsuspecting sunbathers had to say about invention. From gerbil castles to pint-sized chainsaws, these sun-chasing strangers were just full of surprises… Stay tuned for more Invention on […]

Ben Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Is your newsfeed flooded with people dumping ice on their heads? What gives, right? Well, it’s all part of a campaign to raise awareness for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. This morning, Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman accepted the #IceBucketChallenge. Not only did he donate to the cause, he also let us dump a bucket of […]

Quirky’s NYC takeover!

While New Yorkers are suffering through this sweltering summer, we’re keeping things nice and cool with our latest ad campaign. In case you haven’t noticed, Ben’s cell phone number is plastered on hundreds of city phone booths, Aros is starring in billboards on practically every corner, and some pretty weird stickers are showing up in […]

Introducing our partnership with STORY: COOL STORY

Looking for a place to chill this summer? You’re in luck! Inspired by Aros, we’ve teamed up with GE and STORY to bring you a very, very cool experience in NYC. So cool in fact, we’re calling it COOL STORY. From a cold brew bar to ice cream socials and invention stations, COOL STORY is […]

Brainstorm Under Construction…

For the next few weeks, our Wednesday broadcast is being revamped. We’ve recently been experimenting with different segments and formats to see what may or may not be the best material for a broadcast. We want to take a look at what we’ve learned and come back with the best solution. In the meantime, we […]

Introducing the School of Invention

Class is officially in session! Introducing Quirky’s School of Invention. This new initiative encourages kids of all ages to become the great inventors of tomorrow—because when it comes to inventing, age ain’t nothing but a number. Even though school’s out for summer, we never stop inspiring. Just ask Jackson (featured in the video above), the […]

Meet the Inventors

Last Thursday we had our Smart Toy Invention Challenge Eval with Radio Shack. We’d like to introduce you to the four inventors who were crowned that evening. Paulette Blankenship hails from Eastman, GA. She still resides in her native town where she works as a relator and assistant manager of a finance company. Growing up […]

Recap: RadioShack Invention Challenge Eval

Last night’s Eval was jam-packed with the best ideas from our Quirky Invention Challenge with RadioShack. With our very own PJ Shaw, RadioShack’s Jennifer Warren and Mike Manske, and digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong, we debated the future of smart toys. By the end of the night we crowned four new inventors: Paulette Blankenship: App-Enabled […]

NYC hearts #UberCOOL

Last weekend, we took to the streets in three tricked-out ice cream trucks to hand-deliver Aros to overheating New Yorkers across the Big Apple. It was all part of our first-ever partnership with Uber_NYC—a little something we’re calling #UberCOOL. We rocked Hawaiian shirts (à la Garthen Leslie), climbed countless flights of stairs, delivered the world’s […]

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