Announcement: the Future of Invention Challenges

We’re so thrilled with the ideas flowing in from our Invention Challenges, that we’ve decided to kick it up a notch. From now on, we’ll be posting all-new challenges on a regular basis. Sometimes these challenges will include a brand partner (think: The Home Depot, Real Simple, or GE), other times we’ll come up with Read More...

In Honor of National Inventors’ Day…

We salute those who help us find the better way, every day. Watch the Inventor’s Day Video Today we pay tribute a unique breed of human being. Those who throw away all preconceived notions of what should be and bring to light the potential of what could be. No one embodied this spirit more than Read More...

Finding Quirky: Denny Fong’s First Visit to Quirky

Denny Fong (aka Denny2020) recently visited Quirky Headquarters for the launch of his first product, Spotter. He filmed and edited an amazing video documenting every step of his Quirky journey, including his first live Eval, an exciting trip to Times Square, and the friendships he developed with the Quirky staff. In his touching video, Denny Read More...

The Spark of Invention

Welcome to the very first installment in our “Spark of Invention” series, an ongoing exploration of the origin of great ideas. We’ll interview successful inventors about their creative process to find out what makes them tick and gets their creative juices flowing. First up, Ryan Pendleton, the inventor of Nimbus. Q: What are your sources Read More...

Sully Takes Over Brainstorm Tonight!

Greetings, Community Members! Sully, aka Mike Sullivan, aka SullyBot, aka Quirky’s GM of Power, will be hosting our Brainstorm broadcast tonight on quirky.com/live at 6:30 pm (please note the later time). His spin on the segments will be power and electronically-focused, of course. Here’s the line-up: 1) Nerd Talk: with Smandy (aka Sam Anderson), one Read More...

Coming up on Brainstorm…

We’re pushing Brainstorm back a bit tonight, so hop onto quirky.com/live with us at 6:30pm ET! Terence Washington will be our host extraordinaire for this evening… The three segments will include: 1) Mystery Quick Draw with the Quirky Design Staff. We’re giving this segment another go; we’ll have several newly accepted invention ideas in a Read More...

Ideas We See All The Time

It’s been quite some time since we last penned an “ideas we see all the time” post. Quirky is getting more ideas submissions than ever before, and we’ve noticed that several types of ideas pop up time and time again. We understand our rationale for passing over such ideas may be a little puzzling to Read More...

Invention Challenge: Break Your Bad Habits

We’re looking for brand new inventions that’ll kick your worst habits to the curb. Are you a chronic knuckle cracker, professional procrastinator, or lifelong nail biter? Old habits die hard, but we think the right invention could help you break the routine and quit cold turkey. Submit your idea to help us finally put an Read More...

Invention Challenge: Travel Pet Peeves

We’re looking for bright ideas that’ll solve your worst travel nightmares. Calling all jet-setters and globetrotters! We’re looking for ideas that’ll make traveling easier and more enjoyable from takeoff to landing. Whether you’re braving the redeye, making the most of a layover, or embarking on a cross-country road trip, we want to know what products Read More...

Announcement: the Future of Invention Challenges

We’re so thrilled with the ideas flowing in from our Invention Challenges, that we’ve decided to kick it up a notch. From now on, we’ll be posting all-new challenges on a regular basis. Sometimes these challenges will include a brand partner (think: The Home Depot, Real Simple, or GE), other times we’ll come up with Read More...

The Quirky Invention Challenge with Real Simple

It might not feel like it quite yet, but spring is just around the corner. And with the chirping birds, blooming buds, and bountiful sunshine comes the pesky chore known as—dun, dun, dun—SPRING CLEANING. In order to make your annual clean-a-thon easier, we’ve teamed up with Real Simple for a brand-new Invention Challenge. If you’re Read More...

Creative Problem Solving, Responsible Design, and Not Just Making Everything Collapsible

Quirky engineer Dan Turk explains how to think about invention problem solving from the ground up. In 2014, in a world most of us couldn’t even have dreamt of as children, we’re still making and using products and tools that were invented centuries ago. Why? Because they are the best tools for the job … Read More...

In Honor of National Inventors’ Day…

We salute those who help us find the better way, every day. Watch the Inventor’s Day Video Today we pay tribute a unique breed of human being. Those who throw away all preconceived notions of what should be and bring to light the potential of what could be. No one embodied this spirit more than Read More...

Finding Quirky: Denny Fong’s First Visit to Quirky

Denny Fong (aka Denny2020) recently visited Quirky Headquarters for the launch of his first product, Spotter. He filmed and edited an amazing video documenting every step of his Quirky journey, including his first live Eval, an exciting trip to Times Square, and the friendships he developed with the Quirky staff. In his touching video, Denny Read More...

The Spark of Invention

Welcome to the very first installment in our “Spark of Invention” series, an ongoing exploration of the origin of great ideas. We’ll interview successful inventors about their creative process to find out what makes them tick and gets their creative juices flowing. First up, Ryan Pendleton, the inventor of Nimbus. Q: What are your sources Read More...

Inspiration Dose: Slinky Sculptures

Li Hongbo’s latest set of bust sculptures are currently featured in the “Tools of Study” exhibition at the Klein Sun Gallery.  The exhibition showcases Hongbo’s distinctive paper sculptures that appear to be traditional, classical busts cast in porcelain. When separated and lifted away from the base (video here), the sculpture reveals an accordion of papers Read More...

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