Inspiration can come from anywhere—just ask Sam Anderson, one of Quirky’s engineers. It hit him one morning on his bike ride to work when he collided with a bus, breaking his clavicle, first metacarpal, cheekbone, and two spinal processes. The accident didn’t deter Sam from biking. Instead, he used his recovery time to consider how […]
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating inspirational female inventors everywhere. So we visited Maria Morrill, the inventor of Ohm, at her home in South Carolina to get the story behind her invention. After growing up in Puerto Rico, Maria moved to America with the intention of studying graphic design in college. Unfortunately, when […]
Update: Last week, we knocked Etsy out of Fast Company’s #OfficeThrowdown. Now, we’re facing off with GrubHub for a spot in the finals. This round ends Friday, March 13th at 5pm ET, so cast your vote now! In the spirit of March Madness, eight New York start-ups are battling it out for the right to […]
People rarely consider bakers to be inventors, but we disagree. Dominique Ansel is a pastry chef in a league of his own; he pushes the baking boundaries and never settles for the status quo. Just look at the Cronut… A croissant-doughnut hybrid, the Cronut made it’s big debut in May 2013. And this sweet’s got […]
On Thursday night, our CEO Ben Kaufman, took the community through the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2014 in our first Town Meeting of the year. He also shared plans for the future of the company and some big changes coming our way. It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. We’re making moves, people! […]
At Quirky, we have a talented team of shutterbugs that handles all of our in-house photography. Ever wonder how they pull off the eye-catching visuals on our site, packaging, and beyond? Me too! So, I sat down with Kristen Rodgers, our Head of Photography, for a glimpse behind the curtain camera of some of her […]
It’s award season! Instead of celebrating movies or actors, we’re giving inventors the recognition they deserve. Introducing The Quirkies: awards for a variety of achievements in the field of invention. And like everything else, we had you to be a part of the selection process. Thank you for helping us honor the wacky, underrated, and truly game-changing inventors […]
Michael Taylor is a veteran community member who joined Quirky in the early days. So we were especially excited to get to know him better when he stopped by the Quirky offices in NYC for the launch of his three (!) Quirky+GE smart products: Tapt, Outlink, and Overflow. Of course, we got the scoop on […]
This blog post comes to you from one of our very own community members: Brandon Murray! An active member since May 2012, Brandon’s submitted 712 ideas (!!) and influenced nearly 450 (!!!). Since Brandon’s a self-taught 3D renderer, we asked him to write a piece on modeling for beginners—take it away, Brandon! Whether you’d like […]
In December, we launched an Invention Challenge to submit a cardboard prototype along with your idea submission. Here’s the handy How To video. Considering the amount of work it takes to make a prototype, we were pleasantly surprised with 50 submissions! We were so impressed, we had to share some of the community’s work. Here’s […]
Think vines are just for grapes? Not so! Our newest Vines (sharable, six-second videos) show off our inventions in a whole new way. Oh, and be sure to turn on the sound. Beat Booster Here comes the boom. Box. Boom box. Pluck It’s out of this world, no yolk. PowerShell Never leave a shadow of […]
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