The best and worst video pitches ever

Fact: People spend 100% more time on pages with videos than on those without. And on Quirky, a video in your submission translates to twice as much facetime with those who view it. That can only help your chances at being a Quirky inventor, right? Right! We’ve taken the liberty to create two video pitches […]

Invention on the Street: Halloween Dog Parade

Goblins, ghouls, and pomeranians dressed like pumpkins—that’s what Halloween is all about, right? Right. So to get in the spooky spirit, we sent Anna, our Invention on the Street correspondent, to the 24th annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Along the way she encountered canine cowboys, four-legged freaks, and puppy princesses. In between oohs […]

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 […]

Product in development: Freewheel

Inventor Rene Diaz submitted the idea for Freewheel back in December. He dreamed of remote controlled wheels that kids could attach to just about anything. With help from the community, we got rolling on developing Rene’s inventive toy idea. As Freewheel came to life, we started to see a bigger vision for it. Marketing it […]

3D printer 101 with Andrew Brase

Andrew Brase manages Quirky HQ’s “shop”, which houses everything from basic tools to state-of-the-art equipment for product making and modeling. He’s a bona fide expert when it comes to 3D printing technology, but he only became a pro through good ol’ trial and error. Andrew knows our complex printers inside out, and for the most […]

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 […]

Follow SlideRider’s wild ride!

When we launched SlideRider back in April, we knew it was going to be a crowd pleaser, but we never anticipated the kind of A-list attention it would attract. After receiving high praise on the Internet from Drew Carey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, PeeWee Herman, and other celebs, SlideRider was fast-tracked for development. As is the […]

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 […]

The Art of Neon

Meet Stephen Conlon. He’s Quirky’s neighbor and a 25-year veteran of the neon sign business. Sure he handcrafted the signature Quirky sign that hangs in the product wing, but it’s his story that really caught our attention. Here’s to all the Stephens of the world—it’s makers and breakers like you that inspire us to do […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ben—The World’s Least Important CEO—Nailed it on Squawk Box this Morning

This morning, Ben stopped by CNBC’s Squawk Box to chat with host Andrew Ross Sorkin about all things Aros and our #UberCOOL promotion. We’re not going to pussyfoot around it—Ben went the extra mile to prove he’s worthy of the world’s least important CEO title. Watch here: http://cnb.cx/S2PAPL

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