Vote for us in Fast Company’s #OfficeThrowdown!

In the spirit of March Madness, eight New York start-ups are battling it out for the right to call themselves NYC’s coolest office in Fast Company’s first-ever Office Throwdown. This round, we’re pitted against Etsy, the online marketplace for people to make, sell, and buy unique goods. Will our high-tech digs take down the crafty […]

The Cronut legend: How one chef is reinventing the pastry world

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 […]

Everything you missed at Town Meeting

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! […]

Go behind the scenes with the photo team

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 […]

Introducing…The Quirkies!

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 […]

Inventor story: Michael Taylor

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 […]

How to make 3D renders

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 […]

Community Spotlight: Cardboard Prototypes

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 […]

Solve your problems in 6 seconds flat.

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 […]

How to create an inspiring mood board

Before our industrial designers start working on a product, they create a mood board. What’s a mood board? Well, it’s a collection of images or materials that evoke the style or creative direction of a project. How are they useful? Visual inspiration is the key to getting your creative juices flowing. And they help outsiders […]

Inventor story: Robert Sweeney

Robert Sweeney is an accomplished designer from Winnipeg, Canada who enjoys the simpler things in life, such as thinking, walking, and sketching. He’s also the inventor of Tripper, Quirky+GE’s smart window/door sensor. He stopped by our offices a few months ago, and we were instantly charmed by his sweet personality and openness. He shared his […]

Vote for us in Fast Company’s #OfficeThrowdown!

In the spirit of March Madness, eight New York start-ups are battling it out for the right to call themselves NYC’s coolest office in Fast Company’s first-ever Office Throwdown. This round, we’re pitted against Etsy, the online marketplace for people to make, sell, and buy unique goods. Will our high-tech digs take down the crafty […]

The Cronut legend: How one chef is reinventing the pastry world

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 […]

Everything you missed at Town Meeting

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! […]

Cooper Union schools Quirky at this week’s Eval

What happens when a renowned engineering and design school gets a little bit Quirky? Find out this Thursday, February 19th at 7pm ET, when Quirky partners with Cooper Union’s Invention Factory to bring eight student-generated ideas to our Product Evaluation. Sliding suitcases, a bike helmet + lock combo, next-level picture mounts—these are just a few […]

Light the way: Introducing… Track!

Sick of adjusting your work light with every step you take? Meet Track, the light that follows you! Track communicates with a band you wear on your wrist, so when you move, it moves. The wristband also features a power button, making sure you’re always in control. Gone are the days of starting and stopping […]

4 tips for shooting your product like a pro

Kristen Rodgers, Quirky’s Head of Photography, shares her tips and tricks for shooting your next great invention like a pro: Use a simple background Shooting against a white wall, foam core, or a piece of clean, seamless paper is ideal. It helps make your product the hero of the shot and shows it off without […]

Go behind the scenes with the photo team

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 […]

Work your core and more: Introducing… Axle!

Overrun with exercise equipment? Meet Axle, the modular dumbbell system that doubles as an ab roller. Its got five different weight configurations so you can personalize your sweat session. Plus, pop on the wheel attachment and you can work your core like never before. Inventor Ryan Anderson wanted to spice up his exercise routine while […]

Quirky Town Meeting: Tuesday, February 17th

Save the date: Our next Town Meeting will be Tuesday, February 17th at 5pm on Quirky.com/live! What’s a Town Meeting, you ask? During this live broadcast, Ben Kaufman, Quirky’s founder and CEO, will bring the community up to speed on what we’ve been up to and where we’re going. Also, we’re just closing our books […]

Make your landmark: Introducing… CityScapes!

Got a budding explorer on your hands? Foster your kid’s wanderlust and architectural appreciation with CityScapes. This educational kit includes a set of magnetic building blocks, illustrated guides, and an interactive app. Using the guides and blocks, your little one will be able construct small-scale versions of famous landmarks from around the globe. When they’re […]

We’re moving! Forums, that is

Wednesday’s the day—we’re moving Quirky’s conversation space onto bigger and better forums software! Internet forums are conversation spaces for people to gather virtually and share thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Specifically for Quirky, the forums are a place for community members to discuss new ideas, emerging technologies, navigating the Quirky process, and everything in between. We […]

Stream your screen: Introducing… Mira!

Ever wanted to play your favorite iPhone games or watch a movie on a screen that’s bigger than your hand? With Mira you can do just that! This portable projector wirelessly connects to your phone and streams whatever’s on your screen right onto the wall. Plus, it comes with a laser pointer so you can […]

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