Cloak: The Road To Completion

10 days ago Jordan, Steve & I set sail for the wondrous and industrious land of Shenzhen, China. We boarded our flights with fistfuls of Ambien and a whole lot of giddy anticipation. The plan for the trip: be on the ground in person when the tooling for the Cloak begins to be tested. Last Sunday afternoon (a week ago yes Read More...

International Quirking

Hello Quirks, It feels good to be in NYC. I just moved out here from California. I grew up in Loomis, CA, a small town where cow chip bingo was a large share of fundraising for our high school athletics teams. For those of you who are international Quirks, I begrudgingly fit some of the California stereotypes. I lived on the beac Read More...

Kiddie Quirky

Your children may not be old enough to join Quirky, but that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the fun of inventing. Point them to By Kids For Kids, a website dedicated to nurturing young inventors. There, they can read ideation tips, watch inspiring videos, and browse profiles of fellow innovators. They can also post their own Read More...

#FollowFriday

This Friday, we’re showing some love to our active community members in the Twittersphere. #FF ‘em up! Products @MugStir @hydraduo @TapeStamp @StemGarden @BroomGroomer @Quirkycradle @ClicknCook Community @QuirkyProducts @FaresF @SL430 @modstuff @shawnee_ @matthew_h_smith @JoshCalvetti @waterbluffy @qkarmark @bikr Please note: By Read More...

Introducing: Melissa!

Melissa has been with us a while, although somewhat under the radar… But, I think it’s about time for an official introduction. What many of the Quirky team notices is how clean the office is, especially on Friday and Wednesday mornings. It’s not magic. It’s not elves. It’s the work of our very own Melissa. She comes in after h Read More...

Peace Out, Quirky

My time at Quirky is coming to an end… it went by so fast!  Working here is fantastic for so many reasons: I get to design stuff every single day. I am faced with a challenge each day. I work with crazy smart and talented people. BERTHA. I start every day off in a good mood (thanks to Nikki and Jess, the “good morning!” comm Read More...

A Common Thread

Hi, I’m new here. My name is Nathan Smith. I am a Silicon Valley refugee. I grew up in a tiny town in California and moved to San Francisco after graduating from UC Davis. I worked as a programmer there for four years before coming to live in New York last Friday. Although I am new to New York, and new to Quirky, there is one aspe Read More...

My Life With Cables

We came across this cutesy New York Times blog post, where artist Christoph Niemann illustrates his “life with cables”. Dude needs a PowerCurl… or Cordies… or Wrapster… or Sling Back… STAT!

Time For Compostapalooza Evaluation!

That’s right, Quirks. It’s time to put your voting, rating, and commenting skills to work. Help Quirky and Uncommon Goods select the best compost-related product idea EVER — and collect influence while you’re at it! Evaluate here.

Happy Retailers!

Our friends at Small Dog Electronics in Burlington, Vermont, love them some Quirky PowerCurls, and they aren’t afraid to show it!

The Power Of Community

Dear Quirks, This past Saturday, I participated in the Hudson River Pageant to raise awareness of the special ecology of the river and its surrounding areas. The procession began in the marina behind the World Financial Center in downtown Manhattan and meandered northward along the water. The performers were all dressed in intri Read More...

Save The World, Join Team Quirky

Turns out the Quirky community is into more than just creating cool stuff… they’re all about helping humanity too! Kudos to David Carlson for mobilizing the community to start a Kiva Lending Team of Quirky.com Community Members — Team Quirky, for short. What’s Kiva? Simple. Kiva is a website that f Read More...

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