Quirky Brief #6: Let’s Make Something Cool For Kids!

Remember how fun it was to be a kid? We do. So for Quirky Brief #6, Quirky’s takin’ it back. WAY back. We’re takin’ it all the way back to childhood. This brief’s for all the moms, dads, nannies, and mannies out there… Let’s make a really cool thing-a-ma-bob for kids. For this brief, we’re looki Read More...

Production Report #2: Click n Cook

The past three weeks… Click n Cook is looking good, and it’s almost ready for production. The T1 samples of the five spatula head types looked great, and they even work with our 3D-printed handle! We are making some slight adjustments, like softening sharp edges and specifying a stiffer durometer for the mixi Read More...

Rating, Schmating

Starting today, there will no longer be rating for Industrial Design, Naming, Tagline, Logo, and other non-evaluation projects. This change will go into effect after the Product 61 naming project closes out. You will still be able to rate ideas in Product Evaluation phase — and you’re encouraged to! There are a couple of rea Read More...

Introducing… Shower Station

Searching for the perfect bathroom caddy? Shower Station organizes and customizes to fit your shower space, and it’s now available for just $45 (MSRP: $50) in the Quirky store. Everyone has different shower habits, and different stuff to go with those habits. That’s why we created Shower Station, a stylish modular showe Read More...

Industrial Design For P63: Inspire Us!

So you may have noticed a little something different when Industrial Design for Product 63, the “perfect scoop” dip bowl, launched last night. Unlike other rounds, we didn’t start off this project with a handful of sketches. We’re offering a completely blank slate. Rather than inspire, we want Read More...

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

We’re in the process of developing the ultimate dip bowl. So in the interest of product research, and product research alone, we HAD to hold an office-wide dip-off. (Sigh) The things they make us do around here. Our array of dips and dippers. Dip bowl FAIL. Salsa on knuckles: it’s a problem.

Contour Logo Inspiration

We want to make sure the Contour is not just another hanger. Your dry cleaner is giving you wire hangers for free, so we’re making sure that Contour is different, with a level of elegance that evokes emotion. Here’s what’s inspiring us, and what should inspire you for the logo design project: The Swarm Screen Read More...

Hey-Hey From Pei-Pei

Oh hi, Quirks! I’m Nancy, or Pei-Pei (see About Us for elaboration), and I am so excited to be the newest addition to the Finance/Ops team! I was brought on to manage the growing Quirky inventory from all our sweet products. With two product selections a week now, a growing retail presence, and holiday season right around the corne Read More...

Production Report #3: Space Bar

To make a long story short: Production has been greenlit! Projected ship date: December 1st And to make a short story long: We just received the T4 version of Space Bar earlier this week. Great stuff! This prototype was a fully functional test to reveal any issues still remaining with the product. There were a handful Read More...

Brief #5: We’re Goin’, Goin’, Back, Back, To College

Across the country, 18-year-olds are leaving the comfort of their parents’ homes for the excitement of college campuses. And for Brief #5, Quirky’s coming with. This week’s challenge is simple: let’s come up with a rockin’ product for Back to College season. We sent intern Ruthea out into NYU to fi Read More...

Introducing… Contort

Hey, we’re flexible folks. Why shouldn’t our USB drives be too? We see no reason. That’s why we developed Contort, now available in the new-and-improved Quirky store for a pre-sale price of $29.99 (MSRP: $34.99) and a threshold of 1650. Your USB thumb drive is just one accidental bump away from sending your valuabl Read More...

Quirky In Parade: This Isn’t A Cooking Class Or A Hipster Brunch

If you get a daily newspaper, you probably get Parade, the most widely read magazine in the U.S. (Readership? A whopping 71 MILLION.) Parade is included in most Sunday papers, so run (don’t walk) to your doorsteps and mailboxes this weekend to check us out. And for those of you who just. can’t. wait… here’s a sneak peek: Check out the super slideshow too.

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