Congrats Brian and Libra!

Brian Erickson is Manufacturing Manager and an experienced entrepreneur from Michigan.  He has over 20 years of experience in product development.  Having a manufacturing background helped Brian to come up with a solution that not only solves the cupcake tin storage problem, but the issues of washing cupcake tins as well. He dev Read More...

Let’s Develop Some Great College Products

Hey Quirks, We are introducing two products for development today, as requested by a retail partner. There is no traditional evaluation phase so influence will be distributed across the development phases. The influence available for each project will be posted at the top of the project page. Below are some inspi Read More...

Community Liaison Report #6

(1) Community Liaison Reports: Will be all text, no videos for now. Text is easier to edit after the fact, and view count went from about 400 to 150 when I started including more text below the video. (2) Quirky Community Activity (10/27): About 1,700 active users yesterday, and about 6,500 active users this week.  About 80 Read More...

Introducing… Olio

Make sure you’re a smooth operator next time you grill. Olio is a brush designed to oil BBQ grates easily and evenly. A hollow reservoir in the brush holds oil and dispenses it gradually down the silicone bristles for safe use. A well-oiled grill improves cooking by helping food slide off smoothly, without tearing, and creates th Read More...

An Interview with Shower Station’s Josh Wright

Our products are so fresh and so clean, clean! Sku select emails just went out for Shower Station. People with presale commitments have 2 full weeks (until Nov 9) to complete their orders and lock down their influence. We caught up with Josh Wright, ideator of Shower Station, to interview him as we begin shi Read More...

Introducing… Brace!

Hold everything! Brace is a set of wall-mounted organizers that can be adjusted to suit a variety of needs. Flexible wire “arms” can be bent around items or into hooks for hanging. A sliding track and individual-sized brackets let you choose the best way to install. Drew Kelley submitted an idea for wires that could hold p Read More...

Congrats Jan Habraken and Tammy Maddrey

Last Friday’s Eval brought two new inventors into the Quirky fold, and we’re very excited to get to work with everyone on both of these exciting ideas. The first winner was Jan Habraken, a Product Designer from New York City. He came up with this idea ten years ago when he wanted to design a household product that solve Read More...

Community Liaison Report #5

(1) New Eval System: (a) Hide button has been added to each submission, (b) Next Page added and Infinite Scrolling now optional, (c) Note Save as a handy tool. (2) Brainstorm opportunities: (a) In the comment stream of a submission, especially if it is in Under Consideration, (b) in Monday’s “In preparation of We Read More...

Bandits Confirmation

Hello Everyone, My apologies in the delay in communication here-  I wanted to address this myself, and have been traveling all week getting product in retailers’ hands. First of all, we’ve heard you loud and clear. Second, we reserve the right to change products for manufacturability / profitability during the production Read More...

Say Hello to Our New Invention Ambassador

Our team of Invention Ambassadors is growing quickly. Meet two more people who spend their days keeping our inventors informed and integrated into the development process. Courtney Theese was never much of a city girl. She grew up in the woods of northern New Jersey climbing trees, making forts and generally s Read More...

Welcome to our Fall 2011 Interns

Happy Thursday, Quirks! Last week, we introduced our QDS interns, but we have even more for you to meet. Help us give these hard-workers a hearty welcome! First up is Ruthea Noteware, who interned with the Community team last year. Here’s her recycled intro (environmentally friendly). She is a rock star who helps Read More...

Introducing… Covert

Keep it in your drawers! Covert is a universal lock that is easy to install and use. The magnetic latch locks drawers closed and stays out of sight, so only you know it’s there. Use it in dorm rooms and other places where you can’t damage furniture. G.S. Krieg submitted an idea for a lock that could be used without tools Read More...

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