Invention Picks of The Week!

Justin Giannone is in marketing communications for an electronics distributor. This is his fourth invention idea that will be taken through the Quirky process. Justin says that every time he preps food, his hands get dirty and he has to do a juggling act with paper towels, spices, salt and pepper, utensils, pans, etc. He Read More...

Recap of Recap

The creative process is often informed by the things we have seen and experienced over the course of our lifetime. Sometimes, similar designs and concepts can be produced, independently, by two people. When an inventor submits an idea to Quirky, we assume that they are submitting an innovation derived from an original thought, and do not Read More...

Anniversary doubleheader: the World’s Fairs in New York City

This week marks the anniversaries of the opening days for both the 1939 – 1940 and the 1964 – 1965 World’s Fairs. Both events were cultural achievements in the realms of science, technology, and global citizenship, introducing tens of millions of visitors to cutting edge techn Read More...

Light Where You Need It: Introducing… Ions.

Say goodbye to unlit nooks and crannies with Ions: miniature, magnetic LEDs that illuminate any dark work space with ease. Ions feature a magnetic base that can be attached to a metal tool or surface, providing a powerful light source where larger lamps may fear to tread. Pivoting hinges and a possible dimming f Read More...

Tonight’s Brainstorm Preview

Get out your umbrellas, folks. There’s a storm heading this way. That’s right –  we’re brainstorming two new products TONIGHT (6pm EST): - App-Enabled Dice - Pedal-Powered Charging Station If you’re new to brainstorms, allow us to explain. Every week, QDS blows a few product ideas wide open to kick of Read More...

An interview with Mercado inventor, Peter Wachtel

With Mercado having recently launched in the Quirky store and about to hit retail shelves nationwide, we thought we’d check in with inventor, Peter Wachtel, to discuss his experience having his idea go from sketch to store. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a Toy designer, inventor, teacher Read More...

An interview with Mocubo inventor, Justin Giannone

With Mocubo having recently launched in the Quirky store and about to hit retail shelves nationwide, we thought we’d check in with inventor, Justin Giannone, to discuss his experience having his idea go from sketch to store. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a true New York Pizza Bagel R Read More...

Quirky + GE in Houston

Our partnership with GE continues in Houston. If you’re in the area, swing by the GE Garages at Rice University. This is your chance to roll up your sleeves and learn how to prototype (with 3D printers, injection molders, laser cutters and welding) and participate in workshops and training sessions. Where: Rice University, 21 Read More...

Brainstorm Aftermath and Recap

Below are the results from this week’s Brainstorm session, featuring the collaborative work of our designers, invention ambassadors, and community members (click either image for a larger version): Product 314: Friendship Bracelets Product 280: Folding Chair The full feed for the brainstorm can be viewed here: Read More...

Invention Picks of The Week!

David Veshapidze, a Business Owner from Alexandria, KY was making his famous flapjacks for his daughter, Sophia, and was trying to keep all of his pancakes a consistent size. Unfortunately, it was hard for him to measure exactly how batter he was pouring into the pan so he would have to settle for using smaller measuring c Read More...

Happy Earth Day to You: Five Companies Doing It Right

Why have a whole day dedicated to a slow-cooling ball of molten rock orbiting a star? Earth is a pretty cool place, when you think about it. It gives us food, water, and energy. Its gravity keeps us from floating into the sun. Earth Day reminds us to pay proper homage to our celestial habitat. Here’s Read More...

Reinvention of Storage. Made in the USA.

We’re reinventing storage and we’re doing it in the US! This is a huge and really exciting undertaking for Quirky and the community, so we’ve built a dedicated page for all things Crates. Here, you’ll be able to: - Rank your favorite accessories for influence (a new type of project). - Participate in the different Read More...

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