Announcement: the Future of Invention Challenges

We’re so thrilled with the ideas flowing in from our Invention Challenges, that we’ve decided to kick it up a notch. From now on, we’ll be posting all-new challenges on a regular basis. Sometimes these challenges will include a brand partner (think: The Home Depot, Real Simple, or GE), other times we’ll come up with Read More...

In Honor of National Inventors’ Day…

We salute those who help us find the better way, every day. Watch the Inventor’s Day Video Today we pay tribute a unique breed of human being. Those who throw away all preconceived notions of what should be and bring to light the potential of what could be. No one embodied this spirit more than Read More...

Finding Quirky: Denny Fong’s First Visit to Quirky

Denny Fong (aka Denny2020) recently visited Quirky Headquarters for the launch of his first product, Spotter. He filmed and edited an amazing video documenting every step of his Quirky journey, including his first live Eval, an exciting trip to Times Square, and the friendships he developed with the Quirky staff. In his touching video, Denny Read More...

The Spark of Invention

Welcome to the very first installment in our “Spark of Invention” series, an ongoing exploration of the origin of great ideas. We’ll interview successful inventors about their creative process to find out what makes them tick and gets their creative juices flowing. First up, Ryan Pendleton, the inventor of Nimbus. Q: What are your sources Read More...

From Sketch to Store: Jenny Drinkard Dishes on Groove

From Sketch to Store: Jenny Drinkard Dishes on Groove Groove, the dish cleaner with 3 interchangeable heads, recently hit store shelves. We chatted with Inventor Jenny Drinkard on what it took to get this product from sketch to store. Q: What brought you to Quirky? JD: I had just come out of Industrial Design school, Read More...

Announcement: the Future of Invention Challenges

We’re so thrilled with the ideas flowing in from our Invention Challenges, that we’ve decided to kick it up a notch. From now on, we’ll be posting all-new challenges on a regular basis. Sometimes these challenges will include a brand partner (think: The Home Depot, Real Simple, or GE), other times we’ll come up with Read More...

The Quirky Invention Challenge with Real Simple

It might not feel like it quite yet, but spring is just around the corner. And with the chirping birds, blooming buds, and bountiful sunshine comes the pesky chore known as—dun, dun, dun—SPRING CLEANING. In order to make your annual clean-a-thon easier, we’ve teamed up with Real Simple for a brand-new Invention Challenge. If you’re Read More...

Creative Problem Solving, Responsible Design, and Not Just Making Everything Collapsible

Quirky engineer Dan Turk explains how to think about invention problem solving from the ground up. In 2014, in a world most of us couldn’t even have dreamt of as children, we’re still making and using products and tools that were invented centuries ago. Why? Because they are the best tools for the job … Read More...

In Honor of National Inventors’ Day…

We salute those who help us find the better way, every day. Watch the Inventor’s Day Video Today we pay tribute a unique breed of human being. Those who throw away all preconceived notions of what should be and bring to light the potential of what could be. No one embodied this spirit more than Read More...

Finding Quirky: Denny Fong’s First Visit to Quirky

Denny Fong (aka Denny2020) recently visited Quirky Headquarters for the launch of his first product, Spotter. He filmed and edited an amazing video documenting every step of his Quirky journey, including his first live Eval, an exciting trip to Times Square, and the friendships he developed with the Quirky staff. In his touching video, Denny Read More...

The Spark of Invention

Welcome to the very first installment in our “Spark of Invention” series, an ongoing exploration of the origin of great ideas. We’ll interview successful inventors about their creative process to find out what makes them tick and gets their creative juices flowing. First up, Ryan Pendleton, the inventor of Nimbus. Q: What are your sources Read More...

Inspiration Dose: Slinky Sculptures

Li Hongbo’s latest set of bust sculptures are currently featured in the “Tools of Study” exhibition at the Klein Sun Gallery.  The exhibition showcases Hongbo’s distinctive paper sculptures that appear to be traditional, classical busts cast in porcelain. When separated and lifted away from the base (video here), the sculpture reveals an accordion of papers Read More...

From Sketch to Store: Jenny Drinkard Dishes on Groove

From Sketch to Store: Jenny Drinkard Dishes on Groove Groove, the dish cleaner with 3 interchangeable heads, recently hit store shelves. We chatted with Inventor Jenny Drinkard on what it took to get this product from sketch to store. Q: What brought you to Quirky? JD: I had just come out of Industrial Design school, Read More...

Inspiration Dose: Sketch Furniture

Made you look! South Korean designer Jinil Park recently created a line of furniture that first appears as a roughly drawn 2-D sketch, but in reality is a 3-D table, chair, lamp, and stool you can actually use. After sketching different types of furniture with intersecting lines, Park chose a few designs to pursue in Read More...

Invention Picks of the Week

The final Eval of 2013 started off with an Improv show about Spotter thanks to the brilliant actors from the Magnet Theater.  They joined Ben, JJ, and Anna on the panel to discuss eight ideas.  Three new inventors were crowned by the end of the evening. Tony Lytle loves his dogs.  He knows that dehydration Read More...

Thumbs Up for Spotter

We received a gorgeous bouquet of roses and sweet letter last week from Charlie Perkins of Burien, Washington. We were incredibly flattered, and wanted to share his Spotter story with you. Having been a Quirky Community Member for a few years, Charlie was excited to see the familiar name on display at his local Home Read More...

Invention Picks of the Week

We were back again with another great Eval this week.  We reviewed 12 of the best ideas and ended up crowing five Quirky inventors and one explore.  Here is the lowdown: Rolf Newman loves to grill but is frustrated by how time consuming it can be.  That’s why he came up with a Smart Grill. Read More...

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