At Quriky, all the products for sale are designed through crowdsourcing. That is, ordinary people collaborate through the Quirky website to propose product ideas, develop product designs and even create the product names and marketing tag lines. The Quirky team then finds vendors to mass-produce the final result.
Here’s a goal list you can hang in your kitchen that looks cool, costs almost no money and is something you can make yourself.
If you are a paranoid sort, have an open bottle of 1787 bottle of Château Lafite Bordeaux in your fridge and/or live with a teenager, the Combination Wine Bottle Lock is for you. The stainless steel stopper fits in most wine and liquor bottles. Once in place and locked (it takes a bit of muscle to firmly press it down) it can’t be pried off. The combination is programmable—just don’t forget it. $20
It seems obvious to combine a strainer and serving bowl into one item. Yet we’ve never seen such a thing until the Ventu.
When the handle is down this stainless steel bowl works like so many strainers you’ve likely owned in the past. Lift the handle and a leak-proof seal at the bottom of the bowl is created, allowing you to bring the Ventu to the table and serve out of it.
It’s another Vondrous item from Quirky. (Read a review of the Quirky, the cool store of crowdsourced products, here.) $50
You need not be a whisky lover to think this is cool: hardwood floors made from reclaimed whiskey barrels. Some floorboard sections still show the old printing from the barrel. The supplier, Glasgow-based McKay Flooring, ships boards of random lengths for you to install yourself. And, no, licking the boards will not get you drunk. £199 per square meter.
It’s another great offering from Quirky, the online store where all the products are conceived, designed and marketed communally.