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The founders of Quirky, a company whose mission is to make invention accessible, have derived a novel concept for getting new design ideas – two a week – into production and out to the public.

pivot power strip

CEO Ben Kaufman, an inventor himself, wanted to create a way for people with great ideas to get their products, vetted, produced and into the hands of the consumers without needing the capital investment that is often a stumbling block. On their website, users can submit a new idea which will go through a round of  ”social” testing. Their team provides feedback and if the product makes it through the process will pay to produce the invention. Sound good? Check out the products currently for sale on their site, all of which have made it through to development, including the Pivot Power strip above.

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  1. jbqb says:

    This looks strikingly familiar to the French Laundry Home line of furniture out of North Carolina. French Laundry also does imprints, and vintage lettering on their fabrics. I actually bought a few of their pieces, and I love them.

  2. Karli_HGTV says:

    Still waiting for someone to come up with self-hanging wallpaper.

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Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...

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