Where do you keep your ideas?, the inventor behind Quirky’s smart A/C says he kept his in a shoe box. “I did not have the funding to move forward.” But after reaching a breaking point with his dysfunctional air conditioner, he decided to take one of his coolest ideas out of the box and submit it to Quirky. “The […]
Know what’s cool?
To find out, we partnered with Quirky and GE and created an experience devoted to all things cool. At the center of our chillest-ever-concept, Aros, a smart new air conditioner that solved some really un-cool problems like energy waste. Also in the mix: a cold brew coffee stand and ice-cream making workshops.
Check out how cool things got…
If ever there was a season for designer, this is it. This being the imprecise time between the climax of summer and the start of fall. It’s the time when you’re not sure if the heat is coming or going and getting dressed is less a labor of love and more just laborious. Norma gets transitional dressing, with […]
Since it’s never too early to start searching for that lost shaker of salt, here’s something to help you hang on until Friday gets here.
Check out this video for a behind the scenes look at how it all went down – and you haven’t yet stop by to see something cool – collaboration in action.
Join us Monday August 11, when author Miki Agrawal spends a couple of hours talking about her personal journey and offers practical steps to starting your own.
Scents range from earthy – Tie Dye – to to beachy – Surfshack – and the charms from sparkly and stackable to stunning (valued at 10K.) Here they share the cool story behind their charming collection.
Join us August 12 when Josh Rubin, founder of Cool Hunting, the award winning digital publication, discusses the ever-changing zeitgeist and how the constantly shifting definition of cool plays out on the cultural landscape.
Welcome to STORY Picks, an ongoing snapshot of the curated merchandise we’ve got in-store and the summary of why it made our shortlist – and should be on yours. Here: basics for him and her.
Want to really hold on to your memories from NYC? In The Seam maker Ronda Smith gets it and created a collection of handmade pillows that turn her photographs into works of couch art
For Bryan Davis, founder of Teddy Stratford a run in with the Royal Thai Police in Bangkok was to become the inspiration for an entirely new type of men’s shirt.
We might have crossed the halfway mark of summer, but let’s look on the bright side…starting with our accessories.
In our “What’s Shaken” series, we shake things up and ask mixologists to share a story (ahem cocktail.) As if you needed an excuse to break into the liquor cabinet mid-week…
Whether as a gift or a shot of cool for your interior, here Kelly tells us how she keeps cool while creating objects to burn for.
Since we all agree: there’s nothing cool about arriving late or under-dressed, we’ve pulled together 3 of the details you’ll need to do as little as possible without looking like a hot mess.
Join us August 6 to learn the bijou making basics – from beading to bedazzling a colorful wavy cuff bracelet
Meet the founder of Brand New Noise, a line of handcrafted recorders designed to inspire us to do more than press play.
Hella Bitter, the Brooklyn based brand of cocktail complements, is always a few steps ahead: They were one of the first to hit on the artisan cocktail revival, producing and distributing a line of small batch bitters. And now their latest product, a bitter making kit, taps into the DIY movement and empowers you craft […]
Have a few summer showers in your future? Here’s how to spend a little less time baby gift shopping and more time at the beach. Open up and say “awww” Spuni: The latest and littlest innovation in spoons, the Spuni spoon’s ergonomic design comes care of two MIT grads who were fed up with messy […]
Summer in New York means one thing: getting out of the city. For stylish gents wary of excess baggage, ONIA’s trunks offer a coolly versatile alternative to blase board shorts. With a highly intricate design process that considers form and function, founder Nathan Romero says the forward-thinking line strives to provide options suited for on-and-off […]
Holy go-to-camp shopping list. From the basics like sunscreen to sunglasses with serious swagger, here’s how to make your little one’s departure as smooth as the cocktail you’ll be enjoying once the bus pulls away. Sons + Daughters Eyewear: Eye-catching sunglasses that the big kids will approve of. The premium sunnies are handmade from acetate […]
Before you swap the sneakers for flops, make sure you’ve got these stay-cool, look-cool items in your beach bag. Because beach bags are better when they’re packing cool. Quirky Shake Tote: Hurricane sandy doesn’t need to happen every time you leave the beach. Quirky’s inventive tote keeps your beach swag in and the sand where […]
A mash-up of geometry and stone, Cynthia Rybakoff’s jewels have a vintage-meets-modern vibe that’s a little Ziggy Stardust with a heavy dose of downtown cool. Read on for this designer’s bewitching inspiration…
USA made and cool as hell, GOODLIFE shares the story behind its better take on basics.
Get out there and do what comes American – from skewering and marinating to good old fashioned grilling. Here’s what you’ll need to make it happen.
From packable perfumes to bath bubbles with a distinct “scents” of humor. Read on for the perfect beauty counter for muggy summer day
Keep your cool. Modasten is all about that one-of-a-kind look, crafting its super original sunglasses from recycled skate decks.
Each week we’ll be asking you to share your Summer for a chance to win seriously cool stuff. Want in….
Summer vibes go hand in hand with gin, rum, tequila, beer. In other words, just about everything that’s drinkable. That means: you’ve got to be ready to hop behind the bar whenever 5 o’clock strikes somewhere. With that in mind, we’ve curated a few essentials to mix into your mixologist tool kit. When heat strikes, […]
The one party you’re going to want to make this summer? The arm party being thrown by crafty-cool friendship bracelet kit maker, Bijou Factory. A Pitch Night discovery, the basic idea is that DIY doesn’t have to look like a craft project and that with the right materials and a little know-how anyone can create […]
What’s cooler than iced coffee? Grady’s Cold Brew, Brooklyn-brewed and bottled iced coffee concentrate. We’re serving it throughout COOL STORY, single servings as well as take-home bottles.
Craft beer and ice cream….Our first thought: yes. Second thought: why haven’t we tried this before? Cue Stef Ferrari, founder of craft ice-cream upstart Hay Rosie.
Turn your idea into a product this weekend: A Quirky illustrator will be at STORY to sketch your invention and submit it to Quirky.com.
Jix creator Patrick Martinez shares the story behind his installation at STORY and why cool things happen when you realize the tools to be creative are at your fingertips.