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Pitch Your Genius Ideas to Quirky at Chelsea's Bed Bath & Beyond

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Product development company Quirky—who have a show coming up next week on the Sundance Channel—have taken over Chelsea's Bed Bath & Beyond. Quirky's schtick is that everyday people can pitch an idea for an invention, and if it gets the thumbs up from the team, they'll make it, and you, the inventor, get a cut of the profits.

Since some of the final products (like a genius extension chord that swivels) are sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, it only makes sense for them to move into the Chelsea store window this week so that those walking by can pitch their ideas in what DNAinfo calls a "communal workshop." Sunday is the last day to meet with Quirky's designers, so think real hard how you're going to beat this suggestion that came to them via Twitter, after yesterday's earthquake: "[a]n earthquake proof china cabinet. Keeps the dishes from breaking."
· Crowdsourcing Designers Set Up Workshop In Store Window [DNAinfo]
· Quirky [Official Site]

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