-able, everyone’s favorite “can-do” adjective suffix, is enjoying a revival. 20-some years since its heyday, we’ve found it stitched to no less than six modern product names, deriving for them a certain adroitness that a lonesome noun mightn’t have provided. And two of these products, as it happens, have been demoed at TED. 1. Siftables: […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
Zach Kaplan founded Inventables in 2002 with co-founder Keith Schacht. The firm seeks out interesting new materials, and blue-skies new uses for new materials, bringing its subscribers fresh ideas for commercial products (and the world's most amazing toys).
Zach Kaplan’s TED talk
Zach Kaplan on the TED Blog
The Inventables guys, co-founders Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht, demo some amazing new materials and how we might use them. Look for squishy magnets, odor-detecting ink, “dry” liquid and a very surprising 10-foot pole. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, California. Duration: 15:46.) Watch Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht’s 2005 demo on TED.com, where you can […]Continue reading