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My background is mainly in writing, but throughout the years I've worn many hats. Event planner, server, bartender, sales, researcher, writer, editor, and many more. I like to think I've picked up a fair amount of skills and insights over the years, but I'm still in search of more. Aside from writing my passion is in music and film, with a particular interest in hardcore punk and Hong Kong action cinema.
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My favorite accomplishment has got to be all the work I have published and the things I've created. From writing to music my creativity is extremely important to me and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have been allowed to use this creativity.
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Perseverance, intuition, and creativity. Uncovering trends is not something that is universal to everyone, but something everyone is capable of. When looking to trends I tend to look through a personal lens as well as something that may appeal to a broader community. I pay close attention to details to figure out exactly why this is a trend and how it can impact myself and others.
How do you reset to be creative?
Finding time to unwind and distract myself is probably the most common way I reset creativity. I think we as a society are so pressured to produce something so it is so important to take the time to just relax and not think too much.
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The creation of something innovative or artistic very much excites me. When the world is made a better place through expression I find joy and genuine excitement.
High-Speed Performance Phones
High-Speed Performance Phones
Lenovo's Z5 Pro GT Features a Whopping 12GB of RAM
Smartphones with 10GB of RAM are fairly new to the commercial market but Lenovo is ready to up the ante with its Z5 Pro GT smartphone with a whopping 12GB of RAM. Announced at a recent event in... MORE
Minimalist Metal Chargers
Minimalist Metal Chargers
The BLOCK WIRELESS CHARGER is a Truly Gorgeous Statement Piece
Designed to be an artisanal statement piece, the BLOCK WIRELESS CHARGER gives users the ability to power electronics in an aesthetically pleasing way. The device is currently compatible with the... MORE
Heritage-Honoring Rental Spaces
Heritage-Honoring Rental Spaces
This Soviet-Styled Apartment Embraces a True 1930s Vibe
Designed to resemble a 1930s Soviet utopia, this unique Airbnb is a Soviet-styled apartment in the heart of Moskva, Russia. Conceptualized by two Moscow-based activists, this project is described as... MORE
Onyx Diver Timepieces
Onyx Diver Timepieces
The Chronotechna Uses the World's Blackest Pigment to Help Divers
Designed to ensure the face of the watch is always easy to read, the Chronotechna utilizes the world’s blackest pigment, known to absorb 99.9% of light shone at it. The decision to use this... MORE
Sleep-Friendly Ice Creams
Sleep-Friendly Ice Creams
Nightfood is Using the Popularity of Ice Cream to Promote Better Sleep
Ice cream is often considered to be a late-night indulgence and Nightfood is playing off this idea in its new sleep-friendly ice creams. Launching in February 2019, this new line of ice cream will... MORE
Traditionally Inspired Wooden Boxes
Traditionally Inspired Wooden Boxes
Aljoud Lootah's Mandoos Collection Celebrates Ornate Brass
Dubai-based multidisciplinary artist Aljoud Lootah is exploring Emirati culture through intelligent and inspired product design through her Mandoos collection. By combining traditional silhouettes... MORE
Streamlined Volunteering Apps
Streamlined Volunteering Apps
The Brightest App Helps Connect People to Charitable Causes
Volunteering for causes has become incredibly easy in the modern age, but the Brightest app is hoping to make it easier by bringing volunteer options directly to those looking to help out. Much like... MORE
Architecturally Inspired Pianos
Architecturally Inspired Pianos
The Steinway Elbphilharmonie Will Be Limited to Eight Models
The Steinway Elbphilharmonie Limited Edition is a new luxury piano designed and built by the iconic Steinway & Sons in collaboration with Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Inspired... MORE
Social Media Sports Apps
Social Media Sports Apps
The Tonsser App Hopes to Function as a Linkedin for Young Soccer Players
LinkedIn has proved to be a powerful tool for professionals looking to advance their careers and now the Tonsser app is hoping to do the same but for soccer players. Developed by a team of Copenhagen-... MORE
Full Body 3D Scanners
Full Body 3D Scanners
The Naked Body Scanner Provides Accurate Workout Progress Metrics
The Naked body scanner is a new home fitness accessory that helps users keep track of their body fat percentage, fat mass, body measurements and much more. Designed by Farhad Farahbakhshian, a part-... MORE
Accessible Car Doors
Accessible Car Doors
Jaguar's New Mobility Door Aims to Help Amputees and Disabled People
Thanks to Jaguar Land Rover’s new mobility door, amputees and others with accessibility needs can have an easier time hopping into their cars. Combining a mix of keyless entry tech and motion... MORE
Car-Inspired Wrapping Paper
Car-Inspired Wrapping Paper
Toyota's Camouflage Wrapping Paper is Being Sold for Charity in the UK
When Toyota’s new Supra was unveiled, it sported a gorgeous new camouflage pattern, now the automotive brand has used the pattern to create camouflage wrapping paper. Unveiled by Toyota UK,... MORE
Educational VR Laptops
Educational VR Laptops
The Zspace Laptop Hopes to Help Kids Think with More Flexibility
Zspace is fully dedicating itself to spatial content and is unveiling a laptop focused on helping kids easily interact with AR and VR content. Debuting at CES 2019, the laptop will be the first... MORE
Virtual Autonomous Car Software
Virtual Autonomous Car Software
Baidu's Apollo Plan Uses a Game Engine to Test Autonomous Cars
Unity, the same company whose game engine brought ‘Cuphead’ and ‘Hearthstone,’ is now working with Baidu on its ambitious Apollo Plan. Utilizing Unity’s real-time... MORE
Affordable High-End Computer Monitors
Affordable High-End Computer Monitors
The LG 32-Inch Display Offers Impressive Performance
Modern computer monitors can often cost thousands of dollars, but the new LG 32-inch display offers impressive performance at an incredibly affordable price. Featuring a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, a... MORE
Sound-Amplifying Solutions
Sound-Amplifying Solutions
Dirac Bass Uses Psychoacoustics to Amplify Sound on Small Speakers
Aimed for use on smartphones and small portable speakers, Dirac Bass is a new audio solution that gets around the physical limitations of small devices. Taking advantage of psychoacoustics, Dirac... MORE
Hybrid Curated Playlists
Hybrid Curated Playlists
Tidal's My Mix Playlist is Created by AI and Human Teams
Tidal’s new My Mix playlists have finally launched and are similar to Spotify’s Daily Mix and Apple Music’s For You compilations. However, unlike Spotify and Apple Music, Tidal’s My... MORE
Facial-Tracking Emotion Apps
Facial-Tracking Emotion Apps
The Facing Emotions App Helps Blind People Perceive Facial Emotions
In an effort to help blind people perceive the faces of people they are speaking with, Huawei is debuting its Facing Emotions app. Available for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the app takes advantage of AI... MORE
4G-Connected Camera Peripherals
4G-Connected Camera Peripherals
The CamBuddy Plus Helps Photographers Auto-Backup Photos
Countless photos have been lost to corrupt memory cards, but the Cambuddy Plus hopes to end this disaster by using 4G and Wi-Fi to automatically backup images to the cloud while shooting. While... MORE
Design Exchange Programs
Design Exchange Programs
InVision is Helping Designers Travel and Learn for Free
InVision, a design software company focused on best user experiences, is launching its inaugural Design Exchange program. Focused on helping designers increase their inspirations, the program sends... MORE
Modular Water Purification Systems
Modular Water Purification Systems
The AQUASIV Offers a Variety of Ways to Consume Clean Water
The ability to purify water can often mean the difference between life and death, thankfully, the AQUASIV offers a modular system to ensure water is clean and safe to consume. Utilizing tried and... MORE
Heat-Treated Custom Sweaters
Heat-Treated Custom Sweaters
Ministry of Supply Offers Clothing That Can Be Adapted with Heat
Finding the perfect fitting sweater can be a problem for some people, thankfully, Ministry of Supply is offering a sweater that can be easily fitted to any shape and size. Utilizing innovations... MORE
Durable Performance Shoe Soles
Durable Performance Shoe Soles
The Vibram Portable Performance Sole Offers Stability on Icy Ground
Built to increase performance on wet ice, the Vibram Portable Performance Sole easily attaches to any kind of footwear using a simple system of adjustable shock cords and fasteners. Powered by... MORE
Versatile Wool Pants
Versatile Wool Pants
The Longhaul Pants Feature a Blend of Merino Wool and Various Fabrics
Merino wool is often reserved for formal wear, but the Longhaul Pants offer a stylish and versatile expression of merino wool. Designed to create “premium quality merino wool clothes in... MORE
Modular Traveling Hotels
Modular Traveling Hotels
The Flying Nest Concept Utilizes Old Shipping Containers
Created by Paris-based designer Ora Ito, the Flying Nest concept offers up nomadic accommodations for adventures around the globe. Designed for AccorHotels, the concept converts old shipping... MORE
3D-Printed Capsule Pills
3D-Printed Capsule Pills
Researchers at MIT are Hoping to Revolutionize How We Take Medicine
Capsule pills have remained relatively unchanged over the course of the last 100 years, but researchers at MIT are hoping to change the tired design with a cutting-edge 3D-printed capsule pill.... MORE
Tree-Monitoring Art Installations
Tree-Monitoring Art Installations
'Voice of Nature' Explores the Effects of Pollution on Trees
Created by Dutch environmental artist Thijs Biersteker, ‘Voice of Nature’ is a new art installation based on a single tree in Chengdu, China. For the installation, the tree will be laden... MORE
Atmosphere-Captured C02
Atmosphere-Captured C02
Vasler and Climeworks are Making Sparkling Water with Atmospheric C02
Having recently partnered with Climeworks, sparkling water brand Vasler—owned by Coca-Cola —is now the first drink to derive its fizz from CO2 captured from the atmosphere. This amazing... MORE
Potato-Based Building Materials
Potato-Based Building Materials
Chip[s] Board Offers an Alternative to Traditional MDF
MDF is one of the most commonly used materials in furniture, but two London-based designers and a biochemist are hoping to replace MDF with their new material, called Chip[s] Board. Created using... MORE
Crypto-Mining Heating Units
Crypto-Mining Heating Units
Heatmine is Using Unwanted Heat Waste to Warm Buildings
Largescale crypto-mining often generates egregious amounts of unused heat, but Heatmine, a crypto-mining start-up based in Quebec, hopes to address the issue while benefiting other businesses at the... MORE
Noise-Cancelling Kennels
Noise-Cancelling Kennels
The Ford Quiet Kennel Gives Dogs a Place to Hide From Fireworks
Loud noises can often stress out pets, but thankfully Ford has developed the Ford Quiet Kennel to help solve this issue. Utilizing noise-canceling technology, this unique dog kennel takes on the... MORE
Bee-Powered Tech Platforms
Bee-Powered Tech Platforms
The University of Washington is Using Bees for a Wireless Platform
Technology often draws inspiration from nature but researchers at the University of Washington have turned to literal bumblebees to create a new wireless platform. While the team did attempt to use... MORE
eSports Branded Sneakers
eSports Branded Sneakers
The K-Swiss Immortals Icon Celebrates the Illustrious Team
Tapping into the popularity of the Immortals eSports team, K-Swiss is launching its Immortals Icon lifestyle sneaker. The two brands first announced a partnership in April 2018 but the Immortals... MORE
Eco-Friendly Luxury Hotels
Eco-Friendly Luxury Hotels
The Jumeirah Group is Opening a Hotel with a Wildlife Preserve
The Jumeirah Group, one of the UAE’s favorite hospitality brands, recently announced its sixth luxury property set to open on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Islands. While the Jumeirah Group is no... MORE
Homeless Renting Platforms
Homeless Renting Platforms
'Lease Up' Helps Landlords Easily Rent Places to Homeless People
While there are plenty of home-finding apps, Lease Up is a new website and app that focuses its efforts on helping homeless people find homes. Working with both landlords and caseworkers, Lease Up... MORE
White Noise VR Devices
White Noise VR Devices
The Ototech Device Eliminates VR Motion Nausea
VR motion-induced nausea has been a problem for the virtual reality industry since the days of early prototypes but Otolith Labs claims to have solved the problem through its Ototech device that... MORE

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Passive 2D Brawlers
Passive 2D Brawlers
'Way of the Passive Fist' Turns Focuses on Defensive Combat in the Wasteland
Brawler games usually involve beating enemies with a flurry of punches and kicks, but Way of the Passive Fist instead focuses on the skillful deflection of intense violence. Players take control of... MORE
Alcoholic Iconic Sodas
Alcoholic Iconic Sodas
A Coca-Cola Alcopop is Set to Hit Japanese Shelves In the Near Future
A Coca-Cola alcopop-style drink is set to launch in Japan, marking the first time the brand has ever produced an alcoholic beverage. The soft drinks giant is currently experimenting with a Japanese... MORE
Impressively Accurate Translators
Impressively Accurate Translators
The Westin AI Cloud Translator Uses Four Engines for Translation
Translation tech tools are becoming more integrated into society but the Westin AI Cloud Translator IT040 stands out from the pack thanks to superior accuracy when translating languages. Unlike the... MORE
Revamped Luxury Rings
Revamped Luxury Rings
Bulgari's New B.Zero1 Labyrinth Ring Updates the Iconic Piece of Jewelry
Bulgari is finally revamping its B.Zero1 ring with the B.Zero1 Labyrinth collection. Bulgari first launched the B.Zero1 ring in 1999 and changed the mainstream jewelry market with innovative design... MORE
Highly Accurate Water Blasters
Highly Accurate Water Blasters
The Spyra One Fills Automatically and Fires in Short Bursts
Water guns generally spray out steady streams of water, but the Spyra One promises improved accuracy and distance thanks to its ability to fire quick bursts of water. Developed by a group of German... MORE
Affordably Curated Wines
Affordably Curated Wines
The Walmart Winemakers Selection Line Brings Quality Private-Label Wines
The new Walmart Winemakers Selection line offers up a new range of 10 private-label wines. To curate the wines in the Walmart Winemakers Selection line, the retailer established a core group of... MORE
Pet-Following Cameras
Pet-Following Cameras
The Vava Mobile Pet Cam Helps Owners Get Over Seperation Anxiety
Designed for pet owners with separation anxiety, the Vava Mobile Pet Cam eases the minds of pet owners who feel guilty about leaving their pets alone all day. Launched as an Indiegogo crowdfunding... MORE
Sneaker-Inspired Eateries
Sneaker-Inspired Eateries
Falafel Yoni in Montreal Takes Design Cues from New Balance Footwear
Architects often find inspiration in unlikely places, so it should come as no surprise that Montreal’s latest restaurant is a New Balance sneaker-inspired eatery. Designed by David Dworkind,... MORE
Mysterious Gaming Box Sets
Mysterious Gaming Box Sets
Playdead Has Announced a Realdoll Collaboration of a Mystery Box
A mystery collector’s edition of Inside was recently announced by the game’s developer, Playdead, and is set to feature an iam8bit and RealDoll collaboration. The contents of the iam8bit... MORE
Creative Sketching Dating Games
Creative Sketching Dating Games
Doodle Date Fuses Two Unlikely Genres into a Humorous Game
Digital art and dating sims may seem like an incredibly strange combination but Doodle Date wants to give players the unique experience of romancing their own drawings. This indie game was created... MORE
Tiered Rideshare Rewards Programs
Tiered Rideshare Rewards Programs
Uber Rewards Offers Four Levels of Benefits to Loyal Riders
Uber Rewards was recently announced and serves as a new tiered perks program for the groundbreaking rideshare app. Encompassing Uber’s rideshare service and food delivery service, Uber Eats,... MORE
Recreated French Palaces
Recreated French Palaces
Virtually Versailles Brings the Iconic Chateau to a Singaporean Art Space
Developed as a joint project between the Palace of Versailles and ESSEC Business School, Virtually Versailles is a new museum experience that aims to bring more insight into French culture to Asia.... MORE
Self-Propelled Surfboards
Self-Propelled Surfboards
The G2X Jetboard Uses Water Propulsion to Give Surfers a Wave-Less Ride
The downfall of surfing and wakeboarding stems from their reliance on whether conditions and boats often hold people back from the sports, but thanks to the G2X Jetboard, these conditions will no... MORE
Classic Console-Celebrating Shoes
Classic Console-Celebrating Shoes
The PG 2.5 x PlayStation Incorporate Iconic Gaming Designs
The Sony Playstation is often remembered as an iconic and important video game console and the PG 2.5 x PlayStation shoes showcase the impact of the console’s classic look. Featured in the... MORE