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Laura McQuarrie

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Laura is a writer with a passion for veg food, yoga, hiking, big bodies of water and dogs.

How do you define cool?
To me, cool is confident and a little offbeat.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Find something so cool, weird or innovative you absolutely must share with someone else immediately.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
Discovering idea after idea is kind of like getting sucked into watching endless cat videos on YouTube... addictive and amazing.
What is your favorite trend?
I am really loving biomimicry and the emergence of non-standard architecture.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Write what you'd want to read.
How do you reset to be creative?
I recharge with good indie music, yoga or taking a walk.
What inspires or excites you?
The weird and the wonderful.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Some sort of hyper-sustainable transit to take you from continent to continent in a matter of minutes.
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Brain-Boosting Cherry Shots
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Plant-Based Digestive Tonics - Waku Plant-Based Tonics Have Anti-Inflammatory & Digestive Benefits
Plant-Based Digestive Tonics
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Internationally Flavored Rice Mixes - Zatarain Created Better-for-You Bean & Brown Rice Mixes
Internationally Flavored Rice Mixes
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Ethical Cold Brew Bottles - Honest Cold Brew Coffee is Made with Fair Trade Coffee & Cane Sugar
Ethical Cold Brew Bottles
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Plant-Based Snack Drinks
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Supportive Non-Toxic Bras
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Autumnal Cookie Ice Creams - The Maple Ginger Cookie Swirl Ice Cream Uses Authentic Maple Syrup
Autumnal Cookie Ice Creams
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Biodiversity-Supporting Billboards - McDonald's Sweden Created Outdoor Ads That Double as Bee Hotels
Biodiversity-Supporting Billboards
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Three-in-One Robot Vacuums - The Puppyoo R6 Home Sweeps, Vacuums and Mops Floor Surfaces
Three-in-One Robot Vacuums
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Festive Almond Butters - Pip & Nut Released a Limited-Edition Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter​
Festive Almond Butters
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Artisanal Toilet Rolls - Tushy's Unbleached Bamboo Toilet Paper Packaged Without Plastic
Artisanal Toilet Rolls
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Personalized Supplement Subscriptions - The Vitamin Shoppe's 'Only Me' Addresses Individual Needs
Personalized Supplement Subscriptions
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Tree-Free Toilet Tissues - Bippy's Eco-Friendly Toilet Paper is Hypoallergenic & Biodegradable
Tree-Free Toilet Tissues
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Embossed Toilet Tissues - Peach's Luxury Bath Tissue is Decorated with a Familiar Fruit Icon
Embossed Toilet Tissues
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Decaffeinating Drink Pouches - Decafino's Decaf Pouch Turns Any Drink into a Decaffeinated Beverage
Decaffeinating Drink Pouches
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Home-Style Entertaining Pop-Ups - The Craft Ice House by LG Serves Drinks with Spherical Ice
Home-Style Entertaining Pop-Ups
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Plant-Based Macro Meals - Chef Soraya's Chana Masala Bowl Reinterprets Indian Street Food
Plant-Based Macro Meals
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Whimsical Donut Shops - The New Pinkbox Doughnuts Location Boasts a Playful, Immersive Design
Whimsical Donut Shops
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Functional Probiotic-Free Supplements - Gut Connection Helps with Energy, Mood, Sleep & More
Functional Probiotic-Free Supplements
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Tech-Friendly Contemporary Jeans - 3x1 & Joe Doucet Redesigned Jeans with an Updated Pocket System
Tech-Friendly Contemporary Jeans
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Custom Gut Health Supplements - The Thryve Gut Health Test is Paired with Personalized Probiotics
Custom Gut Health Supplements
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Cracker-Inspired Pizzas - Pizza Hut & Cheez-It Created the Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza Flavor
Cracker-Inspired Pizzas
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Dramatic Eyeliner Stickers - Haus Laboratories' Eye Armor Kit Contains Wingtip Stickers
Dramatic Eyeliner Stickers
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AI-Powered Rice Packages - Uncle Ben's is the First Food Brand to Make the Most of Google Lens
AI-Powered Rice Packages
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Ready-to-Drink Australian Coffees - Some of Bluestone Lane's RTD Coffees are Enhanced with Oat Milk
Ready-to-Drink Australian Coffees
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Cutout Foam Footwear - The Yeezy Foam Runners are All-White Slip-On Styles with Holes
Cutout Foam Footwear
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Flexible Non-Traditional Workstations - Reddie's NCW Workstation is Simple & Customizable
Flexible Non-Traditional Workstations
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AR Grooming Lenses
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Insect Powder Chocolates - Protein-Rich 'Future Chocolate' Contains 10% Edible Insect Powder
Insect Powder Chocolates
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Tropical Cactus Water Beverages
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Blockchain-Powered Smartphones
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Digital Blockchain Dresses
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Hemp-Infused Ginger Drinks
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