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Spending my childhood years growing up in downtown Toronto has made me a true city girl! I thrive on all the energy, noise, and bright lights. I may enjoy shopping a little too much at times but I also enjoy the simpler things in life like long naps, long walks (on the beach of course), and summer rain at night.
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I have an insane memory! I remember the most random and insignificant things about people.
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This internship. It showed me that if you go for something you want and work hard, it really does pay off.
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Everything will be green-powered!
Voice-Controlled Lighting
Voice-Controlled Lighting
The Nanoleaf Smarter Kit is a Revolutionary Hands-Free Lighting System
The Nanoleaf Smarter Kit lets you control the lights with the power of your voice. Imagine lying in bed and being able to control the lights all the way in the basement just by uttering a few... MORE
Elegant Geometric Lighting
Elegant Geometric Lighting
The Nanoleaf Gem is the World's First Decor LED Bulb
When you think of LED lighting, the words lovely, warm and designer usually don’t come to mind - the Nanoleaf Gem is here to quickly change that. Created by Nanoleaf, a green tech startup... MORE
Intricate Reflective Structures
Intricate Reflective Structures
'House of Mirrors' by NEON Sits on the Shore of Bondi Beach
Sitting on the shore of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, House of Mirrors may at first seem completely out of place, but a closer look at its design will reveal a piece of experimental architecture... MORE
Terrestrial-Like Planters
Terrestrial-Like Planters
The Monstera Pots Feature a Sleek yet Organic Design
Sprucing up your living space can often become a headache, but these Monstera Pots offer an easy fix that will also add a breath of fresh air to any room. Created by Tim Van De Weerd, a Dutch... MORE
Ethereal Tribal Jewelry
Ethereal Tribal Jewelry
Joanna Bury's Newest Collections are Dreamily Intricate
Looking at Joanna Bury’s latest collections of jewelry, you wouldn’t think the artist just only recently graduated from university. Filled with tribal-inspired designs that emit an... MORE
Pop Out Ring Cards
Pop Out Ring Cards
'Jewelry Greetings' Offers a Heartfelt Message with a Gift
You’ve probably seen cards with 3D pop-ups, songs and even ones where things jump out at you, but I’m almost certain you’ve never seen anything like Jewelry Greetings. Imagine a... MORE
Intricately Stacked Sweets
Intricately Stacked Sweets
This Apple Gateau Recipe is Cinnamony Fresh for Fall
When I think of cake, an image of black forest or red velvet pops into my head - something entirely traditional and not nearly as creative as this Apple Gateau recipe from the SippitySup website.... MORE
Cozy Eclectic Hotels
Cozy Eclectic Hotels
Amsterdam's 'Hotel Not Hotel' Features Unique Rooms for Travelers
I love staying in hotels, but the majority of them look more or less the same - Hotel Not Hotel in Amsterdam breaks the mould by offering a new and unique experience for travellers by offering one-of-... MORE
Dreamy Victorian Series
Dreamy Victorian Series
The True Romance Porter Magazine Shoot Captures a Longing for Love
The True Romance Porter Magazine photo shoot is exactly how you would imagine it; breathtaking scenes, gorgeous colours and exquisite fashion. Photographed by Erik Madigan Heck with model Ava... MORE
Hypnotic Architectural Photography
Hypnotic Architectural Photography
Markus Studtmann Channels Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' in His Work
It’s difficult to say what defines good or bad photography, but I think it’s safe to say that images like these ones by Markus Studtmann - that manage to capture your attention for what... MORE
Time-Lapse Skyline Photography
Time-Lapse Skyline Photography
Michael Marker-Moore Captures Breathtaking City Sunsets
Michael Marker-Moore’s gorgeous time-lapse photography will make you reconsider the mundane routine of everyday life. The sun rises and then it goes down, you wake up and then you go to sleep;... MORE
Magical Summer-Themed Lighting
Magical Summer-Themed Lighting
Toby Sanders' Beach Ball Lights Adds a Playful Touch to Any Room
Beach balls and light fixtures don’t usually go hand in hand, but the playful Beach Ball Lights set will make you wonder why you haven’t already added a touch of summer to your home.... MORE
Hipster Origami-Like Bags
Hipster Origami-Like Bags
Steven Enns' Transfold Backpack Expands to Fit Your Needs
Saying goodbye to summer and getting back to the books is not always the easiest transition to make, so let the Transfold Backpack ease you back into a studious yet stylish state of mind. Designed... MORE
Whimsically Romantic Designs
Whimsically Romantic Designs
The House Industries Love Collection Celebrates Amor with Art
The House Industries Love Collection will make celebrating Valentine’s Day this year that much sweeter. Rather than buying your loved one chocolates or roses, why not get a little bit more... MORE
Character Compatible Alcohol Ads
Character Compatible Alcohol Ads
This 'Way Beer' Campaign Matches Flavors with Personalities
Your ‘go-to’ drink can actually say a lot about who you are, and this Way Beer campaign clearly understands that in a comical way. Created by Martins Mercado Comunicação in Curitiba,... MORE
Feathered Eyebrow Editorials
Feathered Eyebrow Editorials
The Numero No 150 February 2014 Shoot is Filled with Avian Details
The Numero No 150 February 2014 photo shoot embraces bold eyebrows like nobody’s business. Featuring model Lindsey Wixson with Gred Kadel behind the lens, this editorial is a powerful black... MORE
Sparkling Desert Series
Sparkling Desert Series
The SPUR March 2014 Editorial is Gleefully Glittering in the Sun
New Year’s Eve may have already come and past, but that doesn’t mean all the sparkle has to be gone too - this SPUR March 2014 photo shoot will make you want to get out all the gold and glitter... MORE
Decadent Skyline Shoots
Decadent Skyline Shoots
'My Name is Red' Focuses on the the Brilliance of One Shade
The ‘My Name is Red’ editorial is a fierce and bold fashion series set by the water and city skyline. Published bi-annually as a special issue of the fashion magazine, Vogue China... MORE
Futuristic Anime-Like Series
Futuristic Anime-Like Series
This Vogue Korea February 2014 Editorial Features Eclectic Fashion
This Vogue Korea February 2014 shoot looks like it was taken straight out of the pages of an animated series. Featuring futuristic and eclectic ensembles, the ‘A Doll House’ editorial... MORE
Adorably Packaged Sweets
Adorably Packaged Sweets
Omnom Handmade Chocolate Features Enticing Flavors like Burned Sugar
If anything sweet, sugary and adorable is your vice, then Omnom Handmade Chocolate will just be one more thing to add to your ‘must resist’ list. Created by Óskar Þórðarson, Kjartan Gí... MORE
Winding Staircase Abodes
Winding Staircase Abodes
The 'Case House' in Sapporo is a Open-Concept Cozy Space
The Case House is an example of how modern and sleek doesn’t have to mean boring and bare. Created by Jun Igarashi Architects, the Case House is located in Sapporo and features a design that... MORE
Iconic Pop Culture Campaigns
Iconic Pop Culture Campaigns
The 'Delta Real Cool Cotton Underpants' Ad Channels Marilyn Monroe
The iconic pop culture reference made in this ad for ‘Delta Real Cool Cotton Underpants’ may have you uncontrollably giggling to yourself. Channeling Marilyn Monroe’s legendary... MORE
Whimsical Fruit Battery Ads
Whimsical Fruit Battery Ads
The 'Zespri Daily Recharge' Campaign Presents Kiwi to the Modern World
You may rely on things like coffee and tea to get you through the day, but this Zespri Daily Recharge ad will remind you that there is a better and healthier alternative to all that caffeine.... MORE
Disguised Alcoholic Ads
Disguised Alcoholic Ads
The 'Chocoholics' Campaign Presents Chocolate Milk as Beer and Wine
Labeling oneself as a chocolate addict isn’t far fetched for a lot of people, but these advertisements for ‘Chocoholics’ takes the idea of obsessing over the sugary snack to a... MORE
Athletic Cavemen Campaigns
Athletic Cavemen Campaigns
Delantero's Mega Gym Ads Promote Fitness with Prehistoric Cartoons
Maybe your new years resolution is to get fit, or perhaps you’ve been slacking off on your fitness routine since the holidays ended - either way, this campaign from Mega Gym will give you that... MORE
Risque Roller Skate Photography
Risque Roller Skate Photography
This Lui Magazine February 2014 Shoot is Fun and Flirty
This Lui Magazine February 2014 shoot may initially scream out words like provocative, risque and scandalous - which makes sense, since the editorial was shot by celebrity favorite photographer... MORE
Tropical Floral-Filled Fashion
Tropical Floral-Filled Fashion
This Vogue Japan March 2014 Shoot is a Paradise in Bloom
Looking ahead to the heat that is hopefully coming soon, this Vogue Japan March 2014 photo shoot is a celebration of florals, nature and all things tropical. Set in a cozy wooden shack filled with... MORE
Morning After Hangover Shoots
Morning After Hangover Shoots
Mikael Jansson's Interview February 2014 Editorial Parties Hard
Titled ‘The Morning After,’ this Interview February 2014 editorial is all about those days when you wake up and wonder what on Earth happened last night. Featuring models Sasha Luss and... MORE
Neon Warehouse Editorials
Neon Warehouse Editorials
The Jalouse 'Wall Paper' Shoot Embraces the Beauty of Color
The ‘Wall Paper’ photo shoot featured in the latest issue of French magazine Jalouse is a gorgeous mix of bright neon colors with warm shades. Set in what appears to be an abandoned... MORE
Monstrous Gum Health Ads
Monstrous Gum Health Ads
This Oral-B Glide Floss Campaign Catches Big Foot
I think most people will admit to occasionally skipping the flossing portion of their bedtime routine, but these Oral-B Glide Floss advertisements may just be the thing to make you want to do it... MORE
Mod Mannequin Campaigns
Mod Mannequin Campaigns
Steven Meisel's Lanvin SS 2014 Ad is Stunning in Bleach Blonde
Fashion campaigns are usually simple images that focus on the fashion, but this new advertisement for the Lanvin SS 2014 collection seems to have a story behind it. Captured by fashion... MORE
Kaleidoscopic Paisley Patterned Fashion
Kaleidoscopic Paisley Patterned Fashion
The Etro SS 2014 Campaign by Mario Testino Embraces Color
If you’re ready for a winter wardrobe makeover that will get of all that grey and black and replace it instead with beautiful shades of pink, yellow and blue, then the new Etro SS 2014... MORE
Stunning Bow-Covered Campaigns
Stunning Bow-Covered Campaigns
This Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Fragrance Ad is Simple yet Captivating
This ad campaign for the new Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Fragrance will leave you wide-eyed with your mouth hanging open. Featuring model Edita Vilkeviciute, the campaign is a simple image of the model... MORE
Sexy Warrior Campaigns
Sexy Warrior Campaigns
Kate Moss Reveals a New Look for the Alexander McQueen SS 2014 Collection
The new Alexander McQueen SS 2014 campaign features supermodel Kate Moss, but you may have never guessed it if you didn’t look closely enough. Shot by photographer Steven Klein for the... MORE
Intricate Gum Structures
Intricate Gum Structures
Jérémy Laffon Experiments with the Breath Freshener as a Design
Your initial response to a new piece of gum would probably be to pop it in your mouth and chew it - Jérémy Laffon, on the other hand, sees the tiny breath freshener as an inspiring tool for design.... MORE
Grecian Goddess Editorials
Grecian Goddess Editorials
This Vogue Paris February 2014 Shoot Features an Ethereal Garden
It may still be the middle of winter, but this Vogue Paris February 2014 editorial looks to spring in full bloom. Featuring a garden background that seems to go on for miles, this photo shoot will... MORE

Featured Ideas

Romantic Boudoir Editorials
Romantic Boudoir Editorials
Kate Upton's 'Blond Bombshell' Photo Shoot Channels Marilyn Monroe
Channeling a Marilyn Monroe feel, the Blond Bombshell editorial is a seriously steamy series of images that combines the romance of the past with a modern aesthetic. The Blond Bombshell photo shoot was… MORE
Endearing Fast Food Ads
Endearing Fast Food Ads
The Mcdonald's Apple Tree Ad Uses Animation to Draw You in
Using cartoon birds and a soft melody to promote McDonald's Happy Meals, the McDonald’s Apple Tree ad is definitely different from what consumers normally see from the major fast food chain. Showing a… MORE
Lit-Up Lavatory Fixtures
Lit-Up Lavatory Fixtures
Masahiro Minami Creates Translucent Washbowls for an Artistic Bathroom
Bathrooms usually consist of the regular sink, toilet and shower, but these designs from Masahiro Minami will make going to the loo a whole new experience. Collaborating with fellow artist and... MORE
Mysterious Sidewalk Illustrations
Mysterious Sidewalk Illustrations
This Piece of Soho Street Art Makes a Lovely Statement
Mysterious buy undeniably lovely, this piece of Soho Street Art would definitely be something to stop and look at. Shoppers in this area of New York were treated to this drawing of a man wearing a bow… MORE
Delicate Tribal Ceilings
Delicate Tribal Ceilings
Artist Yi Lin Juliana Ong Creates a Gold Painting with Intricate Details
This gold painting by Yi Lin Juliana Ong is an exhibit of extravagance at its best. Taking ten days to complete, the gold painting is an intricate piece of artwork that illustrates the amazing attention… MORE
Strange Slumber Situations
Strange Slumber Situations
The 'I Slept Through What' Blog Captures Bizarre Snoozing
Your first reaction upon looking at the 'I Slept Through What' tumblr may be complete confusion. Viewers are invited to the blog with the simple description: "My pal Kevin will sleep through anything!"… MORE
Chic Citrus Squeezers
Chic Citrus Squeezers
The Bugatti Vita Juicer Comes in Eight Colors for a Stylish Kitchen
Freshly squeezed juice is a great way to start your day off in the morning, and the Bugatti Vita Juicer will not only offer up a tall glass of juice but will do so in total style. The juicer conveniently… MORE
Grunge Cornrow Editorials
Grunge Cornrow Editorials
Amanda Murphy Rocks Piercings in the Vogue Paris Camden Road Shoot
I’ve never really considered cornrows to be the most fashion forward look, but if the Vogue Paris Camden Road editorial approves, then who am I to disagree. Starring model Amanda Murphy with... MORE
Planking Dog Projects
Planking Dog Projects
'Maddie The Coonhound' Makes Normal Balancing Acts Look Like a Breeze
Seeing someone balance on top of a table or on a fire hydrant may garner a few quick laughs, but Maddie The Coonhound offers a planking dog that is undeniably impressive. Described as "a super serious… MORE
Effortlessly Chic Blogs
Effortlessly Chic Blogs
The Impossible Cool is a Tumblr that Features Old Hollywood Stars
Capturing the essence of cool is not always easy, but 'the impossible cool' tumblr makes it look effortless. Capturing stars from old school Hollywood like Aretha Franklin and Audrey Hepburn to name… MORE
Vivacious Floral Manicures
Vivacious Floral Manicures
The Illustrated Nail Tumblr Creates Beautifully Vibrant Designs
The Illustrated Nail tumblr is dedicated to letting your nails take centre stage when it comes to your beauty routine. It's latest creation of florals is perfect for the vibrant season of summer. Painting… MORE
Brainy Artistic Puzzles
Brainy Artistic Puzzles
Justin Meyers's Mathematical Rubik's Cube is for Creative Individuals
Solving a Rubik's Cube can be headache-inducing, but this Mathematical Rubiks Cube sheds some artistic light on the often troubling puzzle. Created by Justin Meyers, the cube draws its inspiration from… MORE
Funky-Faced Stress Balls
Funky-Faced Stress Balls
The Caomaru Vegetables Feature a Laughing Eggplant to Ease Your Pain
Stressing out can give you the urge to release it through physical means, and the Caomaru Vegetables offer an outlet in more ways than one. Unlike other stress balls that just look like filled... MORE
Sleek Tablet Protectors
Sleek Tablet Protectors
Take Care of Your iPad in Style with the Bluelounge Kicks Protective Pads
If you're a proud owner of an iPad, I'm sure you'll want to get your hands on the Bluelounge Kicks Protective Pads. The pads are thin and sleek; protecting your iPad discretely but powerfully. You simply… MORE