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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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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

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Denim Athletica Collections
Denim Athletica Collections
The Chalayan x Mavi Spring 2013 Line is Modern and Sporty
The new Chalayan x Mavi Spring 2013 line features sleek style and denim detailing coming together to create an elegant collection of pieces. Designs usually stick to one overall theme, but this... MORE
Glam Snacking Socialite Shoots
Glam Snacking Socialite Shoots
The Vogue Turkey June 2012 Editorial Celebrates Candy and Ice Cream
Mid bite is usually not the most attractive position to be photographed in, but the Vogue Turkey June 2012 editorial manages to make it look high fashion and totally appealing. Starring model Emre... MORE
Neutrally Elegant Editorials
Neutrally Elegant Editorials
Mademoiselle en Fleur for Marie Claire Italia Lets the Clothes Shine
Soft and pretty is the theme of the Mademoiselle en Fleur editorial photographed by Xevi Muntané for the April 2011 issue of Marie Claire Italia. Using a gray background for most of the shoot, Muntane… MORE
Theatrical Masquerade Captures
Theatrical Masquerade Captures
The W September 2011 Editorial Illustrates How Fun Fashion Can Be
The W September 2011 editorial is exactly what fashion is all about: having fun with different looks. Michael Thompson photographs Guinevere Van Seenus as she poses in various theatrical ensembles. From… MORE
Subtle Leopard-Print Lines
Subtle Leopard-Print Lines
The Ksubi War SS12 Collection Combines Classic and Bold Styles
It can be hard to stay classy while making a statement, but the Ksubi War SS12 collection makes it look totally easy and doable. Ksubi is based in Sydney, Australia and knows how to pair subtle style… MORE
Playful Pranked Faces
Playful Pranked Faces
The Pro Plus Stay Alert Ads Will Have You Laughing With Their Familiarity
If you've ever woken up with a face covered in Sharpie doodles, these Pro Plus Stay Alert ads will speak to you. Showing sleeping college students, the images are full of hilarious drawings and faces made… MORE
Eco-Chic Music Players
Eco-Chic Music Players
The iBamboo iPhone Speaker Uses no Electricity to Play Your Music
For those looking to create a greener sound, the iBamboo iPhone Speaker may just be the solution. With an all-natural composition, the speaker is the most eco-friendly you can get when it comes to the… MORE
Apocalyptic Musical Collaborations
Apocalyptic Musical Collaborations
Chris Brown Features Justin Bieber in His 'Next To You' Video
The Next to You music video is a dramatic illustration of love and a collaboration of two major names in the music industry: Justin Bieber and Chris Brown. The song is a mid-tempo tune that blends their… MORE
Mysterious Sunset Photo Shoots
Mysterious Sunset Photo Shoots
The ‘Dior Magazine No 2’ Editorial Features Gorgeous Su
Encompassed by an air of mystery and desire, this Dior Magazine No 2 editorial is a captivating take on the luxury brand’s style. Shot by photographer Camilla Akrans with styling by Ludivine... MORE
Feminine Hipster Collections
Feminine Hipster Collections
The Dimepiece Summer 2013 Lookbook is Urban but Flirty
I think the most accurate way to describe the Dimepiece Summer 2013 Lookbook would be eclectic cool street wear. Headed by Ashley Jones and Laura Marie, the LA based company’s newest... MORE
Aggressive Driving Ads
Aggressive Driving Ads
The JCDecaux Road Safety Campaign Features a War Zone Tank
Driving with care should always be on your mind while in the car, and the JCDecaux Road Safety ad illustrates this idea perfectly. The ad resembles a regular car from afar but is actually much tougher… MORE
Striking Pop Icon Artwork
Striking Pop Icon Artwork
Lina Maria's Paper Planes Blog Captures Names Like Karl Lagerfeld
Lina Maria is a fashion graduate from RMIT and has a passion for fashion and drawing, as evidenced by her Paper Planes blog. The freelance artist shows a liking to illustrating her favorite designers,… MORE
Corporate Couture Photo Shoots
Corporate Couture Photo Shoots
The 'Working Girl' Dazed and Confused Series is Seriously Stylish
The office usually isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking of high fashion, but the ‘Working Girl’ Dazed and Confused editorial seems to have transformed the... MORE
Candy-Colored Umbrella Series
Candy-Colored Umbrella Series
The Markus Jans Achtung Magazine Shoot Features Style on the Streets
Editorials are usually accessorized with jewelry, but the Markus Jans Achtung Magazine shoot opts for color-popping umbrellas instead. Shot by none other than famed fashion photographer Markus Jans,... MORE