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I'm a 25 year old Communications graduate from Carleton University. Just moved to the city from Ottawa and starting my internship at Trend Hunter this November.
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Just be yourself and live life on your own terms. I'm aware of how uncool that sounds, but I don't care; and that makes me cool. Right? If that's not cool just let me know and I'll change it.
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Superhero Breakfast Cereals
Superhero Breakfast Cereals
Bamboota and Fernandez Create Their Own Line of Marvel-Themed Cereals
Designers Crystal Fontan (better known as Bamboota) and Elliott Fernandez have created a humorous line of Marvel-themed breakfast cereals. Reminiscent of cereals from the 90s, these Marvel... MORE
Vigilante Fast Food Meals
Vigilante Fast Food Meals
McDonald's Hong Kong is Serving The Brand's New Batman Burger
McDonald’s wants its customers to fight their hunger by taking a bite out of the new Batman burger available in Hong Kong. Called the Batman Diner Double Beef, the burger appears to consist... MORE
Birthday Cake Pastries
Birthday Cake Pastries
Celebrate Pop-Tarts' 50th Anniversary with its New Birthday Cake Flavor
In honor of Pop-Tarts’ 50th anniversary, Kellogg’s is inviting fans of the iconic breakfast pastry to celebrate along with them by releasing a new limited-edition Pop-Tarts flavor. On... MORE
Acoustic Shark Repellents
Acoustic Shark Repellents
Don't Fear Going into the Water with the SharkStopper
The SharkStopper acoustic repellent is the perfect device for any surfer who worries about becoming a shark’s next meal, while trying to catch that perfect wave. SharkStopper is an ankle... MORE
Rugged Outdoor Sneakers
Rugged Outdoor Sneakers
The Converse All Star Chuck '70 Polartec Shoes Can Be Worn All Year-Round
The Converse All Star Chuck ‘70 Polartec shoes are the first time a sneaker has been outfitted with Polartec’s “weatherization technology.” Polartec Power Shield Pro is a... MORE
Celebrity Assault Campaigns
Celebrity Assault Campaigns
The 'It's on Us' PSA Stars Some of Hollywood's Most Famous Faces
The White House and Hollywood have teamed up to create a video as part of the ‘It’s On Us campaign’ to change how we think about sexual assault. The ‘It’s on Us’... MORE
Alcohol Pop-Up Lounges
Alcohol Pop-Up Lounges
The Heineken Pop-Up City Lounge Debuted at the London Design Festival
The Heineken Pop-up City Lounge is the result of a crowdsourced design initiative that made its first appearance at the London Design Festival on September 18. After calling for design... MORE
High-Fashion Sodas
High-Fashion Sodas
Coca-Cola Teamed Up with Moschino for These Limited-Ddition Coke Light Cans
Coca-Cola and Italian luxury fashion house Moschino have teamed up to create a line of limited-edition Coke light cans and bottles, which were unveiled at Milan Fashion Week. The name of the... MORE
Celebrity Photograph Recreations
Celebrity Photograph Recreations
Sandro Miller's Project Has the Actor Emulate Iconic Photographs
Fans of actor John Malkovich’s film, Being John Malkovich, will truly appreciate his latest project in which he emulates the subjects of 35 iconic photographs. Entitled Malkovich, Malkovich,... MORE
Street Art Bottle Packaging
Street Art Bottle Packaging
The Perrier Street Art Limited-Edition Bottles are Bold and Vibrant
The well known beverage company Perrier has released a line of street art limited-edition bottles. Teaming up with three international street artists, JonOne, Kobra and Sasu, Perrier has ordered... MORE
Gaming Controller Clocks
Gaming Controller Clocks
The Clocker Controller Wall Clock Also Doubles as a Piece of Art
The Clocker video game controller wall clock is a timekeeper that belongs in the room of any PlayStation fan. Sharing a similar design as the PlayStation controller, the Clocker doubles as a piece... MORE
Trophy Popcorn Poppers
Trophy Popcorn Poppers
The Stanley Cup Popcorn Machine is a Great Replica of the Real Thing
The Stanley Cup popcorn machine is a gloriously detailed replica of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) most prestigious trophy and also happens to make delicious popcorn. An officially... MORE
Heartbeat Drawing Machines
Heartbeat Drawing Machines
Heart Bot Creates a Design Based on Your Heart Rate
The Heart Bot is a collaborative drawing machine that creates a design based on the unique rhythms of the operator’s heartbeat. The Heart Bot installation invites viewers to place their... MORE
Business Suit Onesies
Business Suit Onesies
The Suitsy is Designed for Style and Comfort for Today's Modern Businessman
The Suitsy is a men’s business suit that is worn like a one-piece jumpsuit and made to make you feel like you’re wearing pajamas. Surprisingly dapper in its appearance, the Suitsy is... MORE
Senate Election Video Games
Senate Election Video Games
The Republicans Made a Video Game Starring Giopi the Elephant
In an effort to help them win a majority in the Senate election this fall, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) created an 8-bit video game starring an elephant named Giopi. Called... MORE
Parody Smartphone Products
Parody Smartphone Products
The Makers of iCups are Calling It the Perfect iRonic Gift
With the release of the iPhone 6 having happened not too long ago, ADA Sport is unveiling its own mock version called iCups. Currently seeking funding on KickStarter, iCups is marketed as the... MORE
Robotic Fingertip Sensors
Robotic Fingertip Sensors
The GelSight Sensor Gives Robots a Sense of Touch
The GelSight sensor is an incredible technological achievement that allows robots to develop a tactile sense of the world around them. The sensor is an adaptation, by a team of researchers at MIT... MORE
Plush Storytelling Robots
Plush Storytelling Robots
TROBO is a Cute Doll That Will Help Kids Fall in Love with Learning
TROBO is a line of cute and squishy robot toys that are designed to instill and nurture a love learning in children. TROBO works in conjunction with an interactive storytelling app that allows... MORE
Colorful Butterfly Maps
Colorful Butterfly Maps
Wendy Gold's Butter Fly Maps are Beautiful and Charming
If you’re tired of look at boring and plain maps, artist Wendy Gold has the cure—butterflies. The butterfly map injects a sense of whimsy and beauty into traditional maps. The map... MORE
Weight-Broadcasting Benches
Weight-Broadcasting Benches
Moscow's New Smart Benches Will Publicly Display Your Weight
A new line of smart benches is set to be constructed in Moscow that will calculate the weight of whoever sits on it, and display the weight on a large electronic panel located nearby. The smart... MORE
Transforming Paraplegic Bicycles
Transforming Paraplegic Bicycles
The eV Electric Wheelchair Can Transform Before Your Very Eyes
Working together, Samuel Uebersax and Andreas Bhend have created designs and a working prototype for a transforming wheelchair called the eV Electric Wheelchair. The eV Electric Wheelchair gets its... MORE
Portable Outdoor Jacuzzis
Portable Outdoor Jacuzzis
Have a Soak in the Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub
Just because you’re roughing it in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to forego a good soak, and with the Nomad collapsible hot tub, you won’t have to. The Nomad collapsible... MORE
Camouflaged Extension Cords
Camouflaged Extension Cords
Hide Your Cords in Plain Sight with the electroVine
While most products try to make your electrical cords invisible, electroVine wants your cords to hide in plain sight. Fusing the beautiful aesthetics of nature with the industrial design of... MORE
E-Book Subscription Services
E-Book Subscription Services
The Oyster App is Netflix for Books
Considered by some to be Netflix for readers, the Oyster app is a subscription service that lets users read an unlimited amount of e-books for a small monthly fee. For $10 a month, users will gain... MORE
Bathroom Traffic Lights
Bathroom Traffic Lights
Tooshlights Want to Decrease Public Bathroom Wait Times
Designed to decrease bathroom wait times in public areas, Tooshlights will make using restrooms a more efficient and less awkward experience. Tooshlights uses a two colored LED lighting system to... MORE
Rugged Wedding Bands
Rugged Wedding Bands
The QALO Ring is a Comfortable Wedding Band for an Active Lifestyle
Two men tired of having their rings get in the way of their active lifestyles, but still wanting to show their commitment to their marriages, created the QALO wedding band. QALO wedding rings are... MORE
Meta Television Series
Meta Television Series
The Fictional Character Derrick Storm is Getting His Own Series
A new drama series is being developed by ABC about Derrick Storm, the main character in a series of mystery novels that originated on a TV show. In the hit ABC series Castle, the main character... MORE
Tree Trunk Coat Racks
Tree Trunk Coat Racks
The Yosemite Coat Rack Brings the Outdoors into Your Home
Bring the beauty and tranquillity of the outdoors into your home or office with the Yosemite coat rack. The Yosemite coat rack is made from the trunks of reclaimed mangosteen trees in Thailand.... MORE
Sleek Wearable Chargers
Sleek Wearable Chargers
Always Carry a Charge and Look Good with the QBracelet
The QBracelet is perfect for people whose phones are always in need of a charge but who hate having to carry a spare battery or a mess of cables. What really sets the QBracelet apart from similar... MORE
Expeditionary Mountaineer Lamps
Expeditionary Mountaineer Lamps
The Walter Bonatti Lamp Celebrates the Famous Mountain Climber
Known as the King of the Alps, Walter Bonatti was a famous Italian mountaineer known for his climbs in the Alps. As a way of paying tribute to his legacy, a lamp called the Bonatti lamp is being... MORE
Baseball Stadium Paint Collections
Baseball Stadium Paint Collections
Bring Fenway Park to You with the Fenway Collection
If you’re a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, then prepare yourself, because you can now paint your home the colors of Fenway Park with the Benjamin Moore Fenway Collection. For the past decade,... MORE
Porcelain Dictator Speakers
Porcelain Dictator Speakers
Fight the Power with the Sound of Power Speakers
The Sound of Power line of speakers is the perfect way for political dissidents to stick it to their least favorite political dictator. Created by Russian artist Petro Wodkins, Sound of Power... MORE
Fearful Scientist Photographs
Fearful Scientist Photographs
Nick Bower Captures the Issue of Global Warming Like Never Before
Photographer Nick Bowers, art director Celine Faledam and copy writer Rachel Guest have joined together with scientists to bring attention to global warming in a way that has never been done before... MORE
Voice-Commanded Light Bulbs
Voice-Commanded Light Bulbs
Make Any Light Bulb Voice-Activated with Vocca
Unlike other smart light bulbs that require an Internet connection and smartphone in order to turn your light on or off, the Vocca light will turn your light bulb into a voice activated one without... MORE
Versatile Electronic Pens
Versatile Electronic Pens
The Mimoto SmartPen Allows Consumers to Write the Old-Fashioned Way
Created by Mimoto Tech, the Mimoto SmartPen will appeal to those who enjoy writing the old fashioned way but want the convenience that comes with working on digital mediums. The Mimoto SmartPen is... MORE
Crumpled Blueprint Paperweights
Crumpled Blueprint Paperweights
This Unique Paperweight Will Make You Feel Like an Engineer
The crumpled blueprint paperweight is a unique paperweight that will have you feeling like an engineer toiling away long into the night on their latest invention. Designed by Tibor Kalman, the... MORE

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Pixelated Anime Fantasy Recreations
Pixelated Anime Fantasy Recreations
These Minecraft Creations are of Places from Spirited Away
These detailed Minecraft creations of the world from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is by Alan Becker, who has been working on this project for a few years now. Minecraft is a game that lets... MORE
Meth-Dealing Chess Pieces
Meth-Dealing Chess Pieces
This Unique Chess Set is Based on the Characters of Breaking Bad
Move your pieces into position and control enemy territory with this unique chess set designed after the popular AMC television series Breaking Bad. Created by Known Unknown Design and sold on his... MORE
Dark Fantasy 3D Puzzles
Dark Fantasy 3D Puzzles
This Game of Thrones Map Brings the Popular HBO Show to Life
This Game of Thrones map will turn you into an expert of the land of Westeros in no time.  As anyone watching a Game of Thrones will tell you, the land of Westeros is big and complicated place.... MORE
Serpentine Auto Makeovers
Serpentine Auto Makeovers
The New 2014 SRT Viper Color Was Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show 2014
At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a new 2014 SRT Viper color was announced to complement the ever-expanding color palette of the supercar. Called Stryker Green,... MORE
Stuffed Animal Slaughterhouses
Stuffed Animal Slaughterhouses
Miroslav Menschenkind Displays His Pop-Up Butcher Shop
Artist Miroslav Menschenkind has created a pop-up butcher shop of horrors that is sure to destroy your inner child if you gaze upon it for too long. This pop-up butcher shop can be seen at Galerie x-... MORE
Pro-Narcotic Slogan Pencils
Pro-Narcotic Slogan Pencils
Sharpen Your 'Cool to Do Drugs' Pencil and Watch Its Message Change
As far as stationary goes, the ‘cool to do drugs’ pencil is the most blatantly pro-drug writing implement I have ever seen. The cool to do drugs pencil is based on actual pencils that... MORE
Human-Inspired Alphabet Designs
Human-Inspired Alphabet Designs
Design Firm Kerozen Made This Incredibly Grotesque Human Typeface
This incredibly disturbing typeface comes from JC Debroize from French graphic design studio Kerozen. Every year, Kerozen Studio prints calenders for their clients; this year, they’ve decided... MORE
Educational Illuminated Spheres
Educational Illuminated Spheres
The City Lights Globe is a Great Redesign of the Traditional Globe
The City Lights Globe by Fascinations fuses traditional globes aesthetics with modern 21st-century technology. Regular globes serve a strictly utilitarian purpose; they give a realistic view of how... MORE
Multiple Storage Debit Cards
Multiple Storage Debit Cards
The Coin Card Stores All Your Cards in One Place
The coin card is the perfect solution for those who find themselves encumbered with too many cards. The coin card will cost $100 and allow you to store up to eight cards, the mobile app however,... MORE
Fearful Scientist Photographs
Fearful Scientist Photographs
Nick Bower Captures the Issue of Global Warming Like Never Before
Photographer Nick Bowers, art director Celine Faledam and copy writer Rachel Guest have joined together with scientists to bring attention to global warming in a way that has never been done before... MORE
Odor-Absorbing Sockless Inserts
Odor-Absorbing Sockless Inserts
Never Buy Socks Again with Sole Socks
Finding the right pair of socks can be a pain–especially if you’re trying to go for that sockless look; Sole Socks bypasses the idea of socks altogether in favor of an odor absorbing insert.... MORE
Fairytale Book Jacket Cases
Fairytale Book Jacket Cases
These Disney iPhone Cases Look Classic Fairytale Books
These Disney iPhone cases are designed to look like the vintage book jackets of classic Disney stories, transporting you to a magical world every time you crack open the spine of your case. There... MORE
Magical Self-Healing Candles
Magical Self-Healing Candles
The Rekindle Candle is the Only Candle You'll Ever Need
If you’re tired of constantly buying candles, then the Rekindle Candle is exactly what you need and might just put Thomas Edison and his light bulb out of business. Created by Benjamin Shine,... MORE
Acoustic Shark Repellents
Acoustic Shark Repellents
Don't Fear Going into the Water with the SharkStopper
The SharkStopper acoustic repellent is the perfect device for any surfer who worries about becoming a shark’s next meal, while trying to catch that perfect wave. SharkStopper is an ankle... MORE