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Hi, I'm Michael Baxter from Brampton and I love to write. As generic as that sounds I find writing the best way to get my ideas out and show my personality in a creative way. I do other things I swear, I'm not just a shut in that sits at my computer and writes lists and stuff (well not all the time).

I like to play sports, mainly Volleyball and Basketball as well as Dodgeball but Volleyball is my number one. Aside from that it's mostly music related things. I did some music production and DJing (and still do when called upon) and do various forms of dance including B-Boying and a few different kinds of hip-hop.

I like to think I'm well rounded and hopefully that translates to my work as well.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I do everything music related. Produce, Dj, Music Journalism and even a few different kinds of dance.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
My favorite accomplishment is the magazine that I created and run with a few of my friends 88magazine.
How do you define cool?
Cool is supposed to be effortless self-expression. Try-hards aren't cool but those that can be comfortable with their style, self and abilities are cool.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Keeping my eyes open, always. Anything could be a trend in the making and if you keep your eyes and ears open you could very well be the one to uncover it.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
The variety of the content is what I enjoy most about Trend Hunter.
What is your favorite trend?
This is a tough one because there's so many that go up on a daily basis. I'd say anything in the fashion section because the stuff can be so ridiculous or cool but either way it's interesting.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Personality, personality, personality. It's one thing to write the most technically correct post on the site but showing of your personality and why you're interested in that trend makes for great writing.
How do you reset to be creative?
I like to sit down and listen to full albums or go on a new music binge while I surf the internet to reset creativity.
What inspires or excites you?
Innovation, opportunity and fresh ideas in art inspire and excite me.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
People probably won't have to touch their phones anymore, the phones will just know what you want.
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Rapping Chef Shows
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Wooden Pop Culture Panels
Wooden Pop Culture Panels
The WoodcutEmporium Turns Pop Culture into Stained Wood
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Intricate Domino Art
Intricate Domino Art
This Domino Piece Uses Tens of Thousands of Pieces for One Show
Everyone knows about domino art. As one of the easiest types of art to create, just about everyone has tried it, but very few to this extent. Domino artist Hevesh5 has taken over 22,000 dominoes and... MORE
Grassy Picnic Tables
Grassy Picnic Tables
This Grass Picnic Table Brings the Picnic Right to You
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Detailed Feline Pancakes
Detailed Feline Pancakes
This Tiger Pancake Shows the True Power of Pancake Art
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Transforming Backpack Chairs
Transforming Backpack Chairs
This Backpack Flips Out into a Chair on Command
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Tiki Pool Bars
Tiki Pool Bars
This Inflatable Bar Lets You Serve Drinks from the Middle of the Pool
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Double-Paged Drawings
Double-Paged Drawings
Nagai Hideyuki Creates Pop Out Images with Ordinary Equipment
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Miniature Space Taxis
Miniature Space Taxis
The SpaceX Dragon V2 Will Easily Carry 7 Astronauts Through Space
The SpaceX Dragon helped to revolutionize what it means to travel through space, something that SpaceX has been doing with each iteration of their spaceships. The team over at SpaceX knows a little... MORE
Urban Insect Snacks
Urban Insect Snacks
This Cricket Farm is Bringing Insects to the Table
Cricket farms are very real things, cultivating the insect to be made into foods and snacks later on. It’s not commonplace to eat insects in North America, but in other countries it’s... MORE
Pocket-Sized Projectors
Pocket-Sized Projectors
The Odin Projector Replaces the Average Television Screen
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Juxtaposed Puppet Movie Posters
Juxtaposed Puppet Movie Posters
These Kermit Photos Place the Puppet in Iconic Movie Posters
Kermit the frog has always been a journeyman and these Kermit photos show the leader of the muppets in a variety of extremely famous movie posters. If you’re the type who likes to see remade... MORE
Fluorescent curved Paintings
Fluorescent curved Paintings
John Poppleton Uses UV Painting to Make Surreal Night Scenes
Utah’s John Poppleton came up with an inventive idea back in 2010—use blacklight in his paintings to create fluorescent imagery. That in itself wasn’t the inventive idea, it was... MORE
Realistic Rodent Hairstyles
Realistic Rodent Hairstyles
This Man's Rat Tail Takes the Term to a New Disturbing Level
The rat tail may be the most heinous hairstyle a man can possibly have, that is unless you treat it well—then it’s only kind of nasty. Artist Andrew Jeffrey Wright has taken it upon... MORE
Carved Concrete Clocks
Carved Concrete Clocks
This Clock Gives the Illusion of Weight with Its Concrete Frame
Having a concrete clock makes a big statement in the home. Having anything that is solid like concrete holds a certain amount of weight and when it’s your timepiece it holds even more... MORE
Weapon-Shaped Knives
Weapon-Shaped Knives
This Gun Knife Personifies Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight
If you’re looking to score major cool points, it wouldn’t hurt your rep to buy a gun knife. You don’t even need a permit to carry around this firearm because as it turns out, it... MORE
Fake Sunlight Lighting
Fake Sunlight Lighting
The CoeLux Indoor Light Gives Sunlight in Any Home
The CoeLux indoor light is a different kind of lamp. Rather than being a picturesque piece or a beautiful chandelier, it gives the room a skylight-looking light source. Imagine walking into your... MORE
Wallet-Sized Tripods
Wallet-Sized Tripods
The WalletM8 Tripod is Small Enough to Fit in Your Wallet
The WalletM8 tripod is what happens when you get rid of all the frills and make something with function in mind. The WalletM8 is versatile in the way it does things, being able to hold onto phones,... MORE
Superhero-Worthy Homes
Superhero-Worthy Homes
This Desert House Looks More Like a Superhero Lair
If you’ve never been to a superhero lair then you may just get your chance now. Superheroes like to put their lairs in secluded places, places where they can think, places where they won’... MORE
Fantasy Disney Mashups
Fantasy Disney Mashups
This Frozen Game of Thrones Mashup Freezes the Iron Throne
This Frozen Game of Thrones mashup probably has enough power to temporarily break the Internet. The only way it could be more powerful is if it was a series, which unfortunately it isn’t, but... MORE
Urban Pothole Art
Urban Pothole Art
These Mini-Mosaics Fill the Void Left by Potholes
These mini-mosaics are clearing up one of the most annoying parts of driving—potholes. Rather than just filling the potholes with concrete or something else though, they’re filling the... MORE
Multicoloured LED Sunglasses
Multicoloured LED Sunglasses
These RGB Sunglasses Will Make You the Life of Any Party
There have been LED sunglasses before; chances are if you’ve been to a club, a rave or anything else where it’s dark and the lights bounce around you’ve seen at least one person... MORE
Disaster Getaway Doors
Disaster Getaway Doors
The X-Gate Helps Users Get Out of a Tough Jam
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Symbolic Pearl Necklaces
Symbolic Pearl Necklaces
These Pearl Necklaces Show That the World is Your Oyster
There’s something that is inherently classy about wearing pearl necklaces. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that so many influential women wear them, or because pearls are so precious.... MORE
Colossal Horseshoe Murals
Colossal Horseshoe Murals
Horn of Plenty Will Be the Largest Piece of Art in the Netherlands
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Hand-Cut Bamboo Speakers
Hand-Cut Bamboo Speakers
The Loudbasstard Speakers Give Powerful Pump to Your Sound System
The Loudbasstard speaker isn’t just your average bass-boosted piece of machinery. The speaker is made of hand-cut bamboo and doesn’t require the use of any electricity whatsoever. All it... MORE
Interactive Dance Floors
Interactive Dance Floors
This Interactive Dance Floor Lights Up with Each Step
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Curved Painting Easels
Curved Painting Easels
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Teamwork Bottle Caps
Teamwork Bottle Caps
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Infinity Mirror Mazes
Infinity Mirror Mazes
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Timed Water Bottle Caps
Timed Water Bottle Caps
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Vortex Book Art
Vortex Book Art
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Galactic Dinosaur Designs
Galactic Dinosaur Designs
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Recycled Fabric Pouches
Recycled Fabric Pouches
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Tear Gas Grenade Gardens
Tear Gas Grenade Gardens
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Mixed Modular Toolkits
Mixed Modular Toolkits
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Psychedelic Nature Photography
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Snow Sled Coffee Tables
Snow Sled Coffee Tables
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Brand-Recognizing Eyewear (UPDATE)
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3D Image Impersonators
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Runway-Inspired Angled Lights
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Explosive Cake Pranks
Explosive Cake Pranks
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Weightless Timber Tables
Weightless Timber Tables
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Creepy Apocolyptic Canvas Paintings
Creepy Apocolyptic Canvas Paintings
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Historical Hand-Made Knives
Historical Hand-Made Knives
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Expansive Spiraling Villa Landscapes
Expansive Spiraling Villa Landscapes
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Gigantic Bottle Cap Portraits
Gigantic Bottle Cap Portraits
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Sunken House Architectural Statues
Sunken House Architectural Statues
This Statue Takes the Form of a House That Fell from the Sky
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Manly Survival Kits
Manly Survival Kits
The Gentleman's Survival Kit Will Keep Any Man Prepared in Dire Circumstances
While men can be quite adept at improvising a situation, it can always help to have a dedicated gentleman’s survival kit. This kit comes with all the essentials that a manly man needs to be... MORE