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I'm a soon to be Western University graduate from the Media, Information and Technoculture program (yes, technoculture is a word). There, I learned how to analyze and give meaning to all my favorite guilty pop culture pleasures.

Growing up, I wanted my life to replicate a John Hughes film. But, as life would have it, the only thing I have in common with the films I love is an accidental haircut as a preteen that left me looking as though I was straight out of the eighties.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
My front tooth is a cap due to an altercation with my sister when I was eight.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Being able to quote the majority of Summer Heights High
How do you define cool?
Angela Chase from My So Called Life
What inspires or excites you?
The fact that Elle Fanning is younger and more successful than I am
Predict something awesome for 2020?
The resurgence of Electric Circus, all commodities being made via 3D printers, and a cryogenically frozen David Bowie
Traumatic Children's Film Reactions
Traumatic Children's Film Reactions
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Produces Tears
For these young boys, watching the family film The Odd Life of Timothy Green was an incredibly traumatic experience. Considered a feel-good summer flick featuring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton,... MORE
Edgy Collegiate Lookbooks
Edgy Collegiate Lookbooks
Get Schooled by the Wildfox White Label ‘Being Good, Being Bad' De
Hang out with the “it” crowd at school by taking fashion inspiration from the Wildfox White Label ‘Being Good, Being Bad’ lookbook for 2012. LA-based fashion brand Wildfox... MORE
Household Improvement Infographics
Household Improvement Infographics
Optimize Homes by Learning from This Quality Matters Chart
Learn how spending a bit of extra money on home renovations helps the long term investment of a house in this Quality Matter infographic. Created by the American leading shutter manufacturer Danmer,... MORE
Patterned 90s Menswear
Patterned 90s Menswear
Anne Galan Shoots Hip Hop-Inspired Outfits for Wrong Magazine
Photographer Anne Galan captures the essences of the early 90s for Spanish publication Wrong Magazine. Shot in Barcelona, Galan captures model Sam Lin who dons on outfits that would not be out of... MORE
Twiggy-Inspired Celeb Shoots
Twiggy-Inspired Celeb Shoots
Chloe Sevigny Covers the XOXO Magazine September 2012 Issue
Chloe Sevigny channels her inner Twiggy for the latest cover of Turkish publication XOXO Magazine September 2012 issue. Showing off her edgy new short haircut, Sevigny is dressed to the nines in... MORE
Invisible Car Chases
Invisible Car Chases
Anyone Can Getaway in This Carlton Draught 'Beer Chase' Commercial
Sure to induce laughter, this Carlton Draught ‘Beer Chase’ commercial spoofs 1980s car chase scenes. Made for the Australian beer brand by communications agency Clemenger BBDO, this... MORE
Battling Sci-Fi Film Charts
Battling Sci-Fi Film Charts
Fighting for Superiority in This Star Wars Vs. Star Trek Infographic
Fans have fought over which sci-fi series reigns supreme, but this Star Wars vs. Star Trek infographic attempts to see which geeky obsession is better technologically speaking. In both of the... MORE
Religious Building Birdhouses
Religious Building Birdhouses
Even Birds are Spiritual in the Frederik Roije 'Holy Homes' Series
Allow the birds around your home to seek spiritual enlightenment with on of the Frederik Roije ‘Holy Homes.’ Created by the international design agency Frederik Roije, these porcelain... MORE
Flying Human Art
Flying Human Art
Take a Drop with the Elijah Gowin 'Of Falling and Floating' Series
The Elijah Gowin ‘Of Falling and Floating’ series captures free-falling bodies in a state of grace. The American photographer has created a dramatic series that urges a sense of anxiety... MORE
Conjoined Book Covers
Conjoined Book Covers
Thomas Heatherwick + Penguin Classics Bring Two Novels Closer Together
The latest collaboration between Thomas Heatherwick + Penguin Classics marries two tales. By taking two Evan S. Connell masterpieces, Mrs Bridge and Mr Bridge, legendary English designer Thomas... MORE
Artistic Environmental Sidewalks
Artistic Environmental Sidewalks
Jody Xiong Creates a Green Crosswalk to Spread Awareness
The green sidewalk created by Jody Xiong is a visual reminder of the benefits of walking. The campaign was made in collaboration with the China Environmental Protection Foundation, and is meant to... MORE
Ghoulish Creepy Collages (UPDATED)
Ghoulish Creepy Collages (UPDATED)
Beware: This Nicholas Lockyer Artwork May Give You Nightmares
This Nicholas Lockyer artwork is filled with bizarre distortion that channels death and misfortune. The creepy collages were created by the UK-based artist and depict freakishly uncanny images of... MORE
Outrageously Priced Paper Bags
Outrageously Priced Paper Bags
These Jil Sander Vasari Bags are Definitely Excessive
Prices for luxury designer goods has risen, however, these Jil Sander Vasari bags beg the question of how much is too much? Currently on sale for approximately $290, the bags are a hefty price for... MORE
Small Hand Installations
Small Hand Installations
Mary Whalley Uses Tiny Gifts to Spread Love on the Streets
New Zealand-based artist Mary Whalley is bringing little bits of happiness throughout the capital city Wellington. The small public arts projects entitled ‘Ornamental Thoughtfulness’ places... MORE
Canonized Famous Faces
Canonized Famous Faces
Light a Match and Pray to These Celebrity Saint Candles
Some well-deserved praise goes to designer Idol Kill for creating the Celebrity Saint Candles. These famous faces are surely worshiped as though they are idols, so it makes sense to blend them into... MORE
Awkward Workplace Clips
Awkward Workplace Clips
Check Out This Hilarious Supercut of TV’s Most Inappropriate Office
There are a lot of things that are not safe for the workplace, and this supercut of TV’s Most Inappropriate Offices definitely goes through them all. The video was created by Flavorwire’s... MORE
Gallery Desk Captures
Gallery Desk Captures
The Andy Freeberg ‘Sentry’ Series is Simple
The Andy Freeberg ‘Sentry’ series captures the countless desks found in art galleries. Using then booming New York neighborhood Chelsea, photographer Andy Freeberg shares the pristine, yet... MORE
Insect-Inspired Accessories
Insect-Inspired Accessories
Decorate Your Favorite Figurine with a Hybrid Beetle Crown
Though it may be a beautifully detailed piece of jewelry, this hybrid beetle crown is sadly not fit for the heads of humans. Instead the doll accessory was designed by Marina Bychkova of Enchanted... MORE
Rugged Celebrity Polaroids
Rugged Celebrity Polaroids
Josh Brolin is Featured in the Band of Outsiders Fall 2012 Lookbook
Surprising fashion lovers, the new Band Of Outsiders Fall 2012 lookbook features actor Josh Brolin. The Los Angeles-based brand’s latest lookbook uses The Sunset Ranch in Hollywood as a set,... MORE
Structured Cosmic Couture
Structured Cosmic Couture
The Latest Holly Russell Collection is Out of This World
Channeling galactic energy, the latest Holly Russell collection creates an extremely bold silhouette. The British designer mesmerized with her recent designs, creating the perfect avant-garde... MORE
Controversial Political Crucifixes
Controversial Political Crucifixes
The Thought-Provoking Michael Murphy Sculpture Shocks
Everyone has their own crosses to bear, and the latest Michael Murphy installation shows how the contemporary American political sphere definitely does. The thought-provoking pieces were created by... MORE
Topsy-Turvy Crystal Candle Holders
Topsy-Turvy Crystal Candle Holders
Arik Levy Makes Beautiful Designs from Herkimer Materials
In his latest series of candleholders, Tel Aviv-born designer Arik Levy has crafted an exquisite modernist design piece. Using naturally occuring clear quartz crystal from Herkimer County, New York,... MORE
Colorfully Dyed Pigeons
Colorfully Dyed Pigeons
Take Flight with the Julian Charriere + Julius Von Bismarck Collaboration
Pigeons are thought of as annoying, dirty birds, but the Julian Charriere + Julius von Bismarck collaboration re-conceives this notion. The Berlin-based artists formed a partnership to build a bird... MORE
Hipster Hawaiian Editorials
Hipster Hawaiian Editorials
Rebecca Naen Captures Island-Themed Couture
Photographer Rebecca Naen’s latest editorial channels hipster Hawaiian apparel. Featured in the 23rd issue of online magazine The Ones2Watch New Wave, ‘Hackney Goes Hawaiian’ shows... MORE
Floral Bud Lamps
Floral Bud Lamps
Bring Spring Indoors with the Kristine Five Melvaer 'Bloom' Series
Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvaer awakens spring with her latest series of light. Entitled ‘Bloom,’ the series has three table lamps inspired by nature. The lamps vary in size and... MORE
Paint-Carved Portraits
Paint-Carved Portraits
The Aaron Dunn 'Heads' Series Drips with Excitement
Viewers will pour out excitement for the Aaron Dunn ‘Heads’ series. Beautifully messy, the appropriately titled series has the Baltimore-based artist Aaron Dunn carve out heads from paint.... MORE
Urban Hipster Camouflage Couture
Urban Hipster Camouflage Couture
Get Lost with the Latest wisdom Fall/Winter 2012 Collection
Inspired by the Christopher McCandless novel ‘Into the Wild,’ the forthcoming wisdom Fall/Winter 2012 collection will have you prepared for fashionable urban centers. Taiwanese urban... MORE
Oscar Wilde-Inspired Menswear
Oscar Wilde-Inspired Menswear
The Latest Issue of Numero Homme China Uses a Hedonistic Aristocrat
The Autumn 2012 issue of the fashion magazine Numero Homme China fills a gorgeous countryside manor with aristocratic edginess. The opulent environment is taken over by model Simon Van Meervenne,... MORE
Couture Warrior Princesses
Couture Warrior Princesses
Fashionistas are Called to Battle in the Xi Sinsong 'Wahine' Series
Fashion calls out a chic warrior cry in the Xi Sinsong ‘Wahine’ series. The models donned fantastical warrior princess looks filled with tribal statement necklaces and stylish fur,... MORE
Soldier Pop Song Parodies
Soldier Pop Song Parodies
The US Army 'Call Me Maybe' Cover Launches Off
The US Army ‘Call Me Maybe’ lip sync has something the others don’t: a guy moonwalking with a gun. The video was performed, directed, filmed and edited by the US Army Infantry... MORE
Alternative Wedding Keepsakes
Alternative Wedding Keepsakes
Surprise Guests with the Nuptial Invitation Tea Towel
Use these alternative wedding invites from the Australia-based company Invitation Tea Towel for your upcoming nuptials. Unlike other weddings that often use letterpress cards that end up in the... MORE
Adorably Coordinated Familial Shoots
Adorably Coordinated Familial Shoots
New Boots by Jude Kendall is an Edgy Kid-Friendly Editorial
London-based photographer Jude Kendall’s latest series of photographs ‘New Boots’ stars an adorable man and a child duo. The editorial was featured in the online magazine Ones2Watch&... MORE
Decorative Tattooed Dolls
Decorative Tattooed Dolls
These Edgy Figurines by DolliPopVintage are Exceptional
Skulls and dolls are an unlikely combination; however, Etsy maker DolliPopVintage beautifully mixes the two. The Monticello, Arkansas-based shop owner Erica uses her skills as a professional tattoo... MORE
Cage-Like Coffee Tables
Cage-Like Coffee Tables
Enclose Your Magazines with the Lastest Design from Jorge Diego Etienne
Keep items safe with the latest coffee table by Mexican industrial designer Jorge Diego Etienne. The series, fittingly entitled ‘Cages,’ resembles a place of imprisonment. Though it may... MORE
Colorfully Paint-Doused Editorials
Colorfully Paint-Doused Editorials
Relive Your Youth with the i-d Magazine 'The Just Kids' Issue
Lose your inhibitions and get lost in the i-D magazine ‘The Just Kids’ issue. To start of the fall season, the fashion and culture publication decided to celebrate youth in this colorful... MORE
Comical Duo Music Revivals
Comical Duo Music Revivals
Flight of the Conchords Raise Money for Sick Children
After a small hiatus to work on various individual project, the hilarious New Zealand duo Flight of the Conchords is back in support of charity. The latest video and song ‘Feel Inside (And... MORE

Featured Ideas

Swell Surfboard Seating
Swell Surfboard Seating
Catch a Wave with These Bombwatcher Surfboard Chairs
The surf is up with the Bombwatcher Surfboard Chairs. Designed by Cocoa Beach, Florida-based Clinton Underwood, the chairs use an innovative fold-to-flat surfboard to provide the perfect beach... MORE
Edgy Exaggerated Streetwear
Edgy Exaggerated Streetwear
The Jezebel and Toff Fall/Winter 2012 Collection is Unconventional
The Jezebel and Toff Fall/Winter 2012 collection is wearable art. The wild designs were imagined by Australian creative force Vincent Miller, who is founder of the New York-based label Jezebel and... MORE
Visually Explosive Jewelry Teasers
Visually Explosive Jewelry Teasers
The Hirschell ‘Chaos Inca’ Collection Video Dazzles
The Hirschell ‘Chaos Inca’ collection video teases audiences. The film was created by the Paris-based creative studio Death In Paris for the French jewelry brand Hirschell. The studio... MORE
Simplified Iconic Moments
Simplified Iconic Moments
The Wonchan Lee ‘Minimalist Modern History’ is Educational
Though we should never minimilize the impact of history, the Wonchan Lee ‘Minimalist Modern History’ series successfully does so. Created by Melbourne, Australia-based communication artist... MORE
Romantic Gothic Garments
Romantic Gothic Garments
The Augustin Teboul Winter 2012/13 Collection is Darkly Chic
The Augustin Teboul Winter 2012/13 Collection uses an array of black to create edgy sophistication. The designer duo Augustin Teboul flawlessly integrates its two contrasting personalities in this... MORE
Eerie Floating Captures
Eerie Floating Captures
The David Nemcsik Levitation Project Takes Flight
The David Nemcsik Levitation Project magically captures floating figures in a dreamlike state. It may be strange seeing people levitating, but the rational behind Nemcsik’s project was trying... MORE
Embroidered Hipster Portraiture
Embroidered Hipster Portraiture
The Izziyana Suhaimi Artwork is Sew Adorable
Izziyana Suhaimi Artwork is adorably kitsch. The Singapore artist Izziyana Suhaimi primarily uses embroidery and has been exhibited in Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan. Suhaimi melds her... MORE
Cage-Like Coffee Tables
Cage-Like Coffee Tables
Enclose Your Magazines with the Lastest Design from Jorge Diego Etienne
Keep items safe with the latest coffee table by Mexican industrial designer Jorge Diego Etienne. The series, fittingly entitled ‘Cages,’ resembles a place of imprisonment. Though it may... MORE
Deadly Dessert Drawings
Deadly Dessert Drawings
The Gemma Correll New Desserts Provide Disasterly Diagnosis
The Gemma Correll New Desserts drawings provide proof of the problems that arise from the consumption of these delicious confections. The likelihood of death by chocolate may not be high, but it... MORE
DIY Swimsuit Coverups
DIY Swimsuit Coverups
This Glitter 'N Glue Tutorial Gets Any Girl Beach Ready
Learn how to make a sophisticated swimsuit cover up in this Glitter ‘N Glue tutorial. Created by self-proclaimed do-it-yourself debutante from Texas Kristen Turner, this tutorial featured on... MORE
Rap Line Graffiti Designs
Rap Line Graffiti Designs
Mega 'I Just Murdered The Alphabet' Series is Poppin'
Mega ‘I Just Murdered The Alphabet’ kills it with this series of hip hop witticisms. Using silver ink on 160g acid-free art paper, the artist ensures each drawing is a dizzy display of... MORE
Custom Tailored Hands
Custom Tailored Hands
The Handmade Film by Lernert + Sander Captures the Skill of Brioni
The Dutch duo Lernert + Sander created this video entitled ‘Handmade’ to show off the skills of the Italian tailors at Brioni. With such talent on both ends of the collaboration, it is... MORE
Life-Size Board Games
Life-Size Board Games
The Street Artist Bored 'Monopoly' Plays on the Streets of Chicago
The Street Artist Bored ‘Monopoly’ game transformed the sidewalks of Chicago. Often, the discourse of street art revolves around graffiti on walls, however there is the rare occasion... MORE
Scratch-Off Game Cards
Scratch-Off Game Cards
The Minesweeper Postcards Provide an Analog Way to Play
Channelling the classic computer game, Minesweeper Postcards allow you to send some analog love. The single-player video game that use to be ubiquitous with Microsoft faded into the background... MORE