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My name is Sarah and I am a Political Science and Fashion Arts graduate who loves reading, writing and exploring new ideas.
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I am a huge animal lover. My cats and dog are my children (but I swear I'm not a crazy cat lady!).
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I still hope to accomplish much more in my life, however if I had to pick one it would be finishing school.
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Cool is difficult to define, but I think it would be anything that gets you excited and that you remember. If a day later you are still thinking about an image or an idea you saw, then it must be pretty cool.
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Since I love fashion, editorials and runway shows are always my favorite. I also love intense, dark photography.
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I try to take some time away from writing and listen to music. I also watch reality t.v (don't judge!), and the lack of brain power those shows take help to reset my brain.
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Who knows? I'm hoping there are cars that fully drive for you, then I won't have to get my license!
Innovative Ride Share Programs
Innovative Ride Share Programs
Ford Makes Co-Owning a Vehicle Possible
As the cost of living continues to rise, many people realize that owing a vehicle might not be a possibility for them. A lot of millennials have also realized that their vehicles aren’t used often... MORE
Immersive Test Drive Experiences
Immersive Test Drive Experiences
Ford Gives Fans an Interactive Adventure in San Francisco
With a backdrop of the gorgeous city of San Francisco, Ford allowed fans to drive in style, and visit some of the cities most iconic locations. By creating an immersive test drive experience, lovers... MORE
Delicious Spy-Worthy Spirits
Delicious Spy-Worthy Spirits
Belvedere Vodka Lets You Discover Your Inner James Bond
When it comes to drinking alcohol, there is nothing more sophisticated than sipping on a classic martini. Belvedere Vodka, known for its exceptional taste and quality, has made it its mission to... MORE
Tamed Celebrity Makeup Campaigns
Tamed Celebrity Makeup Campaigns
Rhianna's New RiRi Hearts MAC Line Poster is Stunning
The all new promotional ad for the RiRi Hearts MAC line has now been introduced, and it’s classically beautiful. Rhianna is known for her out of the box style and she has been a trend-setter... MORE
Cheesy Inside-Out Sandwiches
Cheesy Inside-Out Sandwiches
These Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are Delightfully Different
There is something about eating a grilled cheese sandwich that is fantastic. It’s the ultimate in comfort food and the cheesy center is delicious. If you are looking for a way to put a new... MORE
Atypical Customizable Shelves
Atypical Customizable Shelves
The Build Shelf Lets You Decide How You Want to Store Items
The Build Shelf is an exciting way to add storage space in your home, all the while being able to decide how you want it to look. In the world of shelving, there are many options to choose from.... MORE
Achromatic Pastel Editorials
Achromatic Pastel Editorials
The Nyt T Style Woman's Fall 2013 Spread is Color-Coordinated
The Nyt T Style Woman’s Fall 2013 editorial is a breath of fresh air, and it’s a new way to view fall fashion. Typically in the fall, editorials are all focused on dark themes. There... MORE
Cozy Cottaged Editorials
Cozy Cottaged Editorials
The Elle Canada October 2013 Editorial is Beautiful in the Woods
The Elle Canada October 2013 editorial proved that you can be stationed in the middle of the woods and you can still look fabulous. The overall theme for this spread was rustic. Whether it was... MORE
Intimate Insect Photography
Intimate Insect Photography
These Pictures of Bees Get You Up Close and Personal
Rarely have there been pictures of bees that have been so close to the insect that you can see minute details. This collection takes you to a place many of us never want to be, and that is face to... MORE
Invisible Laptop Stands
Invisible Laptop Stands
The GhostStand is an Aesthetically Superior Way to House Your Laptop
The GhostStand has been designed to perfectly elevate your laptop to make sure that it’s at the optimal height for comfort. This stand is completely see-through, which means that it won’... MORE
Structural 3D-Printed Couture
Structural 3D-Printed Couture
Artist Daniel Widrig Uses Technology to Create Incredible Fashion
Artist Daniel Widrig has utilized his background in architecture in order to create a gorgeous couture piece that is shockingly beautiful. Couture is naturally avant-garde, however this dress is... MORE
Gold Skeletal Cufflinks
Gold Skeletal Cufflinks
The Skull Cameo Cufflinks are an Interesting Way to Spruce up Outfits
These Skull Cameo Cufflinks are the perfect addition to any man’s wardrobe who doesn’t mind taking a few fashion risks. Even though men are using cufflinks less and less, there is... MORE
Picturesque Plaid Editorials
Picturesque Plaid Editorials
The US Elle October 2013 Editorial is Stunningly Printed
The US Elle October 2013 editorial took inspiration from the Scottish Highlands, and created a gorgeous spread full of fun fall fashion. With the recent punk revival, plaid has been used extensively.... MORE
DIY Salad Dressing Infusers
DIY Salad Dressing Infusers
The Salad Zinger Will Help You Make Delicious Dressings
Owing the Salad Zinger will enable you to make your own amazing dressings that can be infused with anything your heart desires. Having a delicious, healthy salad is always a great way to eat lunch.... MORE
Classic Army-Inspired Brogues
Classic Army-Inspired Brogues
The Two-Tone Camo Brogue Combines Both Casual and Dressy Attire
The Two-Tone Camo Brogue is the perfect combination between a casual and a dressy shoe, and as a result, you can wear this pair anywhere. Designer Mark McNairy has created this shoe and he... MORE
DIY Germ-Killing Wands
DIY Germ-Killing Wands
The Rechargeable UV-C Purifying Wand Kills Unwanted Pests
If you have ever had a fear of what may be growing on your bed, then the Rechargeable UV-C Purifying Wand is exactly what you need in order to sleep easy at night. There are many items in our homes... MORE
Luxurious Nuclear Protected Bunkers
Luxurious Nuclear Protected Bunkers
This Underground Home Was Built to Survive War in Style
When one thinks of an underground home that has been created to withstand a nuclear war, images of dingy, dirty holes come to mind. However, this home in Las Vegas is the lap of luxury, and it’... MORE
Sandwich-Inspired Fashion Shows
Sandwich-Inspired Fashion Shows
The Project SUBWAY Collection Uses Packaging to Create Couture
The Project SUBWAY fashion show was held to challenge designers and to promote the sandwich brand. The event was organized to look like a traditional fashion show, complete with runways and models.... MORE
Portable Printed Picture Stands
Portable Printed Picture Stands
The Enfojer Works With Your Smartphone to Create Photos
The Enfojer is an adorable tool that has been designed to let everyone feel like they are a professional photographer. This is a portable stand that can easily be carried around if you are on the go.... MORE
Unconventional Elegant Rings
Unconventional Elegant Rings
This Sterling Silver Diamond Ring is Beautifully Delicate
In a sea of jewelry pieces that all look the same, this Sterling Silver Diamond Ring is a breath of fresh air. The base of the ring is an oxidized silver. The oxidization process is what has turned... MORE
Practical Tech-Infused Jackets
Practical Tech-Infused Jackets
The Zegna Sport Jacket Connects to Your Bluetooth and is Hands-Free
Considering how popular technology currently is, it’s no wonder that this Zegna Sport jacket connects to Bluetooth, and allows you to use your phone hands-free. This jacket keeps up with... MORE
Monochromatic Hyper-Realistic Artwork
Monochromatic Hyper-Realistic Artwork
Juan Carlos Manjarrez Has Created Stunning Authentic Pieces
There is something that is always mind-blowing about hyper-realism and Juan Carlos Manjarrez has managed to create stunning pieces that look like they could be photographs. He uses oil paint as his... MORE
Avant-Garde Androgynous Editorials
Avant-Garde Androgynous Editorials
The AnOther Autumn 2013 Spread is Shockingly Grungy
The AnOther Autumn 2013 editorial is a strange mix of styles, all accompanied by a cityscape in the background. Aside from the overarching grunge theme, it would be difficult to pin-point one style... MORE
Somber Self-Deprecating Portraits
Somber Self-Deprecating Portraits
Michelle Sank Captured Teens Who are On a Quest for Perfection
Through her portraits, Michelle Sank was able to capture a startling truth—that some people are willing to do anything to be perfect. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as perfect. This... MORE
Sleek Compact Ice Makers
Sleek Compact Ice Makers
This Portable Ice Maker Will Help to Keep Your Drinks Cold
If you have ever attended a BBQ or a celebration in a park, you’ll know that it’s nearly impossible to keep drinks cool, however with this Portable Ice Maker, you’ll be able to party until... MORE
Pumpkin-Flavored Chocolate Candies
Pumpkin-Flavored Chocolate Candies
The Pumpkin Spice M&Ms are an Exciting Fall Treat
As the fall season approaches, an abundance of autumn-themed products get released and the new Pumpkin Spice M&Ms; may be the most exciting treat. M&Ms; are one of the most popular chocolate treats... MORE
Realistic Dystopian Artwork
Realistic Dystopian Artwork
Simon Stålenhag Has Created a Anti-Utopian Paradise
Simon Stålenhag has been able to blend the border between realism and surrealism in his interesting series that depicts a distant future. This series uses actual landscapes that are in Sweden as... MORE
Horrifying Human Remain Chocolates
Horrifying Human Remain Chocolates
These Gruesome Halloween Treats Will Scare and Delight Guests
Every October, people get together to scare each other and to dress up, and if you are hosting a party this year, these gruesome Halloween treats will definitely terrify your guests. Emmylou... MORE
Colorfully Interpreted Novel Posters (UPDATE)
Colorfully Interpreted Novel Posters (UPDATE)
Jaz Parkinson Has Used Color References to Make Art
Jaz Parkinson has managed to interpret books in a way that no one else has. She uses color in order to tell the story, all the while eliminating words. While she is reading a book, whenever a color... MORE
Plush Blimp-Inspired Speakers
Plush Blimp-Inspired Speakers
The Music Balloon Speaker is an Adorable Way to Listen to Tunes
In a sea of portable speakers, it is rare to find one that is truly distinct, and the Music Balloon Speaker is an interesting way to play tunes on the go. This speaker is easily attached to a... MORE
Illuminated Animalistic Illustrations
Illuminated Animalistic Illustrations
Artist minimoo64 Created Stunning Eclectic Digital Drawings
Artist minimoo64 has used her incredible talent for creating mind-blowing digital illustrations and has made a series that focuses on the beauty of animals. Although these pictures have been done... MORE
Satirical Social Commentary Art
Satirical Social Commentary Art
Artist Eric Yahnker has Created Pictures That Parody Everyday Life
Artist Eric Yahnker has made it his mission to create beautiful pieces of artwork that are loaded with social commentary. His work borders the line between stunning and inappropriate, and depending... MORE
Politically Charged Playing Cards
Politically Charged Playing Cards
52 Shades of Greed Shows Economic Crisis Perpetrators
This series of playing cards called 52 Shades of Greed is the perfect item for anyone who is interested in politics or for anyone who is angered by those who aren’t held accountable for their... MORE
Adorable Fruit-Infused Portaits
Adorable Fruit-Infused Portaits
Photographer Osamu Yokonami Has Created a Cute Series of Photos
Photographer Osamu Yokonami has managed to take a collection of portraits that look repetitive, but showcase the intricacies in humans. For this series, he has use girls who are between the ages of... MORE
Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
The Defikopter is a GPS Location Tracking Defibrillator
The Defikopter is some of the newest technology in life-saving equipment that can be on hand in only a matter of minutes. When someone is going into cardiac arrest, there is a small window of time... MORE
Classic Army-Inspired Kicks
Classic Army-Inspired Kicks
The Jack Purcell Camo Sneakers are a Stunning Military-Esque Shoe
These Jack Purcell Camo sneakers would be a perfect addition to any shoe fanatic’s collection. Since this is a collaboration with Converse, there is a standard of quality that is achieved, as... MORE

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Monochromatic Solitary Photography
Monochromatic Solitary Photography
This Series by Rupert Vandervell is a Vision of Loneliness
There are unfortunately many people who go through their daily lives feeling as though they are alone, and this photography collection by Rupert Vandervell represents the feeling of being by yourself.... MORE
Atypical Customizable Shelves
Atypical Customizable Shelves
The Build Shelf Lets You Decide How You Want to Store Items
The Build Shelf is an exciting way to add storage space in your home, all the while being able to decide how you want it to look. In the world of shelving, there are many options to choose from.... MORE
Steam-Producing Water Purifiers
Steam-Producing Water Purifiers
The Slingshot Purifier is an Easy Way to Achieve Clean Water
In developing countries, there is desperate need for clean drinking water, and the Slingshot purifier may be the solution. A majority of sickness is developed as a result of unclean water. It is... MORE
Athletic Superhero Gloves
Athletic Superhero Gloves
These Under Armour Gloves Inject Hero Power into Athletes
Long revered as one of the best brands for sports attire, these Under Armour gloves are high-performing, superhero-inspired equipment. Under Armour has been the leader in providing high quality, top-... MORE
Water-Infused Jewelry Cleaners
Water-Infused Jewelry Cleaners
The Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner Will Get Rid of Dirt and Stains
The Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner is an easy way to leave your pieces looking brand new. If you own jewelry made out of precious materials, with time they will begin to tarnish. Unfortunately, to get... MORE
Wizardry-Inspired Remotes
Wizardry-Inspired Remotes
This Magic Wand Remote is the Perfect Accessory for Wizard Fans
As a result of the popularity of a certain wizard, everything to do with that fantasy has become prevalent, and this magic wand remote will make you feel like a wizard whenever you watch TV. By... MORE
Intergalactic Booze Labels
Intergalactic Booze Labels
These Star Wars Liquor Bottles Allow You to Drink with the Force
For many die hard fans, the possibility of enjoying Star Wars liquor would be too amazing of a possibility to pass up. Redditor EderCunningham has created these humorous liquor bottles that have... MORE
Upcycled Clothing Drive Campaigns
Upcycled Clothing Drive Campaigns
Teen Vogue and H&M Have Created an Eco-Friendly Way to Save
The fashion industry is constantly collaborating with each other, but when Teen Vogue and H&M came together, they wanted to save the planet—and your money. The Swedish retailer’s global... MORE
Surrealist Monochromatic Photography
Surrealist Monochromatic Photography
Osheen Harruthoonyan Created Hauntingly Blurry Pictures
Osheen Harruthoonyan is a master of the developing process, and through his intricate knowledge of producing film, he has created a phenomenal surreal series. His collection of work has been done... MORE
Equestrian Spaghetti Portion Tools
Equestrian Spaghetti Portion Tools
This Pasta Measuring Tool Uses Old Sayings for Size
This Pasta Measuring Tool uses humor as a way to indicate how much food is needed in one sitting. If you have ever heard the phase, “I’m so hungry I could eat a horse,” then you... MORE
Converted Upscale Market Venues
Converted Upscale Market Venues
The Prada Market is a Grocery Store Turned Event Venue
Prada is a company that has been identified as being a fashion powerhouse that is known for quality, exclusivity and creativity. Not satisfied with just being one of the top brands in the fashion... MORE
Accident Prevention Campaigns
Accident Prevention Campaigns
The New Kia Advertisement Warns Viewers About Distracted Driving
This Kia advertisement has been made in order to raise awareness about the perils of distracted driving. The largest offence for distracted driving is people on their cell phones, however, not far... MORE
Dementia-Detecting Apps
Dementia-Detecting Apps
A New App Helps Doctors Predict Onset Dementia
Dementia is a serious illness that affects many peopl and with the help of an iPad app, doctors can save time on screening patients. By lowering the amount of people who need to go through invasive... MORE
Wooden Oblong-Shaped Lighting
Wooden Oblong-Shaped Lighting
These Bentwood Pendants are a Stunning Way to Illuminate Your Home
If you have been looking for an abstract way to light your home, then the Bentwood Pendants are the lighting solution you have been looking for. Made out of West Elm and topped with an acorn finish,... MORE