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I come from a galaxy far far away, where people actually grow on trees. The climate was so great the past few centuries, that my planet, Doiuyjvpeoriuypevo, became way over-crowded. I was sent on a pumpkin-shaped spaceship to this solar system, mainly because the music sounded so good from out there. I landed on a place between heaven and hell, called Greece, where I was raised and now reside with many fellow aliens.

So, I am Alex, and I am an alien – thank you Bianca for motivating me to get this out of my chest :-)

What is unique that's not in your bio?
I would think that admitting being an alien would sum up most of my weirdness… I am a mechanical engineer and always captivated by cars and technology; I love the outdoors, both the sea and the mountains; sports is my passion, especially sailing, skiing and trekking, but have gone through football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, rafting, kick-boxing, gliding… and recently hunting – I expect more to come; I get carried away with traveling and with music and movies; I greatly appreciate challenges, adventure and humor; I love my family and friends.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Remaining my positive self and always finding more ways to develop and improve.
How do you define cool?
Cool is the thought-provoking, exciting, striking, inspiring, bold, alluring, or witty – and hopefully as many of these fused together as possible. It is people's unique thoughts and wild imagination; it is what stirs up the neurons and cause them to ignite; it is what makes you really wanna tell.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
I guess it is insatiable curiosity that drives me. I vigorously and rather chaotically surf the net clicking on every link that grabs my attention; trend hunting truly sums it up for me. Each of my own clicks is an indication of what someone else may also find interesting; if only I could make it more fascinating, if only I could make it stand out even more.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
The grand variety, the boundless imagination, the inspiring innovation, the positive and electrifying atmosphere that comes with these, and last but definitely not least the inviting community of like-minded vibrant people from all around the world.
What is your favorite trend?
I could never have a favorite something; the next new thing always captivates my attention. I am more fascinated, though, by technology, autos yachts and transportation in general, design, architecture, eco and gadgets. I am impressed by the real, spellbound by concepts, and magnetized by colors.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
I have very little experience, but I would say: some facts, a couple of uniquely but gently twisted details, sprays of humor, as many illustrations possible for eye-fueling, positive attitude throughout, and a killer title. I do hope to learn much more than this amateur potion-like formula, though.
How do you reset to be creative?
Being innately curious about an endless list of things drives me towards creativity. I always seek a balance between my indoor and outdoor activities, which I vary daily from trend hunting, reading books and watching movies to meeting friends, driving, and going sailing. I am thus continually struck by different thoughts, sights and emotions, which probably means that my mind is constantly on reset.
What inspires or excites you?
Breakthrough ideas, novel perspectives, challenges, honest humor, imagination and dreams, excitement itself, strong emotions, nature, people, activities, action… I am also inspired by the words of magnificent people, such as Salvador Dali who once mentioned “I am in a constant state of intellectual erection” – breathtaking!
Predict something awesome for 2020?
It is rather a wish: exploitation of the immense capabilities of the internet and new interactive technologies to the benefit of all people and every person, to battle and triumph against environmental devastation, political corruption, business and economy infection, and social decay. (I really do not mean to sound like a V for Ventetta manifesto) Also a trip around the world, personal wings and gills, an exotic beach house fully connected and next to a tropical mountain, a hybrid car-plane-submarine (to share the ride with friends and family)… ok I will give some of these until 2030 but that is it.
$2.75 Million Champagne
$2.75 Million Champagne
Toast To The Luxe Life With 'Le Billionaire Champagne'
If you feel bored with your cruisers and private jets, Leon Verres brings you the next must-have luxury, the $2.75 million “Le Billionaire Champagne”. This outrageously expensive Salmanazar bottle series… MORE
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Lion-Inspired Eco Cars
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Crumpled Paper Seating
Crumpled Paper Seating
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Onion Lighting
Onion Lighting
Cibola Pendant and Table Light Are Great For The Avid Cook
A culinary approach to lighting, the white bone china creations by Dominic Bromley, dubbed the Cibola Pendant and Cibola Table Light, resemble smooth, cross-cut onions. The carved pattern of concentric… MORE
Exotic Sequin Art
Exotic Sequin Art
‘Euphoria' and ‘Qualm' Sculptures by Joseph Barbaccia
Joseph Barbaccia introduces a sparkly and very sexy perspective to contemporary sculptures through his sequin art creations. Vibrant and captivating, his collection includes several magnificent works,… MORE
One-of-a-Kind Organic Decor
One-of-a-Kind Organic Decor
Custom Luxury Rustic Wood Furniture by Urban Hardwoods
For a touch of nature in your home, Seattle-based manufacturer Urban Hardwoods promises a magnificent décor with their luxury collection of rustic wood furniture. Out of a wide variety of trees, Urban… MORE
Legendary Race Watches
Legendary Race Watches
TAG Heuer 'Monaco Twenty Four Concept Chronograph' Honors Le Mans
To honor the 40th anniversary of the eminent Le Mans race, Swiss specialists TAG Heuer are launching a magnificent state-of-the-art watch, the Monaco Twenty Four Concept Chronograph. Inspired by powerful… MORE
Batman Clothespins
Batman Clothespins
‘Vespertilium' Secures Your Laundry, Halloween or Not
If you are a passionate superhero follower, the perfect laundry day would include spreading a Spiderman web and securing your ordinary Clark Kent clothes with some Batman clothes pegs. The wicked ‘Vespertilium’… MORE
Liquid Speech Photography
Liquid Speech Photography
Alison Brady Captures Bloody Words and Bitter Sayings
If you ever felt extremely conscious about the words coming out of your mouth, then you will not find it hard to identify with the mysterious art photography by Alison Brady. The New York-based photographer… MORE
Loading Failure Carpets
Loading Failure Carpets
'Playing With Tradition' for the Strawberry Fields Project
If you have witnessed the warp speed of dial-up, then this mind-boggling carpet by Richard Hutten dubbed 'Playing With Tradition' provokes reminiscing that may give some chills. Caught in a dimension… MORE
Abnormal Chess Boards
Abnormal Chess Boards
“The Art of Chess” Inspires at the Reykjavik Museum
When the Reykjavik Museum provokes the imagination of contemporary artists, The Art of Chess is born and even chess boards are bound to lose their uptight attitude. Part of Gilbert’s Collection, the sets… MORE
Ocean-Inspired Lighting
Ocean-Inspired Lighting
Floating ‘Shoal' and ‘Drawn To Light' Chandeliers
Turning traditional lighting into floating art pieces, Dominic Bromley designs the ‘Shoal’ and ‘Drawn To Light’ chandeliers, a demonstration of captivating design and smooth sculptural details. With… MORE
Supercar Surfboards
Supercar Surfboards
Cool Ferrari Ride On The ‘Scuderia Spider 16' Surfboard
Supercar fantasy maker, Ferrari, identifies with the adrenaline rush of riding clear water waves and proudly presents the Scuderia Spider 16 surfboard. This sleek carbon fiber offering shows off the energizing… MORE
Eco Tech Kitchens
Eco Tech Kitchens
'Artematica Multiline Titanium' Fascinates With Eco-Fire
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Alien Robo-Copters
Alien Robo-Copters
The ‘Cargonaut' Humanoid Robot Is A Personal Flying Courier
Revolutionizing the urban courier services, designer Matthias Schmiedbauer envisions a future where people are relieved of their heavy loads by the courteous Cargonaut, a humanoid flying robot that takes… MORE
Candy Colored Bathtubs
Candy Colored Bathtubs
The Fiberglass ‘Jolie' Tub Is Vibrant Yet See-Through
Italy-based Regia integrated colored fiberglass into modern, see-through bathtubs for the lively Jolie tub. An oval profile and clear lines fashion this giant water glass look-alike, making this vibrant… MORE
Color-Changing Kettles
Color-Changing Kettles
The 'Creativi*tea Kettle' Fires Up With Heat
Spicing up the ordinary process of making tea, the Creativi*tea Kettle by Sarina Fiero ignites its color as the water heats within. Turning increasingly more luminous red, the intelligent teapot keeps… MORE
Engine-Inspired PC Towers
Engine-Inspired PC Towers
Sleek BMW 'Level 10' Case For Hardcore Gaming
Following stunning yacht, aircraft and train designs, the resourceful BMW Group Designworks USA has crafted an aggressive PC case aimed for passionate gamers, the Level 10 tower. Evoking the might of… MORE
Crazy Recycled Catamarans
Crazy Recycled Catamarans
‘Plastiki' Stays Afloat With 12,000 Plastic Bottles
A gigantic boost to recycled products, Plastiki is a 60-foot catamaran made buoyant with 12,000 two-liter plastic bottles along its hull with the plans to carry its creator, David de Rothschild, across… MORE
Diamond-Shaped Futuristic Cars
Diamond-Shaped Futuristic Cars
The Sleek M.01 Merges Compact With Paris Style
Ashley Cichocki envisions the future of personal transportation in Paris and rolls out the eye-catching M.01, a sleek, compact car of black diamond beauty. Aimed to be ultra green, the compact automobile… MORE
Ultra Luxury Apartments
Ultra Luxury Apartments
W Residences & Hotel Spreads Opulence in Manhattan Skies
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Mobile Pod Kitchens
Mobile Pod Kitchens
The Futuristic 'EGGo' Kitchen Survives Your Camping Trips
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Rubber-Burning Naked Bikes
Rubber-Burning Naked Bikes
The Wild “Ducati Streetfighter” Flashes Powerful Raci
Fusing elegance and adventure, the eye-catching Ducati Streetfighter is touted as the most powerful motorcycle that Italians have ever built. The bike claims a 1098cc engine with 155 wild horses of power.… MORE
Digital Handbags
Digital Handbags
Longchamp 'Xlight Imprime' Tote In Pixel Rainbow Edition
This handbag is the striking Longchamp Xlight Imprime. The new season sees Longchamp celebrating our digital age and re-introducing its famous tote, dubbed Le Pilage, in a pixelized rainbow edition for… MORE
Mounted Stone Fireplaces
Mounted Stone Fireplaces
The 'Blomus Vidro Wall Fireplace' Burns Green And Healthy
If a fireplace is what you long for during those chilly nights, yet you have no space for one, the Blomus Vidro Wall Fireplace by Floz Design is the most ideal and eco-friendly answer to your desires.… MORE
Italian Luxury Bikes
Italian Luxury Bikes
Only 100 ‘MV Agusta F4CC' Custom Motorcycles Made
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Vampire Bathrooms
Vampire Bathrooms
Dramatic Bathroom Decor by Kaldewei Inspired by Twilight?
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Gem Stone Spa Treatments
Gem Stone Spa Treatments
Diamond Massages Are The Latest Spark Among The Rich And Famous
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Collapsible Bike Parts
Collapsible Bike Parts
'Retrofit Folding Handlebars' Folds Away for Storage
Aiming to solve two key difficulties with urban cycling, bike storage and security, Joe Wentworth introduces an ingenious yet simple design, Retrofit Folding Handlebars. The witty concept replaces the… MORE
Retro Radiator Warming – Heat Up Your Food On The 'Natural Wave' Tray
Retro Radiator Warming – Heat Up Your Food On The 'Natural Wave' Tray
Heat Up Your Food On The 'Natural Wave' Tray
Aspiring to keep your food warm with no extra energy consumption, Yoo Byungseok introduces an ingenious heat-capturing accessory for your home radiator, the Natural Wave. This heat-friendly tray boasts… MORE
Perforated Sculptural Seating
Perforated Sculptural Seating
‘Another Longchair' Reveals Attitude From Material Gap
Designer Erick Sakal was inspired by the lack of material, rather than by its addition, when creating the sculptural Another Longchair, as well as his other perforated seating designs. The stunning portrait… MORE
Alien Sound Systems
Alien Sound Systems
Wireless All-In-One Speakers by Erick Sakal Save Inner Space
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Youthful Non-Profits
Youthful Non-Profits
Splashlife to Become AARP for Young Americans
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Lethal Spiders in Grocery Stores
Lethal Spiders in Grocery Stores
Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider On Holiday, in Your Groceries
If you thought grocery shopping is a healthy habit, think again, because unless you are careful, you might come face to face with a traveling Brazilian Wandering Spider. One of the world’s deadliest spiders,… MORE
Clear-Walled Infinity Pools
Clear-Walled Infinity Pools
Indoor Cantilevered Lap Pool Extends Into the Forest
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Diamond and Gold Skis
Diamond and Gold Skis
LACROIX Ultime Skis Fuse Performance With Luxury
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Sparkling LED Cutlery
Sparkling LED Cutlery
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All-Weather Digital Cameras
All-Weather Digital Cameras
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Cheesy Drink Accessories
Cheesy Drink Accessories
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Superb Branded Vehicles
Superb Branded Vehicles
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Post-Holiday Hopevertising
Post-Holiday Hopevertising
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Modular Concrete Fences
Modular Concrete Fences
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Gem-Studded Cell Phones
Gem-Studded Cell Phones
Continental Mobiles Add Precious Stones & LEDs to Smartphones
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Personalized Digital Biology Portraits (UPDATE)
Personalized Digital Biology Portraits (UPDATE)
Innovative DNA Mini Portraits In Gift-Size Frames
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Expanding Dining Tables
Expanding Dining Tables
Spherical Space-Saving 'Kure' Explodes to Accommodate 6 Diners
In our hectic lives, there seems to be hardly the place or the time for some quality time with family or friends. Enter Kure, an innovative dining assembly that readily wishes to provide that welcoming… MORE
Opportunistic Hopevertising
Opportunistic Hopevertising
Sweet Inauguration Day Marketing from Dunkin' Donuts
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Lion-Inspired Eco Cars
Lion-Inspired Eco Cars
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Jellyfish Inspired Submarines
Jellyfish Inspired Submarines
Futuristic Submarine With Metallic Dynamic Tentacles
Fusing technology with nature, designer Taizo Doi introduces a stunning design of a spherical submarine as inspired by the elusive jellyfish. Aiming to either blend in or reproduce the cruising ease of… MORE
Accordion Houses
Accordion Houses
The Wooden 'Dragspelhuset' Cabin Expands For a Finer Lake View
If you ever wondered whether the house of those seven dwarfs was ever found, I will have to admit to it and say yes; it sits by a lake in Sweden and is known as Dragspelhuset. But do not let its baffling… MORE
Loading Failure Carpets
Loading Failure Carpets
'Playing With Tradition' for the Strawberry Fields Project
If you have witnessed the warp speed of dial-up, then this mind-boggling carpet by Richard Hutten dubbed 'Playing With Tradition' provokes reminiscing that may give some chills. Caught in a dimension… MORE