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In the beginning there was darkness and sadness until one day a baby was born, this baby would go on to be known as Josh. He would move from Canada to England and then back again. He would breeze through college at Centennial making life interesting for all others until one day a competition would come along that would change the fate of the universe forever...or maybe not. After that Advertising became the dream, this lead to another competition and then a post-grad program before discovering its copywriting, not account services. Lesson here...embrace your uniqueness.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I once had a staring competition with myself...and won.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Probably getting the single highest score (although not finishing first) at Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition while being in my first semester of college.
How do you define cool?
Is it interesting, does it draw your attention, does it make you think, does it inspire?
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Just fall down the rabbit hole and bounce from one thing to another off of things that interest me until something sticks.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
Not able to nail down one thing, just find the whole thing very exciting.
What is your favorite trend?
Glow in the dark surfing...not sure who wrote it, but I just think that its the coolest thing ever.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Read other peoples, and then get excited.
How do you reset to be creative?
I used to play with a ball but I'm looking for something better.
What inspires or excites you?
Something that's different and unique, as immature as it sounds stuff that glows or blows up is always a winner in my books.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
The world won't end, but we will be living more like the Jetsons...I can't wait for jet-packs.
Tablet Illusion Presentations
Tablet Illusion Presentations
The iPad Act Entices Businesses to Sweden
Step2 Communications presented an awe-inspiring presentation called the iPad Act. Many business pitches have people wiping the drool off their faces while trying to wake up, but this presentation... MORE
Balloon Disc Launches
Balloon Disc Launches
Jack White Shares His New Record with Floating Freebies
Musician Jack White celebrated the release of a new album with a balloon record launch. The former White Stripes and Raconteurs front man released his new solo album at the start of April, and what... MORE
Darkly Funny Parental Publications
Darkly Funny Parental Publications
The Parenteer Emanates Dark and Sassy Satirical Humour
The stark-humored Parenteer captivates parents and those without children alike. The Parenteer can catch readers off guard with its subtle brilliance before slapping your funny bone into high gear.... MORE
Sacrilegious Soft Drink Ads
Sacrilegious Soft Drink Ads
The Red Bull Jesus Commercial is Hilarious
Red Bull has established itself as a drink to help revitalize the body and mind, but the Red Bull Jesus commercial may revitalize some people’s opinion of the energy drink company. Red Bull... MORE
Remixed Corporate Logos
Remixed Corporate Logos
The Hipster Branding Blog Takes an Alternative Look at Company Symbols
Hipster Branding is a visual blog that showcases what many current brand logos would like if created by hipsters. The universal term for a hipster is someone who is in a subculture, generally in... MORE
Pop-Up Shopping Pods
Pop-Up Shopping Pods
The Nike+ Fuelstations
The Nike+ FuelStations are the latest developments from the Nike+ brand that focuses on bringing brands into the interactive era. The designs are interactive shopping pods in which users can enjoy a... MORE
Pregnancy Prank Urinals
Pregnancy Prank Urinals
Baby Stories Promotion Uses Fake Conception Confirmations
It may seem hilarious, but several men left the Vancouver Aquarium urinals confused, and quite possibly scared after falling victim to Taxi’s Baby Stories promotion. The men found an unnerving... MORE
Fast Food Memes
Fast Food Memes
#Shamrocking Has Users Posing for St. Patricks Day
Late last year, the Internet sensation ‘Tebowing’ became a worldwide phenomena, and #Shamrocking hopes to follow in its footsteps. #Shamrocking is the latest manufactured posing trend and is reminiscent… MORE
College Ball Graphs
College Ball Graphs
'Following the Madness' Infographic Covers Basketball Craziness
Every year people gather to enjoy the finest tournament college sports has to offer, and 'Following the Madness' infographic helps break down March Madness. In many peoples opinion, college ball is a far… MORE
Sensory Stimulating Tweet Machines
Sensory Stimulating Tweet Machines
Olly & Molly are Robots that Interact with Twitter Accounts
Olly & Molly are a pair of small sensory stimulating robots that connect to your Twitter. After being connected to a computer, Olly and Molly release sweets and smells for every time a user’... MORE
Tricked-Out Drink Orders
Tricked-Out Drink Orders
SSX Shakes Puts a New Twist on Cocktails
To create buzz surrounding EA Sports' newest version of its snowboarding game, they introduced SSX Shakes. SSX Shakes was a publicity stunt in which EA Sports invited influential bloggers from Belgium… MORE
4G Festival Folks
4G Festival Folks
Homeless Hotspots at SXSW Interactive Promotes Awareness of Homelessness
Connecting to the Internet has never been so humane as it was at the SXSW festival with its Homeless Hotspots. SXSW Interactive is an annual festival at which start-ups and other tech companies come together… MORE
Hallucination Helmets
Hallucination Helmets
The 'lifeClipper' Lets Users Visualize a Psychedelic Augmented Reality
St. Johann’s Park in Basel, Switzerland has created an intriguing new way to attract more people to parks by using the 'lifeClipper.' The lifeClipper is an augmented reality helmet that lets users experience… MORE
Rodent-Gobbling Furniture
Rodent-Gobbling Furniture
The Mouse-Eating Coffee Table Lures Pests Efficiently
This Mouse-Eating Coffee Table is a new invention that helps create cat redundancy. No more mice in your apartment thanks to this handy dining table, which actually spots, then exterminates pesky rodents… MORE
Mean Football Memes
Mean Football Memes
The Honest NFL Logos by Brian Huntington are Worth a Touchdown Dance
The Honest NFL logos are a series of altered NFL team symbols converted into mean memes. The collection is compiled of several teams from the NFL, including the likes of the New England Patriots, the New… MORE
Testosterone-Infused Fantasy Ads
Testosterone-Infused Fantasy Ads
The Kia 2012 Super Bowl Ad Fulfills Every Man's Fantasy
The Kia 2012 Super Bowl commercial is every man’s fantasy. The ad starts off with the Sandman approaching a couple; he sprinkles the sand on the wife, and then trips and falls, dumping the... MORE
Illuminated Social Media Signs
Illuminated Social Media Signs
The 'I like Naples' Installation Illuminates the City
Created by artist and designer IABO, the 'I like Naples' installation is aimed to entice more followers to the Italian city. The installation features an over-sized Facebook 'Like' button, which has been… MORE
Literary Power Sources
Literary Power Sources
The Book Chargers Allow You to Read and Recharge in One
If you're tired of using bulky, easily tangled chargers for your devices, book chargers are just for you. Book chargers allow users to charge their iPhones while looking more studious. The book chargers… MORE
Pin-up Calendar Sweets
Pin-up Calendar Sweets
'Chocolates with Attitude' by Brandhouse Feature Delicious Illustrastions
'Chocolates with Attitude' is a collection by Brandhouse which includes both a calendar and a collection of chocolates. The calendar features a variety of pin-up girl illustrations that vary by month.… MORE
Floating Honest Appologies
Floating Honest Appologies
'Sorry I'm Such an Asshole' Balloons Let You Share Your Remorse
For those more direct individuals, there is a new apology product that is perfect for you: the 'Sorry I'm Such an #######' balloons. The Sorry I'm Such an ####### Balloons are perfect for those situations… MORE
Zombie-Monitoring Systems
Zombie-Monitoring Systems
The iGrave GPS Allows You to Track the Dead
For those who lay awake at night in fear of a zombie apocalypse or grave robbers, your problems have now been solved thanks to GPS for tracking graves, the iGrave. The iGrave is an innovative albeit eerie… MORE
Ghostly Luminous Portraits
Ghostly Luminous Portraits
Photographer Wittner Fabrice Illuminates Vietnam with Light Stencils
Photographer Wittner Fabrice is responsible for these illuminating images in Vietnam courtesy of his light stencils. The Asian artist creates his own portraits and flashes of light through the stencil… MORE
Iconic Film Viral Commercials
Iconic Film Viral Commercials
The Ferris Bueller Teaser Ad Keeps People Guessing
The new Ferris Bueller teaser ad starts with that iconic line from the movie, "How can I handle work on a day like today?" The line of course was from the opening of the unforgettable Ferris Bueller's… MORE
Fan-Serenading Football Stars
Fan-Serenading Football Stars
The NFL 'We Play For You' Video Features Players Singing Thank You
With the Super Bowl right around the corner, the NFL has released its new NFL singing ad called 'We Play For You' in which players give thanks to their loyal fans. The commercial features NFL greats such… MORE
Presidential Superheros
Presidential Superheros
America's Back by Ron English Features Obama as the Hulk
Watch out world because 'America's Back' in Ron English’s latest collection. America's Back features the man and the legend, Barack Obama, as the Hulk. To many, Barack is already considered as a superhero… MORE
Fantastic Folding Eco-Mobiles
Fantastic Folding Eco-Mobiles
The Hiriko City Car is Both Bendable and Environmentally Friendly
The Hiriko city car is the latest and greatest electrical cars have to offer. The Hiriko city car is not from GM, Chrysler or Ford but rather the brainy bunch over at MIT. A prototype has been designed… MORE
Puddled Pictures Shine
Puddled Pictures Shine
Mathew Davis' Drip Paintings Focus on the Big Picture
These sensational pictures of pooled drip paintings were painstakingly produced by artist extrodinare Matthew Davis. These paintings were worked on for days, sometimes weeks by the German-based painter.… MORE
Temperature-Adjusting Bracelets
Temperature-Adjusting Bracelets
WristQue Controls the Heat with Your Preferences
The WristQue is a personalized wristband concept. This bewildering band can not only turn the heat up and down, it also can personalize temperature to suit your preferences. The WristQue will be able to… MORE
Olympic Collectors Cash
Olympic Collectors Cash
Five Pound Commemorative Coins for London 2012
The new 2012 Olympic coins have landed. These stunning sterling pieces were fashioned to celebrate the arrival of the Olympics to London for the first time since 1949. These creative coins feature two… MORE
70s-Mocking Tech Commercials
70s-Mocking Tech Commercials
Microsoft's 'Don't Get Stuck in the IT Past' is Retro
Window’s 'Don't Get Stuck in the IT Past' commercial travels back in time to the 70s. Riddled with handlebar mustaches and powder blue suits, the television entices people to stay away from outdated IT… MORE
Portraits Worth Sending
Portraits Worth Sending
Ink Expressions Part of Envelope Art by Mark Powell
A handwritten letter can bring a smile to one's face, but this envelope art by British Mark Powell may likely cause an even larger grin upon the receiver's face. From the fragile texture of the envelopes,… MORE
Sweet-Smelling Jeans
Sweet-Smelling Jeans
The Scratch-n-Sniff Pants by Naked & Famous Denim are Enticing
The Scratch-n-Sniff Pants are perfect for those who love the smell of raspberry-flavored denim. The Scratch-n-Sniff Pants look and feel just like regular jeans, the only difference is their fantastic… MORE
Billboard Auto Battles
Billboard Auto Battles
Audi vs. BMW Presents Aggressive Marketing Techniques
In Santa Monica California, billboard wars have broken out with Audi vs. BMW. The two raged a print war against one another earlier on in the year, and now they are back at it again. Audi quickly erected… MORE
Grocery Store Gags
Grocery Store Gags
MediocreFilms Present a Hilarious List to Kmart Workers
With an interactive approach to pranks, MediocreFilms has attempted to confuse and disorientate workers while asking for ridiculous items at Kmart. This viral video is just one in a series of videos from… MORE
Chinese Calendar Car Ads
Chinese Calendar Car Ads
Volkswagen's Dragon Dance is Ready for the New Year
Volkswagen’s Dragon Dance ad was released to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and to build up its influence on Asian drivers. The viral ad features a bubble car moving throughout Beijing city... MORE
Search Engine History Infographics
Search Engine History Infographics
'When Larry Met Sergey' Celebrates the Origins of Google
It was 1995 and the most tech-savvy of society were just being introduced to the then-called information highway when Larry met Sergey. The two creators of the world's leading search engine and smartphone… MORE

Featured Ideas

Clever Cut-Out Calenders
Clever Cut-Out Calenders
This Laser-Cut Calender by Nando Costa Will Keep Your Organized
The year 2012 was supposed to be the end of the world (thankfully it isn't), but this Laser-cut calender may be the end of the traditional calender. With calenders on phones and more and more of people's… MORE
Metropolitan Shadow Captures
Metropolitan Shadow Captures
Photo Silhouettes Merges Cities and Civilians
Skylines are arguably the most appealing part of any city, so it's no wonder that this city silhouette collection capitalizes on that. These city silhouettes completely merge the reflection of the subject… MORE
Historically Artistic Armoires
Historically Artistic Armoires
'Heritage Sideboard' Encompasses Centuries of Traditional Artistry
The 'Heritage Sideboard' by Boca do Lobo conveys the pride and passion that has feuled Portugal for years. The 'Heritage Sideboard' embodies the spirit of design by taking timepieces celebrating past… MORE
Recession Home Makeovers
Recession Home Makeovers
The Margarita I. Álvarez 'Boarded' Project Attempts Social Good
'Boarded' is a special project to improve the appearence of some of the recession's casualties. This grassroots movement is spearheaded by Margarita I. Álvarez -- a.k.a M.I.A. -- and enables others to… MORE
Sacrilegious Soft Drink Ads
Sacrilegious Soft Drink Ads
The Red Bull Jesus Commercial is Hilarious
Red Bull has established itself as a drink to help revitalize the body and mind, but the Red Bull Jesus commercial may revitalize some people’s opinion of the energy drink company. Red Bull... MORE
Impressive Invertebrate Captures (UPDATE)
Impressive Invertebrate Captures (UPDATE)
Jellyfish Photos by Alexander Semenov Jump out at You
Alexander Semenov is a chief dive instructor in Russia which allowed him to get these deep-sea jellyfish photos. These vibrant shots were taken using a professional camera on various dives that Alexander… MORE
App-Infused Peripherals
App-Infused Peripherals
'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Keyboards are from a Galaxy Not Far Away
The Force is strong in the 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' keyboard seen at the 2012 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). The Old Republic keyboard brings next generation gaming to your finger tips. The company… MORE
Rodent-Gobbling Furniture
Rodent-Gobbling Furniture
The Mouse-Eating Coffee Table Lures Pests Efficiently
This Mouse-Eating Coffee Table is a new invention that helps create cat redundancy. No more mice in your apartment thanks to this handy dining table, which actually spots, then exterminates pesky rodents… MORE
Puddled Pictures Shine
Puddled Pictures Shine
Mathew Davis' Drip Paintings Focus on the Big Picture
These sensational pictures of pooled drip paintings were painstakingly produced by artist extrodinare Matthew Davis. These paintings were worked on for days, sometimes weeks by the German-based painter.… MORE
Cross-Stitched Photography
Cross-Stitched Photography
Inge Jacobson & Sebastian Faena Team Up to Create Vintage-Styled Art
In a collaboration of epic proportion artist Inge Jacobson and photographer Sebastian Faena have come together to create these cross-stitch fashion photos. This intricate cross-stitch series is the result… MORE
French Fast-Food Wars
French Fast-Food Wars
New McDonald's Timber Vs Farmer Campaign Competes for Supremacy
A battle of epic proportions is breaking out—Timber Vs Farmer, who will concur and be the next new McSandwich ad inspiration? The Timber Vs Farmer ad is produced by TBWA and is a Paris-created commercial… MORE
Social Media Cat Toys
Social Media Cat Toys
The 'Kitty Twitty' Tweets You When Your Feline Plays
For some individuals, Twitter is the cats meow, but now your feline really can tweet with the 'Kitty Twitty.' This communication device is the brain child of Mark de Vink who has created a DIY wooden… MORE
Balloon Disc Launches
Balloon Disc Launches
Jack White Shares His New Record with Floating Freebies
Musician Jack White celebrated the release of a new album with a balloon record launch. The former White Stripes and Raconteurs front man released his new solo album at the start of April, and what... MORE
Sensory-Crossing Performance
Sensory-Crossing Performance
the Anarchy Dance Theater Combines Experiences
A new type of live arts theater has arrived in the Anarchy Dance Theater, which is stationed out of Taiwan and utilizes a new form of recognition software. This special software incorporates the dancers… MORE