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My life doesn't fit into a little box, and yet here I am trying to fit exactly what makes me unique into a literal little box on my computer screen. Let's just make a list, shall we?

- I'm Senior Editor of gamingexcellence.com
- I'm a photographer, specializing in live music and other events.
- I'm a novelist, as I've recently completed my first novel
- New to Toronto, moved here from Ottawa
- I hunt down trends like there's a bounty on their heads

That might do for now.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I'm the nerdiest guy ever to play organized ice hockey.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Finishing my first novel and still being passionate enough about storytelling and writing to start up on a sequel.
How do you define cool?
Anything that is unique, creative, and/or original. Something that attracts attention from the masses by having any of these qualities. Cool is also being yourself and not conforming yourself to what other people want from you.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Spending (wasting?) an ungodly amount of time surfing the internet.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
That it's a very organized site that is constantly updated and streaming tons of articles and data in a clear and user friendly way.
What is your favorite trend?
Anything nerdy, technological, pop culture related, or involving hockey.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
If I stumble across something that interests me, chances are there's at least one other person out there who would find it interesting too. Then I just type it up in an informal and fun sort of way.
How do you reset to be creative?
sleep, coffee, sleep, coffee, sleep, coffee, sleep, sleep, coffee, coffee. There's a trend for you!
What inspires or excites you?
Expressing myself creatively and sharing those creations with others.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
It will be the year of hindsight for the entire human race.
Leopard-Print Denim Collections (INTERVIEW)
Leopard-Print Denim Collections (INTERVIEW)
Trend Hunter Scopes the GUESS 2013 Women's Lineup
It’s a poorly kept secret that we’re fans of fashion here at Trend Hunter, so it was exciting for us to go and check out the GUESS 2013 Collection for Fall. Trend Hunter Brandon Bastaldo... MORE
DIY Dark Side Corks
DIY Dark Side Corks
These DIY Darth Vader Champagne Corks Add Some Dark Side to Your Wine Bottles
If you’ve ever wanted to go to the dark side over a glass of wine, then these DIY Darth Vader champagne corks are the perfect geeky project for a wine connoisseur. Not only are these... MORE
Predictive Social Network Charts
Predictive Social Network Charts
This Infographic Explores What Social Media Choices Say About You
There’s a ton of social network charts out there, but this is the first one that I’ve seen that explores what your favorite social media site says about you as a person. Anyone who... MORE
Kinetic Smartphone Chargers
Kinetic Smartphone Chargers
The Infinity Cell Uses Kinetic Energy to Charge Your iPhone
The Infinity Cell Kickstarter project is the perfect invention for people whose phones die at inopportune times, which is pretty much every smartphone owner at one time or another. The Infinity... MORE
Glowing Smartphone Wristbands
Glowing Smartphone Wristbands
The Wave Bracelet Syncs with Phones for Customized Light Shows
The Wave bracelet is totally the fashion statement of the future that Sci-Fi movies have been promising us for years. This sleek accessory is a very cool Kickstarter project that is essentially an... MORE
Musical Espresso Machine Remixes
Musical Espresso Machine Remixes
This Video Uses Espresso Sounds for a Dubstep Coffee Experience
Sometimes hitting the espresso machine first thing in the morning isn’t enough for a wake up call. For days like that, there’s this espresso machine dubstep remix to give you that extra... MORE
Geeky Hockey Jerseys
Geeky Hockey Jerseys
Geeky Meets Sporty with These Sweet Hockey Sweaters from Geeky Jerseys
As a Canadian boy born and raised, I believe that there’s nothing more comfortable on a chilly day than some hockey jerseys. Sure, they’re not the most dapper fashion statement that... MORE
Dapper Video Game Jewelry
Dapper Video Game Jewelry
These Rings and Earrings Look Just Like Old Nintendo Cartridges
This dapper video game jewelry is the perfect accessory for your next geeky get together. These rings and earrings by designer Jess Firsoff of Etsy store ‘ohmygeekness’ are the epitome... MORE
Cautionary Identity Theft Charts
Cautionary Identity Theft Charts
This Infographic Has Great Advice on How to Avoid Getting Hacked
Getting hacked is more than just a temporary annoyance, it’s an awful experience that can completely ruin your life. Not to frighten anyone, but according to this infographic by Solera... MORE
Helicopter Celing Fans
Helicopter Celing Fans
This Clever Ceiling Fan Design Depicts a Daring Helicopter Rescue
If I had a ceiling fan design this cool in my bedroom growing up, I may have become inspired to be a helicopter pilot. Coolest dad ever and Redditor ScumbagJanitorGuy created this awesome ceiling... MORE
Scientific Superhero Courses
Scientific Superhero Courses
The Science of Batman is Now Being Taught at University of Victoria
Well, it’s official, I picked the wrong major in university, and after finding out that the University of Victoria in British Columbia is offering courses on the science of Batman, you might feel... MORE
Veggie-Inspired Hairdos
Veggie-Inspired Hairdos
A Japanese Hair Salon Came up with This Chic 'Ripe Tomato' Look
This ‘Ripe Tomato’ hairdo is perfect for anybody who has ever wanted to put a little veggie into their fashion. The Ripe Tomato hairdo is seriously one of the most clever and fun... MORE
Vigilante-Inspired Man Caves
Vigilante-Inspired Man Caves
This Batcave Basement Replica is the Holy Grail for Any Batman Fan
You might consider yourself a Batman fan, but the caped crusader’s biggest fan has to be Chris Weir. After checking out his incredible Bat(man) Cave, I’m pretty sure you’ll agree... MORE
Puzzle Cube Home Calculators
Puzzle Cube Home Calculators
This Online Calculator Tells Measures Houses in Rubik's Cubes
If you’ve ever wondered how many Rubik’s cubes it would take to build a house (who hasn’t?), this online calculator has the answer for you. Created by real estate company Movoto,... MORE
Geeky Daily Napkin Artwork
Geeky Daily Napkin Artwork
Nina Levy's Napkin Art for Her Son is Impressively Geeky and Fun
How could you not look forward to lunchtime if you had this amazing napkin art waiting for you when you opened your lunch box? That’s the awesome privilege that belongs to Nina Levy’s... MORE
Metallic Superhero Cakes
Metallic Superhero Cakes
This Korean Iron Man Cake Fights Evil and Looks Delicious
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Self-Assembling Chairs
Self-Assembling Chairs
This Polymer Smart Foam Chair is Like a Kernel of Popcorn You Can Sit in
If you’ve ever had a nightmare experience trying to put together reasonably priced Swedish furniture by yourself, then this smart foam chair is for you. Created by Belgian designer Carl de... MORE
Unsettling Surreal Paintings
Unsettling Surreal Paintings
These Surreal Paintings by Lisa Adams are Dark and Impressive
These richly surreal paintings from Lisa Adams are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Lisa Adams is a self-taught Australian artist that works on her paintings six days of the week from... MORE
Robotic Vending Machine Thieves
Robotic Vending Machine Thieves
This Robotic Device is Designed to Steal from Vending Machines
This robotic vending machine thief is perfect for those times when you’re a nickel short for that tantalizing can of pop. Created by French inventor and YouTube user Ioduremetallique, this... MORE
Witty Superhero Text Messages
Witty Superhero Text Messages
The 'Texts from Superheroes' Tumblr Blog Brings the Geeky Laughs
Everyone has a text message mishap or two that tell funny stories, and according to the ‘Texts from Superheroes’ Tumblr blog, superheroes are no exception. A clever and nerdy riff on... MORE
Intergalactic Chainmail Keychains
Intergalactic Chainmail Keychains
These Chainmail Lightsaber Keychains are in Another Galaxy
It’s probably expecting too much to wish a keychain to transport you to another galaxy, but if any can pull it off, it’s these sweet lightsaber chainmail keychains. These handmade... MORE
Animated Superhero Trailer Recuts
Animated Superhero Trailer Recuts
This Man of Steel Recut with Animated Clips Flies High
This Man of Steel recut trailer is a must see for anyone who is a fan of Superman or even those who are just excited for the release of what seems to be the first decent Superman movie since the... MORE
Destructive Giant Lizard Playgrounds
Destructive Giant Lizard Playgrounds
This Giant Godzilla Playground in Japan is Mutated Lizard Fun
This giant lizard playground in the likeness of everyone’s favorite city destroying mutant is something that is a must-see on a visit to Japan, especially if you find yourself around Kurihama... MORE
Frozen Breakfast Pastry Sandwiches
Frozen Breakfast Pastry Sandwiches
Carl's Jr. Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich is a Sugar Explosion
After witnessing the glory that is this sugar explosion, I’ve decided that I’m replacing all bread in my diet with Pop Tarts instead. A good place to begin with my all breakfast pastry... MORE
Tissue Fashion Shows: Part I (INTERVIEW)
Tissue Fashion Shows: Part I (INTERVIEW)
Caitlin Cronenberg Takes Us Through Toilet Paper Style
We just can’t get enough of fashion made from toilet paper here at Trend Hunter, so when we were given the chance to talk to renowned fashion photographer Caitlin Cronenberg about the 10th... MORE
Geeky Sci-Fi Apartments
Geeky Sci-Fi Apartments
This Bedroom Designed After the Deus Ex Video Game is a Nerdy Delight
We’ve seen a geeky Sci-Fi bedroom or apartment design or two in these parts, but few as richly detailed on a more niche subject matter than this one. Modeled after the video game series Deus... MORE
Upcycled Cheese Grater Lamps
Upcycled Cheese Grater Lamps
These DIY Illuminators are Inspired from the Series 'That 70s Show'
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Customized Equestrian Car Decals
Customized Equestrian Car Decals
This My Little Pony Paint Job on a 1986 Ford Pony is Nostalgic
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Hulking Walking Tank Costumes
Hulking Walking Tank Costumes
This Incredible Warhammer 40K Costume is a Hulking Achievement
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Nostalgic Millennial Videos
Nostalgic Millennial Videos
The Remember 1999 Video is Ten Whole Minutes of Late 90s Glory
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Tissue Fashion Shows: Part II (INTERVIEW)
Tissue Fashion Shows: Part II (INTERVIEW)
Toilet Paper Fashion Designer Farley Chatto Talks to TH
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California Auto Shows (INTERVIEW)
California Auto Shows (INTERVIEW)
Trend Hunter Attended the LA Auto Show for the New Lincoln MKS
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Social Branding Success Charts
Social Branding Success Charts
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Drummable Steering Wheels
Drummable Steering Wheels
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Vintage 3D Pixel Art
Vintage 3D Pixel Art
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Enterprising Sci-Fi Man Caves
Enterprising Sci-Fi Man Caves
This Star Trek Room Boldly Goes Where No Apartment Has Gone Before
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Guilt-Tripping Granny Ads
Guilt-Tripping Granny Ads
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Superheroic Condiment Shakers
Superheroic Condiment Shakers
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Cranky Critical Spoof Trailers
Cranky Critical Spoof Trailers
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Kyle Towers, Trend Hunter (INTERVIEW)
Kyle Towers, Trend Hunter (INTERVIEW)
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Insanely Accurate Gamer Costumes
Insanely Accurate Gamer Costumes
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Floating Cloud Architecture
Floating Cloud Architecture
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Puny Powerful Consoles
Puny Powerful Consoles
New Valve Tiny PC Packs a Graphical Punch and Runs on Steam Platform
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Sc-Fi Dinosaur Ships
Sc-Fi Dinosaur Ships
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Multipurpose Bicycle Buildings
Multipurpose Bicycle Buildings
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Stealthy Law Enforcing Bikes
Stealthy Law Enforcing Bikes
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Sci-Fi Suffocation Photo Memes
Sci-Fi Suffocation Photo Memes
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90s-Inspired Remixed Intros
90s-Inspired Remixed Intros
This Fan-Made Breaking Bad Intro Asks 'What If This Aired in 1995?'
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Law-Enforcing Supercars
Law-Enforcing Supercars
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Metallic Superhero Cakes
Metallic Superhero Cakes
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