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I'm a graduate of Western University's Master of Arts in Journalism program who moved to Toronto to see what all the fuss was about.

I like reading fiction, writing non-fiction, listening to podcasts while wandering around Little Portugal, and drinking moderately priced beer paired with deep fried pickles.

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I spent my formative years in the majestic province of Saskatchewan. It's the one between Alberta and Manitoba on the map.
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Cigarette Ash Portraits
Cigarette Ash Portraits
These Striking Grayscale Portraits Were Done Using Nothing but Ash
Japanese Artist Shin Shinrashige has found a highly creative outlet for one of his bad habits by utilizing everyday cigarette ash. This portrait series by Shinrashige was constructed by carefully... MORE
Affordable Rural Dwellings
Affordable Rural Dwellings
'Rural Studio' Created This Home Design That Can Be Built for $20,000
Auburn University’s Rural Studio undergraduate program has created this special low-cost concept home specially designed for the rural poor. The ‘20K Project’ is a program to... MORE
Quick Dissolve Instant Coffees
Quick Dissolve Instant Coffees
This Freeze-Dried Coffee Closely Resembles a Brewed Gourmet Cup
This German-produced freeze-dried coffee offers all the taste and quality of a gourmet cup in a convenient instant form. Egoiste Cafe’s instant edition of its gourmet coffee line features a... MORE
Psychedelic Cat Rap Remixes
Psychedelic Cat Rap Remixes
This 'Meow the Jewels' Music Video Features Nightmarish Cat Images
Hip hop group ‘Run the Jewels,’ consisting of rappers Killer Mike and El-P, released this mind-altering music video for their highly creative side project ‘Meow the Jewels.’ &... MORE
Cricket Flour Pastas
Cricket Flour Pastas
This Nutritional Pasta is Made with Flour Milled from Edible Live Crickets
Edible bugs are a great source of protein and nutritional value, but the idea of eating food made from live crickets makes most casual diners a bit squeamish. Luckily, this specialty pasta makes... MORE
All-In-One Spice Systems
All-In-One Spice Systems
This Spice Collection is Paleo Approved and Can Be Mixed and Matched
These paleo-approved spices are specially formulated to feature healthy ingredients and to be mixed together in interesting combinations. The ‘Spice Cave’ is an all-in-one seasoning... MORE
Wood Foam Helmets
Wood Foam Helmets
This Eco-Friendly Bike Helmet Features a Biodegradable Styrofoam Substitute
This special wood foam material could mean the end of non-biodegradable styrofoam, used for everything from insulation to packaging for shipping. At least that’s what the team behind the... MORE
Galactic Bootleg Figurines
Galactic Bootleg Figurines
These Bootleg Star Wars Toys are a Humorous Take on the Space Franchise
Freelance writer Giaco Jake Furino has compiled this compelling interview for Vice’s ‘The Creator Project’ to provide a revealing look at the world of bootleg Star Wars toys.... MORE
Zombie-Proof Machetes
Zombie-Proof Machetes
This Zombie Machete Features Fake Blood on the Outside of the Blade
This blood-tipped emergency zombie machete is specially designed for fending off legions of the undead. Made by Z-Hunter, known for its line of zombie-themed blades, the ‘Blood Tipped Machete&#... MORE
Food Allergy Bracelets
Food Allergy Bracelets
This Medical Bracelet is Designed to Ease Child Food Allergy Management
With one in twelve children suffering from a serious food-related allergy, the need for a proper food allergy management system is a real concern for many parents. Luckily, the ‘Allerguarder&#... MORE
Bullet-Embedded Shot Glasses
Bullet-Embedded Shot Glasses
This Custom Made Glass Features a Real Bullet Fixed into Their Sides
Wisconsin-based glass studio Benshot is responsible for the unique design of these conversation starting and bullet-embedded shot glasses. Each and every ‘Bulletproof Shot Glass’ is... MORE
Fluid Weight Scales
Fluid Weight Scales
The Fluidik is a Glass Scale That Cleverly Displays Weight Using Liquid
Industrial designer James Stumpf has created the concept for this clever glass scale that uses fluid to display the user’s weight. The Fluidik features an all glass body and uses the science... MORE
Galactic Couture Illustrations
Galactic Couture Illustrations
Artist Guillermo Meraz Imagines Star Wars Costumes as High Fashion
This set of fashionable illustrations by Mexico City-based artist Guillermo Meraz give the world of Star Wars a playful haute couture makeover. This latest set of drawings from the artist celebrate... MORE
Artistically Abstract Tattoos
Artistically Abstract Tattoos
These Black Tattoos Resemble Drawings from an Artist's Sketchpad
Tokyo, Japan-based tattoo artist Chisato Chavo has such a unique style that drawings from her sketchpad are good enough to go directly onto human skin as creative black tattoos. Working out of the... MORE
Flash-Freezing Chillers
Flash-Freezing Chillers
This Device Will Flash-Chill Your Drink in 60 Seconds with Diluting It
Start enjoying your drink of choice ice-cold without having to worry about any dilution, thanks to this handy flash-freezing device. The ‘HyperChiller’ is specially designed with iced-... MORE
Floating Floor Homes
Floating Floor Homes
Each Floor of This Unique Open Concept Japanese Home is Accessed Via Ladders
Although perhaps not well suited for anyone with young children, this floating floor home certainly creates a striking effect with its unique open plan design. Located in a residential area in... MORE
Discreet Engagement Ring Boxes
Discreet Engagement Ring Boxes
This Thin Ring Box Helps Users Keep Their Upcoming Proposal Secret
Getting ready to pop the question is stressful enough as it is, and the last thing you need in a bulky engagement ring box in your pocket ruining the surprise. Luckily, the ‘Secret’... MORE
Airplane-Friendly Fashions
Airplane-Friendly Fashions
This Fashionable Piece of Travel Clothing is Both Stylish & Comfortable
Betabrand has created this stylish piece of women’s travel clothing as a wearable alternative to typical airline blankets. The ‘Red-Eye Wrap’ sweater is made from a comfy jersey... MORE
Cherry Blossom Sneakers
Cherry Blossom Sneakers
These Nike Shoes Feature a Striking Cherry Blossom Design
Nike Skateboarding is set to release these vibrantl floral sneakers that feature an attractive cherry blossom pattern throughout. This certainly isn’t the first time the Nike ‘Dunk High... MORE
Beer Delivery Services
Beer Delivery Services
This 'Hopsy' Service Delivers Craft Beer Directly to Your Door
San Francisco-based ‘Hopsy’ is a delivery service specially catered toward craft beer aficionados. This company will conveniently deliver locally sourced and ice cold craft beer... MORE
Grill-Cleaning Robots
Grill-Cleaning Robots
This Handy 'Grillbot' Cooking Accessory Debuted at CES 2016
Probably the least fun part about grilling is having to clean up after yourself, but thanks to the ‘Grillbot,’ that time-consuming chore is about to become a thing of the past. Debuting... MORE
High-Performance Phone Lenses
High-Performance Phone Lenses
This 'Zeiss ExoLens' Partnership Was Officially Unveiled at CES 2016
These ‘Zeiss ExoLens’ iPhone attachments bring professional optic camera quality to your smartphone device. Know officially as ‘ExoLens with optics by Zeiss,’ this... MORE
Cloud-Connected Speakers
Cloud-Connected Speakers
The Hi-Fi GGMM 'E3 Speaker' Made an Appearance at CES 2016
GGMM’s ‘E3 Speaker’ is a slick wireless audio system that doesn’t even need to be connected to your phone to play music. The ‘E3 Speaker’ features crisp Hi-Fi... MORE
Phone-Charging Headphones
Phone-Charging Headphones
These 'Phaz' Headphones Were Unveiled in Three New Models at CES 2016
These high-end ‘Phaz’ headphones are able to actually charge your smartphone while you listen to music. The unique headphones differ from other devices on the market by connecting to... MORE
Smart Self-Watering Planters
Smart Self-Watering Planters
The Parrot Pot Was Finally Released in Finished Form at CES 2016
Paris-based firm Parrot has unveiled ‘The Parrot Pot,’ a self-watering planter that can keep your plant automatically hydrated for up to a week at a time. The original prototype was... MORE
Figure Distinguishing Security Cameras
Figure Distinguishing Security Cameras
The Netatmo Presence Was Officially Unveiled at CES 2016
The Netatmo Presence is an outdoor security camera that can actually understand if it’s monitoring a person, car or animal. Unveiled at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, the Netatmo Presence is capable... MORE
Digitized Retro Cameras
Digitized Retro Cameras
The Classic Kodak 'Super 8' Camera Receives a Modern Makeover at CES 2016
Kodak has announced at this years CES 2016 it will be bring back the classic ‘Super 8’ video camera with a variety of modern digital features. The initiative is meant to reintroduce the... MORE
Budget-Friendly Smartphones
Budget-Friendly Smartphones
These Ecenomical LG 'K Series' Smartphones Were Unveiled at CES 2016
LG’s K Series smartphones are designed to function as a more affordable phone option, while still retaining the design features found in other high-end devices. These budget-friendly... MORE
Selfie Stick Phone Cases
Selfie Stick Phone Cases
This Phone Case Comes Complete with a Built-In Extendable Selfie Stick
The ‘STIKBOX’ is an extendable selfie stick that conveniently collapses into a smartphone case. The folding aluminum selfie stick has all the benefits of a typical camera tool, without... MORE
Built-In Skateboard Speakers
Built-In Skateboard Speakers
This Globe Skateboard Can Play Music Wirelessly While You Skate
Globe Skateboards has devised this cleverly unique design that lets users listen to music wirelessly while they skate. The ‘GSB Blazer Skateboard’ actually comes with a built-in... MORE
Transparent Tea Kettles
Transparent Tea Kettles
This Clear Electric Kettle Features a Backlit Soft Blue Light When in Use
This attractive transparent kettle from Hamilton Beach doubles as an eye-catching kitchen counter decoration while it boils your water. This electric kettle features an elegant glass construction... MORE
Foul-Mouthed Teas
Foul-Mouthed Teas
This Range of Soothing Teas Features Cuss Words for Its Branding
The folks at Tea Heads Co. have released three new blends of tea that use cuss words to explain what each specific blend is meant for. Are you feeling a little tired, but just can’t seem to... MORE
Volcanic Ash Sculptures
Volcanic Ash Sculptures
This Haunting Archaeological Sculpture Was Cast Using Dark Grey Ash
Artist Daniel Arsham has created this somber sculpture of a woman using pieces of volcanic grey ash as a base. The New York-based artist created this haunting piece of art to represent a sort of... MORE
Electro-Luminescent Jaguar Masks
Electro-Luminescent Jaguar Masks
This Mask Reacts to the Rhythm of Music to Change Its Appearance
Montreal-based start-up company Outline Montréal has created this innovative jaguar mask that can actually change its appearance based on the rhythms of surrounding music. This black foam mask is... MORE
Vintage Galactic Trading Cards
Vintage Galactic Trading Cards
This Book Collects Hundreds of Classic Star Wars Trading Cards
This printed book collection of collectible Star Wars trading cards were originally released from 1977 to 1978. The Star Wars ‘The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One’... MORE
Bleached Denim Sneakers
Bleached Denim Sneakers
These Nike Skate Shoes Get an Acid Wash Makeover
Forget wearing your favorite denim jacket, because Nike Skateboarding has redesigned this pair of ‘Dunk Low’ skate shoes into an eye-catching pair of acid washed denim sneakers. This &#... MORE

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Gold-Accented Sunglasses
Gold-Accented Sunglasses
These Sunglasses from Warby Parker Feature 24-Karat Gold Detailing
Online eyewear brand Warby Parker has released an elegant new collection of gold-accented women’s sunglasses. The new release is named after the ancient Greek goddess Thea, who was not only... MORE
DIY Kayak Kits
DIY Kayak Kits
This Ready-to-Assemble Kayak Features a Snap-Together Frame
It’s hard to improve on perfection, but the ‘O Six Hundred’ DIY kayak takes an age old-design and gives it a fresh new makeover, with updated materials and an easy-to-follow... MORE
Compact Sleep Apnea Masks
Compact Sleep Apnea Masks
This Compact Device Helps Open Up Your Airways While You Sleep
The ‘Airing’ is a miniature piece of technology for sufferers of breathing problems while sleeping that aims to make history of cumbersome sleep apnea masks. This innovative product is... MORE
Home-Grown Escargot Kits
Home-Grown Escargot Kits
This Aquarium Lets You Grow Pet Snails That You Can Later Eat
This ‘Grow Your Own Escargot’ kit from Firebox presents the mental quandary of having to choose between having your own pet snails or a delicious meal. This somewhat odd at-home mini... MORE
Embedded Block Houses
Embedded Block Houses
The 'Y1' Block Home is a Modern Stacked House Embedded into Its Surroundings
Design firm Werner Sobek is responsible for this 750 square meter, contemporary block home that naturally blends into its sloped surroundings. Located outside of the town of Yssingeaux, France,... MORE
Bacteria-Killing Paints
Bacteria-Killing Paints
This Special Decorative Paint Contains Anti-Microbial Properties
Sherwin-Williams has created a special new type of paint that contains anti-microbial properties that are able to help prevent the spread of bacteria. ‘Paint Shield’ is able to kill 99.... MORE
Off-Road Child Cars
Off-Road Child Cars
This Luxurious Land Rover Kids' Pedal Car is Perfectly Built to Scale
Parents looking to treat their children to the finer things in life can get them ready for a luxury-filled adulthood with this Land Rover kids’ pedal car. Built to scale down to the finest... MORE
Hipster Barbie Portraits
Hipster Barbie Portraits
This Instagram Account Shows Barbie as a Millennial
This satirical Instagram account taps into our social media-obsessed culture by portraying the highly sharable every day life of a hipster Barbie. Going by the username ‘Socality Barbie,&#... MORE
Groovy Celebrity Furniture
Groovy Celebrity Furniture
Lenny Kravitz' 1970s-Inspired Furniture Collection Revives Retro Style
Musician Lenny Kravitz may be known more for his musical talent, but recently he has also dabbled in the world of home decor design with his upcoming 1970s-inspired furniture collection. The... MORE
Quantum Mechanic Seating
Quantum Mechanic Seating
This Stool is Inspired by the Structure of Subatomic Particles
Designer Lefteris Tsampikakis has based the shape and structure of this unique stool on the theory of quantum mechanics. The design of the ‘Illusive Stool’ is actually based upon the... MORE
Zombie-Proof Machetes
Zombie-Proof Machetes
This Zombie Machete Features Fake Blood on the Outside of the Blade
This blood-tipped emergency zombie machete is specially designed for fending off legions of the undead. Made by Z-Hunter, known for its line of zombie-themed blades, the ‘Blood Tipped Machete&#... MORE
Shaking Cat Portraits
Shaking Cat Portraits
Photographer Carli Davidson Captures Images of Cats Mid-Shake
Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson has compiled this humorous collection of shaking cats caught in the middle of the act. Using a high speed camera, Davidson was able to catch a mixture of... MORE
Active Sitting Office Chairs
Active Sitting Office Chairs
The CoreChair Prevents the Negative Side Effects of Static Sitting
The many negative effects of prolonged sitting can have on your body can be solved with this revolutionary new chair that promotes active sitting - - a type of maintained movement that happens... MORE
Luxe Stainless Steel Razors
Luxe Stainless Steel Razors
This Premium Stainless Steel Razor Comes with a Lifetime Guarantee
The ‘OneBlade’ is a single molded stainless steel razor created by design studio Pensa that promises a close and luxurious shave. This high quality safety razor was designed over a year... MORE