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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.

What is unique that's not in your bio?
I spent my formative years in the majestic province of Saskatchewan. It's the one between Alberta and Manitoba on the map.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Earning my Masters degree in Journalism.
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Cool to me is trying something new and being confident while you do it. It doesn't necessarily have to work, but the important thing is that you tried.
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Be like Columbo. Ask questions and then ask even more questions. Don't be afraid to keep learning about something even if it seems like you've covered everything.
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Anything clothing related, because it can range from the really elegant and understated to the absolutely ridiculous.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Don't be afraid to have some fun with your writing because it doesn't just have to be the bare bone facts of the subject. Get a little sassy and see what happens.
How do you reset to be creative?
I think it's always a good idea to just step away from the computer for a bit. Go for a walk, read a book, listen to some music, learn a new language, start a revolution and overthrow your capitalist overlords. Admittedly, some of these tasks are easier than others, but just remember that God hates a coward.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
I assume by 2020 we'll all be at the mercy of our robot overlords. If you're already a robot this will be very good news for you. For the rest of us, I would suggest just trying to keep a positive attitude about the whole thing.
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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Removed Smartphone Portraits
Removed Smartphone Portraits
This Somber Photoseries Shows Society's Dependence on Technology
Photographer Eric Pickersgill shows in these smartphone portraits how society’s odd dependence towards mobile technology interferes with our daily interactions. The ‘Removed’... MORE
Portable Water Bottle Pipes
Portable Water Bottle Pipes
The 'Waterpuff' Pipe Can Easily Turn Any Bottle into a Smoking Device
There are countless options to choose from when it comes to lighting up, but the ‘Waterpuff’ water pipe is one way that makes enjoying your favorite herbed substance both easy and highly... MORE
Animal Heart Art
Animal Heart Art
These Poppies are Made from Preserved Lamb’s Heart Tissue
These delicate anatomical sculptures are made from pieces of persevered animal heart. Specifically, artist Paddy Hartley has created a set of sculptural poppies made from the heart tissue of lambs.... MORE
Slow Brew Coffee Makers
Slow Brew Coffee Makers
This Stoneware Coffee Maker Gradually Filters for Added Flavor
Take your time and savor the little things in life with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee made with this elegant stoneware coffee maker. The ‘Theo Coffee Maker’ by Stelton is designed to... MORE
Fantasy Christmas Sweaters
Fantasy Christmas Sweaters
These Sweater Designs are Based on the Game of Thrones Series
Celebrate the season in style with this set of fantasy Christmas sweaters based on different family houses from Game of Thrones. Once Upon A Tree is an Arizona-based apparel company that features... MORE
Dark Floral Sneakers
Dark Floral Sneakers
This New Release from Vans Footwear Comes in a Dark Floral Print
Vans Footwear has released yet another flowery print in its roster of eye-catching shoes, but this time with a dark floral all-over print twist. Currently only available in the European market,... MORE
Body Positive Illustrations
Body Positive Illustrations
These Drawings by Artist Rachele Cateyes Target Fat-Shaming Attitudes
Portland, Oregon-based artist and feminist Rachele Cateyes offer a body positive message that cast a critical eye towards fatphobia with these colorful illustrations that combat fat shaming. The... MORE
Coastal Drink Pads
Coastal Drink Pads
These Wooden Drink Coasters Let You Show Off Coastal Pride
Anyone choosing to use these drink coasters certainly isn’t afraid of showing off a little coastal pride. Pick a side between the East or West with these wooden ‘Coast Coasters’... MORE
Smart-Tech Polo Helmets
Smart-Tech Polo Helmets
The 'Armis' Polo Helmet is Equipped with a Built-In Crash Sensor
The sport of polo receives a much needed safety upgrade with the ‘Armis’ polo helmet, designed to help better protect players from head injuries. Designed by Loughborough University... MORE
Minimal Glass Marble Vases
Minimal Glass Marble Vases
This Vase Collection Skillfully Combines Marble and Glass Materials
The minimal collection of glass and marble vases by London designer Lee Broom plays with the idea of balance and opposition. The ‘Podium’ collection of glass and marble vases is... MORE
Medical Sippy Cups
Medical Sippy Cups
This Children's Medicine Dispenser is Also an Easy-to-Use Sippy Cup
Getting young children to take their daily medicine when they’re sick can sometimes be a bit of an ordeal, so make things easier with this clever combination medicine dispenser and sippy cup.... MORE
Naughty Ceramic Art
Naughty Ceramic Art
These Decorative Ceramic Plates are Adorned with NSFW Imagery
These decorative ceramic plates by Toronto-based artists Kris Aaron and Andy Walker of ‘Pansy Ass Ceramics’ certainly don’t resemble anything your grandmother use to have in her... MORE
Streamlined Multitool Flashlights
Streamlined Multitool Flashlights
This Flashlight Features a Slide-Out Multitool in the Handle
Light your path and be prepared for whatever life throws your way with this multitool flashlight. The ‘Survival Utility Flashlight’ by Life+Gear features a multitool that is able to... MORE
Fantasy Pinball Machines
Fantasy Pinball Machines
This Pinball Machine is Inspired by HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
Game of Thrones fans will be able to enjoy a fantasy arcade game with this brand new set of pinball machines that is inspired by the hit HBO show. Made by Stern Pinball, the pinball machines let... MORE