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I'm a university graduate with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major in psychology and studio arts -- just to prove I can use both sides of my brain.

Oh yeah, I guess you can also say I'm a BIT of an Apple fan (the tech brand, not so much the fruit).
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I have a scar on my forehead from a short battle with a wall corner when I was one. Six stitches later, I admitted defeat. The wall won.
How do you define cool?
Something that sparkles and catches the eyes and hearts of many. It has to be relatable so everyone who knows it, understands it and believes it to be something extraordinary.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
There's no real secret. I spend a bunch of time browsing on the Internet as it is, so when I come across something I want to share, I do so. When it's something totally awesome, the trend almost writes itself .. almost. ; )
What is your favorite trend?
Anything techie or fashion related. Maybe even both!
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Write about something you're interested in and love what you write. When you're interested, it adds a nice finishing touch to the piece, making others interested too!
How do you reset to be creative?
SLEEP. And a boost of coffee or tea in the mornings definitely gets me going.
What inspires or excites you?
Music. And new technology. The Apple Store is my wallet's arch nemesis.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
I'm sure Apple would have come out with the iPhone 15G by then. I'll be waiting.
Shimmering Winter Footwear
Shimmering Winter Footwear
The Ugg Australia Fall/Winter 2011 Line is Cozy-Chic
The Ugg Australia Fall/Winter 2011 collection is surely full of cozy-chic pieces that will garner plenty of attention when strutted down the streets. Known for its super comfortable and warm footwear creations,… MORE
Toronto Journalism Internships
Toronto Journalism Internships
Gain Editorial Experience While Having Fun at Trend Hunter
Prepare to kick off your journalism career and have an amazing experience at the same time with the Toronto Journalism Internships offered at Trend Hunter! As part of the Trend Hunter Academy, you will… MORE
NATIONAL POST: @JeremyGutsche Listed as One of Five to Follow
NATIONAL POST: @JeremyGutsche Listed as One of Five to Follow
In a recent post by Amber MacArthur in National Post, our Chief Trend Hunter Jeremy Gutsche was featured as one of the top five Tweeters to follow on the social media site Twitter. @JeremyGutsche keeps… MORE
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche Judging Start-Ups on the Pitch (30 Minutes)
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche Judging Start-Ups on the Pitch (30 Minutes)
With many start-up companies attempting to expand their businesses through a variety of means, a new show on BNN called The Pitch gives these start-ups a chance to present their ideas to a panel of financial… MORE
Smart Business: Jeremy Gutsche on His Exploiting Chaos Book
Smart Business: Jeremy Gutsche on His Exploiting Chaos Book
As businesses begin to rise up once more following the recent recession, Jeremy Gutsche was interviewed on Smart Business in regards to his book EXPLOITING CHAOS, which features many examples of how opportunity… MORE
Grayscale Laptop Covers
Grayscale Laptop Covers
The Acme Made Lombard Sleeve Keeps Your Macbook Safe
This featured two-tone Acme Made Lombard Sleeve was created to protect your Apple Macbook in style. With a subtle and intricate gray pattern printed on both sides, the waterproof and stain-proof Acme… MORE
Live Stream Runway Shows
Live Stream Runway Shows
Marc Jacobs Gives You a Live Look at Its Fall 2011 Line
As the Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 runway show was streamed online, fans from all over the world tuned in to see the brand's latest collection modeled down the catwalk. During the show, viewers were also encouraged… MORE
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Super Bowl Advertising
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Super Bowl Advertising
With Super Bowl 2011 being one of the most hyped up topics over the past month, Jeremy Gutsche was recently interviewed on BNN with Rob Tarry, the Creative Director at Rethink Canada, in regards to viral… MORE
The Week Magazine: Matt Ho on Retro iPhone Cases
The Week Magazine: Matt Ho on Retro iPhone Cases
On February 2nd, one of our very own Trend Hunter interns, Matt Ho, was mentioned on The Week magazine in regards to his comments on the Thumbs Up 80s Phone Case. With the iPhone being an always-hot topic… MORE
FOX: Trend Hunter Referenced in Tech Fashion Article
FOX: Trend Hunter Referenced in Tech Fashion Article
Trend Hunter was recently referenced on FOX within an article about 'Warning Signs' clothing. These pollution-sensing pieces are meant to keep individuals in the know of what they're breathing in on… MORE
CyberShack: Trend Hunter Featured as One of Top Three Cool Websites
CyberShack: Trend Hunter Featured as One of Top Three Cool Websites
With fans and members from all over the globe, Trend Hunter was recently featured as one of the coolest websites on CyberShack, "a CBN Media brand that incorporates www.cybershack.com as well as CyberShack… MORE
CNN: Trend Hunter Referenced in Feature About the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal
CNN: Trend Hunter Referenced in Feature About the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal
Trend Hunter was recently referenced on CNN within a feature about the soon-to-be completed Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. Though much dispute has occurred in regards to the terminal's colorful… MORE
CityTV: Jeremy Gutsche on Cool Trends in 2010 & 2011
CityTV: Jeremy Gutsche on Cool Trends in 2010 & 2011
Jeremy Gutsche was recently interviewed on Breakfast Television on CityTV, reviewing the past trends of 2010 and giving insight on what's in store for 2011. Discussing how Toddler Touchscreens and Luxury… MORE
Inc: Trend Hunter Cited on Innovation
Inc: Trend Hunter Cited on Innovation
Trend Hunter was recently cited in Inc Magazine for an article on Sergey Larenkov's photographic works due to its retro features. The article focused on how companies are bringing back the classic forms… MORE
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Business Trends in 2011
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Business Trends in 2011
Providing insight on the upcoming business trends in the year 2011, Jeremy Gutsche was recently interviewed on BNN with Tony Chapman from Capital C on topics like "Tweetonomics" and "Discrete Consumerism."… MORE
Virgin Radio: Jeremy Gutsche on Trends in 2011
Virgin Radio: Jeremy Gutsche on Trends in 2011
Providing listeners with some insight on upcoming trends for the new year, Jeremy Gutsche was recently on Toronto's 999 Virgin Radio discussing wearable tech and interactive retail with Mad Dog and Billie.… MORE
Leader Post: Jeremy Gutsche on Online Movie Rentals
Leader Post: Jeremy Gutsche on Online Movie Rentals
With watching movies online becoming a more mainstream activity, Jeremy Gutsche was recently featured in Leader Post for his views on the diminishing movie rental industry. Since Internet rentals provide… MORE
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Interactive Retail and Social Location
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Interactive Retail and Social Location
Jeremy Gutsche was recently interviewed on BNN for his views on how retailers are bringing interactive concepts into their advertisements and campaigns, giving their target audiences a say on what makes… MORE
Simplistic Blonde Bombshells
Simplistic Blonde Bombshells
The Chloe Sevigny Elle Korea January 2011 Cover is Gorgeous
Simplistic and pretty, this Chloe Sevigny Elle Korea January 2011 cover definitely presents the clean-cut look that most would want to achieve for the new year. Featuring the blonde Sevigny staring gently… MORE
Eco Denim Collaborations
Eco Denim Collaborations
Topshop and Bionic Yarn Launches Sustainable Jeans
Taking part in saving the environment, Topshop and Bionic Yarn recently collaborated to create a three-piece sustainable denim collection. These high quality pieces are guaranteed to withstand even tough… MORE
Classic Horror Film Dolls
Classic Horror Film Dolls
The Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Barbie is Super Eerie
Giving the fun-loving Barbie doll a horrific spin, the Alfred Hitchcock The Birds Barbie mimics the classic Hitchcock film to a tee. Consisting of a semi-shocked Barbie being pecked at by birds, this… MORE
Stylish Auto Ads
Stylish Auto Ads
The Karl Lagerfeld Volkswagen Commercial Combines Elegance and Grace
Providing viewers with a feel for just how stylish the brand’s vehicles have become, this Karl Lagerfeld Volkswagen commercial is both smooth and witty. Featuring Lagerfeld fronting his... MORE
Spoiled Princess Celebrities
Spoiled Princess Celebrities
The Vogue Espana January 2011 Shoot Features Olivia Palermo
Giving the mean girl look a bit of elegance and flair, Olivia Palermo looks absolutely stunning within the Vogue Espana January 2011 spread. Showing off her luscious locks with simple makeup and a sparkling… MORE
Skin-Lightening Controversies
Skin-Lightening Controversies
The Controversial Elle January 2011 Aishwarya Rai Cover Causes Buzz
As yet another contribution to the list of photoshopped photo controversies, this Elle January 2011 Aishwarya Rai cover may potentially cause the featured actress to sue. With skin appearing a lot lighter… MORE
Sprouter: Jeremy Gutsche and Trend Hunter Profiled
Sprouter: Jeremy Gutsche and Trend Hunter Profiled
As the crowd-sourced site hits 31 million+ pageviews per month, Trend Hunter along with its founder Jeremy Gutsche was profiled in Sprouter in reference to the entrepreneurial aspects of the popular website.… MORE
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Tweetonomics and Social Media Trends
BNN: Jeremy Gutsche on Tweetonomics and Social Media Trends
Jeremy Gutsche was recently featured on BNN with regards to his views on the concept of Tweetonomics and the influences of social media on marketing. Gutsche discusses with Tony Chapman from Capital… MORE
MSNBC: Trend Hunter Cited in Feature About Wired Windowshopping
MSNBC: Trend Hunter Cited in Feature About Wired Windowshopping
With Christmas drawing near, Trend Hunter was recently cited on MSNBC within a feature about the effectiveness of holiday window displays. Although these intricately designed displays have not been proven… MORE
Chicago Tribune: Trend Hunter Cited on Phones of the Future
Chicago Tribune: Trend Hunter Cited on Phones of the Future
Trend Hunter was recently cited in Chicago Tribune for our extensive list of features on futuristic cellphone gadgets. Touching upon pieces like wrist-wrapped cellulars and 3D interfaces, the article gives… MORE
Murder Mystery 2: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Murder Mystery 2: Trend Hunter Fun Day
Bringing the 1920s to the hip-and-happening Toronto, this past Trend Hunter Fun Day had the crew dress up in snazzy costumes for another round of Murder Mystery fun! Going back in time to a classy and… MORE
African Lion Safari: Trend Hunter Fun Day
African Lion Safari: Trend Hunter Fun Day
This Trend Hunter Fun Day took us on a trip to the wild side as we ventured through the vast and mighty African Lion Safari. Taking numerous snapshots of the incredible wildcats, giraffes and zebras, the… MORE
Rapunzel-Inspired Lookbooks
Rapunzel-Inspired Lookbooks
The D_Luxe 2011 Jewelry Collection Shows Plenty of Girlish Charm
Give your jewelry box a bold feminine update with the D_Luxe 2011 jewelry collection. Featuring bulky rings and playful charm bracelets, this new 2011 series will help you accessorize your outfits with… MORE
Desert Exploration Spreads
Desert Exploration Spreads
This Elle Spain November 2010 Shoot Takes Fall to Warmer Climates
This Elle Spain November 2010 editorial takes the fall season to sizzling hot temperatures. Taking place within a desert, the spread features a model that explores the sandy grounds with a camera in… MORE
Bewildered Model Shoots
Bewildered Model Shoots
The Vogue Italy October 2010 Editorial is Full of Emotion
Giving the fall season a new bewildering and enticing outlook, this Vogue Italy October 2010 spread emits an eerie vibe. Presenting the models in a variety of expressions, the editorial is undeniably… MORE
Celeb Family Covers
Celeb Family Covers
Katherine Heigl Shows Love for her Baby in W Magazine December 2010
Glowing with pride in this W Magazine December 2010 cover, Katherine Heigl hugs her child Naleigh with a motherly warmth. Looking cute as ever, Naleigh wraps herself tightly around her mother's arms,… MORE
Cozy Business Attire
Cozy Business Attire
The Warm Massimo Dutti Fall 2010 Collection is Super Chic
This Massimo Dutti Fall 2010 collection guarantees you stay warm while trekking through the busy city to and from work. With warm knits and chic fall jackets, the featured fashions will keep you cozy without… MORE
Hot Astronomy Makeup
Hot Astronomy Makeup
The Starry Frida Gustavsson Vogue UK December 2010 Editorial
Taking makeup ideals to otherworldly heights, this Frida Gustavsson Vogue UK December 2010 editorial has many viewers seeing stars. Model Frida Gustavsson looks gorgeous within this shoot, showing off… MORE

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Athletic Training Apps
Athletic Training Apps
The Adidas 'miCoach' Personal Trainer Helps Keep You in Shape
Perfect for the athletic smartphone user, this Adidas 'miCoach' Personal Trainer app will leave you on your hands and feet. Combining technology and personal training techniques, this app provides an in-depth… MORE
Breezy Forest Shoots
Breezy Forest Shoots
The Dace Fall 2010 Lookbook Will Keep You Warm for Autumn
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Sultry Wedding Slips
Sultry Wedding Slips
The Vogue Novias Fall Winter 2010 Spread is Playfully Risque
Although it’s every woman’s goal to look her best on her wedding day, this Vogue Novias Fall Winter 2010 spread shows that looking gorgeous isn’t just for your ceremony. With model Tiiu Kuik looking… MORE
Twosome Toaster Inking
Twosome Toaster Inking
These Matching Couple Tattoos are for Those Who Believe in Forever
With tattoo art becoming a more mainstream part of our society, these matching couple tattoos are another step toward innovative inking. The featured gallery provides you with a few examples of these… MORE
Presidential Jeans
Presidential Jeans
President Obama Inspires a Denim Line in Rwanda
President Obama is an inspiration to many, even with regards to his style sense. A Rwandan company has been discovered to have Obama-inspired denim under his name, with a patriotic crest as its logo and… MORE
Sound Addictions
Sound Addictions
I-Dosing Will Give You a Musical Drug-Like "High"
Considering how parents already have constant concerns with regards to teenagers and drug use, this new concept of i-Dosing will only be another addition to their worries. Using different sound frequencies,… MORE
Sleeping Beauty Pictorials
Sleeping Beauty Pictorials
The Jalouse May 2010 'Virgin Barbie' Spread is Gorgeous
Providing its viewers with the difference between "sleeping" and "going to bed," the Jalouse May 2010 'Virgin Barbie' spread has a sultry evening glow. With its dewy lighting and comfortable set, the… MORE
Interactive Car Dealerships
Interactive Car Dealerships
Waters Mazda Touchscreen Computer Sells Used Cars
The Waters Mazda touchscreen computer is used to sell used cars within the dealership due to the limited space available at the location. By placing photos of used Mazda vehicles on an internal network,… MORE
PC Key Cups
PC Key Cups
The Fu-Bi 'Ctrl Alt Del Keyboard Keys' Cup Set is Geekily Useful
The Fu-Bi 'Ctrl + Alt + Del Keyboard Keys' cup set is a great way to add some geeky fun to your kitchen. Simple, dorky and chic, these cups also come with a motherboard plate setting which keeps them organized.… MORE
Chore Challenge Apps
Chore Challenge Apps
The Epic Win Productivity iPhone App Makes Cleaning and Tidying Fun
This Epic Win Productivity iPhone app will ensure you finish all your chores of the day in time. Combining work and play, this app scores and awards each of your completed chores throughout the day, earning… MORE
Versatile Timepieces
Versatile Timepieces
The 'Bias Clock' by 'Rich, Brilliant, Willing' Can be Turned However You Plea
The 'Bias Clock' by designers 'Rich, Brilliant, Willing' will change the way you check the time. The three hands on the clock can be swiveled with ease, allowing you to switch up the hours, minutes and… MORE
Punk Rock Fashion
Punk Rock Fashion
The RESIN Summer 2010 Collection Rocks Out in Style
The RESIN Summer 2010 collection provides you with a large color range in denim. From light blues and grays to deep onyx blacks, these stylish jeans are all you need to add some edge to this season's hottest… MORE
Rapunzel-Inspired Lookbooks
Rapunzel-Inspired Lookbooks
The D_Luxe 2011 Jewelry Collection Shows Plenty of Girlish Charm
Give your jewelry box a bold feminine update with the D_Luxe 2011 jewelry collection. Featuring bulky rings and playful charm bracelets, this new 2011 series will help you accessorize your outfits with… MORE
Hot Celebrity Superheroes
Hot Celebrity Superheroes
The Lindsay Lohan Complex Magazine Spread is Powerfully Sensual
This super hot Lindsay Lohan Complex Magazine spread allows us to reminisce about the actress before she spends some downtime in prison. Looking undoubtedly sexy, Lindsay Lohan channels numerous superhero… MORE