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Spending my childhood years growing up in downtown Toronto has made me a true city girl! I thrive on all the energy, noise, and bright lights. I may enjoy shopping a little too much at times but I also enjoy the simpler things in life like long naps, long walks (on the beach of course), and summer rain at night.
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I have an insane memory! I remember the most random and insignificant things about people.
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This internship. It showed me that if you go for something you want and work hard, it really does pay off.
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Voice-Controlled Lighting
Voice-Controlled Lighting
The Nanoleaf Smarter Kit is a Revolutionary Hands-Free Lighting System
The Nanoleaf Smarter Kit lets you control the lights with the power of your voice. Imagine lying in bed and being able to control the lights all the way in the basement just by uttering a few... MORE
Elegant Geometric Lighting
Elegant Geometric Lighting
The Nanoleaf Gem is the World's First Decor LED Bulb
When you think of LED lighting, the words lovely, warm and designer usually don’t come to mind - the Nanoleaf Gem is here to quickly change that. Created by Nanoleaf, a green tech startup... MORE
Intricate Reflective Structures
Intricate Reflective Structures
'House of Mirrors' by NEON Sits on the Shore of Bondi Beach
Sitting on the shore of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, House of Mirrors may at first seem completely out of place, but a closer look at its design will reveal a piece of experimental architecture... MORE
Terrestrial-Like Planters
Terrestrial-Like Planters
The Monstera Pots Feature a Sleek yet Organic Design
Sprucing up your living space can often become a headache, but these Monstera Pots offer an easy fix that will also add a breath of fresh air to any room. Created by Tim Van De Weerd, a Dutch... MORE
Ethereal Tribal Jewelry
Ethereal Tribal Jewelry
Joanna Bury's Newest Collections are Dreamily Intricate
Looking at Joanna Bury’s latest collections of jewelry, you wouldn’t think the artist just only recently graduated from university. Filled with tribal-inspired designs that emit an... MORE
Pop Out Ring Cards
Pop Out Ring Cards
'Jewelry Greetings' Offers a Heartfelt Message with a Gift
You’ve probably seen cards with 3D pop-ups, songs and even ones where things jump out at you, but I’m almost certain you’ve never seen anything like Jewelry Greetings. Imagine a... MORE
Intricately Stacked Sweets
Intricately Stacked Sweets
This Apple Gateau Recipe is Cinnamony Fresh for Fall
When I think of cake, an image of black forest or red velvet pops into my head - something entirely traditional and not nearly as creative as this Apple Gateau recipe from the SippitySup website.... MORE
Cozy Eclectic Hotels
Cozy Eclectic Hotels
Amsterdam's 'Hotel Not Hotel' Features Unique Rooms for Travelers
I love staying in hotels, but the majority of them look more or less the same - Hotel Not Hotel in Amsterdam breaks the mould by offering a new and unique experience for travellers by offering one-of-... MORE
Dreamy Victorian Series
Dreamy Victorian Series
The True Romance Porter Magazine Shoot Captures a Longing for Love
The True Romance Porter Magazine photo shoot is exactly how you would imagine it; breathtaking scenes, gorgeous colours and exquisite fashion. Photographed by Erik Madigan Heck with model Ava... MORE
Hypnotic Architectural Photography
Hypnotic Architectural Photography
Markus Studtmann Channels Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' in His Work
It’s difficult to say what defines good or bad photography, but I think it’s safe to say that images like these ones by Markus Studtmann - that manage to capture your attention for what... MORE
Time-Lapse Skyline Photography
Time-Lapse Skyline Photography
Michael Marker-Moore Captures Breathtaking City Sunsets
Michael Marker-Moore’s gorgeous time-lapse photography will make you reconsider the mundane routine of everyday life. The sun rises and then it goes down, you wake up and then you go to sleep;... MORE
Magical Summer-Themed Lighting
Magical Summer-Themed Lighting
Toby Sanders' Beach Ball Lights Adds a Playful Touch to Any Room
Beach balls and light fixtures don’t usually go hand in hand, but the playful Beach Ball Lights set will make you wonder why you haven’t already added a touch of summer to your home.... MORE
Hipster Origami-Like Bags
Hipster Origami-Like Bags
Steven Enns' Transfold Backpack Expands to Fit Your Needs
Saying goodbye to summer and getting back to the books is not always the easiest transition to make, so let the Transfold Backpack ease you back into a studious yet stylish state of mind. Designed... MORE
Whimsically Romantic Designs
Whimsically Romantic Designs
The House Industries Love Collection Celebrates Amor with Art
The House Industries Love Collection will make celebrating Valentine’s Day this year that much sweeter. Rather than buying your loved one chocolates or roses, why not get a little bit more... MORE
Character Compatible Alcohol Ads
Character Compatible Alcohol Ads
This 'Way Beer' Campaign Matches Flavors with Personalities
Your ‘go-to’ drink can actually say a lot about who you are, and this Way Beer campaign clearly understands that in a comical way. Created by Martins Mercado Comunicação in Curitiba,... MORE
Feathered Eyebrow Editorials
Feathered Eyebrow Editorials
The Numero No 150 February 2014 Shoot is Filled with Avian Details
The Numero No 150 February 2014 photo shoot embraces bold eyebrows like nobody’s business. Featuring model Lindsey Wixson with Gred Kadel behind the lens, this editorial is a powerful black... MORE
Sparkling Desert Series
Sparkling Desert Series
The SPUR March 2014 Editorial is Gleefully Glittering in the Sun
New Year’s Eve may have already come and past, but that doesn’t mean all the sparkle has to be gone too - this SPUR March 2014 photo shoot will make you want to get out all the gold and glitter... MORE
Decadent Skyline Shoots
Decadent Skyline Shoots
'My Name is Red' Focuses on the the Brilliance of One Shade
The ‘My Name is Red’ editorial is a fierce and bold fashion series set by the water and city skyline. Published bi-annually as a special issue of the fashion magazine, Vogue China... MORE
Futuristic Anime-Like Series
Futuristic Anime-Like Series
This Vogue Korea February 2014 Editorial Features Eclectic Fashion
This Vogue Korea February 2014 shoot looks like it was taken straight out of the pages of an animated series. Featuring futuristic and eclectic ensembles, the ‘A Doll House’ editorial... MORE
Adorably Packaged Sweets
Adorably Packaged Sweets
Omnom Handmade Chocolate Features Enticing Flavors like Burned Sugar
If anything sweet, sugary and adorable is your vice, then Omnom Handmade Chocolate will just be one more thing to add to your ‘must resist’ list. Created by Óskar Þórðarson, Kjartan Gí... MORE
Winding Staircase Abodes
Winding Staircase Abodes
The 'Case House' in Sapporo is a Open-Concept Cozy Space
The Case House is an example of how modern and sleek doesn’t have to mean boring and bare. Created by Jun Igarashi Architects, the Case House is located in Sapporo and features a design that... MORE
Iconic Pop Culture Campaigns
Iconic Pop Culture Campaigns
The 'Delta Real Cool Cotton Underpants' Ad Channels Marilyn Monroe
The iconic pop culture reference made in this ad for ‘Delta Real Cool Cotton Underpants’ may have you uncontrollably giggling to yourself. Channeling Marilyn Monroe’s legendary... MORE
Whimsical Fruit Battery Ads
Whimsical Fruit Battery Ads
The 'Zespri Daily Recharge' Campaign Presents Kiwi to the Modern World
You may rely on things like coffee and tea to get you through the day, but this Zespri Daily Recharge ad will remind you that there is a better and healthier alternative to all that caffeine.... MORE
Disguised Alcoholic Ads
Disguised Alcoholic Ads
The 'Chocoholics' Campaign Presents Chocolate Milk as Beer and Wine
Labeling oneself as a chocolate addict isn’t far fetched for a lot of people, but these advertisements for ‘Chocoholics’ takes the idea of obsessing over the sugary snack to a... MORE
Athletic Cavemen Campaigns
Athletic Cavemen Campaigns
Delantero's Mega Gym Ads Promote Fitness with Prehistoric Cartoons
Maybe your new years resolution is to get fit, or perhaps you’ve been slacking off on your fitness routine since the holidays ended - either way, this campaign from Mega Gym will give you that... MORE
Risque Roller Skate Photography
Risque Roller Skate Photography
This Lui Magazine February 2014 Shoot is Fun and Flirty
This Lui Magazine February 2014 shoot may initially scream out words like provocative, risque and scandalous - which makes sense, since the editorial was shot by celebrity favorite photographer... MORE
Tropical Floral-Filled Fashion
Tropical Floral-Filled Fashion
This Vogue Japan March 2014 Shoot is a Paradise in Bloom
Looking ahead to the heat that is hopefully coming soon, this Vogue Japan March 2014 photo shoot is a celebration of florals, nature and all things tropical. Set in a cozy wooden shack filled with... MORE
Morning After Hangover Shoots
Morning After Hangover Shoots
Mikael Jansson's Interview February 2014 Editorial Parties Hard
Titled ‘The Morning After,’ this Interview February 2014 editorial is all about those days when you wake up and wonder what on Earth happened last night. Featuring models Sasha Luss and... MORE
Neon Warehouse Editorials
Neon Warehouse Editorials
The Jalouse 'Wall Paper' Shoot Embraces the Beauty of Color
The ‘Wall Paper’ photo shoot featured in the latest issue of French magazine Jalouse is a gorgeous mix of bright neon colors with warm shades. Set in what appears to be an abandoned... MORE
Monstrous Gum Health Ads
Monstrous Gum Health Ads
This Oral-B Glide Floss Campaign Catches Big Foot
I think most people will admit to occasionally skipping the flossing portion of their bedtime routine, but these Oral-B Glide Floss advertisements may just be the thing to make you want to do it... MORE
Mod Mannequin Campaigns
Mod Mannequin Campaigns
Steven Meisel's Lanvin SS 2014 Ad is Stunning in Bleach Blonde
Fashion campaigns are usually simple images that focus on the fashion, but this new advertisement for the Lanvin SS 2014 collection seems to have a story behind it. Captured by fashion... MORE
Kaleidoscopic Paisley Patterned Fashion
Kaleidoscopic Paisley Patterned Fashion
The Etro SS 2014 Campaign by Mario Testino Embraces Color
If you’re ready for a winter wardrobe makeover that will get of all that grey and black and replace it instead with beautiful shades of pink, yellow and blue, then the new Etro SS 2014... MORE
Stunning Bow-Covered Campaigns
Stunning Bow-Covered Campaigns
This Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Fragrance Ad is Simple yet Captivating
This ad campaign for the new Viktor and Rolf Bonbon Fragrance will leave you wide-eyed with your mouth hanging open. Featuring model Edita Vilkeviciute, the campaign is a simple image of the model... MORE
Sexy Warrior Campaigns
Sexy Warrior Campaigns
Kate Moss Reveals a New Look for the Alexander McQueen SS 2014 Collection
The new Alexander McQueen SS 2014 campaign features supermodel Kate Moss, but you may have never guessed it if you didn’t look closely enough. Shot by photographer Steven Klein for the... MORE
Intricate Gum Structures
Intricate Gum Structures
Jérémy Laffon Experiments with the Breath Freshener as a Design
Your initial response to a new piece of gum would probably be to pop it in your mouth and chew it - Jérémy Laffon, on the other hand, sees the tiny breath freshener as an inspiring tool for design.... MORE
Grecian Goddess Editorials
Grecian Goddess Editorials
This Vogue Paris February 2014 Shoot Features an Ethereal Garden
It may still be the middle of winter, but this Vogue Paris February 2014 editorial looks to spring in full bloom. Featuring a garden background that seems to go on for miles, this photo shoot will... MORE

Featured Ideas

Lit-Up Lavatory Fixtures
Lit-Up Lavatory Fixtures
Masahiro Minami Creates Translucent Washbowls for an Artistic Bathroom
Bathrooms usually consist of the regular sink, toilet and shower, but these designs from Masahiro Minami will make going to the loo a whole new experience. Collaborating with fellow artist and... MORE
Curvaceous Cover Shots
Curvaceous Cover Shots
The Vogue Italia June 2011 Issue Advocates for Plus-Sized Beauty
Even though today's society has learned to embrace all body types, the Vogue Italia June 2011 cover proves that there is still a long way to go. Steven Miesel photographed the image with the three stunning… MORE
Magical Summer-Themed Lighting
Magical Summer-Themed Lighting
Toby Sanders' Beach Ball Lights Adds a Playful Touch to Any Room
Beach balls and light fixtures don’t usually go hand in hand, but the playful Beach Ball Lights set will make you wonder why you haven’t already added a touch of summer to your home.... MORE
Convenient Laundry Loads
Convenient Laundry Loads
Clean Your Clothes with Ease Using the Hand Washing Pond
Washing clothes by hand can be a hassle sometimes, but the Hand Washing Pond makes the ordeal a whole lot easier. Designers Zhong-Fa Lie & Yoori Koo are students from the Seoul National University of… MORE
Distracted Driving Campaigns
Distracted Driving Campaigns
The Volkswagen Up Careless Ads Target a Woman's Attention Span
The Volkswagen Up Careless ads may offend a few ladies as it specifically addresses the lack of attention paid to the road by women drivers. Designed and created by the advertising school Sir J.J.... MORE
Beauty Modification Editorials
Beauty Modification Editorials
The Malgosia Bela Vogue Paris Shoot is Revealing
The Malgosia Bela Vogue Paris editorial is definitely a breath of fresh air compared to editorials that only focus on the superficial. Photographer Katja Rawhles captures Malgosia Bela as she is put in… MORE
Minimalist All-White Collections
Minimalist All-White Collections
The French Connection Summer 2013 Line Keeps it Simple
The French Connection Summer 2013 collection opts for a fresh all-white palette that captures the easy breezy feel of the season. Appropriately called the ‘White Collection,’ the new... MORE
Airplane Model Sunglasses
Airplane Model Sunglasses
Thierry Lasry Collaborates With Ketevane Maissaisa for Abstract Shades
As those sun-drenched summer days draw closer, the prime time to stock up on sunglasses is now, and the Thierry Lasry brand sunglasses by Ketevane Maissaia come at a perfect time. Collaborating with Theirry… MORE
Scrawled Art Gallery Ads
Scrawled Art Gallery Ads
This Colsubsidio Children's Museum Campaign Features Amateur Work
Not everyone is a naturally born artistic genius, but these Colsubsidio Children’s Museum ads offer hope that you can get pretty close. Created by ad agency LOWE/SSP3 in Bogota, Colombia,... MORE
Masculine Musk Candles
Masculine Musk Candles
These Man-Cans Candles Will Tempt Your Appetite
If you've been wondering what a man-scented candle would smell like, the Man-Cans Candles will help answer all of your riveting questions on gendered scents. Created by a young boy from Ohio, the candles… MORE
Alterable Gamer Decor
Alterable Gamer Decor
Play a Real Life Game of Tetris with the Tetrominos Wallpaper
Wallpaper doesn’t just have to be patterns full of florals that your grandmother would approve of; the Tetrominos Wallpaper brings back old-school gaming fun, but with a modern twist. The Tetrominos… MORE
Beer Beautifiers
Beer Beautifiers
Collagen Beer Foam Provides a Beauty Treatment Instead of Calories
This Collagen Beer Foam takes off the guilt and worry that can be associated with beer guzzling. Rather than adding on the large amount of calories that drinking beer can amount to, this nifty invention… MORE
Customized Block Couches
Customized Block Couches
Easily Transform Your Couch Into a Bed With Soft Blocks
I remember how fun it was making forts out of sheets when I was a kid; Soft Block is like a more practical and adult-sized version of that. Designed by Torafu Architects, Soft Block is a completely customizable… MORE
Risque Roller Skate Photography
Risque Roller Skate Photography
This Lui Magazine February 2014 Shoot is Fun and Flirty
This Lui Magazine February 2014 shoot may initially scream out words like provocative, risque and scandalous - which makes sense, since the editorial was shot by celebrity favorite photographer... MORE