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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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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

Perfectly Placed Pin Art
Perfectly Placed Pin Art
US Artist Katie Lewis Creates Beautiful Pieces with Simple Materials
Artist Katie Lewis discovers a genius use for regular everyday things like pins and thread. At first looking like a series of intricate formations, the artworks from Katie Lewis are actually made from… MORE
Refreshing 3D Commercials
Refreshing 3D Commercials
The Coca Cola Fresh Ad Uses a Simple and Modern Approach
Capturing the pop beverage in a truly refreshing way, the Coca Cola Fresh commercial by Place is an absolute must see. The creative studio located in Argentina created this ad using 3D technology to capture… MORE
Reworked Pocket Tees
Reworked Pocket Tees
Tantum Los Angeles Creates New Designs With Old Patches
Pockets are usually thought of as mainly for function, but Tantum Los Angeles reinvents the square as a way to let you express your inner wild child. From kaleidoscopic patterned pockets to camouflaged… MORE
Trippy Paint-Splattered Seats
Trippy Paint-Splattered Seats
The Adidas Helen Benigson Chair Offers a Funky Seat to Relax on
The Adidas Helen Benigson Chair puts the shoe company on the map for something other than creating iconic sneakers. Featuring a rainbow of eccentric colors, the chair is as cozy as it is appealing to the… MORE
Heat-Moulded Seating
Heat-Moulded Seating
Swiss Designer Markus Bangerter Melts His Designs Into Place
Swiss designer Markus Bangerter has created this chair by using heat as his creative tool of choice. Although the chair looks like it’s made up of a series of felt pieces that could easily collapse with… MORE
Feline Smartphone Apparel
Feline Smartphone Apparel
The Hello Kitty Touch Screen Gloves Keeps You Warm While Messaging
Using a touchscreen phone in the winter time can be a daunting task that involves constantly taking off your gloves, but the Hello Kitty Touch Screen Gloves will solve all of your cold weather woes. The… MORE
Double Profession Ads
Double Profession Ads
The New York Lottery 'Pay Me' Campaign Features a Tattooing Dentist
Sometimes it can be hard to make ends meet, and the New York Lottery ‘Pay Me’ campaign seems to completely understand this constant dilemma. Lotto advertisements usually aren’t... MORE
Disguised Prehistoric Playpens
Disguised Prehistoric Playpens
The Landscape Architects Sandbox is Artistically Playful
Playing in the sand has never been more artistic than with the Landscape Architects Sandbox. The sandbox features a disguised look that will have your kids scratching their heads in curiosity. p Designed… MORE
Neon Sportswear Editorials
Neon Sportswear Editorials
Pump Up Your Gym Wardrobe with the Kat Cordts XOXO Mag Photo Shoot
What one wears to the gym usually doesn't require a lot of thought, but the Kat Cordts XOXO Mag editorial may have you rethinking your regular all-black ensemble of tights and a tank top. The photo shoot… MORE
Delicious Dessert Ads
Delicious Dessert Ads
These Viking Line Cruises Ads Promise a Delectable Vacation
Using the lure of tasty desserts, these Viking Line Cruises ads make a promise from the company to provide a delicious vacation. With images of a toppling cake and ice cream, the ads promise an enjoyable… MORE
Urban Upcycled Bags
Urban Upcycled Bags
Toronto-Based Mariclaro Uses Air Bags to Make New Accessories
Air bags and car seats may be critical parts of keeping you safe while driving, but their use pretty much stops there; until Mariclaro came along that is. The company recycles air bags and various car… MORE
Lamp Overload Bistros
Lamp Overload Bistros
London's The Corner Room Features a New Menu Every Week
It's always so nice when you find that one restaurant you love going back to, and The Corner Room by chef Nuno Mendes will undoubtedly become of these places for those living in London. The bistro-style… MORE
Alienesque Lighting
Alienesque Lighting
The Atypical Lamp Features Three Legs with Light Pointing Downwards
At first glance, you may not know what this Atypical Lamp is supposed to be. With its legged structure, the light appears almost like an abstract design for a chair. The legs of the Atypical Lamp have… MORE
Adorable Feline Adoption Sites
Adorable Feline Adoption Sites
Follow the Lives of Cute Cats with the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee
The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee is a blog dedicated to the lives of extremely adorable felines. If you live in the Seattle/Tacoma area and are looking to adopt a kitten, this place has you covered. Not… MORE