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Apr 2011
Oh, hello there! I'm Liv and I've been a part of the Trend Hunter family for about a year now. I started off as an intern in Trend Hunter's one-of-a-kind intern academy, and now that I've finished school I work here as a video editor. There are always crazy activities and personalities in the office, and I try and capture them and share them with the world!

I read
I write
I travel light,
I play
I cook
Don't sleep at night.

Also, I'm a social media addict. Didn't quite fit into the rhyme scheme.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I enjoy making cheesy rap songs. Brap Brap.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Having Zach Braff (yes, that Zach Braff) retweet a photo of me eating cereal.
How do you define cool?
Nick Simmons. OR Anything you see or hear that makes you so incredibly excited that you immediately text/tweet/message/phone your friends about it. Something that doesn't go quietly. Also something you see that makes you think "Damn, I wish I thought of that first!"
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Dig deep! The Internet is vast and full of greatness. Keep your eyes peeled, and your fingers clicking.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
Literally everything. I've never worked in such a creative and fun workplace. We're always laughing and learning. This sounds like a commercial. You should buy into this commercial.
What is your favorite trend?
Slow-Mo Jello Throws! (I watched the video on repeat)
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Punny posts are people-pleasers. Also, use alliteration. :)
How do you reset to be creative?
Tea parties with my co-workers are a lovely way to reset creativity.
What inspires or excites you?
Nothing excites me like a perfect meme.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
My 30th birthday, you're all invited!
Precious Personified Pets
Precious Personified Pets
The Dolphins in San Diego Inspire Creatures to Copy Mankind
Thousands of dolphins in San Diego recently acted surprisingly fishy, partying in the sea like people. Trend Hunter Jaime Neely was amazed at this fishy phenomenon, and decided to expose this... MORE
Delicious Date-Worthy Drinks
Delicious Date-Worthy Drinks
Jamie Munro Shares Her Favourite Valentine's Day Drinks
If you’re looking for a deliciously darling way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day, look no further than these romantic Valentine’s Day drinks. Editor and Client... MORE
Comedic Daredevil Conversations
Comedic Daredevil Conversations
This Kenny Hotz Interview Shocks and Enlightens
You’d be hard done by to find a Canadian who hasn’t heard of Kenny Hotz, and this Kenny Hotz interview proves why. This clever comedic Canuck has certainly earned his celebrity status.... MORE
Irish-inspired Apparel
Irish-inspired Apparel
You'll be Green with Envy at This St. Patrick's Day Clothing
If you’re looking for luck, look no further than the St. Patrick’s Day clothing in your closet! Trend Hunter Jamie Munro shares her favorite St. Patrick’s Day clothing with... MORE
Electrifying Hair Tutorials
Electrifying Hair Tutorials
Magnificent DIY Curly Hairstyles
Nothing says romance and whimsy like carefully corkscrewed curly hairstyles! Trend Hunter Marina received star treatment from professional makeup and hair artist Natalia Zurawska of ColourChameleon.... MORE
Cupcake Decorating Challenges
Cupcake Decorating Challenges
Trend Hunter & Le Dolci Come up with Cupcake Decorating Ideas
If you’re looking for the coolest cupcake decorating ideas, look no further than the Le Dolci cupcake studio in downtown Toronto. The Trend Hunter team was craving some sweet treats, and... MORE
Handy Hair Tutorials
Handy Hair Tutorials
Courtney Scharf Reveals Angelic and Accessible Holiday Hairstyles
What better way to up your chic level during the holidays than with some quick and easy holiday hairstyles? Regardless of your age, hair length or personal style preference, there’s almost always... MORE
Horrid Health Infographics
Horrid Health Infographics
Courtney Scharf's Health Infographics Interview is Deliciously Scary
Infographics are becoming very popular, as they make a large quantity of information very visual and easy to read. Health infographics like this one are definitely no exception, and are remarkably... MORE
Pin-up Celebrity Makeovers
Pin-up Celebrity Makeovers
Alexandra Serrano Goes Vintage with a Dita Von Teese Makeover
Trend Hunter intern Alexandra Serrano gets a diva-licious Dita Von Teese makeover by Natalia Zurawska of colourchameleon in this informative tutorial. Natalia has several years of experience in... MORE
Choreographed Prison Dances
Choreographed Prison Dances
Meghan Young Shares Her Love of Behind-Bar Musicals
Prison dances have become a trend worldwide. Inmates work together to choreograph and perform complex dance and singing routines. Often they cover popular songs from musicians and movies. Prison... MORE
Toronto Beer Festival
Toronto Beer Festival
Trend Hunter Interviewed Salt-N-Pepa at the Toronto Beer Festival
The party was pumping at this summer’s Toronto Beer Festival, and Trend Hunter was there to experience the brews and the beats. The Toronto Beer Festival was a huge success, drawing in... MORE
Disaster Dating Videos
Disaster Dating Videos
Trend Hunter Robyn Currie Showcases Not-So-Suave Suitor Reels
Trend Hunter Robyn Currie showcases dated dating videos in this hilarious interview. This awkward dating video from the 80s depicts desperate men who are eagerly looking for love. What’s made... MORE
Artistically Interactive Apps
Artistically Interactive Apps
The Wondereur Ipad App Brings Art to Your Fingertips
If you’re an avid art-lover, but can’t find time outside of the office to visit museums, the Wondereur iPad app is perfect for you. The brand new Wondereur iPad app lets users visit a... MORE
Wonderfully Witty Clothing (UPDATE)
Wonderfully Witty Clothing (UPDATE)
'Dpcted Apparel' Tees Present Clever Captions
The trendy tee-masters at 'Dpcted Apparel' are at it again, churning out brand new bunches of wonderfully witty wearables. Dpcted Apparel has been busy designing new tees that are "guaran-tee'd" to showcase… MORE
Hanging Hero Memes
Hanging Hero Memes
The Batmanning Meme Takes Planking to New Heights
Daredevils and comic connoisseurs alike will appreciate the new and very extreme Batmanning meme which is taking the Internet by storm. This collection of crazy clips filmed by the Batman Boilers will… MORE
Sea Monster-Mouthed Celebs
Sea Monster-Mouthed Celebs
Celebrities With Shark Mouths Have Huge Toothy Grins
In celebration of the much anticipated Shark Week, this series of hilarious 'Celebrities with Shark Mouths' images have been created by the Huffington Post. These fierce famous figures will have you dropping… MORE
Disgruntled Employee Memes
Disgruntled Employee Memes
The Schrute Facts Image Macro Falsifies the Facts of Life
The Schrute Facts image macro exploits the annoying and obnoxious, yet endearing personality of the beloved Dwight Schrute. Dwight Schrute is notoriously known for his bold statements which always refute… MORE
Dainty Instrument Ornaments
Dainty Instrument Ornaments
Guitar String Jewelry by Christopher Stiles is Tune-Tastic
These pretty pieces of jewelry by Christopher Stiles will be music to your ears. Christopher Stiles must be a fan of music and instruments because he definitely got inspired by guitars for this line.… MORE
Doe-Eyed Doll Illustrations
Doe-Eyed Doll Illustrations
Danielle Reck Draws Whimsically Magical Women
If you're a fan of fantasy and fairies, chances are you'll love this series of stunning illustrations by Danielle Reck. Danielle Reck is a diva for detail; her drawings are extremely intricate when you… MORE
Pensive Needlepoint Portraits
Pensive Needlepoint Portraits
Nike Schroeder Embroiders Images with Intricacy
Nike Schroeder is anything but your typical portrait artist. The Berlin-based artist takes a different approach to portraying people in her images. She carefully stitches their faces and bodies onto fabric… MORE
Shark-ified Dark Lords
Shark-ified Dark Lords
The Great White Voldemort Gallery is Full of Underwater Wizardry
The best way to take a bite out of Shark Week and the new Harry Potter film at the same time is to take a dive into this awesome 'Great White Voldemort' gallery. Clever artists at Buzzfeed are the Internet… MORE
Hybrid Bottled Beverages
Hybrid Bottled Beverages
Flav Water Packs Bold Flavor into Innovative Packaging
Unlike most flavored waters on the market right now, Flav water doesn't try to win over their customers with claims to make them stronger or fitter. Flav water is desirable simply for it's phenomenal… MORE
Feline Photobomb Blogs
Feline Photobomb Blogs
The 'Dr. Who With Cats' Blog Adds Furry Friends to Famous Scenes
It's hard to find a funnier site than the hilarious 'Dr Who With Cats' Tumblr page. Fans of the famous British television show will absolutely adore this collection of catty captures. Viewers everywhere… MORE
Awkward Actor Infographics
Awkward Actor Infographics
The Michael Cera Flowchart is Hilariously Accurate
Indie film fans everywhere will get a kick out of this 'Superbad-ass" Michael Cera flowchart. Many are familiar with Michael Cera and his zany ways; he is always ultra adorable and charmingly awkward.… MORE
Hilarious Broken English Blogs
Hilarious Broken English Blogs
The Pony and "A" Blog is an Educational Storytelling Experiment
The Pony and "A" blog wasn't intended to entertain the masses, but that's exactly what it's doing. Pony is an ESL tutor who communicates with one of his students who goes by the name of "A" through Skype.… MORE
Crocheted Creature Cozies
Crocheted Creature Cozies
The Handamade Etsy Shop is Full of Nifty Knits
Head over to the Handamade Etsy shop if you're looking for thrills induced by superb stitching. The Handmade Etsy shop is run by a California-based creator with a knack for the needles. This talented… MORE
Strangely Surreal Images
Strangely Surreal Images
Matthew Neidbal Creates Graphics That are Overflowing With Wonder
Matthew Neidbal has an imagination that is out of this world. This talented artist has no boundaries when it comes to creating; he produces digital images that are full of wonder, whimsy and magic. His… MORE
Whimsically Witty Creature Cards
Whimsically Witty Creature Cards
Le Animale Store is a Menagerie of Creative Creatures
If you're looking for the perfect present or sentiment for your friend or family member, head on over to Le Animale for adorable animal art. Artist Laura Johnston has a love for furry friends that shows… MORE
Living Dead Footwear
Living Dead Footwear
These Zombie Sandals Will Kill You With Their Quirky Comedy
You'll really shock your friends and family when you bounce down the boardwalk in these horrifying zombie sandals. Zombie sandals are chic shoes that you'll love to death (or not death). These freaky… MORE
Deliciously Priceless Bakeries
Deliciously Priceless Bakeries
The Panera Pay-What-You-Can Cafes are Abolishing Hunger
The recent recession has left customers pinching their pennies and spending more wisely. At the same time, prices in produce and ingredients is skyrocketing, forcing restaurants and grocery stores to raise… MORE
Private Part Pastries
Private Part Pastries
The Chaos Bakery Vagina Cupcake is an Anatomical Delight
That's right, that dessert is exactly what you think it is. These Chaos Bakery vagina cupcakes are anatomically delicious. Chaos Bakery has been getting a lot of attention from the media recently for… MORE
Stunning Stationery Accessories
Stunning Stationery Accessories
The Huiyitan Etsy Shop Makes Colored Pencil Pieces
The Huiyitan Etsy Shop is really breaking barriers when it comes to creative and colorful jewelry. This literally colorful collection is perfect for primary school teachers and crafty fashionistas. The… MORE
Monstrous Phone Covers
Monstrous Phone Covers
The Case-Mate Creature Cases are Adorable Device Protectors
Are you looking for a protective case for your expensive smartphone? Look no further than the Case-Mate Creature cases. The Case-Mate Creature cases will definitely save your smartphone from dents and… MORE
Famous Scientist Face-Offs
Famous Scientist Face-Offs
The Bill Nye Fox Newsreel Proves That You Don't Mess With Science
Thanks to Bill Nye the Science Guy, an entire generation of kids learned about volcanoes and meiosis and had fun while doing so. Now Bill Nye is back in action in this Fox News clip, in which a curious… MORE
Plumbing Pipe Candelabras
Plumbing Pipe Candelabras
These Sans Darkness Candle Holders Will Illuminate Your Imagination
If you're seeking the perfect accent piece for your dark dresser, Sans Darkness candle holders are your answer. Sans Darkness is an Etsy shop managed by creator Karis. Karis creates candle holders that… MORE
Engine Exhaust Envelopes
Engine Exhaust Envelopes
These D-Bros Tearable Envelopes are "Fume-tastic"
Anyone who still appreciates the messaging method of snail mail will love these D-Bros tearable envelopes. The designers at D-Bros are stationery masters, constantly creating unique and strange papers… MORE

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Bitter Badger Meme Mugs
Bitter Badger Meme Mugs
The Corduroy Etsy Shop Exploits the Hilarious Honey Badger
For any meme-meisters out there, these mugs will be your cup of tea. The Corduroy Etsy shop, which is run by American artist Jen Ray, is packed with punny dishware. Ray enjoys creating pieces that are… MORE
Cuddly Music Critters
Cuddly Music Critters
The Swoop iPhone Pillow Holds Your Tunes in Its Tummy
This cuddly Swoop iPhone pillow makes snoozing with your tunes a piece of cake! Swoop the Owl iPhone pillow is a genius product created by designers Jim McGaw and Tara Armbruster. Aware that many people… MORE
Beautifully Blunt Illustrations
Beautifully Blunt Illustrations
These Cameron Stott Images are Humorously Honest
Artist Cameron Stott is supplying his audience with humorous images that act as manual instructions to life. This series of images is simply complex. Stott creates these drawings using thin black lines,… MORE
Romantic Recycling Campaigns
Romantic Recycling Campaigns
Friends of the Earth's Recycling Commercial is a Liquid Love Story
Grab the tissues, because this commercial will cause homogeneous heartbreak! Friends of the Earth's recycling commercial really guilts you into goodness, encouraging the practice of recycling by pulling… MORE
Enormous Knitted Furniture (UPDATE)
Enormous Knitted Furniture (UPDATE)
The Bauke Knottnerus Phat Knits Collection is Sew Supersized
For those of you who knit one, pearl one passionately, this Bauke Knottnerus 'Phat Knits' furniture is for you. Designers at Bauke Knottnerus desired to create functional furniture that is totally out… MORE
Game-Induced Illnesses
Game-Induced Illnesses
Matteo Bittanti & Iocose's 'Game Arthritis' Photo Series is Seriously Scary
Don't stress, the conditions portrayed in Matteo Bittanti & Iocose's 'Game Arthritis' portraits aren't real. Yet. Matteo Bittanti & Iocose teamed together to create this collection of cringe-worthy photographs.… MORE
Suburban Damsel Portraits
Suburban Damsel Portraits
Jennifer Cronin Paints Everyday Moments With a Hint of Surrealism
Delve into the mysterious world of suburban women through this stunning series of paintings by Jennifer Cronin. Jennifer Cronin grew up in a suburban environment and aims to exploit its limitations through… MORE
Electrifying Hair Tutorials
Electrifying Hair Tutorials
Magnificent DIY Curly Hairstyles
Nothing says romance and whimsy like carefully corkscrewed curly hairstyles! Trend Hunter Marina received star treatment from professional makeup and hair artist Natalia Zurawska of ColourChameleon.... MORE
Buzzworthy Beekeeper Ads
Buzzworthy Beekeeper Ads
Nokia's HK Honey Commercial is 'Un-bee-lievable'
This beautiful commercial is definitely buzz-worthy. Nokia's HK Honey commercial is a documentary short, which follows a young product designer and beekeeper as he interacts with Hong Kong, and his bees.… MORE
Famous Scientist Face-Offs
Famous Scientist Face-Offs
The Bill Nye Fox Newsreel Proves That You Don't Mess With Science
Thanks to Bill Nye the Science Guy, an entire generation of kids learned about volcanoes and meiosis and had fun while doing so. Now Bill Nye is back in action in this Fox News clip, in which a curious… MORE
Personalized Pet Stamps
Personalized Pet Stamps
These Kozue Etsy Shop Rubber Dog Stamps are Bow-Wow Wonderful
The Kozue Etsy shop gives proud pet owners a new way to seal their letters with love. American artist Kozue runs her Etsy shop, and designs and makes all of her products by hand. She specializes in creating… MORE
Radiant Setting Sun Snapshots
Radiant Setting Sun Snapshots
Eric Cahan Captures Gorgeous Gradient Skies
This stunning series of sunset snapshots by Eric Cahan will definitely warm you. Eric Cahan is a New York-based photographer who often uses the natural environment as his muse. For this collection, Cahan… MORE
Eternal Bridal Bouquets
Eternal Bridal Bouquets
The Handmade Colectibles Etsy Shop is Blossoming With Felt Flowers
It takes months to plan major events like weddings and anniversaries, and then they are over in the blink of an eye. The Handmade Colectibles Etsy shop makes these magical moments last forever with its… MORE
Stuffed Sheep Seats
Stuffed Sheep Seats
Atlason's Princess Stool Urges You to Lounge on Lambs
This is definitely a piece of farmy furniture that will be a conversation starter. Atlason's Princess stool has a baaffling design. This stylish seat has a life of its own -- or used to. Atlason's Princess… MORE