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I know when to hold'em, i know when to fold'em, i know when to walk away, i know when to run.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
i like shepherd's pie. i like long walks on the beach, and getting caught in the rain. I like the color blue. I am an Aquarius, and I really like Liza Minnelli.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
getting the balls to quit my job when i knew it was time to leave. reaching 1,000 trends even though I though my eyes were going to fall out of my head.
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cool is when you do something, and you don't care what anyone else thinks. cool is when a product first comes out, and mainstream sees it, and hates it. Only to grow to love it a year or two later, when it is no longer cool.
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looking for things that i think are cool/silly/bizarre. the weirder, or inane something is, the more fun it is to write..
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being able to write about things that I think are rad, in my own voice.
What is your favorite trend?
the star wars/a-team mashup stands out. and anything to do with bacon.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
follow your gut. and make it as authentic to who you are as possible. and if you can get 10 images, get 10 images.
How do you reset to be creative?
hot yoga. hot yoga. and hot yoga. And when I am not working on my Trend Hunter stuff, I stay as far away from it as possible.
What inspires or excites you?
not having any clue of what will happen next.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
alien invaders will become our overlords, prepare for enslavement.
Mechanical Office Motifs
Mechanical Office Motifs
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Canine Beauty Queens
Canine Beauty Queens
The World's Ugliest Dog Contest Crowns Another Winner
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Egyptian God Jewelry
Egyptian God Jewelry
The Kanye West Pyramid Ring and Horus Chain are Badass
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Buckled Desert Boots
Buckled Desert Boots
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Surprise Rockstar Brides
Surprise Rockstar Brides
One Couple Forgoes Hiring a Wedding Band & Does it Themselves
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iPod Controller Sweaters
iPod Controller Sweaters
The iHood Hoodie Makes Listening to Your iPod More Convenient
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Hyper-Colored Trainers
Hyper-Colored Trainers
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Carved Computer Cradles
Carved Computer Cradles
The iBox Sound-Enhancing iPad Stand Looks Shabby-Chic
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Dreamy Retro Shoots
Dreamy Retro Shoots
Photographer Jamie Nelson Captures Only a Model's Good Side
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Melting Booze Chillers
Melting Booze Chillers
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The Ice Jacket is a neat little device that keeps your vodka cold, even when it's outside of the freezer. Place your alcohol of choice in the container, fill it up with water, and then place it in the… MORE
Feminist Retaliation Games
Feminist Retaliation Games
The 'Hey Baby' Video Game Lets You Kill Cat-Callers
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Uptown Desert Boots
Uptown Desert Boots
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Reverse Canopy Cars
Reverse Canopy Cars
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Egotastic Icon Ensembles
Egotastic Icon Ensembles
Prince at the BET Awards Wears His Face on His Shirt
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Chilly Beverage Sippers
Chilly Beverage Sippers
These Ice Straws Keep Your Drink Cool
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Offbeat Bike Bundlers
Offbeat Bike Bundlers
The Bent Basket lets you Carry Almost Anything
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Dress Shoe Sandals
Dress Shoe Sandals
The Classy Soulland 2011 Spring/Summer Collection
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Rolling Rain Protectors
Rolling Rain Protectors
The Umbrella Wheel Helps Kids Get Around
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Chemistry Class Condiments
Chemistry Class Condiments
The Earl Salt and Pepper Shakers are Fit for the Lab
The Earl salt and pepper shakers are super cool kitchen accessories that will have your inner geek coveting their existence. Made out of glass, and designed to look like the Erlenmeyer flask, these babies… MORE
Mix 'n' Match Cribs
Mix 'n' Match Cribs
Muu Children's Furniture Allows You to Customize Your Little One's Room
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Planter Seats
Planter Seats
Furnibloom Moves to Incorporate Flowers into Everyday Space
Perhaps you are a city dweller with limited access to space; you want a garden, but you also want a patio set--and you don't have room for both. Then you may want to look into Furnibloom. Designed by… MORE
Tree-Camouflaging Kicks
Tree-Camouflaging Kicks
The Adidas Green/Olive ZX 8000 Will Keep You Inconspicuous
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Bombshell Farewell Shoots
Bombshell Farewell Shoots
Angelina Jolie Opens up for Vanity Fair
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Clothes Hoarder Exhibits
Clothes Hoarder Exhibits
The Christian Boltanski 'Personnes' Installation
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Modern Tribal Tattoos
Modern Tribal Tattoos
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Polka Dot Button Downs
Polka Dot Button Downs
Bathing Ape Striped Oxford Shirts Make Dressing Up Worth While
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Clear Mini Androids
Clear Mini Androids
The Jointed Glass Robot will Make any House a Home
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Fine China Fashions
Fine China Fashions
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Rooftop Farmed Preserves
Rooftop Farmed Preserves
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Organic Cooking Alternatives
Organic Cooking Alternatives
Good Oil Porduces Hemp Oil Instead of Olive Oil
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Disturbing Twinkie Photomentaries
Disturbing Twinkie Photomentaries
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Cappuccino Stencils
Cappuccino Stencils
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Mini Underwater Cameras
Mini Underwater Cameras
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Body Mutation Shows
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High Heeled Army Boots
High Heeled Army Boots
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Victorian Science Projects
Victorian Science Projects
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Playboy Liquor Spokesmen
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Marshmallow Chick Shops
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Easter Icon Destrucumentaries
Easter Icon Destrucumentaries
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King of Pop Confections
King of Pop Confections
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Digital Palm Mobiles
Digital Palm Mobiles
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Geeky Displays of Affection
Geeky Displays of Affection
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High-Top Hygienics
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Vacations With Mannequins
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Survivalist Real Estate
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Bee Hive Dish Rags
Bee Hive Dish Rags
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Fashionable Parent Blogs
Fashionable Parent Blogs
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Rockstar Cakes
Rockstar Cakes
The Guitar Hero Concert Cake is Rock'n'roll-Licious
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Luxe Rugged SUVs
Luxe Rugged SUVs
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