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A Season of New Beginnings
A Season of New Beginnings
Toronto FC's Facelift Goes Beyond the Product on the Pitch
Toronto FC is headed to the MLS playoffs for the first time in the team’s nine year history, and fans couldn’t be more excited. It’s been an incredible season for the Reds, capped... MORE
Best Buy Soars with New Back-To-School Campaign
Best Buy Soars with New Back-To-School Campaign
Retailer Taps Influencers
Last week, Best Buy Canada launched a new campaign called #PermissionToHover, a program aimed at helping parents better understand the technology used by their kids. The program specifically... MORE
The 2015 Canadian International Auto Show
The 2015 Canadian International Auto Show
Canadian Debuts, Interactive Features & Much More
The 2015 Canadian International AutoShow rolls into Toronto today, and this year’s show is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Kicking off February 13th through the 22nd at the Metro... MORE
#ExperienceBuick: Detroit
#ExperienceBuick: Detroit
How a Brand and a City are Reinventing Themselves
You don’t often see a classic American auto brand and the city that it calls home concurrently reinventing themselves, but that is exactly what’s happening with Buick and its hometown of... MORE
FEI Toronto 2014
FEI Toronto 2014
The Front End of Innovation Kicks Off in Toronto on September 29th
This year, FEI: Front End of Innovation heads north of the border to Toronto, Canada. Bringing together thought leaders, experts and authors across various industries, the FEI conference looks to... MORE
7 Cool Products With a Purpose
7 Cool Products With a Purpose
Brought to You by National Geographic
While there are tons of nifty products out there, here are seven creative products that help others make an impact on the local and global level. Do you also have an innovative idea that could make... MORE
#First: The Future of Fashion
#First: The Future of Fashion
Trend Hunter Influencers Discuss Current Firsts & What's Up Next
This post is brought to you by the Vodafone Firsts program. Pitch Your #First today. There’s nothing constant in the world of fashion. The ever-changing nature of the business creates new... MORE
Influencer #Firsts
Influencer #Firsts
Trend Hunter's Influencers Share Their Inspirational 'First Spark'
This post is brought to you by the Vodafone Firsts program. Pitch Your #First today. Can you remember the ‘first spark’ that set you on your current path? That moment when you realized... MORE
RumChata Gives Back
RumChata Gives Back
RumChata Supports Veterans Through New Freedom Bottle Program
There’s nothing quite like a warm welcome home from a loving dog, especially if you’ve been away for months on active military duty. This heartwarming video from RumChata features smile-inducing... MORE
Food Truck Road Trips
Food Truck Road Trips
5 Signs You Might Be Obsessed with Food Trucks (SPONSORED)
You Actually Brake for Food Trucks When you see a food truck, you make a b-line for it. You’ll take a left on red. You’ll cross three lanes of traffic. You’ll cut people off. Even if you’re... MORE
Life-Capturing Cams
Life-Capturing Cams
LifeLogger Records Life's Most Memorable Moments
Back in 2012, a team of tech-loving entrepreneurs had a discussion on memory and how nothing else better define us as humans. Their conclusion was that memory is the most precious asset we possess.... MORE
Fun Photo Manipulation Tools
Fun Photo Manipulation Tools
PhotoMania Transforms Ordinary Pics Into Extraordinary Creations
Out with old and in with the new is never easy. People are resistant to change. But every now and then, an innovation, invention or solution comes along that cannot be ignored by the masses. With... MORE
Quality American-Built Goods
Quality American-Built Goods
Shinola's 'Hello Detroit' Captures the Hard-Working Spirit of Motown
Why manufacture at home when it’s so much cheaper abroad? Why move operations to a city that has pretty much been written-off by the rest of the country? Why Detroit? For Shinola, the answer... MORE
Intelligent Home Heating Devices
Intelligent Home Heating Devices
Win Your Own Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
This is a sponsored post One day during the brutally cold, drawn-out winter in the Great White North, I came to the realization that my home thermostat was out of date. With such extreme... MORE
The Selfies Seen 'Round the World
The Selfies Seen 'Round the World
Trend Hunter Enters the Alcatel ONETOUCH Unexpected Casting Call
We couldn’t resist, really. There’s not a single Trend Hunter in our office who doesn’t like taking selfies. In fact, we usually compete at events or outings to see who can take... MORE
Guest of Honor Pro Etiquette Tips
Guest of Honor Pro Etiquette Tips
Become a Memorable Guest of Honor (SPONSORED)
It certainly does pay off when you say “Yes” to destiny, as a handful unsuspecting New Yorkers discovered last month at an immersive Heineken theater play. Peep the video above to watch... MORE
Be That Guest of Honor
Be That Guest of Honor
How to Make a Memorable Entrance (SPONSORED)
Last month Heineken invited a bunch of unsuspecting New Yorkers to an interactive theater production and put them on the spot to be the Guest of Honor. Check this video out to see how it went down.... MORE
The Perfect Self-Portrait
The Perfect Self-Portrait
Submit Your Selfies For a Chance to Be the Face of a Global Ad Campaign
Appropriate Instagram filter for the lighting? Check. No one around to photobomb? Check. Bae hasn’t caught us slippin’? Check. These are just some of the precautions we take before capturing the... MORE
Unleash Your Inner Selfie
Unleash Your Inner Selfie
Upload Photos For a Shot to Be the Face of a Global Advertising Campaign
You’d be lying if you said you’ve never taken a selfie. It’s okay, we’ve all done it. We’ve done it in the bathroom, in our dorm rooms, at the office. We’ve taken selfies at concerts,... MORE
ABSOLUT's Final Reveal
ABSOLUT's Final Reveal
Graphic Novelist Rafael Grampá Co-Creates User-Inspired Film (SPONSORED)
Graphic novelist Rafael Grampá has created a film like no other. The award-winning artist joined forces with ABSOLUT and participants from around the world to create a uniquely crowdsourced... MORE
Chic Workplace Loungers
Chic Workplace Loungers
The Sumo Lounge Beanbag Chairs are Perfect for the Office and Home
Cubicles and conference rooms are still abundant in a typical office, but the modern workspace allows for much more of an open concept, collaborative and relaxing environment. To enhance that... MORE
WiFi-Laced Luxury Cars
WiFi-Laced Luxury Cars
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is Made for Millennial Drivers
This post is in partnership with Cadillac. The All New ATS Coupe has arrived. Check it out here. #ATSCoupe Fresh off its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is still... MORE
Highly Anticipated Luxury Coupes
Highly Anticipated Luxury Coupes
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Debuts at NAIAS
This post is in partnership with Cadillac. The All New ATS Coupe has arrived. Check it out here. . #ATSCoupe Cadillac continues to turn heads at the North American International Auto Show by... MORE
All-Terrain Conquering SUVs
All-Terrain Conquering SUVs
The New Land Rover Dominates Earth's Harshest Landscapes
While you can spend days poring over statistics about torque, horsepower and suspension, the only way to truly gauge a vehicle’s performance is to push it to the limit in the real world. This is... MORE
Lifestyle-Defining Headphones
Lifestyle-Defining Headphones
The B&O PLAY H6 Compliments Modern Living (SPONSORED)
Bang & Olufsen’s B&O PLAY H6 Headphones are available for online purchase here. I sometimes dread heading home after a long day at the office, mostly because the commute is an... MORE
Sleek Wireless Sound Systems
Sleek Wireless Sound Systems
The B&O PLAY A9 is a Lifestyle Statement (SPONSORED)
Bang & Olufsen’s B&O PLAY A9 Sound System is available for online purchase here When a Bang & Olufsen box arrived at our office, most people didn’t even notice it. How could... MORE
Entertainment-Inducing Techcessories
Entertainment-Inducing Techcessories
Best Buy's Holiday Guide Features Top Five Tech Gifts
This post is brought to you by Best Buy With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us and Cyber Monday in full swing, the 2013 holiday shopping season has officially arrived. To help ease the pain... MORE
The Power of Influence
The Power of Influence
American Express' 'Refer a Friend' Program is One of a Kind
This post is sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed here, however, are purely my own. Have you ever been to a restaurant that was so good you had to recommend it to... MORE
Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday®
Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday®
In Partnership with American Express
Small businesses across the United States are gearing up for Small Business Saturday. Check out the video above to see how shopping at local businesses on November 30th can make a huge impact.... MORE
Social Media Survival Contests
Social Media Survival Contests
And Then There Were 8: Samsung's SOS Island Competition Heats Up
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New York Neighborhood Challenge
New York Neighborhood Challenge
NYFU's Contest Offers Great Prizes for Urban Living (SPONSORED)
New York FUnctional FUrniture (NYFU) designs and produces contemporary furniture that is ideal for urbanites living the big city life. With the limited space that comes with renting a New York City... MORE
Gaming Apps 2.0
Gaming Apps 2.0
The Rise of Mobile Means More Games for Your Smartphone
When it comes to the internet, it’s no secret we’re headed in the direction of mobile. In fact, most of the tasks we did on a desktop 10 years ago can now be done with a few swipes and taps on... MORE
Modern Functional Furniture
Modern Functional Furniture
NYFU Makes Modern Furniture for Urbanites (SPONSORED)
Living in a big city has its ups and downs. A definite downside is the lack of living space, which is most evident in New York City. In the Big Apple, the rent is high and the space is limited. So... MORE
Hip Hotel Workspaces
Hip Hotel Workspaces
Designing the Office of the Future with Marriott Hotels (SPONSORED)
In the era of permalancing, mobile workers and working vacations, it’s no surprise that the office of the future looks nothing like the office of the past. Cubicles are being replaced by café... MORE
Interactive Reality Shows
Interactive Reality Shows
Are You Up for a Unique Survival Challenge? (SPONSORED)
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Modernized Sharply Styled Oxfords
Modernized Sharply Styled Oxfords
Mr. B's Gentlemen's Boutique for ALDO Revive Classic Silhouettes
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Spooky Shot Glasses
Spooky Shot Glasses
The Fred and Friends ‘Crystal Skull' Puts Fear into Party Goers
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Addictive Social Gaming (INTERVIEW)
Addictive Social Gaming (INTERVIEW)
Matthew Primack, Managing Director at Fashion Week Live
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Geek-Chic Menswear Looks
Geek-Chic Menswear Looks
The H&M Spring 2012 Lookbook is Preppy with a Hint of Class
The H&M Spring 2012 Lookbook contains enough eccentric outfits to turn a computer nerd in to the most dapper-looking man. The collection is filled with loose-fitting jackets, colorful pants and lightweight… MORE
Bricked Album Artwork
Bricked Album Artwork
Aaron Savage Recreates Classic Covers With LEGO
Very few things are cooler than the blending of music and LEGO, and there is no better example than the recreation of classic album covers by Aaron Savage. Using the famous toy bricks, Savage has made… MORE
Grand Cityscape Silhouettes
Grand Cityscape Silhouettes
Claire Harlan Photos Captures Urban Minimalism
With so much hustle and bustle involved with the big cities around the world, it's hard to imagine there is so much simplistic beauty, as is seen in these images by Claire Harlan. The young shutterbug… MORE
Couture Gas Masks (UPDATE)
Couture Gas Masks (UPDATE)
Conceptual Artist Diddo Parodies Modern Consumerism
When conceptual artist Diddo was brainstorming ideas for his latest project, he couldn't help but poke fun at at the fascination with high fashion. Believing that consumerism suffocates daily lives, Diddo's… MORE
Boat Trend Report
Boat Trend Report
Discover the Latest Yachts Sparking Consumer Interest
Trend Hunter’s Boat Trend Report reveals prominent and obscure boating trends popular among consumers. From multimillion dollar yachts to eco-friendly watercrafts, our research covers boat... MORE
Extreme Trend Report
Extreme Trend Report
An In-Depth Analysis of Extreme Trends, From Sports to Body Art
The world of “extreme” is so broad that it can be troubling to pinpoint or even interpret. The Extreme Trend Report sifts through all the noise, bringing you unrivaled insight into the... MORE
Landscape-Integrated Installations
Landscape-Integrated Installations
The Timmelsjoch Museum is Gravity-Defying Architecture
Standing atop a mountian peak like a gigantic boulder, the Timmeljoch Museum is a gravity-defying piece of modern European architecture. Set amongst the Alps in the town of Tyrol, which sits at the Austria-Italy… MORE
Barbecue Trend Report
Barbecue Trend Report
Recognize Key Changes Related to Grilling and Charred Cuisine
Discover how various grilling and barbecue trends have created patterns and new opportunities in other markets with the Barbecue Trend Report. Featured in the report are over 400 examples of... MORE
Customizable Digital Chronographs (UPDATE)
Customizable Digital Chronographs (UPDATE)
The HD3 Slyde Fuses High-End Looks with New Technology
The new HD3 Slyde will have many people taking a second glance at your wrist and not at that new iPhone you just bought. The Swiss-made luxury timepiece blends 21st century watchmaking, with cutting edge… MORE
Multi-Hued Hybrid Kicks
Multi-Hued Hybrid Kicks
The Nike Huarache Free Running Shoes are Sleek and Sporty
Since its original drop last year, the Nike Huarache Free kicks have gained a following among the sneaker aficionados. The design of the shoe was inspired by a prominent college basketball team from the… MORE
Teenage Superhero Remakes (UPDATE)
Teenage Superhero Remakes (UPDATE)
The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer is Endearing
The Amazing Spider-Man proves this film is sure to be a hit. Starring Andrew Garfield (from The Social Network) as a teenaged Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy (Spidey’s love interest before Mary… MORE
Movie Trend Report
Movie Trend Report
Identify Patterns in Today's Film Industry Using Crowd-Sourced Research
Movies are a classic form of entertainment that continue to gain popularity. Whether it’s a massive summer blockbuster or an independent art film, consumers continue to be engaged with the... MORE