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Thomas is the Manager of Business Innovation at Trend Hunter. Upon completing earning his Masters in 2013, he immediately began working as a Journalism/Social Media Intern at Trend Hunter. Since then, he has impacted the company in a variety of areas including editorial, advertising, and research/business development at Trend Hunter.

Thomas' interests include sports, fitness, footwear and spending time with friends and family.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I love sneakers. I started seriously collecting them back in 2005. It all stemmed from my childhood-- particularly from playing a lot of basketball. Today, I can finally obtain all those shoes I could never get my hands on as a kid. It's an obsession, for sure.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
I think it was last year, when I ran a 10K! Next up, 20K!
Dare Greatly: Exploring Canada With Cadillac
Dare Greatly: Exploring Canada With Cadillac
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 Is Rugged Yet Refined
Last month I was invited on behalf of Trend Hunter to attend the first Canadian drive of the new 2017 Cadillac XT5. This incredible journey took place in Newfoundland, Canada. It was an... MORE
Athletic Cushioned Kicks
Athletic Cushioned Kicks
The Nike Lunar TR1 is Eye-Catching and Functional
The Nike Lunar TR1 is lightweight, comfortable, and packs a punch on and off the field. This state-of-the-art performance training footwear gives professional athletes the technology they need to... MORE
Cardboard Privacy Boxes
Cardboard Privacy Boxes
The Danbocchi Is a Private and Expensive Cardboard Box
For those who really like their privacy, consider taking a look at the Danbocchi. The Danbocchi is $500 cardboard box that is intended for those who value their privacy and/or choose not to disrupt... MORE
Spiral Snakeskin Pink Sneakers
Spiral Snakeskin Pink Sneakers
The Pink GS Reebok Shaqnosis are Exclusively for the Ladies
1995 was an amazing year with the release of the OG Reebok Shaqnosis; earlier this year we were graced with its retro—and now, the ladies have a chance to rock these exclusive GS Reebok... MORE
Wheat-Inspired Street Foorwear
Wheat-Inspired Street Foorwear
The KD6 'Wheat' is Farm and Court-Ready
Basketball season has started, so expect an onslaught on fresh new kicks and colorways for this season—including this pair of the KD6 ‘Wheat.’ The KD6 has been one of the hottest... MORE
Tech-Inspired Cufflinks
Tech-Inspired Cufflinks
These WiFi and 2GB USB Cufflinks are Elegant and Practical
Those seeking to look good while connecting to the Internet should consider these WiFi and 2GB USB cufflinks. These cufflinks are perfect to wear out to that dinner with the Mrs. and even better for... MORE
Spinning Vinyl Cleaners
Spinning Vinyl Cleaners
The Spin-Clean Record Washer Brings Your Tunes Back to Life
For those looking to revive their vinyl collection, consider the Spin-Clean Record Washer. This super limited production piece removes dust and dirt from the grooves in your vinyl records. Typically,... MORE
Regal Platinum-Plated Seating
Regal Platinum-Plated Seating
Brycla Gold-Plated and Platinum Chairs are Made for Royalty
People with a lot of money will be happy to hear Brycla Gold-Plated and Platinum are the finest seating arrangements on the markets. The state-of-the-art products are popular amongst Brycla’s VIP... MORE
Retro Basketball Sneaker Makeovers
Retro Basketball Sneaker Makeovers
The Air Jordan White Infrared 6 is Set to Drop Soon
Jordan enthusiasts new and old to the game will appreciate the upcoming release of the Air Jordan White Infrared 6. This classic sneaker was last “retro-fied” in June 2010 as a part of... MORE
Gold Luxe Lighters
Gold Luxe Lighters
The 18 KT Solid Gold ZIppo Lighter is a Luxurious Accessory
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, consider this 18 KT Solid Gold Zippo Lighter. This handy lighter will undoubtedly blow any lighter you’ve ever owned out of the water. Zippo... MORE
Stylish Oxblood Running Kicks
Stylish Oxblood Running Kicks
These Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukkas Blend Running with Streetwear
For street-savvy fashion lovers who enjoy jogging/physical activity, consider taking a look at these Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukkas. These sneakers will be beneficial on that jog or run, but is also fit... MORE
Punk-Inspired Bomber Jackets
Punk-Inspired Bomber Jackets
The 'A Cut Above' 2013 Winter Collection Fuses Materials
Street wear label ‘A Cut Above’ has recently revealed its 2013 Winter Collection. Blending a mix of leather, wool, and cotton pieces, these garments combine functionality with modern streetwear... MORE
High-Powered Defensive Pens
High-Powered Defensive Pens
This Impromptu Tactical Pen Has the Ability to Penetrate a Window
For those looking for an impromptu self-defense tool, consider this Tactical Pen by Gerber. While there are many other ‘tactical’ pens on the market, this pen has the high-powered... MORE
Reverse-Functioning Pens
Reverse-Functioning Pens
The EDCpen Functions Upside Down, Under Water and In Space
Laying in bed and writing upside down has traditionally been a very difficult task—with the EDCpen it no longer has to be. The EDCpen has a multitude of neat functions that will eliminate the need... MORE
Pop Art Painting Sneakers
Pop Art Painting Sneakers
The Keith Haring Reebok 2013 Collection Includes Vibrant Looks
For those interested in riding the pop art sneaker wave (a la Jeremy Scott and the like), check out the Keith Haring Reebok 2013 Fall/Winter Collection. These sneakers are Reebok classic models... MORE
Sleek Vacuum-Sealed Carafes
Sleek Vacuum-Sealed Carafes
The Stelton EM77 Vacuum Coffee Jug is More Than a Thermos
For those who prefer their own coffee at work than what is brewed in the office kitchen, consider taking a look at the Stelton EM77 Vacuum Coffee Jug. This jug will allow you to bring your favorite... MORE
Massive Film Toy Sculptures
Massive Film Toy Sculptures
This Lord of the Rings Custom LEGO Set Uses Over 150,000 Pieces
The Lord of the Rings ‘The Battle of Helm’s Deep’ is an official LEGO set, which consists of 1,368 pieces. The customized version by LOTR fanatics Rich-K and Big J takes this standard set to... MORE
Minimalist Color-Blocked Menswear
Minimalist Color-Blocked Menswear
The Lacoste’s Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection is Sl
Lacoste’s Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Collection was unveiled recently which is a blend of minimalist designs and colors. Instead of opting for overly radiant colors for Spring/Summer, Lacoste... MORE
Outlandish Dual-Purpose Objects
Outlandish Dual-Purpose Objects
Patrick Strattner’s Prototype Gadgets are Strangely Useful
The ‘Prototype’ collection by Patrick Strattner is inspired by an in-flight publication called SkyMall which showed images of absurd products. This series is a set of bizarre devices that may... MORE
Smartphone Mount Ball Speakers
Smartphone Mount Ball Speakers
The Libratone Loop Wireless Mount Speaker is Wireless
The Libratone Loop Wireless Mount Speaker is the go-to accessory for those looking to upgrade their speaker set-up. This speaker is completely wireless and can be managed remotely with smartphones (... MORE
Illuminated Bedroom Storage
Illuminated Bedroom Storage
The C-Light Storage Cabinet is LED-Equipped
For those looking to spice up their home furnishings with a bit of light, consider the C-Light Storage Cabinet. This single drawer storage unit includes LED lighting that illuminates the cabinet and... MORE
Cord-Collecting Smartphone Cases
Cord-Collecting Smartphone Cases
The Cordli iPhone 5 Case Manages Your Loose Wires
For those who have lost many a headphone because of twisted, crossed and torn cables—behold, the Cordli iPhone 5 Case. This accessory doubles as not only a protective case but a wire managing... MORE
Iconic Film Scene-Printed Shoes
Iconic Film Scene-Printed Shoes
This Supreme Vans Collaboration is Inspired by Bruce Lee
The Supreme Vans Sk8-Hi and Authentic ‘Bruce Lee’ Collection is a go-to series for Bruce Lee and streetwear fans. This collection pays homage to the legendary martial artist, actor and... MORE
Iconic Galactic Garden Decor
Iconic Galactic Garden Decor
These Star Wars Jawa Garden Gnomes are Perfect for Die-Hard Fans
The Jawas were a droid scavenger from Tatooine; now they’re back in the form of a Star Wars garden gnome to protect your veggies. These pieces are perfect for the Star Wars fan who loves gardening.... MORE
Spicy Holiday-Themed Drinks
Spicy Holiday-Themed Drinks
Jagermeister Spice Fuses Cinnamon with Vanilla
The holiday season is approaching and holiday drinks are all the rage; amongst other flavors (namely Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack,) is the new Jagermeister Spice. Jagermeister Spice takes the... MORE
Gilded iPhone Cases
Gilded iPhone Cases
BBLuxury Specializes In Gold, Platinum and Rose Gold Smartphone Covers
For those looking to convert their smartphones into luxury pieces, consider these ultra-premium iPhone cases by company BBLuxury. BBLuxury offers a one-of-a-kind service within the Gulf and Middle... MORE
Luxe Fashion House Villas
Luxe Fashion House Villas
House Fendi is Developing Fashion-Styled Villas in Dubai
For those in the Middle East looking to purchase new real estate, consider these new luxury designer villas by House Fendi and Damac Properties. Damac is one of the Middle East’s largest luxury... MORE
High-Powered LED Flashlights
High-Powered LED Flashlights
The Truncheon Torch is a Premium LED Flashlight
For those looking to upgrade their current flashlights, the Truncheon Torch may be worth looking into. This high-powered LED flashlight (or torch) is visible for up to 200 meters. The actual torch... MORE
Compact Powerful Speaker Systems
Compact Powerful Speaker Systems
The Sony Mini Music System is Small, But Packs a Punch
The Sony Mini Music System is small enough to store away or bring to a party, but don’t let its size fool you; the system packs a ridiculous punch and will shake your entire neighborhood. The... MORE
Beer-Infused Pancakes
Beer-Infused Pancakes
This Beer and Bacon Pancake Recipe is Super Easy
For those that love beer, bacon and pancakes comes the Beer and Bacon ‘Mancakes.’ These pancakes are very simple to make and will be a hit at any breakfast or brunch. To prepare this... MORE
Harsh Hilarious Welcome Mats
Harsh Hilarious Welcome Mats
The 'Come Back With A Warrant' Doormat is Direct And Funny
For those looking to add some humor to their front door area, consider this ‘Come Back With A Warrant’ doormat by High Cotton. The doormat itself is for both indoor and outdoor usage.... MORE
Eccentric Edgy Streetwear
Eccentric Edgy Streetwear
The Hood By Air Fall Winter 2013 Collection is Vibrant
Edgy, eccentric and vibrant are all words to describe the Hood By Air Fall Winter 2013 Collection. Hood By Air (HBA) has been around for six years, but recently gained enormous attention and success... MORE
Multi-Purpose Smartphone Speakers
Multi-Purpose Smartphone Speakers
The Monocle Speaker is a 3-in-1 Device for Your Needs
For those looking for a device that is portable and packed with features for your smartphone, take a look at the Monocle speaker. This 3-in-1 speaker provides high quality audio and universal... MORE
Outdoor Home Offices
Outdoor Home Offices
The Micro Pod is Your Very Own Garden Office Studio
For those looking to get a taste of the great outdoors without actually leaving their work, check out the Micro Pod garden office studio. This compact garden studio has just about everything you... MORE
Crumpled Paper Sculptures
Crumpled Paper Sculptures
Miki Kubota's Crumpled Paper Sculptures are Amazing
Miki Kubota takes regular 2D images and replicates and recreates them in her 3D crumpled paper sculptures. These sculptures are created by crumpling 2D prints that are then turned into larger pieces.... MORE
Multi-Purpose iPhone Chargers
Multi-Purpose iPhone Chargers
The Rolio Cable Management and Wall Dock is Super Convenient
Swapping USB cables for charging cables is annoying, time consuming and can really become an eyesore; the Rolio Cable Management and Wall Dock is made to rid us of these problems. The Rolio Cable... MORE

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Solar-Powered Cookers
Solar-Powered Cookers
The GoSun Uses Solar Energy to Cook Meals
For those looking for an alternative to burning wood or coals, consider the GoSun, a complete solar-powered cooker that cooks food with sunlight. The GoSun is simple to use, easy to clean and has... MORE
$50 Million Cars
$50 Million Cars
The Ferrari 250 GTO Takes Car Collecting to New Level
At Trend Hunter, we don’t normally cover the ‘most expensive’ of any particular item, but this Ferrari just set an extraordinary new record, showing that car collecting is reaching... MORE
Surreal Plasticine Portrait Recreations
Surreal Plasticine Portrait Recreations
Eleanor Macnair Recreates Iconic Photos Using Play-Doh
Eleanor Macnair’s Tumblr page features a series of recreated portraits that replicate real photographs, but uses Play-Doh as the means to recreating them. These portraits are recreated based on... MORE
Diamond-Studded Spandex Suits
Diamond-Studded Spandex Suits
This is the World’s Most Expensive Morphsuit at $1 Million
For those looking to get extra fancy this year, consider grabbing this diamond-encrusted morphsuit; it’s considered the most expensive morphsuit available at $1 million. Dubbed the ‘Million... MORE
Piano-Converted Game Controllers
Piano-Converted Game Controllers
This Piano Controller is Able to Play the Video Game 'Doom'
Musicians and video game fanatics will get a kick out of this piano controller that has been customized to play the classic video game ‘Doom.’ While there is limited information on this... MORE
Famous Hollywood Weapon Charts
Famous Hollywood Weapon Charts
Federico Mauro's 'Famous Blades' Features Scary Iconic Weapons
Artist Federico Mauro is the mind behind other projects like ‘Famous Guns’ and ‘Famous Guitars’. His latest series is an artistic compilation of famous ‘blades’... MORE
Folding Concept Bicycles
Folding Concept Bicycles
The One Shot Bicycle Folds Into a Rolling Case When Not in Use
For those cyclists who are looking to separate themselves from the norm, consider the One Shot bicycle designed by Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga. The One Shot is a foldable bike that cuts... MORE
Pop Art Painting Sneakers
Pop Art Painting Sneakers
The Keith Haring Reebok 2013 Collection Includes Vibrant Looks
For those interested in riding the pop art sneaker wave (a la Jeremy Scott and the like), check out the Keith Haring Reebok 2013 Fall/Winter Collection. These sneakers are Reebok classic models... MORE
Grandpa Skater Kicks
Grandpa Skater Kicks
The Nike SB Stefan Janoski AC RS is Skater Approved
Skaters, streetwear addicts and older people will love the newest Nike SB Stefan Janoski AC RS release. The sneaker is said to be a lifestyle sneaker in that it combines both skate and street life... MORE
Luxe Reptilian High-Tops
Luxe Reptilian High-Tops
The En Noir x BUSCEMI High-Tops Feature a Crocodile Emboss
For high-end shoe connoiusseurs, the En Noir BUSCEMI High Tops are a must-have. These crocodile and leather infused sneakers are the definition of high fashion. BUSCEMI is known for their Gourmet... MORE
Biker-Inspired Couture
Biker-Inspired Couture
The Pyer Moss 2014 Spring/Summer Collection Debuted at NYFW
The Pyer Moss 2014 Spring/Summer Collection was recently revealed at NYFW and it included a lot of biker-inspired themes. For a brand that has only been in existence for a year, it is already known... MORE
Iconic Film Scene-Printed Shoes
Iconic Film Scene-Printed Shoes
This Supreme Vans Collaboration is Inspired by Bruce Lee
The Supreme Vans Sk8-Hi and Authentic ‘Bruce Lee’ Collection is a go-to series for Bruce Lee and streetwear fans. This collection pays homage to the legendary martial artist, actor and... MORE
Rugged Rubber Camo Boots
Rugged Rubber Camo Boots
Pharrell Williams of BBC and Palladium Team Up to Create a Great Shoe
Palladium is collaborating once again with hip-hop mogul and BBC owner Pharrell Williams after the huge success they experienced together last fall. While design stays the same, the color scheme is... MORE
Public Zipper Stunts
Public Zipper Stunts
Jun Kitagawa Displays Public Works of 3-D Zipper Art
Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa is spreading his fascinating three dimensional zipper art around public spaces in Japan. His venture into art was accidental after a failed clothing business he decided... MORE