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I'm a trained journo who's recently moved from the east coast of Ireland to the bright lights of Toronto.

Currently working as Canadian Correspondent for Spindle Magazine and as a journalism and social media intern for Trendhunter.com.

I have also written for The Irish Times, The Evening Herald, The Belfast Telegraph, AU Magazine, The Argus, Connected Magazine, State magazine and state.ie.

I'm a nice gal, you should pay me to write for you!

Contact: tiaclarke@gmail.com
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I was born on a leap year!
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Winning an award for Features Writing in The Irish Times in 2010.
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Going out on a limb and not caring what anyone else thinks. That and innovation.
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Research, research, research!
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The diversity and fast pace.
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Probably this one, because it got a ton of views. That made me prettay happy. http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/nail-art-by-artists
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Something that is eye catching and supa fresh.
How do you reset to be creative?
Go to some creative events with like minded people. Immerse yourself in what's going on in your local scene.
What inspires or excites you?
Art, music, culture, the internet, newspapers, travel, interesting people.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Hoverboards.
Self-Watering Eco-Planters
Self-Watering Eco-Planters
Let’s Patch Allows You to Grow Herbs Easily in Your Own Home
If you’ve always want to grow your own veggies, but aren’t all that green-fingered, then Let’s Patch will provide you with the perfect introduction into home horticulture. Let’s Patch... MORE
Retroized Medieval Posters
Retroized Medieval Posters
Designer Fernando Reza Created These Retro Game of Thrones Posters
These posters by LA-based graphic designer Fernando Reza show popular TV series Game of Thrones promo posters re-imagined as classic film posters. The posters were designed by Reza to celebrate the... MORE
Agile Hound Captures
Agile Hound Captures
Theron Humphrey Releases Book for His Famous Coonhound Maddie on Things
Search Maddie on Things you’ll get about 85,000 search results on Google. Yup, that’s how famous this pooch is. The rescued coonhound is owned by photographer Theron Humphrey and has an aptitude... MORE
Mail-Able Book Barters
Mail-Able Book Barters
Mailbooks for Good Encourages People to Share Their Old Books
Mailbooks For Good is an educational business model which encourages people to share their old books with people who can’t afford new ones. The inventive idea allows people to turn the cover of... MORE
Bamboo Bicycle Storage
Bamboo Bicycle Storage
The 'Bamgoo' Bicycle Attachment by Sara Urasin can Carry Groceries
It doesn’t come as much of a surprize to hear that Sara Urasini was awarded first place in the International Bicycle Design competition at Taipei. The simple bamboo attachment she created can... MORE
Claustrophobic NYC Rentals
Claustrophobic NYC Rentals
The Worst Room Blog Shows the Worst Rooms for Rent in New York City
This hilarious blog, entitled ‘Worst Room Blog,’ shows the worst apartments for rental in New York City and the results will definitely make you gasp in horror. From cramped basement apartments... MORE
Sticky Skyscraper Adhesive
Sticky Skyscraper Adhesive
This Sticky Tape from Cecily Vessey Features Skylines of Hip Cities
Next time you send a letter, why not use some of this chic tape from artist Cecily Vessey? The ingenious idea means when you roll out your sticky tape, you will see the skyline of famous cities like... MORE
Miniature Hottub Teabags (UPDATE)
Miniature Hottub Teabags (UPDATE)
The Mnum Tea Bag from WDARU is Adorable and Clever
The The Mnum Tea Bag from WDARU is a cleverly designed teabag that features miniature cartoon people attached to the string. The beauty of these quirky teabags is that when you rest the little... MORE
Epic Stance City Captures
Epic Stance City Captures
Check Out the Personal Shots of New York City by Photographer Chris Ozer
These amazing captures from the Instagram of Brooklyn-based photographer Chris Ozer show off New York City in all of its glory. From quick captures of ladies running through the rain to hail a cab,... MORE
Eccentrically Styled Canines
Eccentrically Styled Canines
The Pugs in Clothes Tumblr is Dedicated to Fashionable Pups
The Pugs in Clothes Tumblr is exactly what you might expect—the most fashionable canine blog on the Internet. The Tumblr account will assist you in whiling away literally hundreds of hours as you... MORE
Madeover Butcher Shops Bars
Madeover Butcher Shops Bars
Architect Michael Grzesiak Transformed an Old Butchers into a Bar
You might not think that a century-old butcher shop would be the ideal setting for a hip urban bar, but architect Michael Grzesiak had the foresight to see just how beautiful it could be. Visitors... MORE
Pug-Replaced Pop Culture Art
Pug-Replaced Pop Culture Art
These Cute Pug Illustrations by Gemma Correll are Hilarious
These Pug Illustrations by English artist Gemma Correll are both cute and entertaining. Her postcard-perfect prints showcase the world’s favorite designer dog in all manner of funny situations.... MORE
Lonely Street Vendors Photography
Lonely Street Vendors Photography
This Collection from Michael Steverson Features Street Vendors
This collection of intriguing shots from American photographer Michael Steverson features the weather-beaten faces of street vendors in Liuzhou, China. The candid photographs catch these locals... MORE
Pint-Sized Advertisements
Pint-Sized Advertisements
BBDO Singapore Release Images for Guinness Made of More Campaign
These clever posters were designed by Singapore Advertising agency BBDO for the Guinness ‘Made of More’ campaign. The posters, which are in the shape of a pint of the black stuff, feature the... MORE
Realistic Princess Depictions
Realistic Princess Depictions
Modern Disney Heroines by Alana May Features Modern Day Princesses
The damsels in Modern Disney Heroines by New Zealand-based illustrator Alana May all have one thing in common: they are not conventional Disney princesses. With this subversive project, the young... MORE
Superstar Dance DJ Exhibitions
Superstar Dance DJ Exhibitions
The Daft Punk Exhibition at Gauntlet Gallery Celebrates the Duo
The Daft Punk Exhibition that is set to take place at San Francisco’s Gauntlet Gallery will celebrate the duo’s distinctive fashion style and contribution to popular music. It’s... MORE
Bobble Head Celebrity Photography
Bobble Head Celebrity Photography
These Edited Images of Celebrities with Giant Heads are Comedic
These heavily edited images of celebrities with giant heads are absolutely hysterical. We’ve recently seen blogs dedicated to people with one of their hands Photoshopped to make it look tiny... MORE
Charming Canine Life Advice
Charming Canine Life Advice
The Lessons from a Dog Series by Patrick Moberg Will Make You Smile
Illustrator Patrick Moberg has created this series of charming traits found in man’s best friend, the dog. The series, entitled ‘Lessons from a Dog,’ gives us complicated humans a... MORE
Social Media Pop-Up Stalls
Social Media Pop-Up Stalls
Kotex and Smoyz Team Up in Tel Aviv to Create a Pop-Up Pinterest Store
When Kotex teamed up with Tel Aviv marketing agency Smoyz recently, they created the world’s first pop-up Pinterest store. The innovative idea, dreamed up by the two social media-savvy... MORE
Classic Literature Book Covers
Classic Literature Book Covers
These Luxury Book Cover Designs by Richard Tuttle are Amazing
These avant garde book covers are by Chicago-based artist, Richard Tuttle. The artist has created a unique book cover that complements and capture the essence of the classical literature in this... MORE
Cheeky Cat Decor Illustrations
Cheeky Cat Decor Illustrations
Pusheen the Cat Gives His Owners Some Home Decor Tips
Anyone who has a cat will be able to identify with these ‘Home Decor Tips’ from Pusheen the Cat. The cheeky cat is seen giving hilarious easy to do DIY home improvements, such as ‘... MORE
Compact Parisian Studios
Compact Parisian Studios
The Tight Appartement Spectral Was Designed by Betillon and Dorval-Bory
This insanely compact Parisian studio was designed by French architecture firms Betillon and Dorval-bory. The ingenious studio apartment was created in a renovated classical French townhouse.... MORE
Yolk Eradicating Whisks
Yolk Eradicating Whisks
Whisk by Ivan Zhang Will Separate Your Egg Yolks as You Bake
The best designs are often the most simple, and this ‘Whisk’ by Ivan Zhang proves such a point. If you’re doing a spot of baking and need to separate your egg yolks from the rest... MORE
Upholstered Park Benches
Upholstered Park Benches
Dutch Designer Joost Goudriaan has Transformed a Regular Park Bench
Dutch designer Joost Goudriaan has transformed a regular park bench into a luxurious upholstered lounger. When you think of a park bench, you can usually picture concrete slats or weather-beaten... MORE
City Slicker Streetwear
City Slicker Streetwear
The Moss SS13 Catalogue is Fresh and Summer Ready
The Moss SS13 Catalogue features superstar DJs Diplo and Major Lazer sporting some summer ready patterned t-shirts and cut off vests. The hip New York streetwear label, known for their distinctive... MORE
Minimalist Wooden Wallets
Minimalist Wooden Wallets
The Union Wooden Wallet by Madera Studio is the Ultimate Cash Carrier
The Union Wooden Wallet by Madera Studio’s is a masterclass in slick, minimalist design. The wallet is the ultimate accessory for men who like to have their look paired down. The design allows... MORE
Baby Cry-Translating Apps
Baby Cry-Translating Apps
The Cry Translator App Will Translate Your Baby's Cries
The Cry Translator App is a nifty new device that could ease the worry of new parents when their babies are crying. Just download the app to your smartphone or android device and watch the Cry... MORE
Escapist Teen Photography
Escapist Teen Photography
The Photography of Moritz Aust is Remarkably Mature for His Young Age
These images from German photographer Moritz Aust are surreal and intriguing. Considering the quality and boundless imagination that has gone into these images, you might be surprised to learn that... MORE
Luminescent Leaf Installations
Luminescent Leaf Installations
Artist Miya Ando Released a Flotilla of Glowing Leaves into a Pond
This naturalistic installation by artist Miya Ando saw her travel to Puerto Rico and release 1,000 leaves into a small pond. This might sound pretty standard, but it’s at nighttime when this... MORE
Disappearing Dog Photography
Disappearing Dog Photography
These Images from Weronika Krzemieniecka Feature Invisible Dogs
These hilarious images from Polish photographer Weronika Krzemieniecka feature local people walking their dogs. “So far, not so funny” you might think to yourself, but look closer and you&... MORE
Text Addict City Guides
Text Addict City Guides
Prank Collective Improv Everywhere Provide NYC Texters with Seeing Eyes
The Prank Collective Improv Everywhere caused a stir in their native New York recently when they hooked up serial offenders of the texting and walking habit to seeing eye pedestrians. The hilarious... MORE
Botanical Dance Photograpy
Botanical Dance Photograpy
The Self-Portraits by Former Dancer Ingrid Endel are Stunning
This series of self-portraits from former dancer Ingrid Endel are elegant and expressive. For the stunning collection, the young creative soul channelled her love for professional dancing (which she... MORE
Cat Meme Leggings
Cat Meme Leggings
The Lovelysally Leggings Features Internet Meme-Worthy Cats
If you’re searching for the perfect pair of summer pants, these Lovelysally leggings will solve all of your fashion problems. These super cute leggings feature printed pictures of cats with lasers... MORE
Shining Stranger Silhouettes
Shining Stranger Silhouettes
This Collection from Transparent House Features Glowing People
San Francisco-based design agency Transparent House recently released this incredible series of urban photography that features strangers with glowing silhouettes. The eerie photographs were... MORE
Airborne Beverage Captures (UPDATE)
Airborne Beverage Captures (UPDATE)
These Photographs by Manon Wethly Capture Spilled Beverages
This series of captures by Belgian photographer Manon Wethly are action packed and full of messy fun. The project, which is aptly titled ‘Flying Stuff,’ captures all manner of beverages... MORE
Crocheted Patio Swings
Crocheted Patio Swings
The Novogratz Brasil Collection for CB2 Can be Used Indoors or Outdoors
If you’re looking to spruce up your patio area for this summer’s festivities, some crocheted patio swings could totally transform your outdoor area into a haven. Imagine relaxing on a... MORE

Featured Ideas

3D Printed Ears
3D Printed Ears
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Exercise Office Seating
Exercise Office Seating
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Interview-Internship Comparison Charts
Interview-Internship Comparison Charts
Creative Internships Replace Interviews as Screening Method
Whether you’ve just completed a Toronto social media internship, or you’re going on to pursue an apprenticeship at a law firm in New York, this chart will provide you with some sound... MORE
Eccentric Food Modifications
Eccentric Food Modifications
The Art of Dominic Wilcox is Eccentric Genetically Modified Food
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Hollow Book Planters
Hollow Book Planters
The YOY Design Studio Has Created This Modern Book Planter
This modern book planter from the YOY Design studio is one of the most clever designs I’ve seen in a while. Perfect for modern apartments which are tight for space, this dud book is hollowed out... MORE
Recycled Skateboard Sunglasses (UPDATE)
Recycled Skateboard Sunglasses (UPDATE)
The New Proof Sunglasses are the Perfect Summer Sunnies
These super-cool Proof sunglasses have been made from recycled 5-ply Canadian maple skateboards. With their thick layers of colored natural wood, these are probably the most durable sunglasses you&#... MORE
Science Lab Spice Racks
Science Lab Spice Racks
The Scientific Spice Rack Will Keep Your Spices Organized
This scientific spice rack will make sure your kitchen is organized and running smoothly. The quirky spice rack puts a fun spin on traditional kitchen storage devices by adding a science theme.... MORE
Vibrantly Designed Timber Decor
Vibrantly Designed Timber Decor
ColoRing by Jo Nagasaka Features Acid Washed Pine Furniture
The ColoRing collection by Jo Nagasaka is an exploding mess of clashing colors and ideas that manages to meld perfectly together. The latest collection from the Japanese designer showcases his skill... MORE
Anthropological Couple Portraits
Anthropological Couple Portraits
These Ingenious Images by Nacho Rojo Explore Romantic Pairings
These amazing images by Spanish photographer Nacho Rojo explore how we choose romantic partners that mirror one’s own style and looks. The images depict nine couples photographed side by side.... MORE
Collage-Filled Silhouettes (UPDATE)
Collage-Filled Silhouettes (UPDATE)
Artist Nacho Ormaechea Creates Image-Filled Shadows
Spanish artist Nacho Ormaechea creates these unique images which concentrate on silhouettes of people as the focal point. What’s so amazing about these artworks is that the artist then fills... MORE
Blooming Champagne Tree Decor
Blooming Champagne Tree Decor
The Enchanting Tree for Perrier Jouet is an Opulent Champagne Holder
The Perrier Jouet ‘Enchanting Tree’ is an artfully decadent design for holding and serving your bubbly. Created by Dutch designer, Tord Boontje, the tree was created specially to... MORE
Accessible First Cellphones
Accessible First Cellphones
The Nokia 105 Could Be the Most Readily Available Phone Ever
If your smartphone has ever died and let you down at the crucial minute, then the ‘Nokia 105’ could be the perfect back-up phone for you. This ultra accessible, basic cellular device... MORE
Futuristic Fairytale Editorials
Futuristic Fairytale Editorials
The Never Forever Series by Slovakian Artist Becha is Amazing
This amazing, fairytale-inspired collection of illustrations by Serbian Artist Becha appeared in the latest issue of FAAR fashion magazine. The series of surreal images are true to artist Becha’s... MORE
Female-Centric Advertising Satires
Female-Centric Advertising Satires
This Sketchy Video Mocks How Women are Portrayed in Advertising
This Sketchy satirical advertisement takes a sideways swipe at today’s politically correct world. The advert mocks how women are stereotyped in advertising and also hits on advertisers going... MORE