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The name is Trenton. I am an aspiring important person (critic, commentator, celebrity) who just graduated from McGill University with a degree in Political Science and World Religions. Originally from BC, I am now moving from Montreal to Toronto to set down some roots and make a name for myself. I love debate, discussion and public speaking. In fact, I am a 3 time National Public Speaking Finalist and have competed at the 2012 World University Debate Championships. I also have dabbled in stand-up comedy too. My interests are pop culture, fashion, media, politics, and current events.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
My favorite food is popcorn. I could eat it everyday, in fact I have been known to eat it almost everyday.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
My favorite accomplishment is the awards I have received for public speaking. Those and also graduating from university.
How do you define cool?
Cool is an attitude. It's not about what it is you do, it's about how you do it. Be confident. Do things that interest you. Be yourself.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Always keep your ears and eyes open. Write things down so you don't forget. Practice web surfing and find the awesome blogs that know cool things before the rest of the world does. Also, trust your own judgement. If it's not a trend yet but you think it is cool then YOU can make it a trend.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
There is something for everyone, and, when there is not, you can fill it in.
What is your favorite trend?
Designer toys are big right now. The best part is there are always new designs, and if you want to you can design a toy yourself. Now adults can reconnect with their childhoods. And if you are feeling especially childish one day then you can actually play with your toys.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Be unique. Tell people why you like this trend. Be funny and entertaining. If your post sounds too formulaic and standard your trends will blend in. Make people notice by being different from the rest.
How do you reset to be creative?
Take a walk or a shower - something that allows you to clear your mind and just let you think to yourself for a while.
What inspires or excites you?
I find the most inspiration from talking and listening to people. Discuss things with your friends and family, and then use that discussion as a starting off point for your own unique takes on things.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
That's when I'll be 30! Woah. I believe that we imagine the future before it happens. Sci-fi movies are a great way to tell what we might invent in the near future. I predict holograms, touch screen everything, and computers that we can talk to. Let's just hope the robots don't go crazy like in I-Robot.
Sleek Home Multimedia Centers
Sleek Home Multimedia Centers
The Geneva Sound System Model XXL is Made for the Modern Audiophile
The Geneva Sound System Model XXL brings together all the needed features of a modern entertainment center with a clean and futuristic design. Gadget geeks and all those who aspire to be a gadget... MORE
Impressionist-Inspired Portraits
Impressionist-Inspired Portraits
Egon Schiele Inspires the Hunger Magazine Wired Editorial
The Hunger Magazine Wired editorial features model Danny Arter being photographed by Trish Ward. The editorial is inspired by Austrian painter Egon Schiele whose works are noted for their intensity... MORE
Pokemon Ball Jumpers
Pokemon Ball Jumpers
The Pokemon Sweater is for Individuals Looking to Catch 'Em All
If you got to catch ‘em all, you need to be doing it in this Pokemon sweater. Made by the Etsy shop Sweater Junkie, the sweater looks like a giant Pokeball. Walking around town in this... MORE
Delicious Bacon Scarves
Delicious Bacon Scarves
The Fou Lard Scarf is a Meaty Way to Keep Warm
Bacon has to be one of the most tasty foods in the world, and now you don’t have to be confined to just eating bacon, you can wear it too with the Fou Lard scarf. Sure, this tasty fashion... MORE
Patterned Colorless Clothing
Patterned Colorless Clothing
The Tourne de Transmission Fall/Winter 2012 Line is Monochromatic
The Tourne de Transmission Fall/Winter 2012 collection stays true to the brand’s monochromatic style with a release of sweat shirts, sweat pants, button-downs, and a t-shirt. Tourne de... MORE
Futuristic Stone Mansions
Futuristic Stone Mansions
The A-cero Architects Pozuelo Home Has a Gym, Library and Movie Room
The A-cero Architects Pozuelo home is a gorgeous mansion located in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a city in Spain near Madrid. The entrance way to the home is tucked behind large walls of dark granite and... MORE
Movie Songstress Hybrid Blogs
Movie Songstress Hybrid Blogs
The 'What if Adele was Mrs. Doubtfire' Tumblr is Hilarious
The ‘What if Adele was Mrs. Doubtfire’ Tumblr delves into an alternate universe where Adele was hiding as a man who is posing as a nanny to get closer to his children. This alternate... MORE
Fashionable Pill Sculptures
Fashionable Pill Sculptures
Jonathan Paul 'Designer Drugs' Mixes Fashion and Drug Culture
The Jonathan Paul Designer Drugs exhibit is a masterful commentary on the growing underground designer drugs industry. Designer drugs are alternatives to illegal or prescription drugs that have yet... MORE
Patterned Patchwork Knitwear
Patterned Patchwork Knitwear
The Casely-Hayford Fall/Winter 2012 Knitwear is Made in Ireland
The Casely-Hayford Fall/Winter 2012 knitwear collection pieces together different knit patterns into sweaters that are all their own. The collection is made in Donegal, Ireland by professional... MORE
Soviet-Inspired Winter Wear
Soviet-Inspired Winter Wear
The Espionage Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook is Cold War-Themed
The Espionage Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook features utilitarian menswear that is inspired by the the Cold War. The winter is cold in Soviet Russia, so the Korean brand has opted to release some heavy... MORE
Living Material Modern Homes
Living Material Modern Homes
The DAPstockhom Villa Midgard is Made From Organic Materials
The DAPstockholm Villa Midgard is an abode that uses living materials to create a modern structure that gains character over time. Materials like walnut and grass are incorporated into the design of... MORE
Bold Tribal-Print Mats
Bold Tribal-Print Mats
Knight Mills Rugs are Created By Illustrator/Designer Sacha Knight
Sacha Knight is known mostly for her work with the Hyde SK label, but now she is embarking on a side project creating Knight Mills rugs. The illustrator, designer and accessory maker is producing... MORE
Colorful City Slicker Fashions
Colorful City Slicker Fashions
The Mishka 2012 Holiday Lookbook Captures NYC Lifestyle
The Mishka 2012 Holiday Lookbook shows off a diverse collection of Mishka products that any streetwear lover would be happy to find in their stocking. The lookbook was shot by photographer Brook... MORE
Classic Rock Band Spirits
Classic Rock Band Spirits
The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whiskey Comes in a Collector Bottle
Perhaps you are one of the lucky few who will have a bottle of Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whiskey to help celebrate the classic rock band’s milestone year. Only 150 bottles are being made,... MORE
Sporty High-End Menswear
Sporty High-End Menswear
The adidas SLVR 2013 Spring/Summer Collection Elevates Sportswear
The adidas SLVR 2013 Spring/Summer collection shows how the veteran sportswear brand is fully capable of delivering high-end menswear. The collection brings a lot of new ideas to the table, but it... MORE
Checker-Laden Streetwear
Checker-Laden Streetwear
The HUF Checkered Collection Comes to Stores for Fall/WInter 2012
The HUF Checkered Collection is part of the Fall/Winter release from HUF, and, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, the collection makes good use of the classic checkers pattern. Checkers have... MORE
Masculine Native American Keychains
Masculine Native American Keychains
The Chamula Hitched Horsehair Keychain is Simple and Manly
The Chamula hitched horsehair keychain is another spot-on product from the Meg Company family, which also makes Canada Goose coats. The simple, but well-designed keychains, take on a Native American... MORE
Beautiful Collaged Shirts
Beautiful Collaged Shirts
The Roberto Piqueras Blondes Tee is Unisize and Unisex
This short editorial features model Jake Hold wearing the Roberto Piqueras Blondes Tee. The t-shirt is a limited edition creation that’s covered in a collage of famous blondes. The shirt looks... MORE
Pointed Morphing Homes
Pointed Morphing Homes
The D Haus Can be Configured 8 DIfferent Ways
The D Haus is an incredible home designed by David Ben Grunberg and Daniel Woolfson that can morph into 8 different configurations. The home rotates and moves in order to follow the sun, the seasons... MORE
Velvety Luxury Fashion Editoirals
Velvety Luxury Fashion Editoirals
The Velvet Crush Editorial Shows High Fashion in an Estate Home
The Velvet Crush editorial shows off an expensive lifestyle and the clothes to match it. Model Thorben Gartner lounges around a beautiful estate home wearing luxury brands, including Emporio Armani,... MORE
Japanese-Influenced Urban Apparel
Japanese-Influenced Urban Apparel
The Acapulco Gold 2012 Fall Lookbook Features Patterned Hats
The Acapulco Gold 2012 Fall Lookbook shows off the brand’s newest collection of street wear. The collection is large and diverse, but the hallmark of the collection has to be the head wear. New... MORE
Masculine Ghoulish Skull Jewelry
Masculine Ghoulish Skull Jewelry
The Mister ‘Dead Serious’ Collection Has Edgy Accesso
The Mister ‘Dead Serious’ collection of jewelry for men has a selection of different accessories, all with a gritty swag. The small San Francisco-based label has previously released a clothing... MORE
Expanding Bench Seating
Expanding Bench Seating
The Torafu Architects AA Stool Can Fit Together To Make Benches
The Torafu Architects AA Stool design is genius in its simplicity. The AA Stool is sold in sets of two, and is made from premium Canadian red cedar. The remarkable thing about these stools is how... MORE
Denim-Suited Toy Bears
Denim-Suited Toy Bears
The Black Denim 1000% Bearbrick is Made by Medicom Toy and Levi's
Medicom Toy and Levi’s has joined forces once again to produce the Black Denim 1000% Bearbrick. This particular Bearbrick is the largest size that the toys come in. As such, it is difficult to... MORE
Social Network Storage Sites
Social Network Storage Sites
The Facebook Data Center is Amazingly Energy Efficient
Facebook knows a lot about a lot of people, and the company keeps all this information stored in the Facebook Data Center. The building was designed by Sheehan Partners and is located in Prineville,... MORE
Asian-Inspired Contemporary Clothing
Asian-Inspired Contemporary Clothing
The Los Vladimirovich 2013 Spring/Summer Line is Functional
Creative and contemporary, the Los Vladimirovich 2013 Spring/Summer collection draws upon Asian influences. The design of the clothing was inspired by traditional Asian uniforms. This influence can... MORE
Charitable Designer Stuffed Animals
Charitable Designer Stuffed Animals
The Children In Need Pudsey Bears Were Designed By Big Names
The Children In Need Pudsey Bears were designed by 30 different big name designers. Each design house was given a 24” Pudsey Bear to design and each of the bears will be auctioned off to... MORE
Old-Fashioned Tokyo Menswear
Old-Fashioned Tokyo Menswear
The STUDIOUS 2012 Fall/Winter Collection Carries Japanese Labels
The STUDIOUS 2012 Fall/Winter collection showcases the multi-label retail store’s expertise in curating, editing and selection. With a range of garments and labels, the store still manages to... MORE
Celebrity-Shot Celebrity Photos (UPDATE)
Celebrity-Shot Celebrity Photos (UPDATE)
The Bryan Adams Exposed Photography Book Shows Stars
For all those who think that Bryan Adams is only a Canadian music sensation, take some time to look through the Bryan Adams Exposed Photography Book. A celebrity himself, Bryan Adams has opted to... MORE
Artsy Abandoned Street Photographs
Artsy Abandoned Street Photographs
Bert Danckaert Photography Makes City Streets Into Works of Art
Bert Danckaert Photography takes the city streets you walk on every day and shows their beauty when they lay abandoned. Taking photos from cities around the world, Danckaert creates pieces that, on... MORE
Surveillance Camera Fashion Blogs
Surveillance Camera Fashion Blogs
The Styleblaster Fashion Blog Captures Candid Street Style
A simple, but creepy idea, the Styleblaster fashion blog takes candid pictures of Williamsberg pedestrians just so that the Internet can rate their style. The blog has a very simple set-up: a... MORE
Literal Underground Parties
Literal Underground Parties
The Shelter Nightclub is Located in a Bomb Shelter
Bringing new meaning to the term “underground,” the Shelter Nightclub is a new club that is located in a bomb shelter beneath the bustling metropolis of Shanghai. Shanghai has thousands... MORE
Musical Electronic Fireplaces
Musical Electronic Fireplaces
The Firewood Desktop Fireplace Lets You Camp In Your Own
Before the Firewood Desktop Fireplace, there was only the video of the burning log on public television to quench the thirst that people have for fake fire. This little lighting accessory is... MORE
Super Heroic Pumpkin Sculptures
Super Heroic Pumpkin Sculptures
The 'The Thing' Jack-o-Lantern is a Creative Halloween Project
The ‘The Thing’ jack-o-lantern is an impressive Halloween project that raises the bar as far as creative pumpkin carving goes. Just carving regular pumpkins is a work-intensive and time-... MORE
Cheeky Colorful Illustrations
Cheeky Colorful Illustrations
Cachetejack Artwork is Done by Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul
Cachetejack artwork is full of color and cheeky humor. The design duo of Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul have a carefree artistic style that will remind audiences of an extremely talented grade... MORE
Campy Cartoon Lady Calendars
Campy Cartoon Lady Calendars
The NSFW 2013 Mishka Calendar Sees Babes in Space
Combining beautiful babes and science fiction artistry, the NSFW 2013 Mishka Calendar is sure to be a favorite for the guys. The nude calendar is headed up by photographer Ellen Stagg in partnership... MORE

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Futuristic Film Material Timepieces
Futuristic Film Material Timepieces
The DeLorean DNA Watch is Actually Made From DeLorean Parts
Back to the Future is a classic film that made the DeLorean sports car a cultural icon, and now you can have a piece of that icon around your wrist to help you keep time with the DeLorean DNA Watch.... MORE
Armpit Sweat-Reducing Lasers
Armpit Sweat-Reducing Lasers
miraDry Uses Microwaves to Stop You From Perspiring
If you are willing to go to extreme lengths to get rid of your armpit sweat, then the miraDry procedure is exactly what you are looking for. This strange medical procedure uses microwave technology... MORE
Earthquake-Proof Beds
Earthquake-Proof Beds
The Wood Luck Bed Doubles as a Tremor Shelter
The Wood Luck Bed was made for those who have a crippling fear of being crushed to death in their sleep. This earthquake-proof bed can protect its sleeping owners from up to 65 tonnes of pressure.... MORE
Time-Traveling Garbage Bins
Time-Traveling Garbage Bins
The TARDIS Trash Can Uses Light and Sound to Make Disposal Fun
If you are fed up with putting your trash in a bin that just blends in, pick up the TARDIS Trash Can. This trash can is based upon the British television series Dr. Who, and TARDIS stands for “... MORE
Tribal Culture Costume Photos
Tribal Culture Costume Photos
Phyllis Galembo Photography Documents Indigenous Costumes (UPDATE)
The Phyllis Galembo photography documents the costumes of indigenous people from all over the world. She has traveled to places ranging from Cuba to Nigeria, and Haiti to Mexico. Getting a glimpse... MORE
Giant Robotic Costume Contraptions
Giant Robotic Costume Contraptions
The Mechanical Hand Doubles the Size of Your Puny Human Hand
This mechanical hand allows its user to double the size of their hand for the purposes of costume or for fun. It was created by Ivan Owen, who runs the ChainCrafts Etsy store that specializes in... MORE
Tech Movie Hybrid Models
Tech Movie Hybrid Models
TRON Bumble Bee Transformer is a Custom Toy Blockbuster
This custom built TRON Bumble Bee Transformer is a striking feat of toy design. The toy combines elements of the TRON series with the classic Bumble Bee character from Transformers. It looks cool,... MORE
Sexual Assault Satires
Sexual Assault Satires
The 'Legitimate Rape' Pharmaceutical Ad Misinforms to Inform
After Senate candidate Todd Akin made some ill thought out comments about rape and abortion this “Legitimate Rape” Pharmaceutical Ad was created to satire the occasion. According to this... MORE
Self-Measuring Spoons
Self-Measuring Spoons
The Smoon App Works in Tandem with Special Spoon to Measure Automatically
The Smoon app is an application and special measuring spoon that works together to automatically measure ingredients while you are cooking. By following the recipe on the app, the Smoon measuring... MORE
Eco-Friendly Plantable Pencils
Eco-Friendly Plantable Pencils
The Sprout Pencil Will Grow a Plant Once You're Done With It
Sprout pencils offer users an eco-friendly reward once they have carved their pencil down to a stub. At the top of each Sprout pencil lies a seed that can grow into a full-fledged plant with a... MORE
Fashionable Pill Sculptures
Fashionable Pill Sculptures
Jonathan Paul 'Designer Drugs' Mixes Fashion and Drug Culture
The Jonathan Paul Designer Drugs exhibit is a masterful commentary on the growing underground designer drugs industry. Designer drugs are alternatives to illegal or prescription drugs that have yet... MORE
Energy-Conserving Batteries
Energy-Conserving Batteries
The Iron-Air Battery is an Eco-Friendly Alternative
Dr. Sri Narayan and his team at USC have drastically improved the iron-air battery. When the battery was first conceived in the 1970s it lost up to 50% of the energy within it. Dr. Narayan has added... MORE
Smartphone Lensed Lookbooks
Smartphone Lensed Lookbooks
The Moss Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook was Photographed Using Instagram
The Moss Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook attempts to get back to the roots of New York street wear by getting back to basics. The lookbook is shot around Brooklyn all with the Instagram app on an iPhone 5.... MORE
Asian-Inspired Contemporary Clothing
Asian-Inspired Contemporary Clothing
The Los Vladimirovich 2013 Spring/Summer Line is Functional
Creative and contemporary, the Los Vladimirovich 2013 Spring/Summer collection draws upon Asian influences. The design of the clothing was inspired by traditional Asian uniforms. This influence can... MORE