edibleJersey – The Taste Maker

The Spring 2017 issue of edibleJersey is someplace I never imagined being featured, let alone as the cover story. It’s an honor and a privilege to have my professional creative life shared in such terrific light. The article’s author, Fran McManus, told me “Your...
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A Designed Experience at Wynwood Walls

As forecasted years ago, the Wynwood Arts District of Miami is both the hottest and coolest place right now. Unbeknownst to me, a reporter joined our TrenzWalk there on Tuesday and felt the same way.  ~Mikel   Excerpt from Fuse in Focus article by Kitty Hart, Director,...
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local news story

One Shed at a Time

West Windsor- Plainsboro News. 12 June 2015
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The Japanese Creative Spirit

Check out my latest article which will be featured in the upcoming Pantone View:   The quintessential home of Japanese popular culture has to be Takeshita Street in the area known as Harajuku. The fashion culture of Harajuku, which blossomed in the late 1960’s, was the...
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Featured in KnowHOWE

My article The New Now: Forecasting Trends to Create the Future is featured in KnowHOWE’s Spring/ Summer 21013 edition. KnowHOWE is “the thought leadership publication of the Howe School of Stevens Institute of Technology. The publication consolidates the research of...
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Front End of Innovation Blog

A blog article on ‘How Graffitti Can Help You Detect Trends in Their Infancy’  just popped up on for Here’s an excerpt: …Here is where graffiti trend walks come in place. Touring around the edgy parts of a city (skate boarding...
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My 'Fire and Ice Scream' featured on Coke's CorePower blog

‘Fire & Ice Scream’ Featured on

Hey, check it out! My Fire and Ice Scream recipe was featured on the Core Power Blog. See the original recipe on my site here. See it on the Core Power blog here.
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Mikel at Burning Man

The Travelingpanties Interview

In a very serendipitous fashion, I met Katie at Newark Airport. We were getting ready to board a flight to Amsterdam when she simply asked, “What do you do?” Below is the interview I did with Katie for her blog  You can see the original article...
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Interview: VUE Magazine

July 2012 I was interviewed for VUE – The Magazine of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association. You can view the original here.  
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On Location - Trend Tracking

Interview: Innovation Excellence

In July I was interviewed for Innovation Excellence by Michele Westergaard of Marcus Even’s in light of the Canadian Consumer Highlights and Trend Spotting Conference. I posted it below but you can also see the original interview at Global Trends...
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Interview: SHOPPER360

Below is an Interview I did with Shopper360 on May 14th, 2012. The Article was titled Firmenich Hot on the ‘Scent’ of Emerging Trends – See the original  here »  Fragrance & Flavor Manufacturer Takes to ‘The Street’ to Identify and Track Trends From Fringe to Mainstream...
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Interview: FUSE 2010

In April of 2010 I was interviewed for a video series for the FUSE: Design and Culture – Brand and Identity Packaging 2010 conference. Check it out!
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