I bought a Dyson DC17 Animal a few years ago after asking for recommendations here on the blog. Recently Dyson contacted me to ask if I was interested in attending their first ever Domestic Engineers event. I’ve been really happy with my vacuum and I thought it would be fun to visit the U.S. headquarters (right here in Chicago), so I decided to go.
Their offices were just as I imagined they would be; very open and lofty with an industrial vibe. The other bloggers in attendance and I geeked out, learning about the science behind Dyson’s motors. We also had fun mocking up inventions out of cardboard, following their method of brainstorming (it was just like being back in my architectural model making class). Afterward, we all had afternoon tea at The Drake which was really lovely.
A funny thing happened that day. As we learned about the company and the thought and innovation behind their products, I had the opposite of buyer’s remorse. Buyer’s contentment? You all always steer me in the right direction when I ask for your opinions, so thanks. Thanks also to the people at Dyson, who have provided me with a handheld DC31 Animal (it is awesome), along with a toy vacuum for Eleanor and an Air Multiplier (their bladeless fan) that is on its way soon. You guys have helped me keep my home a little nicer.