Using Design in Everyday Life

Using Design in Everyday Life

By:  Rhonda Wessel This week at our house it’s all about Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  Well, everyday at our house is a Disney day when you have a four year old running around playing dress up, watching Disney Junior and playing with every Disney Princess Barbie size doll ever made, and yes we finally found both dolls from the popular Disney movie Frozen.  It was like Christmas for my daughter finding that last one this week.   I am prepping for a cake order for this weekend and got to thinking about how much my job as an interior designer relates to my everyday life. As I am about to bake cakes and cupcakes for a set of twins who will be turning four this weekend, who of course love all things Mickey and Minnie. I started thinking about how design plays a role in our daily lives.  In order to achieve the look of the cakes that I will be making my designer side kicked in.  After my friend dropped off the baking supplies and some of the party decorations I started sketching, coordinating colors, and researching ideas on Pinterest to help me come up with a final product. Most of us may not realize how often design is a part of our daily lives.   A lot of us have creative outlets such as baking, crafting, painting, and etc.   Each one of these hobbies incorporates design in one way or another.   As designers we provide a service to our customers to create environments that are functional, unique, and cost effective.   We apply a lot of these things to daily life such as baking, grocery shopping, or just changing out throw pillows on the couch.  We think about how we can spend the least amount of money to get what we want or provide our customers with a functional space or product in the end.   In this case the end result will be making two of my four year old customers very happy!

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