Reminiscing: My Day With Dyson

Dyson Domestic Engineers

March 19th, 2010 was the day that I attended the Dyson Domestic Engineers event held at the Dyson headquarters in Chicago. This was no ordinary event. It was very casual, like hanging out with the girls. We took a tour of the headquarters, had lunch, and talked about our current vacuums and what we’d like to see in future vacuum models. She has a Kirby. I didn’t know those were still on the market. She names every single one of her appliances. Can you believe she has a fridge named Franny?

After lunch, we broke off in to groups where we pretended to be Dyson engineers. Much like Dyson engineers, we started with a problem and worked towards a solution. We had to build a prototype device using cardboard that would serve as a spider catching device. The goal was to catch the spider without harming it. It was so much fun sharing our ideas, crafting, and getting a good laugh at the outcome.

Dyson Domestic Engineers Spider catcher team 2
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison

We also had a chance to test drive some vacuums; both Dyson and other brands. We even did an activity where we assembled both a Dyson and a Bissell. The goal was to see how easy it was to assemble a Dyson. Dyson won.

To conclude our day, we were told that we’d be sent some cool Dyson toys (like this) for both us and our kiddos. We then, hopped in cabs and headed over to The Drake where we were graced by a harpist, afternoon tea, and miniature sandwiches and sweet treats. It was a pretty awesome day.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

2 Comments

  • Reply July 12, 2010

    Nicole

    Sounds like fun. I saw that handheld vac @ LittleTechGirl's I thought it was so cool. My kids would have loved that. It'll be great for my car too.

  • Reply July 11, 2010

    Sheliza

    I want a Dyson so bad it ain't even right. Since my husband is cheap, my 15 year old told me since she will be so successful in her future career, she will buy me one. Any one I choose. I hope I can wait that long!!! You are so lucky to get all that hands-on time with the Dyson brand :)

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