May 16, 2013:
I've been a fan of Dyson products for a good many years now - we were fortunate to have them as a sponsor on Restaurant Makeover my last few seasons. I'll never forget the first time that I tried to use one of their vacuums on camera and I accidentally vacuumed the scarf I was wearing around my neck. It kinda sounded like "Phlumppp" as my chin was whipped down toward my chest. Amazing that they got that on camera though.
We were invited the other week to their Canadian head office which happens to be in Toronto as we are looking at using their products in our #160Pears commercial project. We are redoing all of the bathrooms in this building which is part of Designers' Walk - which is the Canadian equivalent of the D&D Building in NYC. Our office is part of Designers' Walk - we love being a part of the DW family. Anyway, we met with the lovely Amy & Chelsea who not only gave us a quick overview of the technical features/benefits of their products but they also humored me as I was in QUITE a comedic mood. We laughed for 90% of the meeting I think. They also made really great coffee. I mean it was worth the visit alone for the coffee.
Then there came the chance to try a few of the products out.
We went down specifically to see hand dryers and this new, just about to be launched product which to be entirely honest, I had to see to believe. I had seen the technical drawings of it, meh. They don't do it for me but Asa was very keen for us to use this product so me, Doubting Thomas had to go and see it in person. It has a Mission Impossible meets James Bond look - Airblade Tap is the official name - it is FINALLY our chance to have our very own JLO/Beyonce Wind Machine at our beck and call.
Too good to be true - it gets better. Essentially, it is a touchless faucet that you slide your hands under for the washing part and then extended out from the faucet on either side is the... HAND DRYER!!!!!!! Yes all in one. MIND BLOWN and if you just drop your knees ever so slightly the air will hit you and voila - Beyonce yourself in front of the mirror. This was too good not to try out again and again. I went through the motions of washing my hands but I was totally in it for the drying.
They assure me that more amazing and new technology is on the way and I'm happy to be a guinea pig. My hair has never looked so good and my face..... years younger for sure. (Just nod and agree with my fantasy okay?)