Aromatic diffusers: more than a cool name

Hello deskers! Recently there’s been a new addition to my desk, i came across it at an electronics store and i have to say if nothing, this gadget looks great. This nifty little gadget  spews out a constant stream of ionised water droplets and comes in a million different LED colours, since then, my workspace became a little more colourful.

Not many have heard of an aromatic diffuser before, and that includes me. The one i got takes the shape of a tall glowing cylinder, about the size of your average beer glass. Doing a little bit of research online, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is an indispensable tool used in aromatherapy. When used together with essential oils, it works wonders when helping me feel relaxed and adds a new dimension of sensory experiences while i’m at my workstation.

How it works

The operation of this insanely cool looking desktop device is dead simple, even a hamster could operate it without a hitch! You simply lift up the top cover, pour about half a glass of water followed by a few drops an essential oil of your choosing(my favourite is lavender, but literally a ton of other scents are available), close the top again and the diffuser is primed and ready to go. The mood lights really completes the vapour spewing look, it comes in five different colours. While five is definitely not a lot to choose from, it adds an interesting touch to my desk.

Even though it doesn’t necessarily make me healthier from a scientific standpoint, the feel good factor and cool aesthetic value it adds to your workspace far justifies the $80 i dropped on this little guy, plus a small bottle of lavender oil for $5. My only gripe is that i have to put a few drops into the diffuser every hour or so. Maybe I’m just lazy, but i guess it forces me to take a small breather every now and then!…

How Long Does it Take to Finish an Interior Design Major?

There are several different programs that result in a student attaining an interior design major. Many have a specific focus, such as feng shui, eco-friendly and lighting or furniture design. If the program you are considering is a Bachelor’s degree program, it will take approximately four years to complete. This is based on a national average of programs for full-time students. If you enroll as a part-time student, it may take considerably longer, depending on the number of credits you complete per semester. There are also in-depth programs that that can take up to six years to complete. Remember, these are only averages. If time is a concern, it is best to work with the university or school that you have selected to see if there are options.

In some cases, an interior design major combines traditional classroom classes and studio work with online courses. This may enable you to complete the program in a shorter period of time. There are also schools that allow you to use experience and existing knowledge to count towards course credit. For this to be considered, you must demonstrate an understanding of the course you wish to “test out of.” With the large selection of interior design programs that are available, both online and in a classroom setting, it is important that you research your options before choosing a school and a focus. Another option is to pursue an Associate’s degree.

This type of interior design major focuses on many different aspects of a designer’s daily duties from contract design, drafting and the use of color and texture to visual merchandizing and furniture. When the degree has been completed, you will be qualified to become an interior designer, commercial design assistant and a visual merchandiser, just to name a few. Programs usually provide hands-on training for many of the advanced courses. Depending on the school, they may also offer internships and provide placement assistance once the program has been completed. It is not uncommon for students to finish their degree within two years of their start date, if enrolled full time.

The time it takes to finish an interior design major varies greatly, based on many different scenarios. For students who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program on a full-time basis, it is usually completed in four years. This is the national average, but there are online options and the possibility of earning credit for experience that can help reduce the amount of time spent in the classroom without sacrificing quality. An Associate’s degree can often be earned in 18 to 24 months. Part-time students and those who are able to take more time in school may take much more time to complete their studies.…