Launch by Design Inc. puts a sunny spin on 1st annual “Gingerbread Build Better” challenge

Launch by Design Inc. participates in inaugural “Gingerbread Build Better” challenge hosted by Dreschel Business Interiors and Dirtt in support of Toronto’s Nazareth House.

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This December, Launch by Design Inc. was invited to participate in the “Gingerbread Build Better” event hosted by Drechsel Business Interiors and DIRTT at the downtown Toronto Green Learning Centre.

Participants were asked to express the spirit of the season by bringing charitable donations in support of Nazareth House, the local home for women and small children at risk or in recovery. The team of Launch by Design Inc. contributed cozy essentials including hand-knit scarves, non-perishables and toiletries.

The venue at the Green Learning Centre was set-up as a wintery wonderland, with treats laid out on the various systems furniture and Christmas movies featured on the built-in TVS. The aroma of the delicious fresh baked Mad Batter gingerbread wafted through the space, the foretelling ingredient and sole material of construction of the “Gingerbread Build Better” challenge.

Each team from 12 different firms throughout the GTA were given a station set up with a selection of edible décor ranging from licorice, sprinkles and gingerbread gummy men. We were given an hour and a half and an assortment of geometric fresh gingerbread pieces as tools to do what we all love most… create! We could barter and trade for special goodies or extra icing, but were not allowed to use anything not provided by the event.

Off the bat, the Launch by Design team was inspired to look south of the Canadian border and bring a little sunshine into the challenge by creating a tropical holiday destination complete with licorice surfboards, candy cane stilt huts, a gingerbread-walk, and even a shark attack! Can you tell we are a firm that designs unique environments for kids and families to play and interact together? We were so happy to take a fun twist (and gain a few laughs) on the challenge in a room full of so many beautiful and creative gingerbread creations!

Thank you again to our fantastic rep Lisa at Dreschel for inviting us to participate in this fun and festive event in the interesting DIRTT office showcase space. Lots of fun and laughs were had by all!

Alo-ho-ho to you all, and wishing you a deliciously wonderful holiday – see you in 2016!

As I always say, “we live to create!”