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Hi, I’m Ingrid Fetell Lee. A designer and author, I founded the Aesthetics of Joy to help you create more joy in life and work through design.

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How to Create Unforgettable Experiences

5 Secrets to Designing Unforgettable Experiences

Joy can be your greatest asset in creating a gathering guests remember forever. Read on for five tips I shared with pro event planners that can help your next get-together be your best yet.

How to Design a Better School Building

How to Design a Better School Building

School should be a place of curiosity, wonder, and play. Yet most school buildings are anything but. In this post, find 7 ways to design a school that makes learning a delight.

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3 questions to help you reconnect with joy — and yourself

If you've been feeling drained, depleted, or disconnected from your fun side, these three questions can help you get back in touch with joy — and reconnect you with the things that make you feel like the best version of yourself.

Design quiz

What's your design personality?

You know your style, but what about your design personality? This quick quiz will help you understand your strengths and challenges when it comes to designing your home, and give you tips to create a home you love on your own terms.

“This book has the power to change everything! Writing with depth, wit, and insight, Ingrid Fetell Lee shares all you need to know in order to create external environments that give rise to inner joy.”

- Susan Cain, Author of Quiet and Founder of Quiet Revolution

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How to embrace your inner child

How to embrace your inner child and find more joy

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How could this be beautiful?

How to cultivate an abundance mindset

How to cultivate an abundance mindset

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7 Awe-Inspiring Swimming Pools From Around the World

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Beware of False Choices That Limit Your Joy

A picture of Ingrid in a multicolored dress lying in the grass. Shot by Belathee.

12 Ways to Be Gentle With Yourself

Ways to Start the Day on a Joyful Note

11 Ways to Start the Day on a Joyful Note

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