Design is something we can do everyday. I came across this site, Speed Creating, and thought it was not only clever and quirky, but a good reminder that we don't need to always buy solutions. Everyone can design stuff. It's not an exclusive club.
A former co-worker once said: "I can find design in anything I do from how to stack clean plates to building a wall"
I think we have become very accustomed to always finding solutions at a store. If something breaks in our home, we usually think we have to go buy something to fix it. I propose that we dust off our ingenuity and create solutions that aren't pre-packed. If everyone approaches problems as a opportunity for a "design," then I wonder how our solutions can change.