E-Newsletter: February/March 2018
Aloha Members and Friends,
We are well on our way in to my term as president and next week I will be heading to Los Angeles for the President’s Forum, aka a shot in the arm to get me through the rest of my year. I will be able to report all good things while I’m there, we held our elections, although we did not fill a key position, we are financially sound and have regular events scheduled for both Oahu and Maui.
January was devoted to my playing the role of Finance Director, so our first Oahu event took place on February 1st. We had a hana hou lecture by Bennett Chin from M4 Law firm, if you recall Reiko Lewis invited him to speak during her term about contract language. This time he discussed what can go wrong on a project and who is to blame. Very important! He is a delightful person to know and is very personable during his talks. Our thanks to him for donating his time. We will be having him give the lecture on Maui in April so stay tuned for the details.
Our first March event is at the Maui Pacific Source Showroom on March 2nd. We will be having a one-hour CEU entitled “Design Professionals Forecast” by Scott Riggs of Riggs Distributors and a hands-on introduction to the new Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances. For more details please go to our chapter website.
On the 15th of March we will host our first “Auld Lang Syne” event at the Bella Pietra Showroom along with a presentation of Artistic Tile’s award-winning tile design, Orchid Bianco Carrara and other additional items. Wine, pupus and a stroll down memory lane will be included. I had a lot of responses to my request for members to make decisions on our past, so I hope to see you there. Invitations will be sent shortly.
Nancy Schnur, ASID CAPS
Hawaii Chapter President
Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)
Welcome New Members
Alicia Kauna Snyder-Carlson, Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C
Green Building Services, Inc.
Melissa Rawlinson, Student ASID
Michelle Morgan, Student ASID
Catherine Valentine, Student ASID
National Events (Click on event title for more details.)
Feb 23 – 25
SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit
For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.
Design News (Click on title for complete article.)
Where has the Design Industry Been and Where is it Going in 2018?
ASID has released its 2018 Outlook and State of the Industry (OSI) report to provide a scan of the essential knowledge interior designers and the interior design industry require to thrive and remain competitive in 2018 and beyond. The robust, 80-page ASID OSI explores the status of the U.S. economy as a whole and offers an in-depth look at the interior design and construction industries specifically; discusses current trends in design and their implications for the profession moving forward; and concludes with a look at the societal and technological advancements that will influence the interior design industry into the future. Download your copy.
Fashion and home design celebrate Year of the Dog
Loyalty, a little bit of shedding, and a big hit of style is what the upcoming Year of the Dog has in store for you. Feb. 16 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the lunar astrological calendar, which rotates in a new animal each January or February and is believed to set a precedent for...
Protecting Your Firm Against Client Disputes
By Lloyd Princeton
Interior design firms in many parts of the country experienced a surge in business during the second half of 2017. Given the new tax law that takes effect this year, along with strong demand for new and remodeled homes, that trend likely will continue. While that means designers should expect to be busier, it also means they may be exposed to more risk. As you start off the new year, you want to be sure you have taken the proper steps to safeguard your firm from disputes.
The Future Is Bright, According To Pantone's Fall 2018 Trend Report
You're going to want your shades.
Active Interiors to Encourage Wellness
Interiors + Sources
By February, New Year’s resolutions have often fallen by the wayside, but interiors don’t have that option. Design needs to work hard all year long and that’s especially true with wellness-centered design strategies that play a crucial role in keeping people happy, healthy, and active. Don’t give up on your resolutions just yet—create spaces that encourage movement and healthy choices.
Check Out Trends and Products from 2018 Kitchen and Bath International Show
The Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS) is the biggest show of the year for kitchen and bath designers and manufacturers. It took place in Orlando last month and the product offerings were pretty hot — especially if you’re into modern and contemporary design. Here’s a round up of the best kitchen and bath trends […]
Stop Screwing Around, and Raise Your Rates NOW!
Interior Design Business
One person prevents you from setting and getting much higher design fees and markups. That person isn’t a competitor, critic, or customer. That person is you. You’re the one who […]
Inside a Tech Company’s Grown-up NYC Headquarters
SeatGeek’s new headquarters in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan are imbued with an unfussy yet dynamic industrial aesthetic—and a controlled use of color.
Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession. That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives.
Maximize Your ASID Benefits
Trade Pricing and Discounts
ASID membership has its benefits—including exclusive discounts on products and services from national sponsors and industry partners.Make sure your to-the-trade offers or discounts are featured and email email@example.com with your company logo, description of your trade service, and a link to register.
ASID supports the professional development of the Society’s members and the profession with continuing education programs and events that allow participants to advance in their careers and build their skill sets. ASID, our Chapters, and Industry Partners offer a variety of continuing education opportunities in-person and online.
- ASID Academy: ASID assembled this catalog of online design courses, papers, and videos to bring the best continuing education offerings to ASID members and other designers in an easily-accessible, online-anytime, curated collection. Earn IDCEC and AIA-approved and accredited CEUs in a variety of topic areas including health and wellness, biophilia, HSW, and much more. ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education requirement.
- IDCEC Event Calendar
- Check out the new IDCEC Website Guide!
ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.
ASID members are to utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date.
Each year, ASID recognizes the exemplary achievements and outstanding service demonstrated by highly engaged members, chapters, student chapters, and industry partners through our awards and honors programs.
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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.