E-Newsletter: March/April 2018
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Aloha Members and Friends,
My apologies to our very efficient administrator, Cee, for being late on delivering my president’s message. She is always on time with our newsletter and I made her wait. But I am glad I did because now I can share with all of you the marvelous evening I had last night at the Auld Lang Syne event!
With the help of Liz Howard, Mary Philpotts, Joan Robinson-Whitaker, Karren Barozzi and Janet Daniels we have successfully cleared out items that were stored for decades but no longer needed. Aside from the efficiency in which they all made decisions, the laughs and the memories added to the evening’s success.
Thanks to Layla Dedrick of Bella Pietra, our SRB Jenelyn Sison and classmates, we had ample space to spread out food, wine and memorabilia. Pictures and articles from before the Hawaii Chapter was even created were part of the mix along with photos, proclamations, news articles and past local events reminding us of the long journey this chapter has made thus far.
The evening ended with a group discussion about the current chapter goings-on, especially the fundraiser coming up this summer. We will be hosting a one-day event open to the public: Design Impacts Lives. The goal is two-fold: first, is to raise awareness in the public eye about the interior design industry and how what we do, large or small, residential or commercial, can impact their health, emotional state and work productivity; and, secondly, we also intend to raise funds for the chapter to support local and national events and ease our dependency on our industry partners.
I now have a better understanding of how our chapter accomplished so much in past years, thanks to our collaborative session last night. When the above-mentioned five ladies started brainstorming about how to bring the sample sale portion of the upcoming fund-raising event into the 21st century, enthusiasm and ideas flowed (along with the wine of course). I am now tasked with implementing these wonderful ideas; hopefully, with your help.
Next month, I will be able to share many more details about the event and how it can benefit all of you as well.
Thank you for your support,
Nancy Schnur, ASID CAPS
Hawaii Chapter President
Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)
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Save the Date: Design Impacts Lives
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For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.
Design News (Click on title for complete article.)
The Psychitect Is In: How One Therapist Helps Couples Tackle Design Projects Together
If you’ve ever embarked on a design project, whether it be selecting a new sofa to a massive gut renovation, you probably know how stressful, confusing, and mentally exhausting the experience can be. Enter the "psychitect": Rachel Melvald, a licensed psychotherapist with a background in fine arts, architecture, and psychology who specializes in helping her clients maintain good relationships—both romantic and professional—during the design process.
What 12 Design Pros Loved and Hated About Their Parents’ Homes
Wall Street Journal
We asked interior designers and architects to single out the worst and best parts of their childhood homes’ décor. Among the scarring memories: ‘barf floral’ upholstery and torturously uncomfortable ‘TV chairs.’
Originally Designed for Life on Mars, These Homes Could Redefine Sustainable Architecture
Walking up to the Cal-Earth Institute in Hesperia, California, a set of beehive-style domes seem to be growing out of the earth. At first glance, they bear a resemblance to Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles, the site of Dior’s 2016 resort show on the Cote d’Azur, or contemporary sculptures that you would see installed at Art Basel, but, as visually intriguing as they might be, these SuperAdobes have nothing to do with exhibiting modernist aesthetics.
Why You Must Suddenly Improve Your Behavior During Showings
Real Estate Brokerage
You don’t want to put yourself or company in a compromising situation because something that should have been said in confidence got captured on a doorbell cam outside, or a security cam inside.
Inside The Obsessive World Of The Home Tech Early Adopter
Technology has raised the bar for how perfect our homes can be.
Trends in Design and Architecture
A look at what’s popular in-home furnishings and real estate.
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.
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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.