E-Newsletter: April/May 2019

President’s Message


Happy spring! It looks as though we are finally enjoying some improvement in our weather and we can prepare for more outdoor activities as we head into summer.

I hope you have taken advantage of some of the great CEUs being offered by ASID, IIDA and NKBA. We have all come together to cross promote our efforts and try to provide all our memberships with some great events. The next event will be the BLUM event at Pacific Source on April 25. If you haven’t RSVP’d yet please do so. Please go to https://hi.asid.org/events/ to see all of our local events. I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

We recently had a student mixer at Chaminade University which was very successful. Although we wished more professionals would have been there, those that were had a great time and the students learned a lot about ASID and the interior design field through social interaction with the professional members.

We are going to hold our next board meeting on Monday, April 29 at 4:30pm at Chaminade University, Eiben Hall #209, so that some of the students can attend and see how ASID works. Students are the future of our association. If you’d like to attend the board meeting, you are welcome to join us. Our focus will be on our upcoming event in September: Design Impacts Lives. We plan to repeat the sample sale and have CEUs that will be open to professionals (who can attend for credit) and to the general public. It will be a great opportunity to meet people with an interest in using professional designers. We will also have panel discussions and a mini trade show. If any IP members are interested in participating, please let me know.

We are also in the planning stage of our Designing Ladies Tea, which will be this June. It will be a Saturday event at the Moana Hotel Veranda. We will be including our friends at IIDA, NKBA, BIA and AIA. Join the fun and enter the contest for the best hat or hoku lei made of recycled materials… more details to follow.

We are still in need of a treasurer and president-elect for 2020/2021. Please step up and support the industry association that has supported you in your career.

Here's wishing you a happy Easter filled with family and friends.

With gratitudeand aloha,

Tiare Noelani Pinto, Allied ASID, CKD

Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)

April 18
CEU: Lead Lowdown

April 25
Blum Age Explorer

May 10
Chaminade Environmental + Interior Design Senior Portfolio

May 16
Ferguson Showcase and CEU

National Events

May 1
Advocacy Webinar: How to Win Friends and Influence Policy Makers

May 9
Webinar: Team Leadership Essentials

May 15
HD Expo

May 19-22
Design Impacts Lives – NY

June 10
ASID at NeoCon

June 25
Design Impacts Lives GlobalShop at Retail X – Chicago

July 18
The Leadership Experience – Atlanta


For a full list of upcoming national events, visit www.asid.org/events.

One Voice

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. For more info:


Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

Picasso’s Pricing Perspective
Interior Design Business

The next time someone bellyaches about your fees, don’t think “price.”  Think Pablo Picasso.

AIA Home Trends: Outdoor Kitchens Are Still Hot
Residential Design Magazine

Outdoor cooking spaces are topping the list of kitchen trends for the second year in a row, according to new survey results from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Full Coverage: Milan Design Week 2019
Interior Design

Check out all of Interior Design's coverage of Milan Design Week.  Read about the most anticipated installations of Milan Design week. 

The Easy Way to Create a Smart Home
The New York Times

You no longer need to renovate — or spend a lot of money — to incorporate smart technology into your home. Here’s how to do it in a few quick steps.

Etsy Has Spoken: Here are the Only Decor Trends That Matter in 2019
Elle Decor

Statement accents, bold patterns, and vibrant hues, right this way.

The Intrinsic Need for Healthy and Sustainable Materials

The built environment accounts for over two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. In the majority of the places we live, work and play, research has realized that indoor air quality is more polluted than the outdoors, even in the largest industrialized metropolitan areas. This is cause for concern because humans spend over 90% of our time indoors.

Take A Virtual Tour: Former Honolulu Home of Fashion Designer Geoffrey Beene For Sale At $14M

Tucked away on the front slopes of the Diamond Head landmark in Honolulu is a Malibu-style house once owned by one of America’s most iconic fashion designers, Geoffrey Beene.

Become a Chapter Sponsor

ASID Hawaii Chapter strives to work in support of our local interior designers by providing opportunities for continuing education, advocacy for the profession, social events and recognition of Design Excellence through our annual awards gala. While a small portion of our annual membership fees provides seed money for these activities, it is through annual sponsorships from our collaborative team of design firms and industry partners that the financial and personalized support is found to realize the programs and functions the membership expects.

As a sponsor of ASID Hawaii, your company can engage with members, participate in events, host meetings, and sponsor activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to increase visibility through additional marketing, branding, special access, and deeper engagement with ASID members. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for your business to gain exposure and showcase your products and services to our local interior design community.

For a sponsorship package please send an email reqest to: administrator@hi.asid.org.

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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 industrypartners@asid.org with your company logo, description of your trade service, and a link to register.

Membership FAQs

Find answers to frequenty asked membership questions including member qualifications, payments and dues, membership cards, updating your profile, CEUs,and password retrieval.


Everything you need to know about NCIDQ exams.

Learn at ASID

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. 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.

Awards & Competition

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.

Website Log-in Help

The default login info is first name.lastname.member ID, and then the password is just your member ID.  If you’ve forgotten your password, click Log In and then click Forgot Password.

About ASID

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.