E-Newsletter: April/May 2022


Local Events (Click on links for more info where highlighted.)

May 4
Magnetic Marketing Techniques (Zoom)

May 24
CEU with Feras Irikat of Lunada Bay & NKBA (Oahu) – Time and place TBD.

May 25
CEU with Feras Irikat of Lunada Bay & NKBA (Big Island) – Time and place TBD.

Design Excellence Awards (Watch for official announcement soon.)

National Events

Please click here for a complete list of national events.

ASID Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities are now available!

Click here to become a chapter sponsor.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

Oceanfront Lot With Plans for a Large House Sells for $33.75 Million, Setting Price Record for Hawaii

The vacant property in Kaupulehu includes plans for a Paul McClean-designed home with a detached guesthouse and a pool.

The Best Debuts at High Point Market This Spring
The Business of Home

From curvy lilac-upholstered sectional sofas to New York skyline–inspired crystal chandeliers, here are some of the standout launches we saw firsthand in North Carolina.

Mid-Century Meets Aloha

Bestor Architecture reimagines a 1959 midcentury for a family of four by playing up its Hawaiian design influences.

3 Ways the Design Industry Can Champion Working Parents

Think Lab’s Amanda Schneider argues that in the war for talent, advocating for working parents is sound business strategy.

Biomimicry: Taking Cues from Nature to Create More Sustainable Products and Interiors
Interiors and Sources

Whether we are conscious of it or not, research shows that when our interior environments mimic the colors, patterns, textures and layouts that we see in nature, our minds make those connections resulting in positive effects for both mental and physical performance (known as biomorphic design). But when they take a step further to actually imitate how nature works, it can support the environment as well as user health (biomimetic design). Here, we speak to professionals making strides in both. 

Bridgerton and The Gilded Age Are Inspiring Fancier Interior Décor

In HBO’s The Gilded Age, the mansions—many of them real homes in Newport, Rhode Island—almost have larger personalities than the catty socialite characters who occupy the show’s historical fictional world. There are grand oil paintings hung on the walls, heavy velvet curtains draped over the windows, jewel-toned ottomans fringed within an inch of their lives. There is no subtlety, no simplicity, no minimalism here—instead, there’s extravagance, elegance, and maximalism. And, as it turns out, these over-the-top interiors are now inspiring real-life decor.

Could 3D Printing Be The Future Of Sustainable Workspace Design?
Worplace Design

Allwork.Space spoke with Michael Fried, the CEO of Bene, to learn about their approach to sustainable, circular design through biodegradable materials and 3D printing – which has been more than two centuries in the making.

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 click here.

Advertise with Us

There are several ways you can advertise with our chapter including email blasts, newsletter ads and website ads. Please send an email to administrator@hi.asid.org to learn more about advertising options.

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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 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: The ASID Academy is a user friendly, dynamic, streamlined continuing education experience offering high-quality courses, webinars, and more in a learn anytime, anywhere (with an internet connection), on your own schedule environment. Topic areas include the Business of Design, Health & Wellness, Institutional, Healthcare, Residential, Workplace, and Hospitality & Retail design. Check out engaging courses like Designing for a New Millennial Culture and earn valuable IDCEC and AIA CEUs in the process. Explore the Academy.

  • IDCEC Event Calendar
  • Check out the new IDCEC Website Guide!


ASID members must earn a minimum of 10 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.

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 click here.

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.