E-Newsletter: August/September 2021

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President’s Message

The SYSTEMCENTER hosted their livestreamed virtual double CEU event last Thursday. They went over topics such as outdoor furniture materials and “Out is the New In”-integrating nature within office space. We’re glad our members could participate, and we want to thank The SYSTEMCENTER for providing such an enlightening event.

Due to the high case counts and stricter restrictions in Hawaii, we will be postponing our upcoming HonBlue Pau Hana Event and our Ask A Designer Event until further notice. We will continue to adjust to the changes and we hope everyone in our community stays safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you all in person soon.

Chaminade University is looking for the new director of the Environmental + Interior Design program. This is an immediate opening so please help us spread the word. If you or anyone you know is interested in the position, please check out the job description

Design is a part of our lives and profoundly impacts our physical and mental well-being. As we navigate through the remainder of this year, I want to urge our members to stay positive, resilient, and creative as we continue to design spaces that are safer and healthier for our clients and community.

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

National News

FREE Continuing Education for ASID Members
It’s a renewal year, and ASID has the CEUs you need! Did you know that ASID Academy offers Free CEUs to members? These educational programs would normally cost about $40 each, but they are no charge with your membership. Visit the ASID Academy and locate the Getting Started page for tips on navigating the site to find and register for courses. Check out our latest course catalog and start learning today.

Students: Join Live Virtual Internship Sessions Next Week
The summer ASID Virtual Internship is in full swing, and there is an exciting lineup of live programming coming up next week. Kicking off on August 17 at 2 p.m., the live events cover ethics in design, the designer-rep relationship, and the reasons to consider NCIDQ Certification. Visit the ASID Virtual Internship Hub today to sign up for free, register for the live events, and catch up on 2020 summer and winter content on-demand.

2021 Calendar 

(Date TBD) Infinium Interiors Rescheduled Normann Copenhagen Briefing

(Date TBD) Virtual Sample Sale Collection (Help us collect donations for resale to the public. Contact president@hi.asid.org to donate items. Thanks for your support!)

August 26: HonBlue: Pau Hana & Showroom TourThis event has been postponed.

(Date TBD) Design Impacts Lives/Ask a Designer – This event hss been postponed.

2021 National Events

For a full list of national events, click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

Water Features’ Importance in Biophilic Design
Sustainable, calming and overall attractive; it’s hard to ignore all of the benefits water gives to a space.

The Kitchen of the Future May Look Like This Kitchen From the Past
Tree Hugger
People are spending more time cooking. How about making the kitchen work properly?

Wallpaper is Back—Here’s How to do it, and What to Avoid
As the design pendulum swings from muted to maximalist, wallpaper is a fabulous way to express your own taste and eclecticism.  As many of us adjust to a new life working partially—or even full time—from home,  never has personal, well-executed interior style been more important.

Planning the Return to an Inclusive Hybrid Office
WorkDesign Magazine
Get inspired for your own return to the office plan as Bergmeyer’s Rachel Zsembery shares their three phased approach for the implementation of a new hybrid work model.

3 Trends That Prove Home Is Where the Workout Is
Elle Decor
Personal gyms are about to be the new normal, according to this designer.

What Design for Aging Gets Horribly Wrong
Fast Company
For most of us, thinking about the experience of aging conjures up imagery of golf, relaxing, and RV trips — illustrations that are idyllic, but severely outdated. Our minds also drift to all-too-stereotypical products like Life Alert and cold, clinical bath supports. Suffice to say, the landscape of products for older adults is a depressing sea of beige and stainless steel.

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.

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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.

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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.