E-Newsletter: February/March 2021

Mahalo to our 2021 All Access and Newsletter Sponsors

President’s Message

Aloha, ASID Hawaii Chapter Members:

Happy President’s Day! I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend. We started this year with a virtual CEU in January and would like to thank Rick Ogle from TERRAMAI for providing such an informative presentation. It was nice to see our members and even some new faces. Our board is continuing to plan new engaging, and fun activities and events for our members in the coming months.

I would like to welcome the Environmental + Interior Design students back to school for their Spring semester. We have some exciting plans for the students starting with some student scholarships and student memberships that we would like to offer. More information will be announced very soon.

We are putting together the committee for our 2021 Design Impacts Lives fundraiser event, and welcome volunteers to help bring exciting ideas and enthusiasm to the mix. This is a great opportunity for you to impact your chapter and the profession. If interested, please contact me at president@hi.asid.org

We have gotten such a great response from our 2021 sponsors, and we look forward to partnering with each of you. We are still accepting sponsors for this year and we hope you consider supporting our chapter. If you would like more information or a copy of our 2021 Sponsorship Menu, please contact administrator@hi.asid.org.

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

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Student News

ASID Virtual Internship: Winter Series
The ASID Virtual Internship is back. The independent, immersive program connects design students with peers and future colleagues, while also providing fresh opportunities to enhance and develop new design knowledge to put to use in 2021. The ongoing program is open to all ASID Student members.

ASID Student Portfolio Competition Deadline Approaching
It's time to encourage the design students in your life to show the world their talent. The ASID National Student Portfolio Competition (SPC), sponsored by Benjamin Moore, is a great opportunity for students to get the recognition and financial support they need to start launching a successful, rewarding career in design. Submissions are due February 24.

2021 Calendar

Student Event
Supporting our students with a networking event.

Virtual Home Tour
Possible in person tour opportunities.

Virtual Ask A Designer Event
Helping clients connect with our local designers.

Beach Clean-Up Volunteer Event
Help Us Help the Community

Landscape Design Event
Possible CEU credit for members.

Sponsored Event
you can sponsor an event on any topic! this spot is open.

Virtual Sample Sale
Help us collection donations for resale to the public.

Bi-Annual Public Event (Design Impacts Lives)

2021 National Events

For a full list of national events, click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

Residential and Commercial Markets “Pandecorate” with Functional Wall Coverings
Interiors and Sources

What design projects are moving forward and how are they being impacted by COVID-19? The Wallcoverings Association reached out to member companies to ascertain what products have been in demand during the pandemic for both the residential and commercial markets, and what technologies are being developed to address current and projected post-pandemic needs.

Kūono Is a Modern Hawaiian Cabin You Can Rent
Tree Hugger

This stylish cabin getaway is hidden in a forest near Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. Located within a forest of 'ōhi'a trees near the Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, the 488-square-foot Kūono Cabin was a design collaboration between local architect Loch Soderquist and owner Jeff Brink, who runs an architectural visualization company.

This Garage Isn't Just for Parking: How to Turn Your Garage Into the Ultimate Hangout Space
House Beautiful

There's a whole living room, with a 65" TV, in here! Who says a garage is all about cars? Or a laundry room has to be a snore? In House Beautiful's Whole Home concept house in Franktown, Co., we asked Coloradan-based designer Erin Hurley to transform both into rooms worthy of hanging out in. And, well, if you’re lucky enough to own the 2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, maybe all you want to do in your garage is stare at it (or simply ensure that the rake hanging on the wall doesn’t fall on it!), but the truth is, regardless of the size of your garage—and yes, this one is huge!—you can still transform it into a space that can be for work, fun, play or simply hanging out.

5 Services You Should Use for Your Interior Design Business

With the interior design industry booming to greater heights, you might need a helping hand to help you deliver articulate projects. The following are some services you should use for your interior design business.

9 Vogue Editor-Tested Home, Tech, and Kitchen Investments That Marry Style and Function 

Ahead of this year’s Presidents’ Day sales, we asked a handful of Vogue editors about the kitchen appliances and home tech items they’ve splurged on to upgrade their day to day. We wanted to know: What has one not only lived up to the hype, but completely surpassed their expectations when it comes to fashion and function? 

60 Genius Ways to Decorate a Blank Wall
Elle Décor

Here are the best designer-approved ideas for transforming that wide open space.

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.

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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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.