E-Newsletter: January/February 2018
Aloha Members and Friends,
Does this sound familiar?
My husband said this is me at an ASID meeting! And he’s right, I do tend to speak up and volunteer more than I should. But ASID is the kind of organization that stays in the face of the public. Every day. Reminding them of the difference we make with our work. So, the chapter is never going to stop asking you for help, all 176 of you, and I’m probably never going to stop volunteering. Please do your part: vote, attend events and join a committee.
Our first event of the year is on Thursday February 1st, Risk Management for Interior Designers. We held this lecture a few years ago and it was very well received. We thought it would be good to run it again for those who missed out or need a refresher course. We will be hosting the lecture on Maui later in the spring so stay tuned Maui members! And speaking of Maui we have another event on March 2nd with Wolf/Subzero at the Pacific Source Maui showroom.
We have also begun planning our fundraiser which we hope to host in early summer. It will be an updated version of our former Sample Sale and Designer Saturday and will hopefully include current trends such as tiny houses and blue zones.
Nancy Schnur, ASID CAPS
Hawaii Chapter President
Our election starts Wednesday, January 17 and runs through January 27. Watch for an email from Election Buddy for the link and instructions to our online voting, and be sure to cast your vote!
Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)
National Events (Click on event title for more details.)
Feb 23 – 25
SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit
For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.
Design News (Click on title for complete article.)
ASID Demonstrates the Impact of Design
ASID believes that “Design Impacts Lives” and we now have the research to prove it. Review the pre- and post-occupancy research on the new ASID HQ office to explore the impact of innovative workplace design on behavior and performance, spatial design and organizational goals, and human and environmental sustainability.
Are you Ready to Start an Interior Design Blog?
By Michael Berens
Perhaps you've been thinking about adding a blog to your marketing arsenal. A blog can be a powerful way to capture the attention of new prospects by conveying your personality and sense of style, showing off your design skills and knowledge, and building rapport with design fans.
Top 3 Digital Marketing Trends You Can't Ignore in 2018
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Some years, the digital marketing landscape seems to change drastically. Remember in late 2016 when Instagram launched Stories? Or 2013 when Snapchat exploded and caught the attention of brands? Well, looking at 2018, it appears we may be in the clear. So far, 2018 is shaping up to be a year where budding trends of years past come to a crescendo. These trends have been gaining momentum for so long that now your audience expects them.
Edith Wharton’s Decorating Advice: Why It Holds Up 100 Years Later
Wall Street Journal
Who knew Edith Wharton was a decorating genius? New York interior designer Thomas Jayne finds contemporary truths in her maxims, first published in 1897.
Nostalgic For Lava Lamps? An Illustrated History Of Interior Design
Designers over at Harvey Water Softeners have created an illustrated guide to the evolution of interior design, covering everything from lava lamps in the ‘60s to the Memphis Group’s bold geometric shapes in the ‘80s to the Ikea flatpack takeover of the aughts.
Secrets You Need to Know When Using Wood in Wet Spaces
It’s almost counter-intuitive, the practice of putting a material like wood—which has issues with humidity and expansion—in a place that's constantly getting wet, like a bathroom, kitchen, or even the exterior of a building. But with careful detailing and a thoughtful selection of proper species, wood can actually be an ideal material for nearly any location, wet or dry. Here, we take a look at five places where the use of wood might seem taboo at first, and we’ll delve into why wood is actually a good choice for that space or location.
Top 11 Bedbug Cities in the US
There are some lists one never wants to be on. And yet, Chicago ranks in the top three on this one. Thanks to Orkin, we also know way more about the buggers now than we did when we started.
How an Interior Stylist Decorates Her Own Home
This is the apartment of interior stylist Olga Naiman—a veteran in the field who’s created magazine-worthy spaces for the likes of Domino, House Beautiful, Teen Vogue, and Wall Street Journal Magazine, and who also has a master’s degree in set design. All of this is obvious the moment you enter her space, a 1,000-square foot two-bedroom in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood…
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your company logo, description of your trade service, and a link to register.
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.
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.
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.