E-Newsletter: January/February 2019

President’s Message

Happy New Year! I hope the new year finds everyone with a renewed vision and sense of purpose. As we begin the year ahead I’d like to encourage everyone to think about how we can all help the ASID Hawaii chapter flourish.

There seems to be a lack of participation and enthusiasm for our organization; we are unable to even fill a slate for the in-coming elections. I have been involved in this organization for over 25 years and this has always been an issue, however it seems to be the worst I’ve seen in my 25 + years. We rely on volunteers to keep this association going. With out the support and participation of our members we cannot sustain the organization and provide the benefits to our members.

We are looking at putting together an awards gala this year, however if we can’t get people to volunteer for the committee we will not be able to pull this off. We have been invited by BIA to become part of their awards program; I welcome any feedback on this proposal from our membership. If we want to keep the ASID Awards we need more participation.

We are looking at trying to do a social media campaign, however without volunteers this will not happen. If you love doing social media this would be a great way for you to give back to the association.

I encourage you to become a part of this organization, not just a member. As we all know, you get out of an organization what you put into it. I WELCOME IDEAS, AND INSPIRATION FROM THE MEMBERSHIP!

Please feel free to call or email me with any concerns, ideas, or to tell me how you’d like to participate. Times are changing and we need to change with the times so I welcome any new ideas. My email is president@hi.asid.org, phone 808-263-8891

We are in search of the next president-elect. This is a great opportunity for someone who has participated on the board over the last 10 years to step up and help steer the chapter in a new direction. Elections will run from January 15 to 25. Please don’t ignore the email from Election Buddy as it contains instructions to complete online voting.

Best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

With gratitude & aloha,

Tiare Noelani Pinto

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

Feb. 19 – 21
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Mar. 1 – 3
SCALE: The National Student Summit

Mar. 21 – 22
Outcome of Design Conference

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.)

Need help with your data? Leslie Carothers has the answer.
Business of Home

One of the industry’s earliest digital marketing experts, Carothers has a long history of harnessing social media to help designers and home furnishings brands grow their businesses. This month, she will deliver a highly anticipated keynote at Lightovation, the biggest lighting show in North America, which is held at Dallas Market Center in conjunction with the Dallas Total Home and Gift Show. By Kaitlin Petersen

Builder KB Home To Offer ‘Wellness’ Software As Smart Home Race Heats Up

KB Home today said it will begin offering home buyers technology to make their households healthier. Starting this spring the Los Angeles-based homebuilder will sell an add-on, known as Darwin, to buyers in California, with plans to eventually roll it out nationally.

Interiors Expert Reveals the Biggest Trends Set To Sweep the Design World in 2019                                                                                                     

Daily Mail
An interiors expert has revealed the biggest trends set to sweep the design world in 2019 - and it's finally the end of the road for rose gold shades. Cindy Fuller, founder of Designs Direct, has revealed that mixing metals like brass and gold will likely take over homes in the coming year, as they look great with rough timber and brick.  

Meaningful marketing: Use wise words and avoid wimpy ones.

So, you're a designer with an "intuitive eye for scale and proportion." Or, you're a showroom manager who sells furniture that "connects people, technology and space." So what? What does that mean? What’s in it for me? Those are the questions that all your prospects ask, all of the time. And those are the questions that so many design professionals and industry partners fail to answer on their websites, in their social networking, and in their marketing materials.

Trends Designers Hope Not to See in 2019
Architectural Digest

2015 was the year of #hygge. 2016 brought the widespread proliferation of #millennialpink. Each year, it seems, driven by the instantaneous and infinite onslaught of imagery perpetrated by Instagram and Pinterest, there's a buzzy trend kicking around the design world. But some, it must be said, are better than others. With the promise of a clean slate on the horizon, AD PRO asked a few of our designer friends for the trend they hope disappears with the new year. Here's what they had to say.  

Top Senior Housing Trends for 2019
Senior Housing News

Senior housing providers and other industry stakeholders may be feeling a sense of dread going into 2019. Occupancy is at a low point, labor expenses are surging amid sharp workforce challenges, new competition continues to pressure certain markets, construction costs are up and aging baby boomers are not yet entering communities in huge numbers.

While there are some promising signs, such as a slowdown in new construction starts, there are also no clear indications that industry headwinds will abate much in the next 12 months. Yet, the new year should also bring a sense of promise. In many ways, it’s an exciting time for senior living, especially for companies that can weather near-term challenges and seize opportunities while the competition struggles.

Pinterest predictions: 10 top home trends for 2019.
Chicago Tribune

New year, new space? Whether you're looking for inspiration or just some decor eye candy, Pinterest is the perfect place to get your fix. Enthusiasts come for everything from day-to-day DIY projects (83 percent of home-related searches) to remodeling and landscaping ideas.  The website recently...

11 Simple Home Updates to Make This Year

Besides reconsidering your drinking and dusting off your work-out gear, the new year is a fresh opportunity to adjust your home. Whether you want it to be cozier for cold months ahead or less cluttered, Kara Mann has a few tips to get you started. The stylist turned interior designer masterminded goop’s Chicago pop-up, and the sumptuous yet pared-back interiors of the Talbott Hotel, among other projects. In the spirit of the new year, Mann offers 11 simple tips to refresh your home without any serious rearranging. Below, resolutions you can actually plan on keeping.

Ergonomic Design Flaws in the Office Environment
Workdesign Magazine

An office designed with ergonomics in mind will not only increase employee productivity, but also foster employee wellness overall.

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