E-Newsletter: January/February 2021

Mahalo to our 2021 Sponsors

President’s Message

Aloha, ASID Hawaii Chapter Members:

Happy New Year! Please keep a look out for some exciting upcoming announcements, events, and activities we have planned for this year (see calendar of events below). We are still adjusting to this virtual world, and will attempt to host virtual events until further notice.

The FY2021 election will start on January 15. Please keep a look out for your link to the ballots with instructions on how to complete online voting. More election information can be found below.

We have our first virtual CEU event of the year on Wednesday, January 27 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Our friends at TERRAMAI will be presenting “Designing Healthier Spaces with Wood,” which explores the greater benefits of reclaimed wood and its potential as a design element. Learn how wood is healthier for occupants, businesses and the environment. You can RSVP through Eventbrite and a virtual link will be sent to you at a later date: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-designing-healthier-spaces-with-wood-ceu-tickets-134615014131?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Our 2021 Sponsorship Menu is out now, and we hope you consider supporting our chapter as we extend our expertise in interior design to the public. This year’s Sponsorship Menu welcomes you to choose exactly what you want to sponsor through our main course options. The funds from your sponsorship will help the chapter to further engage our members through events, programs, and other services.

We look forward to a prosperous and happy year!

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter


You should have already received an email from an online voting service called Election Buddy. Please do not ignore this email; it will have your unique voting link to our upcoming election. The election will run from January 15 to 25. If you did not receive an email from Election Buddy, please contact Cee at administrator@hi.asid.org.

Your slate of candidates:

President Elect
Lisa Nguyen, Allied ASID

April Viola, ASID

Jenn Johnson, ASID

Professional Development
Danette Hoe

Click here for more information on these candidates. This information will also be available on the voting site.

CEU Reminder:

ASID members must earn a minimum of 10 units (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021.

Join Date


CEUs Required


Members Required


May 31, 2020 or Before


10 CEUs (10 Hours)


Professional, Allied, Associate


June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021


5 CEUs (5 Hours)


Professional, Allied, Associate


June 1 – December 31, 2021




Professional, Allied, Associate


For a list of CEUs available, check out https://learn.asid.org/.

2021 Calendar

January 27
Designing Healthier Spaces with Wood (Virtual CEU)

You must RSVP to Eventbrite in order to receive the presentation link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-designing-healthier-spaces-with-wood-ceu-tickets-134615014131?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

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.)

Adapting Design Thinking to Ensure a Healthier, More Sustainable and Connected Future

Designers are always planning ahead. They see not only the aesthetic potentials of built environments, but more importantly, how they can better serve and communicate with the communities that will use them for years to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated our relationship to physical space. However, designers are utilizing the current state of affairs as a meaningful opportunity to rethink shared spaces and make them healthier, more adaptable and more user-friendly, ultimately bringing us back together.

Bring Back the Front Porch
Tree Hugger

"The porch is one of the few 'magical intermediate zones' in urbanism where people can be partly-in, partly-out, able to both feel comfortable on their own turf and comfortable interacting with previously-unknown strangers. It is this intermediate space which, more than any other place in the built environment, encourages humans to act like neighbors again."

Zillow Gone Wild Features the Craziest Real Estate Listings on its Instagram Account
House Beautiful

If you frequently and endlessly scroll through Instagram *and* you love anything having to do with houses, you may have already come across the Instagram account known as Zillow Gone Wild—although the account was created only two weeks ago, it has since amassed over 440,000 followers. If you're not already following, you're in for a treat.

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.

Interior Design Trends to Know in 2021—And What’s on Its Way Out

It used to be that our homes were a place for part of our lives. Much of the day was spent at the workplace, with a commute by train, bus, or car on either end. Often, we’d have plans before and after work too: maybe an early morning spin class, or a dinner at a favorite neighborhood restaurant. Simply put: many of us weren’t actually in our houses or apartments that much. The coronavirus pandemic changed all that. Now, much of America is working, socializing, exercising (and, well, doing mostly everything that ends in -ing) from our homes. And as we adjust the way we live, we’re also adjusting the spaces we live in.

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.

Let’s Connect

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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.


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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.

  • 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.