E-Newsletter: July/August 2019

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President’s Message


Hello summer! Although it’s felt like summer for quite some time with the unusual heat wave we’ve had, summer is officially here. With summer comes the BIA Big Summer Home Building & Remodeling Show, July 9-11. BIA has generously given ASID and NKBA a complimentary booth space to share. This is a great opportunity to get in front of people who are planning to do projects in the coming year. We are looking for members to volunteer for 4-hour shifts during the show. Remember the new qualification to enter the 2020 Design Excellence Awards is that you need to participate/volunteer in an ASID event. Here’s your opportunity to qualify and promote ASID as well as your own business. Designers and industry partners are welcome to volunteer. Please reach out to me at tiare@archipelagohawaii.com and let me know your availability.

We had a wonderful general membership meeting at my home, it was great to see old friends and strategize on how we can make ASID stronger. We seem to have a gap between seasoned members with 30+ years-- who have been dedicated and very involved with ASID over the years-- who are now wanting to slow down, and brand new student members just entering the work force. We need to bring the students into the association and pass the baton so to speak. Things are rapidly changing and the students are on the forefront of these changes. I urge student members to get involved: volunteer, meet industry partners and seasoned designers. You are our future and you can gain wisdom from our past.

We are gearing up for our second annual Design Impacts Lives Event, September 7, at Na Lama Kukui. We need volunteers to pull this off. You can volunteer to participate in Ask a Designer, in which the general public will pay $20 for a 20 minute consult with a designer. This is a great way to get in front of people wanting to hire an interior designer. We are also doing a panel discussion on design trends. The sample sale will need help along with manning the ASID booth. All volunteers can submit their photos to be included in the ASID loop at the event. We will also be offering workshops which will appeal to members as well as the general public. Please consider volunteering.

ASID is a volunteer organization and is only as strong as its members make it. I urge you to do more than pay your dues; get involved, meet your peers, mentor students, give back to your profession. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime to talk about how you can help make ASID stronger.

Have a wonderful summer!

With gratitude & aloha,

Tiare Noelani Pinto, Allied ASID, CKD

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

August 9 – 11
BIA Summer Home Building & Show

September 7
Design Impacts Lives

National Events

July 20
Celebration, The ASID Awards

September 18 – 20
Platform: A Retreat for Design Visionaries

November 2 – 5
Healthcare Design Expo & 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.)

Outdoor Kitchens By The Numbers
Interior Design

The outdoor kitchen is definitely “a thing” — and exclusive NKBA research reveals what’s driving the phenomenon. Here’s a smattering from the latest report on what homeowners want, where challenges and opportunities exist, top choices in materials, products, features, lifestyle, usage and more. So, throw a steak on the grill and grab a few stats!

The great indoors: How to talk to your clients about going green.
Business of Home

BOH’s guide to getting green—from taking your first steps toward sustainability to making your clients care.  

Study: Technology Solutions Gain Popularity in Bathrooms

A growing range of technology solutions, including thermostat smart controls, water-conservation technology, and internet-connected products, are expected to take center stage in bathroom design over the next few years…

How to Babyproof Your Home Without Sacrificing Style

For the design inclined, welcoming a baby into the house is both exciting and daunting: the task of decorating a nursery opens up fun potential for new fabrics and color combinations, yet the thought of what comes after—baby proofing—can send any Milo Baughman-minded parent into a tailspin.

These Eight Frank Lloyd Wright Structures Have Just Been Designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites

As one of the most prolific American architects, Frank Lloyd Wright fundamentally changed the way we live, and how we think about building. Known for seamlessly integrating his creations with nature, his innovative approach to urban planning, and the furniture and stained glass that often accompanied his buildings, Wright was a visionary with quite the work ethic—over his lifetime he designed more than 1,000 buildings; 532 of which were constructed.

Dive on Under: Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant is Open for Business

Why eat somewhere that has a view of the ocean when you can now eat IN the ocean?

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.

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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 1.0 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.

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.