E-Newsletter: July/August 2017

President's Message


I hope hope everyone had a relaxing and safe Fourth of July weekend. I’m sure many of you have fabulous summer plans with family and friends. ASID board members will spend part of their summer firming up the details of the Design Excellence Awards, which will be held at the Pacific Club on September 16.  We hope you will join us as we honor Hawaii’s finest interior designers, celebrate design, and introduce new ASID Hawaii Chapter board members. The celebration includes an evening cocktail hour and networking, dinner, and awards presentation. Details are still being firmed up, but invitations will go out soon. We only have a group of seven volunteers (our hard-working board members) and we really need help. We would like the awards gala to be a fun and memorable event, but in order to do so, we need help securing sponsors and items for the raffles. Please contact me at chuen@mcyia.com if you can volunteer at the gala, donate prizes, or be a sponsor.

As we continue with our planning for the remainder of this year and 2018, we absolutely welcome your comments on what we should improve and ideas on events you would like us to put on… let us know, we would love to hear from you!
We are still seeking candidates for Financial Director, Professional Development Director and At Large Director. Please contact Nancy Schnur at nancy.uillc@gmail.com if you are interested.


Chuen Yee, ASID
Hawaii Chapter President

Welcome New Members

Kassandra Lynn Kirksey, Allied ASID

Robin Yee, ASID

Elizabeth Tomoso, Student ASID

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

August 8
Lunada Bay Tile CEU Event, Presented by Tile Warehouse

August 10
Lunada Bay Tile CEU Event: Discover the Next Big Thing

September 16 (Save the Date)
Design Excellence Awards

October 6
BIA Hawaii 32nd Annual Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards

Please contact administrator@hi.asid.org if you would like to promote your upcoming events in our newsletter, website or Facebook. 

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

July 30 – Aug 3 | Summer Las Vegas Market | Las Vegas, NV
Aug 10 – 11 | Metrocon 17 Expo| Dallas, TX
Nov 11 – 14 | Healthcare Design Expo | Kissimmee, FL 

For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.

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Design News (Click on title for more details.)

AR Measure Turns Your Phone Into a Virtual Measuring Tape

If this digital measuring tape is any indication of the practical future of augmented reality, then there’s a lot to look forward to. Called AR Measure and developed by Laan Labs, the coming-soon iOS app turns any iPhone or iPad into a virtual ruler that can measure just about anything (within reason, of course). 

The Ultimate Bachelor Pad
Business Insider

This is the best advice an interior designer has for guys who want an awesome bachelor pad.

Build Your Door...Instagram Secrets To Attract Ideal Clients
Gail Doby

What if you could do something that you enjoy that easily generates ideal client leads? “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door,” said Milton Berle. Many designers are confused about how to build a steady stream of ideal clients for their business, and if they had that, it would solve many problems. Is building a steady stream of ideal clients something you want to achieve for your business?   

Stylish Décor and Pets Can Coexist
Chicago Tribune

It's gotten easier to have a house full of pets without sacrificing the home decor you want. Interior designer Vern Yip, a judge on HGTV's "Design Star" and a dog person, says new technology has led to a variety of stylish AND pet-friendly home-furnishing options. "The furniture and home-decor...

Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,440 More Than Expected

A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money. Homes with rooms painted in shades of light blue or pale blue/gray can sell for as much as $5,440 more than expected, according to a new Zillow report.  

Cheesecake Factory Interior Are Weird and Wonderful
The Cheesecake Factory, in all of its gold-hued, dark-wood opulence; romance novel-length menu; and ancient-Egypt-meets-Vegas-Strip vibe, might not be the American dream, but certainly an American dream. It’s America’s No. 1 ranked casual-dining chain, a cult favorite among NBA players, and a place Drake never wants to fight in. It has a menu Neil Gaiman might read to raise money for charity. 

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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.

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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.