E-Newsletter: June/July 2017

President's Message


We are so excited about the upcoming 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. We are seeking volunteers for awards night; please send an email to administrator@hi.asid.org if you can help.

Our election will take place in a few days. Please watch for an email from Election Buddy and follow the instructions to place your vote. Here is the slate of candidates:

Officer (One Year Term)

President – Elect: 
Tiare Noelani Pinto, Allied ASID

Chapter Board (Two-Year Term)

Communications Director:
Cassandra Okimoto, Allied ASID

Financial Director:
Candidate Vacancy

Professional Development Director:
Candidate Vacancy

Board Vacancies:

We also have a vacancy for an At-Large Director.  This is for a term in progress and will be for one year starting October 1, 2017.

The vacant positions (At-Large Director, Professional Development Director, and Financial Director) will be filled by board appointment.  Please contact Nancy Schnur at nancy.uillc@gmail.com if you want to be on the board and help shape the future of ASID Hawaii. We need your help!


Chuen Yee
Hawaii Chapter President

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

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.)

June 23 – 25 | Dwell on Design | Los Angeles, CA
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.

Design News (Click on title for more details.)

ASID HQ is First Space in the World to Earn LEED and WELL Platinum Certification under WELL Building StandardTM v1
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters office in Washington, D.C. is the first space in the world to achieve both Platinum Level Certification for the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) under WELL v1 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), under the LEED ID+C rating system – the highest recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The office space, designed by Perkins+Will, incorporates the most innovative health and wellness design features, and has sustainability as a central philosophy. Learn more.

Decorate Your Space with Home Items from Brad Pitt, Marian Rivera, and Ellen DeGeneres
Celebrity homes are a great source of inspiration. You get to see their personal tastes based on the decor and furniture they have. Meanwhile, some have decided to share with everyone their eye for interior design via their own home and decor brands.

Whether you’re huge fans of these celebs or just want new stuff to spruce up your home, you can check out this list we made for you. You’ll feel as if you’re a step closer to Brad Pitt, Marian Rivera, and Ellen DeGeneres with each item.

Outside In: Frank Lloyd Wright's Influence on Interior Design
Chicago Tribune
For the editor of a lifestyle magazine, Elizabeth Gordon of House Beautiful was a little wound up. The target of her wrath? "A self-chosen elite that is trying to tell us what we should like and how we should live." 

American ideals, she wrote in a rabble-rousing 1953 essay, were under attack. Through the lens of today's politics, the rhetoric sounds pretty familiar. Except the battleground she had chosen wasn't the political arena, but something that hit closer to home — in fact, it was home itself.

Cymax Adds Technology Platform for Interior Designers
Home Furnishings Business
Cymax Group, a major online furniture and home furnishings retailer, has added to its suite of technology solutions for interior design professionals with the launch of Muzeboard. The retailer said Muzeboard is the only all-in-one curation platform where users can shop the vision a designer creates across all channels from Facebook, to Pinterest, to Amazon, to their own site and generate revenue.

Smart Homes Getting Smarter: How Interior Designers Must Adapt
If you are not familiar with the term "the Internet of things," it is time to add it to your vocabulary. As became apparent during this year's Consumer Electronics Show, it won't be long before coordinating "the Internet of things" will be another task for designers to add to their project management plan.

5 Insider Decorating Lessons from Movie-Set Pros
Wall Street Journal
Many of the enviable interiors you see in film and TV are created by people who also design real-world residences. Here, the tricks that translate to home décor.

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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.

Industry Partners

Be more than a source – be a resource. ASID comprises over 2,000 Industry Partner member companies. Successful industry representatives gain a competitive edge by building meaningful relationships and providing knowledge to their clients. Learn more about the ASID Industry Partners program and discover exclusive membership benefits to grow your brand and business at https://www.asid.org/belong/apply/industry-partners.

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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.

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Maximize Your ASID Benefits

The ASID national website at https://www.asid.org/ is your best resource for ways to improve your business and further your education.  Please visit the site for all the information you need to be successful.

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.

Additionally, ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education requirement.

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.

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.