E-Newsletter: June/July-2021

Mahalo to our 2021 All Access and Newsletter Sponsors

President’s Message

Aloha, ASID Hawaii Chapter Members:

We had a blast participating at the Home Improvement Fair at Ka-Makana-Alii this past weekend. Thank you to Danette Hoe with Masland and Fabrica, who sponsored our booth. It was so nice to see some familiar faces in person. We gathered some great feedback and ideas and are looking forward to participating in the next show.

The ASID 2021 Virtual Conference is coming up next month! From July 19-23, experience this free, virtual conference from the comfort of your own space. Highlights include free CEUs, keynote presentations from leading designers, and so much more. Link for more information and to register: https://www.asid.org/events/virtual-conference-2

We are planning a few events with some of our wonderful sponsors. More information to come. 

Please save the date for our next Ask A Designer event, on Saturday, September 4, 2021. If you would like more information, or would like to volunteer, please email me at president@hi.asid.org

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

2021 Calendar 

Landscape Design Event
Possible CEU credit for members.

July 19-23 ASID Virtual Conference
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.

Design Impacts Lives

2021 National Events

For a full list of national events, click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

Discounted Dues Now Available for Graduating ASID Students
Did you or someone you know recently graduate? It’s time to show the professional community who you are – advance to Allied ASID today. Graduating student members have the unique opportunity to become an Allied member at a reduced rate of just $85 for the first year, instead of the standard $525. Don’t miss your chance to reap all of the benefits of ASID membership – learn more and advance today.

Wallcoverings Industry Responds to Pandemic with Performance Materials and Enhanced Cleanability
Interiors and Sources

The wallcoverings industry continues to introduce high-performance materials that can be cleaned and disinfected using the EPA’s List N of Disinfectants for Coronavirus. Wallcovering providers have expanded their wide selection of materials that are low-VOC, scrubbable, durable, antimicrobial and able to be disinfected with bleach-based detergents and other agents on the EPA’s List N.

New Tech Meets Ancient Material in This 3D Printed Clay House
Tree Hugger

Using the earth under one's feet as a building material is one of the world's oldest techniques, with some examples dating back at least 10,000 years in the Middle East and North Africa. Whether it's rammed, mixed with straw, or compressed into blocks, building with mud remains quite straightforward, but some of the newer technologies have pushed its evolution considerably, most notably with the relatively recent advent of 3D printing.

Here's What Your Favorite Fictional Homes Would Look Like if They Were Designed by Famous Artists
House Beautiful

We all have our favorite fictional homes from major films and shows (the castle from Downton Abbey might ring a bell!), but have you ever wondered how those abodes would look if they received a makeover? Well, you’re in luck: Buildworld has reimagined homes and spaces from films and shows like Harry Potter and Friends in the style of creations by notable artists such as Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí—and we’re having a hard time picking a favorite!

Welcome To Wailana Malie: A Timeless Polynesian Waterfront Estate On Kauai’s North Shore

As a winner of the much-coveted HGTV's Ultimate House Hunt 2020 in the Curb Appeal category, Wailana Malie got prime-time publicity. HGTV likened the feeling of the estate to "stumbling into paradise, with green lawns and tropical gardens the only thing standing between the house and the beach."

Housing Demand Remains Strong as the Industry Celebrates National Homeownership Month

While Zonda forecasts call for both sales and starts to be better in 2021 than 2020, affordability remains an issue, particularly for millennial buyers.

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.

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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 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.