E-Newsletter: March/April 2019

President’s Message

Aloha all,

What an exciting month. I just returned from Presidents Forum in New York which they are now holding along with SCALE - the National Student event. This year there were over 400 students in attendance. I strongly recommend attending this event to any of our student members.

We had 46 presidents in attendance from all over the country. It was a great time to share and learn from leaders around the U.S. We all seem to have similar issues; lack of participation, losing members to IIDA, dwindling sponsorship. I am hopeful with all the effort ASID National is putting forth, ASID will have a big comeback and be THE interior design association again. ASID is the oldest, largest and only multi-disciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and suppliers who support our profession. ASID represents all facets of interior design: residential, hospitality, commercial, healthcare.

ASID National has been working hard on One Voice. Their first priority is the right to practice.  They are working on interior design legislation or seal/stamp privileges at the municipal level. As many of you know, we have been working on licensing in Hawaii for a very long time. ASID National has made some major headway recently by joining with IIDA to form One Voice. They have also been in discussions with NKBA and have worked on language for our legislation that NKBA will not oppose as they have in the past. Hawaii has been waiting a long time for this and we hope to move forward in the coming years with help from National.

Our Vision Statement: ASID advances the profession and communicates the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience. I invite you to check out the ASID National website and see all that they have to offer and learn more about One Voice.

That being said, we are planning our Design Impacts Lives event and are tentatively looking at September 7 as our target date. We will most likely have the event at Na Lama Kukui and partner with Habitat for Humanity again. Activities will include a sample sale, panel discussions as well as a mini trade show. We also plan to offer CEU events for our members which the public may also attend. We are looking for member participation; if you have any great ideas and would like to be a part of the committee, please let me know. We are also looking for sponsorship, so if any of our IP members are interested in sponsorship, please contact me.

The ASID Hawaii Chapter is still in need of a President -Elect for the 2019-2020 term. If you have had board or committee experience in the past 10 years, this is your opportunity to get involved at a very pivotal time in our industry. I hope to hear from you soon.

With gratitude & aloha,

Tiare Noelani Pinto, Allied ASID, CKD

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

Mar. 21 – 22
Outcome of Design Conference

Apr. 6 – 10
High Point Market, Spring 2019

Apr. 7 – 10
Environments for Aging

Jun. 10 – 12
ASID at NeoCon

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

National News

It’s Awards Season

As a community, we have a responsibility to recognize those in our profession who exemplify the excellence we strive for every day. ASID members now have the opportunity to nominate those luminaries for two prestigious awards.

The ASID National Awards recognize a body of work created over the course of a career and are presented in four categories: Designer of Distinction, Design Innovation, Design for Humanity, and the Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award. Learn more and nominate.

ASID Fellowship is bestowed on professional members who have made notable contributions to the profession through their work and through their commitment to ASID and the interior design industry. Learn more and nominate.

Partner Spotlight

Smith & Noble in the Spotlight                                                                             

Don’t miss the ASID Partner Spotlight webinar with Smith & Noble, March 20 at 3 p.m. Celebrating its 32nd year of offering high quality, stylish, custom blinds, shades, drapery, and shutters to consumers and designers, Kimberly Voss, training manager for Smith & Noble, will share current trends in window treatments, fabric characteristics and performance, and considerations in drapery design. Learn more.

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.)

What's the Secret to Great Design? Finding the Right Verb

The notion of “design thinking” — which takes some of the tools involved in shaping physical products and applies them to the task of building better systems and organizations — has been around for decades. But Tim Brown has been on a mission to broaden its reach and understanding. The CEO of design firm IDEO, and author (with colleague Barry Katz) of the 2009 bestseller "Change by Design," isn’t merely hoping to expand its canvas — using this collaborative approach to solve societal as well as business problems — but also to rework the very grammar of design.

The Content Crush: How designers keep up with social media.
Business of Home

Business of Home quizzed designers Emily Henderson, Becky Shea, Meredith Heron and Darla Powell about how they deal with the daily pressure to feed the social media beast. From cadence to captions, here’s the a glimpse into what goes into curating the prettiest, most popular design feeds.

Icon Aims to Print Concrete Homes within Days by Year’s End

The Texas startup says its new Vulcan II printer can produce family homes up to...

How Real-Time Data is Revolutionizing Workplace Design
WorkDesign Magazine

The modern-day office is becoming a smart workplace, as new technologies are using sensors to provide unbiased data to help businesses understand their current workplace needs, reduce complexities and plan for the future. With the evolution of IoT in the workplace, businesses have never been so empowered to make informed decisions based on objective data regarding their furniture, real estate and arguably their most important asset – their people – to get the most out of their investments. Here’s a closer look into the role IoT is playing in workplace design and how businesses are already benefiting.

25 Cool Ideas to Inspire Indoor-Outdoor Living

Embrace the trend for indoor-outdoor living by creating attractive garden spaces that are in perfect harmony with your interiors.

Best Repositioning of 2018: From Endangered High School to Celebrated Senior Housing
Senior Housing News

Yesterday’s buildings can be tomorrow’s senior housing, in the right hands. As land, labor and materials costs continue to rise, senior housing developers and operators across the country are looking for opportunities to repurpose vacant, obsolete buildings into senior living communities. This allows for speed to market while meeting future demand from seniors transitioning into […]

Would You Stay in a Micro Hotel Room?
Interiors and Resources

Chief content officer Christoph Trappe chats with staff writer Sarah Kloepple about her recent stay at Arlo SoHo, a new hotel in New York that offers 150-square-foot micro hotel rooms -- but plenty of space for co-working on the main floors.

15 Bedrooms with Striking Ceilings

Design to look up to.

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

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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: ASID assembled this catalog of online design courses, papers, and videos to bring the best continuing education offerings to ASID members and other designers in an easily-accessible, online-anytime, curated collection. Earn IDCEC and AIA-approved and accredited CEUs in a variety of topic areas including health and wellness, biophilia, HSW, and much more. ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education requirement.
  • 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.

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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.