E-Newsletter: May/June 2021

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President’s Message

Aloha, ASID Hawaii Chapter Members:

We want to thank SYSTEMCENTER for partnering with us and host our first virtual Design Forum last Friday. Our designers learned about color choice & restrictions, high-density storage, making a safer workspace, nature & lighting techniques, and ergonomic trends & tips. If you missed out on any of these enlightening sessions, you can contact Sandra Edwards at sandra@systemcenter.com for more information, or to obtain a recording of the sessions.

ASID Hawaii is partnering with Atlas-Masland and will be participating at the Home Improvement Fair on Saturday, June 12. Stop by our booth at Ka-Makana-Alii Center Court as we promote the ASID Hawaii Chapter, and our talented interior designers. If you would like to volunteer at our booth or would like to display your projects at the Home Improvement Fair, please contact me at president@hi.asid.org. We are looking forward to this exciting event.

We encourage participation and welcome any feedback on how we can best support you. Keep a look out for a survey coming out soon. We want to hear from you so we can provide you with opportunities that benefit you and your business. We value our members and industry partners, and look forward to what’s coming up for the rest of this board year.

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

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2021 Calendar 

Help Us Help the Community

Home Improvement Fair – June 12
Landscape Design Event
Possible CEU credit for members.

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.

Bi-Annual Public Event (Design Impacts Lives)

2021 National Events

For a full list of national events, click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

A Useful Guide to Vinyl Wallcoverings

When considering how to make a wall-to-wall art moment, the option of choice for many of our clients is vinyl wallcovering. It’s an excellent option for those needing an economic, durable alternative to hand-painted murals. Better yet, wallcoverings provide a highly-customizable, low-maintenance option that reduces cost without losing any artfulness.

Show Your Commitment to Building Safety Month
ASID is proud to support Building Safety Month and joins the International Code Council in its commitment to safer buildings, safer communities, and a safer world. Safety in the built environment is an essential component in maintaining public health, making Building Safety Month more relevant now than ever. Join ASID in showing your commitment by signing the online proclamation, and follow along on our social channels for more information on building safety as it relates to energy and innovation, training the next generation, water safety, and disaster preparedness.

What Is and Is Not Biophilic Design?

If design doesn’t focus on aspects of the natural world that contribute to human health and productivity in the age-old struggle to be fit and survive, it is not biophilic.

Explore the Inaugural i+D Magazine Design Product Guide
The i+D Design Product Guide offers an eclectic showcase of new, creative solutions from product designers and manufacturers. Created with the trade in mind, i+D wanted to build something that would put the latest products in designers’ hands. On these pages you’ll find products to suit your varied projects – from residential to commercial and all those spaces where the interiors blur the line between the two. Start exploring these products and companies and elevate your current and future projects.

Designing a Post-COVID Workplace That Helps Employees Feel Better
Interiors and Sources

Although the near future feels like a giant unknown, the future of work itself is at our fingertips. Imaginations are firing, and there’s frenzied speculation surrounding what the post-COVID-19 office could (and should) look like.

Wallpaper that transforms your home into a serene sanctuary. OMG, did you see this?
Chicago Tribune

If you’re looking for a way to refresh your home this spring and want to create a calm, relaxed refuge, Brooklyn-based company Calico Wallpaper creates atmospheric wall murals that envelop a room in luminous washes of color based on nature.

6 Paint Colors We Are Seeing All Over Instagram
Elle Décor

Painting the walls is the easiest way to change the look of a space. And the best part? It’s totally temporary. With each season comes new color trends, and this spring is no exception. From nature-inspired greens, to bright whites, ELLE Decor has rounded up the six paint colors we’ve been seeing all over our social feeds lately.

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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Find answers to frequenty asked membership questions including member qualifications, payments and dues, membership cards, updating your profile, CEUs,and password retrieval.


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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: 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.

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  • 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.