E-Newsletter: November/December 2017

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President's Message

Aloha Members and Friends,

This month will be a busy one for me, I will be travelling to Maui twice, attending our 2nd annual Design and Construction Holiday event on Oahu and hopefully visiting the Big Island as well. During my visits I will be explaining what we have instore for the year, but I come with an open year to listen to your ideas about what you think the year should bring.

If you recall, in my message last month I told you I wanted to shake things up a bit. After having been away from the board for five years and coming back with a fresh eye it appears to me that the awards have begun to absorb too much of our chapter resources. Aside from resources, we need to change the time of year in which the event takes place. We also need to expand our resources for funding the event so that our membership dues can be freed up for new possibilities. So, you will not see a call for entries this spring. Instead it will come in the fall for a spring event in 2019. In the meantime we hope to have put in place a viable fundraiser for the awards.

We will continue our efforts to provide CEUs locally.  And, of course, I hope I will see some of you at the Holiday party on December 1st at the Ko’olau Ballroom. Let’s not let AIA and NKBA outnumber us and have all of the fun!

Nancy Schur, ASID CAPS
Hawaii Chapter President

Welcome New Member

Yvette Crosby, Associate ASID
Yvette Crosby and Company, Maui

Have You Met the New CEU Requirement? Deadline is December 31.

ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017. Click here for more info.

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

Nov 28
CEU: Artisinal Craft in Sustainable Spaces

2017 Design & Construction Industry Holiday Party

Dec 9
Maui Designers’ Holiday Party

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

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

Dec 3 – 5
Design Connections

Jan 9 – 11
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)

Jan 15 – 21
IMM Cologne - The International Interiors Show

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

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Design News (Click on title for article.)

How Will We Live on the Moon? Will There be Designers and Architects?
In his new book, ‘Artemis,’ Andy Weir, author of The Martian, geeks out on how homes and cities could one day be built on the lunar surface.

Pineapples are the New Christmas Trees
First, there were the pineapple jack-o'-lanterns that took over your Instagram feed in October. Now, there's a new pineapple decoration perfect for the upcoming holiday season: pineapple Christmas trees. Yes, really. Think of it as a way to add a little tropical flare to your holiday decor. And luckily, there are already a variety of pineapple Christmas trees out there to serve as inspiration.

At Home with DOGS and their DESIGNERS, Sharing a Stylish Life
Susanna Salk and Stacy Bewkes have done it again with their AT HOME WITH series, inviting us into the posh homes of 21 dog-loving interior designers. We get to see just how much these top designers value the lucky dogs in their lives and how they thoughtfully design their homes around these pups.

A Healthy Return
Rethinking the workplace with millennials in mind has been a hot topic in design circles for nearly a decade. But if you look closely, the rethink goes deeper than that. New studies show that while millennials may have been the catalyst for change in offices across the country, organizations are taking the opportunity to look at the well-being of all of their workers in order to design a workspace that is productive and uplifting. Susan S. Szenasy, our director of design innovation, sat down with a panel of design experts at the Haworth showroom in Dallas to learn more about the business case for well-being and how improving office design can limit employee turnover and improve performance.

The Rustic-Chic Trend is Taking Over Interiors
Designers are more ready than ever to embrace emerging technology and blend it in with affordable designs to create state-of-the-art interiors. The focus of their work has slowly shifted from being designer-centric to being more people-centric.

It's really hats off to the ingenuity of the designers who have come up with trends like the rustic-chic look. Yes, this force has been driving the interior design industry for some time, but never has the rustic-chic trend been as in demand as it is now.

Color, Color Everywhere: Your 2018 Colors of the Year
Since June, color companies have announced their predictions for what color will be 2018's defining hue. While fashionistas and color enthusiasts are still anticipating what Pantone will pick for its 2018 color of the year, below you will find what colors paint companies think will adorn your remodels in 2018.

This '80s Decorating Style Is Making a Comeback
The Washington Post
Pop culture from the 1980s is having a bit of a moment, and it’s not just because of “Stranger Things.” Bold, blocky, geometric forms, reminiscent of the design phenomenon known as Memphis, are making a comeback, according to Los Angeles-based interior architect and interior designer Jamie Bush.  

The Reality of Integrated Design
Building Design Construction
If the first 10 percent of design effort accounts for 90 percent of project success, how might that reality change the design effort? How does it change an owner's expectations of how the team works and communicates throughout the project? This 10/90-split idea is the reality behind an integrated design philosophy.                             

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ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.

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