E-Newsletter: October/November 2021

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President’s Message

Aloha, ASID Hawaii Chapter Members:

I am excited to represent the Hawaii Chapter of ASID for this 2021-2022 board year!  The board is working diligently to provide many events and opportunities to our members.  Please know that we are here for you, we would love to hear any feedback.  I know everyone is “Zoomed” out from the past year, but here is an opportunity for us to find some normalcy once again.

I hope to have some sort of face to face (restrictions allowing) soon, so that you can meet our new board and learn more about what we have planned for this year! Our monthly newsletters, email blasts and social media outlets will also be continuously updated! 

I am also looking forward to our biggest event of the year – The Design Excellence Awards.  We will be looking for Design Awards committee members, if you are interested in participating, please email me at president@hi.asid.org.

This year’s PBX21 annual trade show for building and design industries has been rescheduled for the new year, January 26, 2022.  See the latest products and services from local and national vendors, visit https://pbxhawaii.com/ for the latest updates.

We are always looking for members and industry partners who want to be involved in ASID committees; if you are interested in jumping in, please email me.  I would love to get to know more of my fellow designers and make this year an amazing one!!

Thank you,

Christine Reimer, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

Important Announcement

Reminder: 2021 is a Continuing Education Reporting Year for ASID Members

ASID members must earn a minimum of 10 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021.

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

Did you know all accredited continuing education courses on the ASID Academy are currently free for ASID members? Take advantage of this limited time offer and get in all 10 units of CEUs before December 31, 2021. ASID members may only report unique continuing education units earned during the current reporting period, January 2020 – December 2021. Visit the Academy’s 'Getting Started' page for tips on navigating the site to find and register for our diverse offering of courses.

Now Available: ASID Virtual Conference Continuing Education Courses

All recorded sessions from the 2021 ASID Virtual Conference are now available on-demand. Featuring five continuing education courses, browse the full list of programs and catch up on anything you may have missed. As a reminder, 2021 is a continuing education reporting year for ASID members. Watch the new Virtual Conference CEUs to work towards completing all 10 units of CEUs before December 31, 2021.

2021 National Events

For a full list of national events, click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

Wellness Technology Showroom Unveiled by Acoustic Designs Group
Design Well
Cutting-edge innovations for health and wellbeing abound in the luxury model-home.

Awesome Hotels That Know How To Make Their Guests Happy

The best part of any vacation is getting to stay at a hotel. Sure, exploring a new city and trying new food is great – but nothing compares to the excitement of checking in and getting the key to your room. From cool amenities to free breakfast, hotels just know how to make us happy. In fact, the following pictures show the best hotel experiences people ever had.

Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Hotel Is Finally Opening In Spring 2022
This is for the diehard fans out there.

A $23 Million View Of Paradise Above Hawaii’s Hanalei Bay
Picturesque Hanalei Bay is known for its seascape. Sand, waves and mountains meet to create views from Princeville, on the north shore of the Hawaii island of Kauai, that add an intrinsic value to the bluff homes there. Proof of this is evident at 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, which provides a panoramic window on this island paradise, framing vistas that change with the time of day, weather and season.

Infographic: Why the hybrid workplace is the future of work.
Many have conceded that a hybrid workforce — sometimes in an office and sometimes remote — may be the most effective way to keep a company humming along at optimum capacity and resources. Learn more about how and why the hybrid workplace…

Wellness Real Estate Market Reaches $275 Billion
Hospitality Design
The global wellness real estate market has nearly doubled over the course of three years.

Design memes have arrived. What does that mean?
Business of Home
Last year, I started noticing something funny happening to my Instagram feed. The endless flow of pristine houses and beautiful rooms was starting to be interrupted by content that was, well, weird. Cartoon frogs were making jokes about Vladimir Kagan. Shiba Inus were weighing in on modernist architecture. Willy Wonka had feelings about chinoiserie. It had finally happened: meme culture had come to design.

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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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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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.