E-Newsletter: September/October 2021

Mahalo to our 2021 All Access and Newsletter Sponsors

President’s Message

Aloha Members,

My year as your chapter president has come to an end and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the ASID Hawaii Chapter. I would like to thank our administrator and the board of directors for their incredible support. During this unprecedented time, I am proud with the collaboration, dedication, and teamwork from the board, and I am confident that the chapter will continue to forge ahead and see many more successful years. I would also like to thank this year’s sponsors. We are so happy with the immense support and enthusiasm our sponsors have shown. The generous funds from your sponsorship helped us to further engage our members.

I’d also like to welcome back our student representative to the board Rohin Kapadia, from his trip to SCALE: The ASID National Student Summit in Washington D.C. I want to encourage this yearly effort to send our student members to SCALE and provide the opportunities for them to explore, learn, and network with industry leaders and peers. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of our members and industry partners.

Please pick up this month’s issue of Hawaii Home + Remodeling. Our wonderful designers Shawn Moynahan and Susan Moss of Trans-Pacific Design, Catherine Valentine from Philpotts Interiors, and our incoming chapter president Christine Reimer of MCYIA Interior Architecture and Design provided their knowledge and advice for homeowners in need of some design assistance. Click the link to read the article: https://www.hawaiihomemag.com/4-interior-designers-divulge-their-need-to-know-style-tips/

Christine also wrote a great article on how people can benefit from hiring an ASID Interior Designer. She’s already doing so much to promote the chapter. You can click the link to read the article, and please forward this along! https://www.hawaiihomemag.com/how-you-can-benefit-from-hiring-an-asid-interior-designer/

Please contact our chapter administrator if you are interested in becoming more involved. I encourage our members to volunteer for a committee or even join the board. Let us know if you have any ideas on how we can best support you as a member. My time being on the board was an incredible experience and I wish Christine and the board the best of luck for this upcoming year.

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

2021 National Events

For a full list of national events, click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

5 Big-Picture Trends Taking Off in Home Design and Remodeling

A look at Houzz search data reveals emerging trends that show what your clients are interested in right now.

Demand for Building Retrofits Expected to Rise

A recent upturn in the economy sees an improved outlook for construction expenditures.

Behr Paint Announces “Breezeway” as Its 2022 Color of the Year
House Beautiful

Plus, find out which shades made the Color Trends Palette!

9/11 Memorial Designer Michael Arad Looks Back at His Twin Towers’ Testament

On the 20th anniversary of the infamous attacks, the Israeli-American architect says “time is a form of distance”

Interior Designers on the 7 Most Comfortable Chairs to Buy
Wall Street Journal

Seven seats waiting to give you a great big hug, as recommended by design pros who’ve done more than their share of sinking into furniture

Villa Kuro: A Desert Home in California Inspired by Japanese Wabi Sabi Philosophies
Design Milk

Grounded in natural beauty that carries from the outdoors into the home, this vacation rental encourages visitors to meditate and relax.

Is Now The Time To Move To A Flexible Workspace? A New Report Suggests So
WorkDesign Magazine

New research from the Instant Group claims that flexible workspace can provide a solution to the challenges businesses are facing today.

How Wallcoverings Are Helping Designers Provide Interior Comfort and Inspiration
i+s Design

As we emerge from the pandemic and reboot the economy, how are designers changing their creative vision for public spaces? Some believe that there will be an emphasis on crafting environments that reassure occupants of their cleanliness. But white-washed, sterile-looking interiors are not visually stimulating, encouraging few people to spend time there.

Apparently, the chip shortage is NOT easing up this year…
The American Genius

If you’re a tech person who has tried to buy anything with a chip in it, you know there’s been a shortage and therefore a buying frenzy. Which apparently isn’t ending soon.

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.

Let’s Connect

ASID HAWAII FACEBOOK: Please "like" us on Facebook! CLICK HERE to make sure you are up to date with ASID Hawaii's events, design news and stories. We are also on:





Maximize Your ASID Benefits

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.