Category: Interior Design Licensing
The Interior Design/Nursing Parallax
OR Nurse! Nurse! Should I go with the Chartreuse or the Puce? Okay so I am guilty of being obtusely acerbic. While I take the issue of ID professionalism very seriously I have to humor myself to make it fun….at least for me. What the profession (as defined by NCIDQ) of Interior Design is dealing with is…
Apathy May Be Our Worst Enemy
Seems like a potential colossal waste of time to implement legislation and then not have the critical mass of participation to empower the state’s design professionals. I can only assume that ASID and IIDA are on alert.
But…But….What About Grandma?
So for all of you who read the depositions from the Institute for Justice’s lawsuit in Florida (I am sure you all read them…right?;-) you probably noted that the wily strategic litigators at the IJ are trying to turn the issue of “grandfathering” around to haunt us. Grandfather clauses are common additions to proposed bills that provide an…
Interior Design Regulation- Domestic Professional Myopia
Don’t you think that if we all joined together to define our domain that the collective critical mass of like-minded individuals around the world could take the profession far beyond the next level, that our petty semantic and turf disputes would seem rather….well petty? Some call me a dreamer.
It’s not a profession…It’s a friggin Hobby!
http://www.theinteriordesigninstitute.com/index.cfm I can remember when you could get a diploma in interior design off the back of a matchbook. In fact I think that is what sparked (pun intended) the 37 year old effort to regulate interior design in the first place. My how times don’t change.
THE CASE FOR CREDENTIALS
So now that Florida has lowered the bar for who can call themselves an Interior Designer (back where it started) what do we do now?
Florida’s Interior Design Practice Act
KUDOS TO JUDGE HINKLE FOR A SUCCINCT AND NON-LEGALISTIC DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION OF HIS FINDINGS!
WHO OWNS THE TERM “INTERIOR DESIGN”
http://www.nhidc.org/NHIDC.NH%20Bus%20Rev.08%20article-ad.pdf Well nobody owns it of course. But there are some who feel that they do. This is a fundamental flaw in the use of interior design regulation to distinguish who is an Interior Designer and who is not. Although the above link is one year old it is probably the most succinct and reasonably…
WITH A NAME LIKE POSH WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?
I note that you are just one of dozens of over hyped uber-celebrities who are taking advantage of our career path fire sale. I see these decorators cum “interior designers” as the make-up counter attendants at the mall department stores that are cute but, but like mosquitoes, serve no real purpose other than to cover…
YESTERDAYS TREND IS TOMORROWS RETRO-TREND
Are we daft? Okay just 2 weeks ago interior desecrators were touting the return of “glam”. See my post on the subject. https://porfessionalinteriordesigner.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=17 So as of today the Wall Street Journal (my source for all things trendy) claims that glam is out and trash is in. “Rough Luxe” they call it. Who comes up with this…