Tag: interior design licensing
The Case for Self-Regulation
Unfortunately for the profession of Interior Design it is my opinion that we have failed at establishing a singular governing body that is recognized as the symbolic home, or headquarters, of the professional domain. Essentially we are unable to regulate our own profession. We are forced to rely on the government to tell us who…
Protecting whose right to practice?
WHAT HAPPENS IN FLORIDA DOES NOT STAY IN FLORIDA! You will hear two reasons that we should support ID legislation; one, to protect our right to practice and two, to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Unfortunately we can not have it both ways and the anti-regulation proponents are taking advantage of our flawed plan. Now…
Interior Designers and Florists- SAME THING- Right?
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-10-florists_N.htm So I look at this issue and I think…that is crazy. Licensing florists are you daft? Well if you read the article you will see that Interior Designers, thanks to our friends at the Institiute for Justice, are lumped right in there. I need to go punch a wall!
IT’S JUST A LICENSE HOW HARD CAN IT BE?
Okay so here we are some 37 years after the effort to regulate interior design began and the resistance to that effort seems to be getting stronger..or at least more effective. So what gives with all these people who are all bent out of shape because we want the government to sort out the decorators…
Hey OVER HERE! Here’s the beef!
We (the certified Interior Designers) have lots of evidence proving our skills and knowledge in regard to health safety and welfare (HS&W). Knowing how to read ACT Textile Performance Guideline icons ain’t it. While safety is a primary goal (why would we do anything that is un “safe”) should one of our collective professional goals…
Blowback in Minnesota
While the pro-regulation effort in Minnesota is underway there is also a concerted effort to derail any propsed legislation. Interestingly the NKBA is the prime detractor or anti-regulation proponent. Frankly the anti’s have a more effective campaign. Note I did not judge whether they are correct or not. But it does not take a rocket…
If You Have Rosacea Can the Lancome Lady Really Treat You?
There is an interesting parallel to the decorator vs. designer regulation dilemma http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=56459665282 I know there are similar debates amongst all of the professions. One more reason that it is imperative that we carefully consider the impact of our collective devotion to government regulation.
Who owns the rights to the term Interior Designer? Does anybody or does everybody? Can interior decorators call themselves “interior designers” and their work “interior design”? Can home-stagers (people who help amp your homes curb appeal) lay claim to the term when they arrange furniture? Can a furniture sales person who recommends new office furniture…
Welcome to Professional Interior Designer’s Blog
This is my attempt to create a forum for interior designers, students, and design educators to discuss the issue of interior design legislation, interior design regulation, interior design licensing, interior decoration interior architecture, professional vs. occupational interior design, the organizations that represent the profession of interior design- ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ/CIDA, the stereotypical perception of the…