Tag: Interior Design Practice
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…
GLAM WOW! or SHAM NOW?
Okay I will admit it…this guy could sell me instant water. So I have lamented before that we are far too beholden to the whims of fashion and style. Which got me to thinkin’ (OUCH!) When will we realize that society will not respect us and support our effort to validate our profession via…
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!
CELEBRITY POSER OR “PROFESSIONAL” INTERIOR DESIGNER
http://www.observer.com/2010/style/zac-just-posen-interior-designer I don’t know Zach Posen but I respect his creativity and self promotion skills. He has excelled in the cat eat dog world of fashion design. And like several of his predecessors and peers he wants to broaden his occupational horizon to include interior decoration….woops sorry…ahem –Interior Design. So can he claim that he…
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…
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…