So this article from the Louisiana State University Reveille came across my screen yesterday; First I commend the LSU ID students and faculty for taking on this issue.  Since I somewhat follow this topic I took a moment to understand what the students were actually considering.  Well duh! They want respect.  Plain and simple […]


or What is the AIA’s Beef? The latest example of ID regulation to consider is occurring in North Carolina where H-590 is currently making its way through the NC Legislature.  As of July 6th the bill has been referred to the Committee On Rules and Operations of the Senate.  I am uncertain if this means […]


PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER tries not to focus on the confused state of our professional membership organizations but when I happened upon this FAQ result from ASID’s website I had to do a triple take.
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Is there any limitation on the subject matter of the courses I take?
Submitted by shorouk on Tue, 2012-10-09 16:52

No. ASID is not imposing any CEU mandates for health, safety and welfare coursework at this time. We encourage you to select coursework that supports your own professional development plan and advances your professionalism as an interior designer.

Is it just me or does it concern anybody that the membership organization that supposedly represents the profession, vis-a-vis the “industry”, does not care to impose some sort of expectation for professional development and continuing education based on the entire reason we can claim that we are in fact a profession?

Hello……KNOCK KNOCK… anybody home?

But then again who am I to FAQ of the FAQ’s?

Interior Designers for Legislation New York Promote ID Regulation Correctly

Great interview with IDLNY President Benjamin Huntington.

Now if we could just get the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Washington Post to publish this interview we might be gettin’ somewhere.

Establishing Interior Design Professionalism in the Philippines

The interior design news wires often include items from the Philippines.

Evidently professions in the Philippines are highly regulated- including interior design. Now I get that this is a small country and the political/legal climate is far different than the U.S. but PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER admires the apparent transparency of the Filipino Professional Regulation Commission and its efforts to establish professional status and issue credentials

A Case for Promoting Interior Design as Life Savers…..No Really!

Or making the case for health trumping safety in our hs&w public relations trifecta                 Kudos to Perkins + Will for changing the paradigm of the traditional Architecture and Design services firm.  While Perkins + Will has a long history of leadership in both the healthcare and sustainable […]

An About Face About Me?

If you want to call yourselves interior designers please be our guest. If you want to call your effort interior design you are guaranteed that right by the constitution. Please go on your merry way and decorate the living hell out of your world. But recognize that you make that choice and to malign, impugn, denigrate or otherwise bitch and moan about our effort to raise the standards of “certified” or “registered” interior design is nothing but sour grapes. And frankly I enjoy pointing those envious tantrums out. You really need to take your interior designer mantle and put some faux antique never to be read leather bound books between some faux alabaster bookends on it, charge your unknowing client twice list cost, and just go away (I know you won’t…if you did this would not be ½ as fun).

It’s Getting Hot in the Pacific Northwest!

(d) Any person who provides decorative services, or assistance in
selection of decorative accessories, surface materials, window
treatments, wall coverings, paint, floor coverings, lighting fixtures
which are not part of a structure, plumbing fixtures which are not part of a structure, cabinetry, surface-mounted fixtures, and loose
furnishings and equipment not subject to regulation under applicable
provisions of jurisdictional codes, regulations, or the jurisdictional
fire codes, providing the person does not refer to himself or herself
as a registered interior designer;

The IDPC:Lowering Expectations for Interior Designers Nationwide

Some, like “frustrated” see the NCIDQ as an evil plot to exclude. PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER sees the NCIDQ as “proof of basic competencies which will allow you to be considered for professional status.” Life would be grand if we did not have to take tests…….Hey look there’s a unicorn and a rainbow…….Awwwwwwwww!