07/02/2014 by Joan Waddell 1 Comment
The Learning Never Stops
But I’m now back for a while and want to share a little of
what I’ve been up to…
"There’s a whole other side to being a designer."
It revolves around our commitment to making ourselves better practitioners
through continuing education and involvement in our professional trade organization.
The American Society of Interior Designers or
represents the interests of its members in the interior design field.
I am currently serving on the board of our regional chapter as
Communication Director. As part of the training for this position,
I was asked to attend the ASID Leadership Conference in LA in June.
All I can say is WOW!!!
It was a intense three days of group presentations and break-outs,
all centered around making ASID a stronger voice for its members
and promoting best practices in interior design..
This is our regional board brainstorming during one of the sessions.
Some great ideas bubbled up that we plan to implement on a chapter level very soon!
In the meantime,
while ASID was meeting on the third floor of the convention center…
DWELL ON DESIGN
was taking place on the main floor.
Talk about being in two places at one time!!!
I was taking full advantage
of the proximity of this trade show to our meetings upstairs.
During breaks, I was "running" through the aisles checking out all the great products
knowing I would land on something truly remarkable in the process.
I wasn’t disappointed!
It was all there…
Fresh, never-seen-before products mingled with
some of the more recognizable names in the industry
to give the design community a glimpse of what’s coming down the path.
I just loved this chair duo. Some things are just better in pairs!
And then I spotted the "Something Remarkable"!
These animal trophies were the perfect example,
Created from the metal straps on wine barrels, their exaggerated forms are bent and twisted
in a way that is both powerful and graceful at the same time.
Definitely on my mental list for a future project!
After being sequestered inside for three days, I was in major need of some R and R.
After all, I was in sunny California,
and the vineyards awaited…
I have some other great things to share from this trip, so check back!