To our fellow design community members, Happy December! As we approach the end of this year, we would like to thank you for your continued support. It’s been a challenging year, but the design community has proved resilient. We have remained united and eager for the new road ahead, and our community of emerging design professionals is no different. We are ready, now more than ever, to band TOGETHER and hit the ground running in 2021 to continue fostering growth and supporting one another as we all work toward our goals. Let’s show 2020 how it’s really done and make 2021 a year of TOGETHERNESS. We hope this holiday season brings you joy, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021 and all that we will accomplish...


Lissette Meza
President ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter

Ready to make your mark on the interior design industry?

Submissions are now open through February 24, 2021 for the ASID Student Portfolio Competition (SPC). Winners receive scholarship funds to continue their growth in the interior design field as well as an opportunity to present their portfolios to a national audience at SCALE 2021: The ASID National Student Summit.

To find out more about the SPC and how it works and to submit your application, visit the website here.

Sponsored by: Benjamin Moore


Craving a lecture on some art and architecture? Look no further than UCLA Extension's own, Eleanor Schrader. Join her and other design enthusiasts and art lovers for some fun and educational conversations about beautiful things.

Sunday, December 13, 5 p.m. 
Memory and Metaphor:
Postmodernism Architecture & the Memphis Group
Learn more here.
Sunday, December 20, 5 p.m. 
Naughty or Nice?
Holiday Traditions and Their Origins
Learn more here.
Sunday, January 17, 5 p.m. 
Tamara de Lempicka:
Deco Diva
Learn more here.

Sunday, January 24, 5 p.m. 
Tragedy and Passion:
Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel
Learn more here.

Sunday, January 31, 5 p.m. 
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee:
James Abbot McNeil Whistler
Learn more here.

More information and lecture descriptions are available at each link.

ReWeave L.A., whose mission is to "reduce textile waste from the interior design industry," believes that sustainable luxury is possible. And it's on that belief that Julie Benniardi and Debbie Ouyang founded their enterprise right here in Los Angeles. So how do they do it?

Sourcing unneeded fabric samples from leading interior design showrooms, ReWeave L.A. upcycles and repurposes them into one-of-a-kind apparel and home goods. Ensuring no contribution is discarded, every swatch eventually finds a home within their patchwork designs, which are all designed and produced locally. Having already collected over 10,000 pounds of fabric samples, they're currently working on building a customer base for their products so they can continue collecting more! And as if helping reduce waste and lessen an industry's environmental impact wasn't enough, ReWeave L.A. also donates 10% of their sales to non-profit organizations that provide job training for Angelenos facing barriers to employment. Talk about a social enterprise!

This past October, ReWeave L.A. hosted an outdoor trunk show featuring their collections, where they showcased a men's jacket as a tribute to LA design guru, Rocky LaFleur. In true ReWeave L.A. fashion (pun intended), the proceeds from the sale of the jacket were donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the beneficiary chosen by Mr. LaFleur. Check out some images from the event below.

To learn more about ReWeave L.A. and their mission and to view their current collections, visit their website here.
How to Join ASID - Tell Your Friends!

Have friends that are interested in joining us as Student Members of ASID UCLA Extension? Feel free to forward the below registration info:

To sign up, go to and create a new customer account. Make sure to include "UCLA Extension" under Name of School. With a one-time only membership fee of $85, you are covered for up to 6 years. (No need to renew! You just need to ensure your graduation date is up to date in your customer account.)

Once your application is complete, email registration confirmation and contact information to our Membership Chair at
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