We were thrilled when PLiNTH & CHiNTZ fan Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID, emailed us to tell us of her new venture as Publisher of the ezine Black Interior Designer Showcase – blackinteriordesigners.com – which launched September 10, 2007. Black Interior Designer Showcase [BIDS] is the first and only online resource exclusively promoting African American residential and commercial interior designers. The BIDS website is projected to reach the rapidly growing and under-served market of affluent African American consumers seeking interior designers and other related industry professionals such as architects, builders, contractors, artisans, and manufacturers.
BIDS’ mission is to introduce designers and their individual styles to readers nationwide, as well as to inform the black community about pertinent design topics such as: Green Design & Sustainability, Universal Design, Eco-Friendly Products, and Green Building & Remodeling.
The BIDS’ Advisory Council is made up of design professionals and educators in the field of interior design and architecture. They also have as upcoming contributing writers African-American "HGTV" interior designers and the very popular design and style blogger – riclectic.blogspot.com – which features the best in black design, décor and architecture.
The best of luck to the BIDS team, and P&C hopes to have the opportunity to collaboration with your dynamic group in the near future!