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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jewelry Storage

I am on the hunt for an attractive yet functional way to store my jewelry. While I have a few nice pieces, most of my collection is costume jewelry. I want to protect the nice pieces and any pieces that might tarnish. I want to be able to easily access each piece when I am in a hurry and on my way out the door. I want to display the larger pieces and the most eye-catching ones in an visually appealing way.

I’ve found a few ideas on Pinterest. However, I do not have a space in my bedroom that is low enough to do anything that sits on top of a piece of furniture. The only furniture in our bedroom other than the bed is a tall chest of drawers and two mismatched nightstands. Also, there is no room in my closet. I’ve thought about using my nightstand; however, I can just see myself knocking something off with the covers or a pillow that may fall. So, I think the nightstand option is out.

I’m getting inspired by the following photos. Click each picture to locate the source via Pinterest.

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Do y’all have any tips or suggestions? Also, where can I find a nifty stand like some of the ones in these photographs? I look forward to sharing what I come up with and to hearing from you. I’ll keep you posted.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Proud to Announce: 2D Studio, LLC

2D Studio L.L.C.

Hi all,

I just wanted to share that my husband, Judd Langham, launched a new website and Facebook page for his landscape design, planning, and urban design firm, 2D Studio LLC.

You can find 2D Studio’s website at www.2DStudiollc.com .   Additionally, we’d love for you to find and “like” 2D Studio on Facebook . 

2D Studio will maintain a separate blog located within their website as a way to journal about current project details and updates.

Here is more about Judd as described on the new website:

Judd Langham, ASLA, LEED AP

“Principal designer and founder of 2D Studio, Judd Langham, ASLA, LEED AP, believes in creating public spaces that are sensitive to and respectful of their surrounding context and that are responsive to the client’s programmatic needs. Judd is experienced in all facets of the design process from conceptual design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. He currently serves as an invited guest juror at Auburn University for graduate level design studio reviews, and he serves as a guest lecturer at both the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. Additionally, he serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Master of Landscape Architecture Program at Auburn University. Having attained status as a LEED Accredited Professional, Judd takes pleasure in using his education, skills, and talents through his professional practice at 2D Studio LLC to make an ecologically sustainable difference one design at a time.

Born in Brewton, Alabama, a small rural city in south Alabama, his interest in landscape gardening and design came at an early age. At age 15, he started his own landscape maintenance company along with his father and brother. It flourished and grew to include a landscape installation and construction business. Through this early entrepreneurial endeavor he gained residential design and installation experience which resulted in Judd’s passion for landscape design and inspired him to study at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

While at Auburn University, Judd earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in landscape design. He also earned an undergraduate Business Minor. He remained at Auburn University to earn a Master of Landscape Architecture Degree, the terminal degree for this field, in 2007. Judd graduated magna cum laude and was also inducted into both Tau Sigma Delta and Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Societies. While a student in the Landscape Architecture program, he served as a Research and Teaching Assistant to the Chair of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program, where he gained university teaching experience as well as experience in stormwater design. Additionally, with his graduate assistantship Judd designed and implemented rain gardens and other green infrastructure within the Auburn University Arboretum. Judd’s master’s level training provided a variety of hands-on experiences combined with diverse research and studies in horticulture and landscape architecture which influenced his passion and interest in creative and innovative stormwater, sustainable, and green design. While in graduate school, Judd served as the Treasurer for the American Society for Landscape Architects (ASLA) Auburn University Student Chapter for two years and was awarded the ASLA Merit Award for best thesis project and design.

Upon graduation, Judd joined The Olin Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a landscape designer and planner. While at Olin, he worked on projects across the country ranging from a 400 acre brownfield mixed-use redevelopment in Napa, California, to a variety of projects in the mid-west and along the east coast. His project experience included sustainable campus planning and design for University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additionally, Judd worked on the following projects while at Olin: urban planning and design for the Napa Pipe Redevelopment Project in Napa, California; master planning for the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York; and garden, recreational and courtyard design for the Phipps Playground at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

After gaining invaluable experience at Olin, Judd returned to his home state to reside in Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked with a local mutli-disciplinary firm, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, for two years before becoming a founding partner at 2D Studio. Since the inception of 2D Studio, Judd has served as project manager for the complete restoration of Genetta Ditch in Montgomery, AL, an urban stream on the 303d impaired streams list. The restoration plan included 3,200 linear feet of restored stream channel and riparian zone, a constructed wetland, a variety of green infrastructure to remediate stormwater before it enters the stream, and a passive park that would help to educate and stimulate the public. True to his roots, Judd has continued his pursuit of landscape gardening and sustainable residential design while continuing to evolve in project experience and interest in the design profession.”

You can contact him here:

Judd Langham, ASLA, LEED AP
Principal | Designer | Planner
205.202.4101 ph
205.335.3761 cell
judd@2dstudiollc.com

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