Month: April 2021

New downtown shop offers local decor, interior design services

Apr. 18—In 2018, Wendolyn Campbell felt ready to take a big leap. After flipping furniture and offering interior design services for years, she decided it was time to establish a brick-and-mortar store.

She planned to open COAST Designs in downtown Frederick by May 2020. But that’s just when — as she put it — “the universe went crazy.”

It took a little longer than she’d hoped, but on Friday, Campbell presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony as COAST celebrated its grand opening.

Campbell’s shop on East Second Street offers home decor and jewelry — sourced mainly from local artists — as


2020 ASID South Central Student Design Competition

Mississippi State University interior design students won 31 out of 54 total awards at the 2020 competition. 

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Residential | Small (2,500 sq. ft. and under)

Silver: Jordan D. Hester

rendering titled "Hester Traditional Residence" - shows layout of interior of one story house with views of some of the stuff inside shown on left and right (lamp, mirror, flowers, books); bottom (l to r): library sketch, living area layout, and exercise area sketch

Residential | Large (Over 2,500 sq. ft.)

Bronze: Addison K. Buntin

hand rendering of bathroom


Gold: Katelyn M. Jenkins

hand rendering of what looks like the inside of a purse shop

Gold: Jessica N. McEachern and Mary “Kate” Charlton

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Silver: Jordan D. Hester and Virginia “Jenna” J. Porter

"bombay" board - top: perspective rendering A of inside of a restaurant at bar; next: perspective rendering C of inside of a restaurant with long tables; next: perspective B of smaller tables with greenery

Silver: Hannah N. Hancock and Katelyn M. Jenkins

computer rendering of a bar - wood wall behind

Silver: Ryann N. Cook

computer rendering shows spot in hotel outside of gold elevator doors - mosaic art on wall

Silver: Jayla J. Dorse and Samantha R. Wilson

computer rendering of outside space with rock

Bronze: Addison K. Buntin and Emily C. Gafford

computer rendering of people eating - red chairs, wood tables, blue ceiling


Bronze: Ryann


Bacteria and sand engineered into living concrete

Cement and concrete haven’t changed much as technology in over a hundred years, but researchers in Colorado are revolutionizing building materials by literally bringing them to life. The method developed, presented January 15 in the journal Matter, combines sand and bacteria to build a living material that has structural load-bearing and biological function.

The team created a scaffold out of sand and hydrogel for the bacteria to grow in. The hydrogel retains moisture and nutrients for the bacteria to proliferate and mineralize, a process similar to the formation of seashells in the ocean. Combining the three, the researchers created


TopBuild Acquires Garland Insulating

Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TopBuild Corp. (NYSE:BLD) the leading installer and distributor of insulation and building material products in the United States, has acquired Garland Insulating, one of the largest locally owned and operated insulation companies in Texas and Colorado. Founded in 1946 and serving the Texas market for over 70 years, Garland generated approximately $60 million in revenue for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2020.

Garland’s footprint includes branches in:

  • Houston
  • Dallas-Fort

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