General Judd and Cristina Casanas-Judd, the powerhouse creative couple behind Me and General Design, first crossed paths at the Astor Place Theatre when Judd was performing as a Blue Man and Casanas-Judd, a set decorator, was touring backstage. “I saw her and was like, ‘Who is that?’ ” recalls Judd of their meet-cute. “The rest is history.”
With a shared vision to shape lifestyles rather than simply set the scene, the husband-and-wife duo launched their full-service interior design and product development studio in Brooklyn nearly a decade ago. Their impressive portfolio spans luxury residential projects, innovative product design and multifamily developments, like the newly debuted Hoyt & Horn industrial-chic apartments in downtown Brooklyn.
Their award-winning wallpaper collaboration with Wolf-Gordon—a collection of sleek glossy and matte patterns—is set to expand with new designs and colorways, and their custom SWICK Board (below)—a novel sound system with WiFi speakers housed inside upcycled surfboards—just rolled out its 2.0 version with improved sound and sustainability practices. Inspired by the couple’s seaside roots in their respective North Carolina and Chile, the SWICK Board, just like their design studio, is the result of a beautiful, one-of-a-kind union.