Public School Location: Austin, Texas Size/Room: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 Strap on your backpack and bring your lunch money, because today we're going to Public School — a design collective of seven graphic artists and photographers, working out of a converted home-to-office in Austin, TX. The workspace where these creative minds meld is eclectic, inspiring, and loaded down with tech. Click past the break to get schooled.
Welcome to Tech-sas! I'm greeted by Jay Sauceda, who's making me mad jealous on how casual and cool he rocks a cowboy hat. He introduces me to Casey Dunn, donning a chambray shirt, and the two of them explain the space and flow of where they work. Enter through the main door into lobby, a space surrounded by large open windows, and grounded by earthen-stained concrete. The lounge space houses a mix of modern and vintage pieces, with the most prominent noticeable featurebeing the deer head lofted above a section of a repurposed 10-ft long public school desk. Flanking the desk, a row of four salvaged orange auditorium chairs were discovered by Jay from his very own high school. These pieces give the space a laid-back personality and add a literal touch to their namesake.
Wunderlist to sync and share ideas, finding inspiration from Pinterest, Svpply, and various other design blogs. The team enjoys outfitting the space with vintage finds that have a meaning and story, like the steel photograph media cabinet from Chicago.
- 2 PowerMac G5's
- 4 iMacs
- Slew of Macbook Pro notebooks
- iPads for portfolio reviews and presentations
- Mid-century seating, custom designed and built desks using recovered wood.
- Window seating made using recovered wood and plumbing piping from Home Depot.
- Lego Space Shuttle - found at the Lego store.
- Talk Like A Texan Cards
- Floating Shelves in Casey and Jay B's office - Blue Dot
- Desk lamps and wall sconces were built by Casey and Jay B from Home Depot supplies.
- "Leave me alone" desk flags were custom made by Shaun Lind.
- University of Texas surplus (student of faculty)
- Texas State Surplus office on Bohlm Road
- Uncommon Objects
- Uptown Modern
- Room Service
- Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
- Urban Remains in Chicago (flatfile)