When visiting Petrified Design off of South Lamar Boulevard, Samjo and Shep are likely to greet you with wagging tails. The golden retriever and Australian shepherd, respectively, are shop mascots, ranch dogs and beloved pets of designers and studio owners Tyson Pendergrass and Gable Bostic.
Situated in a metal-clad woodshop, the studios are the laboratory and small-scale factory in which the designers create handcrafted wood furniture and accessories. Their work has made its way from the pair’s Etsy shop and website (www.petrifieddesign.com) into Austin retail showrooms, such as the studio-adjacent Mockingbird Domestics and, most recently, the new Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria in East Austin, the latter by way of custom Tre bar stools upon which shop patrons can rest their weary haunches while enjoying salty, meaty noshes.
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Where to buy
Petrified Design, www.petrifieddesign.com
Mockingbird Domestics, 2151 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-677-4004, www.mockingbirddomestics.com