In our travels across the country, numerous different places have served as temporary offices—hotel lobbies, coffee shops, car wash waiting rooms and outdoor lawns where we’ve found the slightest wifi connection. It’s been a nice change of scenery, but not always ideal for getting work done. The music is often loud and invasive (there’s a time and a place for top 40 hits), the tables are wobbly and there aren’t any outlets in sight. Luckily, this isn’t the case at Weld in Dallas, where we’ve spent some time working while in town.

As a constant traveler himself, photographer Austin Mann founded Weld after finding that there’s a lack of creative co-working spaces that provide visitors with exactly what they need. When planning the space, he wanted something that would be like a comfortable coffee shop, but without those wobbling tables (he built the tables in Weld with his dad) and slow internet connection.

Luckily, they let us take up a little desk space while we were in town, and take advantage of their freshly brewed coffee and delicious snacks (goldfish crackers and caramel popcorn).

Plus, the walls are lined with work by local artists, including photographer Esther Havens who shot our trips with Vision Spring!

If you live in Dallas and are tired of your local coffee shop, we highly recommend applying for a membership!

Photos by Collin Hughes