The city’s creative community has found a sanctuary in Alma, a new private members’ club housed in a former design college. Modelled to be a space for creativity, the interior is an art-filled homage to Scandinavian design; the Mid-Century Modern-inspired furniture, homemade ceramics and artful lighting were all created specifically for the space. Much of the décor is also available for purchase.
The latest outpost of The Wing in West Hollywood channels the star-studded glamour of Southern California, with pastel-hued furnishings and a sunny roof terrace. The members-only club is the city’s only women-focused workspace; every aspect is designed to cater to women, from support groups for working mothers to a pump room equipped with a refrigerator to store breast milk.
Nightclub Ministry of Sound first rose to fame for its pioneering house music. Now, it’s opened The Ministry, a private members’ club and co-working space in a converted Victorian factory. Be inspired by bespoke psychoacoustics designed for productivity, a range of soundproof production suites, a private cinema, a 21m bar, fitness classes and a café.
In a city famed for Gaudí’s surreal architecture, Utopicus Clementina is equally colourful, with an array of Mediterranean hues, watermelon-pink stairs, fantastical light fixtures and a vividly painted patio with an orange tree. The co-working space also has eco-credentials: photovoltaic panels convert sunlight into electricity, while a solar chimney regulates the temperature.
Envying the lush tropical grounds and laid-back island lifestyle on offer at Dojo Bali? You’re in luck: the co-working space has recently expanded to include co-living. This immersive approach includes a surprise welcome box and a surf session at the nearby beach, as well as a private room with maid service. A communal kitchen and a lounge stocked with board games encourages guests to socialise.
A Family Affair
Frustrated by the difficulties of balancing their careers and their families, four working mothers came up with Trehaus, a co-working space for working parents, providing a crèche, a Silicon-Valley inspired preschool prioritising holistic education and designated child-free zones for meetings. A sandpit, glamping tents and a host of activities help keep the kids happy and occupied.
Illustration by Nathalie Lees
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A version of this article was originally published in the October 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine