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Let's get one thing clear right up front: I'm an introverted, Type-A, control-freak hermit who was never happier than when I got to kiss the office world goodbye.
But if I wasn't, I'd be at BLANKSPACES.
Frankly, I'm at this clean, modern, okay, sex-aaaay, co-working space quite a bit as it is, especially for a purported introvert. In addition to rent-by-day/week/month cubes, open-air "workbenches," and private, glass-walled conference rooms, BLANKSPACES has become the go-to spot for people hosting small-to-medium sized networking events. I've been to at least a dozen over the past six or eight months since I discovered the joint, and have enjoyed myself every time. BLANKSPACES-hosted events attract a lively mix of creative, enterprising freelance types, and the space itself is so beautiful and airy, even non-BLANKSPACE events have a gloss of magazine pictorial awesome.
Jerome Chang, the architect (literally! and a good one!) of BLANKSPACES, outlines his initial vision and intent for the space in an open letter to the community: to support the freelance community with the resources, both collaborative and physical, that inspire us to do our best work.
It's why we chose BLANKSPACES to host the first PresentationCamp LA. It's why I'll choose it when I start hosting one-on-one client sessions.
It's why I'm recommending it here...
5405 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Photo via BLANKSPACES.