Barley has a knack for spotting potential where others see rubbish. In the old clothes the rest of us shove into big bags, the punctured tyre liners, even the derelict market streets that have lost their charm. For the founder of Fabrications, life is about transformation. Where history unfolds When she first came to Broadway … Continue reading An interview with Barley Massey
I was breathless when I first walked into Huckletree Clerkenwell. Whether that was from the excitement of finding a place where I could be myself, or as a result of the 27 steps I’d climbed to make it that far, I may never know. What I can say for certain is that I’m not the only one who’s come … Continue reading Follow your gut when finding somewhere to work
On the second last day, the gong sent shockwaves bouncing around my entire body. Finally, I thought, I get it. Or had nine days deprived of food, sleep, human contact and pain relief just made me delirious? Thirty six hours later I was thrown back into the real world; from the peace of silent meditation … Continue reading Committed: That time I meditated for ten days straight and shit got crazy…
A few years ago I sat down with Antoine van den Broek, one of the founders of Mutinerie coworking in Paris, and talked about the future of work. At that time what he was telling me was revolutionary. ‘Soon,’ he said, ‘we’ll return to a model of work that’s closer to the time of the … Continue reading The future of work is here, there and everywhere
This is a community for the CURIOUS. We make room for the creative minds, the innovators, the problem solvers. We build the spaces where they come together. Where CREATIVITY meets talent and curiosity inspires INNOVATION. This is more than a workspace, it’s a playground for the mind. You’re working hard for something you believe in. … Continue reading The Huckletree Manifesto
My first few weeks as a copywriter made me feel worthless. There was a lot of talk around me at the time about the 80/20 rule, the Pareto principle. It was a term coined by Italians at the turn of last century and brought into the mainstream more recently, largely driven by Tim Ferriss and … Continue reading Who needs copywriters anyway?
written by Will Reynolds, for Virgin.com... This past decade has seen a swell of what many would describe as 'non-traditional' working activity. 'Work' as a concept and a practice is experiencing a period of rapid transformation, as increasing numbers of people migrate away from the corporate experience - considered for so long by so many … Continue reading Why the idea of a community is the key to the new world of work
Some people make an impression on you right from the start. In that first conversation, you realise they're going to be important to you. Their values match or complement your own, they challenge you, they fill your mind with potential. And, hopefully, you do the same for them. These connections run deeper than the typical … Continue reading Why does anyone pay for coworking?
A little girl danced along the path, clutching a brown paper bag. With a glance back at her mother, she tiptoed down to the water's edge. I admire the way the French look impeccably well put together from such a young age. La petite was more miniature adult than child. It didn't stop at the … Continue reading The girl by the lake