Big and Tiny - Santa Monica & Silver Lake
Big and Tiny effortlessly combines co-working and childcare, making it the first "play-working" studio of its kind. “Inclusive parenting” is at the heart of everything they do. Members can get on with their work knowing their kids are being looked after by experts just next door, that way they get to pop in for lunch or a hug anytime! A program of educational and cultural events are designed for both big and tiny, bringing members together and forging a community of working parents. After the successful launch of their first studio in Santa Monica, they’ve opened a community space in Silver Lake. Designed by the award winning Spanish architectural studio Zooco, the studios are tasteful, made with sustainable fabrics and inspire calm and productivity. Amenities include: hot desks, dedicated desks, conference rooms, phone booths, Peloton bike, music studio, kids play area, kids art studio and more!
Spring Place - Beverly Hills
Launched in June 2016 in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood, Spring Place is an innovative and collaborative workspace and private membership club. The club launched their first West Coast outpost in October 2018 in Beverly Hills with more openings across the pond in the pipeline. Spring Place caters to a global community of leading professionals and entrepreneurs in the business of shaping contemporary culture. The space blends both collaborative and private workspaces with fully integrated food & beverage spaces to relax and entertain while combining world-class services with 5-star luxury hotel-style amenities. Its innovative cultural and wellness programming includes internationally recognized cultural events, festivals, and global conferences with leading partners such as Condé Nast, Google, IMG, New York Fashion Week, Independent Art Fair, and the TriBeCa Film Festival. Definitely the place to be!
Rita House - East Hollywood
Once famed as Rita Rigg’s costume house in the 1970’s for Alfred Hitchcock and Norman Lear’s movies (think The Birds!), it is now LA's most intimate and eclectic hub for creatives and innovators of all generations. As far as heritage goes, it doesn’t get more LA than that! The interiors are stunning with wood panel accent, a stunning dining hall and film props across the club. Amenities include: a kitchen, a screening room, conference rooms, Smart TV, laptop risers, flexible membership options and coming soon a white cyc / filming suite and podcast and interview studio. Rita House’s social calendar brings together its members for cultural and artists talks. Expect curated live music performances, monthly wine and dinner pairings with internationally recognized sommeliers, assortment of comedy shows, game nights, community dinners, cooking classes, a variety of panels in all verticals, wellness events, networking events, phone free instant choirs held by a world-renowned vocal coach… and more! Needless to say members are inspired and simulated - there is never a dull moment at Rita House!
Allbright - West Hollywood
Designed by and for women, the AllBright is more a members club than a working space but their purpose is to encourage growth, productivity, collaboration, creativity and connections. With elegant spaces to hold meetings or to simply unwind with friends, it is a home away from home for a community of like-minded powerful women. Originally from London (where they have two locations), the AllBright have expanded across the pond in Melrose, Los Angeles and soon New York. Beautifully curated spaces provide opportunities for serendipitous meetings and programmed events are designed to bring members together such as film clubs, business workshops and rooftop kundalini classes to name a few. From the art that adorns the walls to the food on the menu and products in their in-house beauty salons, they are championing and supporting women and female-led suppliers and creators but men are of course welcome. Pictured.
Industrious Office - Across LA
With eight sites across LA and a presence in every major city across the USA, Industrious is America’s finest workspace. Industrious supports businesses that work across time zones and states and enables you to stay productive on the road! The quantity hasn’t diminished the quality of the spaces. Each location is mindfully designed with work/life balance at the heart. Think the modern office you always wanted with home comforts and Herman Miller chairs and solid oak desks ! But if you opt for a private office you can brand it and make it your own - they are fully customizable. In their own words: “Our spaces don’t hold you back – they propel you forward.” Industrious understand that life and work changes in a heartbeat, so their membership is flexible. Month-to-month membership terms give you the flexibility to scale up or down as your business needs change. The coffee is always brewing, the rooms are continuously cleansed, the plants are green - every detail is continuously thought of. Oh and some of their locations even let you bring your dog! Perfect.
By Antonia Malim, a hospitality consultant based in LA and London.