Boardrooms, office cubicles, meeting rooms and boring hotel conference rooms stifle creativity. This is one of the reasons why The Ideas Vault at EQ in Sydney has been so successful. Eight sided, great coffee, functional, full of colour, relaxed, the perfect cocktail of ingredients to unlock great ideas. If you are not in a corporation or a business but instead work by yourself what are the options? Isobella Jade, a model who has been living out of a suitcase in New York, is pitching a memoir called Almost 5' 4"
about her struggle as an aspiring height-challenged model in New York. Her creative playground? The Apple store on Prince Street in Soho, New York. Isobella has written her entire memoir, over 250 pages, while standing in heels in front of an iMac 17-inch computer at the Apple store in Soho. Why? Well, living out of a suitcase she doesn't own a computer or have access to an internet connection. The Apple store found out about her writing due to her regular appearances and have asked her to do a reading for their customers. People love a great story and this is sure to attract a lot of attention and hence a contribution to The Espresso by one of our readers. So we explored this a little further and found a cool website called Loose Cubes. Loose Cubes
makes it fun and easy to find a great place to work if you are a creative nomad. With 40% of the Australian workforce being part-time or casual and the entrepreneurial spirit having never been greater in the world, finding a cool space for you to spend time to create is essential. Coffee shops, cool libraries, creative spaces adorn most cities but how do we find them? Loose Cubes is a cool site for aspiring creatives and lists the best spots to hang out and create. We are going to see more and more of this as we all try to turn up the quiet and turn down the noise.