Wow! The January Open House was a great time! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. It was great to see everyone and catch up.
For those of you who missed out, I understand the weather was rather terrible that evening. But, you missed out on some pretty spectacular fun. Josh, from Bluebird Ice Cream, scooped out some incredible ice cream for everyone to try. He very quickly ran out of the vegan coconut mint chocolate chip and there was a good reason why. I had no idea vegan ice cream could be so fantastic! The Stumptown ice cream and the snickerdoodle were also really delicious and it was all finished off by the time the night came to a close. Mychal Richardson’s photography was a great conversation piece and had many people quietly going from one photo to the next reading about how each individual pictured fought for their rights. I think we all came away inspired. See more of his work on his website or stop by and check them out!
A big thanks must also go to Andy Aupperlee of Explosion 5000. He took over the Green Room and shot portraits of our Open House attendees and their New Years Resolutions. The results are rather amazing and you should make sure to read about it on his website and look at his Flickr page.
A big thanks to all of you who could come out. Hopefully see you all at our next Open House!
Thanks to Flickr user Sukanto Debnath for use of the above photo through the Creative Commons License
It’s January so that means it’s time for our January Open House! Fitting, right? Well, we are really excited for this month’s open house on January 14th from 6 PM to 9 PM when we’ll open our doors to the wholecommunity to celebrate art, coworking and each other.
Food and Drink: We’ve got the goods, just bring your pint glass!
We are proud to be part of Capitol Hill Art Walk again this month and are featuring the beautiful photography of Mychal Richardson of Lost Photography. His show, “Faces of Washington” was created for the ACLU and includes seventeen 36″ by 36″ black and white portraits of courageous individuals from all across Washington State who fought for their rights and the rights of others. It is an inspiring show and one not to be missed.
Something we are very excited about is the opportunity to be part of the art! Andy Aupperlee of Explosion 5000 will be here taking photos of you and your New Years Resolutions. Andy is really excited to have some fun with these photography so bring a big smile and your creativity to be expressed in the photobooth. At the same time, we have partnered with a couple local businesses in an effort to tempt you away from some of those New Years Resolutions. Ice cream from Bluebird Ice Cream and beer from Elysian Brewing always are incredibly delicious and will both be here. Make sure your bring a sweet tooth and your pint glass!
The only thing that could make the Open House any greater would be you! We hope you can join us and bring along your great friends and family. What better way to celebrate winter, photography and the neighborhood than with our community? We look forward to seeing you!
It’s officially time to celebrate Office Nomads turning two! That’s right, we’ll be crossing into our third year coworking in Seattle, and want to throw a party to celebrate. Here are the important details:
Office Nomads Turns TWO!
Thursday, October 8
@OfficeNomads – 1617 Boylston Ave., Second Floor
As usual, there will be drinks, food, and great people. We’ll also be featuring new art from Kuros Zahedi, who’s beautiful piece “Garden of Hope” has been living in our main conference room for almost a year now. More of his art will be out and about throughout the space, and it is not to be missed! This date syncs up with the Blitz! Capitol Hill Art Walk – so if you’re planning on attending the art walk, make Office Nomads a stop for sure!
Come on by, meet the awesome members of Office Nomads, and raise a glass with us as we celebrate our first two years.
Want to RSVP to let us know you’re coming? Here are some of the spots you can find the event online (because everyone has their favorite…):
There were a thousand reasons why this event rocked, but one important lesson we were reminded of was how great it is for us to co-host our open houses. In October we did our first co-sponsored open house and took it to a whole new level in January. Co-sponsoring events with our open houses create a win for everyone involved – we get to mix communities of folks who may not have met up otherwise and to forge new partnerships in our neighborhood. We are humbled by the organizations we’ve teamed with so far, and look forward to seeing what will happen at our next open house. Any suggestions? Let us know – our next open house will be in April!
Words are mostly failing me today. What else is there to say about last night’s amazing, historic and wonderful result? Just say it: President-elect Barack Obama. Wow.
I guess the only thing I can really tell you is that it was an honor and a privelage to witness and celebrate history in the making with a group of 30 or so wonderful members of the Office Nomads community here in our space. Although I didn’t know everyone personally, the love and cooperation and willingness to work for change that was brought to the space last night was palpable and there is nowhere on Earth I would have rather been.
For me, the night was summed up perfectly by Jacob who told me, teary eyed, that it all made him so happy because it is a kind of change that starts with small groups of people, “and that’s exactly what we have here: a community.” It was beautiful, heartfelt and succinct. We in the world of coworking helped start this change and thankfully we will have each other to lean on to help us see it all the way through.
Now, enough waxing poetic. Here are the pics from a truly awesome party!
Come one! Come All! Office Nomads is celebrating its six-month anniversary tomorrow, May 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an open house at the space (1617 Boylston Ave. on Capitol Hill). It’s sure to be a rocking good time with food provided by Elemental Catering, free beer, give-aways of passes for free days of working in the space and of course, tons of great coworkers that you know and love. Or will know and love after the party.
It’s hard to believe it’s been six months already. So much has changed, but somehow, it still feels like just yesterday when I met Jacob at a Halloween party and he told me all about coworking. Looking around the space though, it’s easy to see how long it’s been and how much has happened here. You should come down and check it out. For reference, here’s a shot of Office Nomads’ Grand Opening Party so you can see what the place looked like back then.