I went for a stroll in the streets of Bunbury whilst my boyfriend was in a meeting today and I came across the most amazing place: a creative space! I’m definitely not unfamiliar with the creative space concept, especially not after living in Canggu, Bali for a while, however I didn’t expect to stumble across one here in good old Bunno. No offence, people of Bunbury!
So for those who are not familiar with the creative space concept it’s a co-space for creative individuals, often living a laptop lifestyle, where one can lease short term office space, work, learn, create and share knowledge. One can have art galleries in there, a pop up shop or just hire an office space. It’s an awesome concept for multiple reasons:
- Lease is shared between several individuals = decrease the cost of operational and administrational activities. For those of us who have been in a start-up ourselves know the value of this!
- Creativity and inspiration overload! By having so many creative and talented individuals in one place you constantly get inspired and motivated. Just by having a random chat with your next-door office neighbour you are most likely to feel empowered and energised. There’s something about being surrounded by like-minded people that creates a synergy effect.
- It’s social and it’s fun. Having lived a laptop lifestyle myself I do love being able to have an office day at home in my pyjamas, however I prefer having a desk and a cup of coffee in my hand. I feel like I get more organised and effective when I’m in a ‘proper’ office. Having that said I don’t like being a caged animal by myself in a closed brick. Creative spaces are the opposite of this, which makes it so social and fun to ‘go to work’.
Needless to say I was pretty stoked when I found that place. Who would have known Bunbury is this cool? For those of you who are keen to learn more you can check out their website HERE. Or have a look yourself 75 B Victoria Street, Bunbury WA. And whilst you’re already in the area I would recommend to have a coffee at wonderful Cafe 140 as well.
This is the sign that caught my attention. «Creative spaces»? YES PLEASE! It was a cool entrance and I loved the industrial feel of the place. Creative, artistic and rough around the edges. My favourite combination!
They had several cool clothing brands, accessories and interior items. A section of the space was also dedicated as a photo studio which I’ll definitely have in mind for our upcoming clothing brand. One of my favourites items at Maker+Co were the shoes:
«Hey you! Watch your step».