Thursday, July 17, 2008
We met with our friend Riana Heddens who happens to be an excellent interior designer last night in the space. She's helping us furnish and design the layout of the 1,900 square feet to create a dynamic, creative, collaborative work environment that can evolve with our needs.
The final design is not yet decided but we are looking for young industrial and furniture designers to show their work in our public areas. We'll also be borrowing ideas from the latest approaches to office space to create an example of outfitting on a startup budget without sacrificing congruent, sound design.
We are looking for local support and expertise in the Shelburne Falls/Valley area (Contact Caleb). Stay tuned for more as we hammer down the design and begin to implement.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
We just locked down our first space in the rad little creative cultural hub of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. We have a full third floor, over 1000 square feet, that will now be the headquarters for GS and act as collaborative incubator space for other young responsible ventures.
The space is located in the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, is 3 hours driving distance from New York, NY, 2 hours from Boston, 5 hours from Montreal, 50 minutes from Bradley International Airport and is directly surrounded by Amherst, Northampton, the Five Colleges, the Berkshires and plenty of things to do outside.
We will bring in 3-10 small creative businesses, start-up ventures, and plenty of fresh ideas to support and drive our mission forward and be diversified under the canopy of Generation Sustain. As we build and work we will develop a model for creative economic development in non-traditional areas that will be able to be taken any where in the world to empower fresh ideas and sustainable development.
More to come on this front!
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