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Yesterday we had a meeting with Valerie Kinoo, the lovely lady...



Yesterday we had a meeting with Valerie Kinoo, the lovely lady behind the coworkingspace ‘les Galeries’ in the Sint-Hubertus galery in the city centre of Brussels. She showed us arround in her lovely, historical space and we talked about potential collaborations for the future. 

Afterwards we went to the car-free zone near ‘La Bourse/de Beurs’. It’s still such a weird feeling of walking there without seeing or (almost) being hit by other cars. We love the car free zone and we strongly believe this car(less) zone is exactly what the city desperately needs but on the other hand we think it’s done ‘op zen Brussels’. A (little) bit chaotic and completely not organised or well-thought. (Which is a shame since this boulevard across our capital could be a beautiful green place with lots of clean air!) 

Since the terrorist attacks of 22.03 the amount of people who visit our lovely city has reached a low point. Hotels, shops and restaurants are organizing all kinds of campaigns to bring back the tourists and we thought a blogpost about our favourite street in our beloved city would be a nice idea.

So here it is, rue des chartreux/ Karthuizerstraat! What a wonderfull street with so many beautiful shops and buildings! Do you know this street already? 
If you want to spend some money on decoration items, mens wear, vintage clothes, childrens clothes or furniture then these are the shops you should visit.

Hunting & collecting
 // Blender01 // Heureux // Pepin La Lune 

We adore these shops and they have created a nice atmosphere in this street next to the big ‘Rue-Dansaert-Straat’!

Love for BXL // <3XL


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Since we are still looking/renovating our #myexboyfriendstore in...



Since we are still looking/renovating our #myexboyfriendstore in Mechelen, it’s kinda lonely for me to work all by myself at home. I miss having colleagues, i miss having a chat and a laugh and also sometimes I don’t really manage to work consequent on our own projects. (Which is kinda frustrating when you are your own boss…) 

So…A few months ago I drove by a big building at the Schaarbeeklei in Vilvoorde and it made me smile because the name of the industry-building was ‘Firma’. (Company in english?) The look of the logo already made me assume a nice project was rising in my neighbourhood. *Feeling excited over here!

I then again forgot about it but yesterday it appeared on my Instagram timeline. 
(One of my friends followed a workshop here…) and I was intrigued by this new place with the pretty Instagram account! I checked their website for more info and apparently they organize free co-work Fridays -Hooray for ending my lonely-workdays at home maybe?- As some kind of test case for people who are not sure about co-working. (Yes, that’s me!)

This morning almost felt like I was going to my ‘new’ school…
(*awwwwkward… ;))

Once arrived, Anne from the blog + creative design agency Baroness O gave me a tour (since this building belongs to her family) and my fear (if i would make friends (*hihi) disappeared! It’s such an inspiring place with very friendly & creative people! (And it’s right next to my door!)

They organize inspiring workshops, have an amazing event space , at the end of April they will open a lunch space called ‘Cantina’ … they have ateliers (for all woodworkers & handy people!) AND they have an industrial-designed co-workingspace! For all you lonely entrepreneurs just like me… Check it out! 

On their website you can find this info:
“FIRMA IS A NEW PUBLIC SPACE DEDICATED TO CREATING AND MAKING, LOCATED RIGHT NEXT TO THE BRUSSELS CANAL.”

“We dedicate over 2000 m2 to shared workshops, machines, tools, storage, studios, deskspace and an onsite café.
FIRMA is an affordable and flexible workspace built for independent makers, designers and small creative businesses.”

More info can be found on the website 
http://www.workatfirma.be

F
IRMA
Schaarbeeklei 636
1800 Vilvoorde

For all event-related questions (weddings, parties, business meetings and so on = hello@workatfirma.be)

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