Hub LA Lounge at Green Festival Los Angeles

Posted on November 4th, 2011 by Yohei Nakajima

This past weekend the Hub LA team hosted a pop-up Hub at the first ever Green Festival in Downtown Los Angeles and it was a blast. The Hub LA Lounge was a place where people met, worked, relaxed, and learned about Hub Los Angeles. The Hub LA Lounge was made possible with the help of several amazing partners:


Artist Jamie Grace who blew us away with her art skills as she created the chalk drawings on the signature blackboards that we used to create an entrance to our space. She also contributed two of her works of art, Nest and Perspective, and helped to host the Lounge with the Hub LA team.  Jamie is an artist, yoga teacher, and integral thinker.  You can view her collection on her website here.

“Nest” by Jamie Grace Davis

Jessica Nicole Taylor from Disregard{en} provided us with re-purposed furniture such as beautiful restored chests and other decor items. Disregard{en} brings new life to unwanted furniture found at yard sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. Learn more about Jessica’s work on the Disregard{en} website.

Evonne Heyning (amoration) and Tirza Hollenhorst joined us for the entire event representing BeEmbodied, hosting conversations on open source ecology, agile transformation to change the way you work, and embodied presence and flow. We know they have a lot more to share at an upcoming winter solstice event. Follow them on Twitter (@amoration, @beembodied) to learn about interesting subjects such as blending movements in the body with mantra to bring in grace, breath, joy, and gratitude.

BeEmbodied space in the Hub LA Lounge including Disregard{en} dresser and Cisco Homes chair with Lumi Co. print

The furniture provided by green Los Angeles-based enterprises - Lumi Co. and Cisco Homes - provided an unexpected, artistic flare to round out the look and feel of the space.  Cisco Homes is a local, family-owned, high-end sustainable furniture company that we are thrilled to partner with!  Lumi Co.’s proprietary screen printing technology allows them to print on natural materials, using eco-friendly chemicals.

The furniture from Herman Miller was used to create both an office and a lounge space, both of which were used extensively by our guests as spaces to work, meet, learn, conduct interviews, and even plan weddings.

Sharing ideas and learning,
…filming interviews,
…and planning weddings, with iPads of course.

The Hub LA Lounge was hosted by Nick Kislinger and Elizabeth Stewart, co-founders of Hub LA, and Yohei Nakajima, social media guru. During the entire event, the team had big smiles from encounters with great people discovering Hub LA.

Elizabeth and Nick, Co-founders Hub LA

While it was Green Festival’s first year holding the conference in Los Angeles, the caliber of speakers and guests they were able to attract speaks to the desire for a more sustainable Los Angeles. We’re very excited to be part of the conversation.

The future of LA is bright indeed.

Young attendees share their vision on the Hub LA boards

To learn more about Hub LA, you can check out our brochure (pdf) or our website.  If you want to stay up-to-date on our most recent activities, “like” us on Facebook.  For great articles on social entrepreneurship and upcoming events throughout Los Angeles, follow us on Twitter.  Cheers!

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