Creativity and collaboration are two of our favourite c words, we also like Chimichanga but that’s not overly relevant here. The first two though, make up the basis of this story, which will eventually be about a brand new space that opened up in Miami of late.
Karma Collab Hub, found on Lemana Lane next door to Hotel Miami, is the work of Candice Olivia and Steven Morley whose businesses brought them together to create a space for the rest of us to enjoy. Which obviously works just fine for us.
The purpose of Karma Collab Hub is about twenty-fold (trademark on that catchy term) but the general gist is to provide a space where passionate folks, of which there are many in our fine city, can come together to teach, learn, create and also make new friends. Our favourites.
The space can certainly be a co-working type hub where freelancers or those with mobile businesses can come to work alongside folks in similar positions but wait, there’s more.
A stunningly fitout meeting room, complete with a desk magically made out of half a tree by the looks, is perfect for well, meetings, but also presentations and gatherings and just general hangouts if you like.
Elsewhere within the warehouse, which we forgot to properly describe in the beginning but will get to ASAP, there’s a room designed for hands on style workshops. It includes two pottery wheels, a high bench-style table, artworks by local artists all around and the vibe of a place that encourages getting your hands dirty.
The idea is that both up and coming and established creators can hold workshops there to share their skills, get a feel for what it’s like to actually run a workshop and share their creations with the Coast.
Back to the look of the space and what a look it is. First and foremost, there’s a vintage Jaguar taking up the bulk of the main room, shipped all the way from Melbourne, and it has been stripped of all the outside bits you really don’t need when you think about it (doors, bonnet etc.) so just the sleek skeleton remains. Not only that though friends, it has been turned into a table which will soon also have electrical points for laptop charging capabilities. What an absolute treat.
Almost everything else within Karma Collab Hub has been upcycled or built from salvaged pieces by Steven, furniture making extraordinaire, including the table we mentioned before that was actually built within the meeting room.
There are plants hanging all about, a ladder strung with a cool light bulb situation and, of course, plenty of room for activities.
Your mate and ours, Kiel Tillman, has of course created an epic mural on one wall summing up the entire vibe of the space with the words “good is sown, good is collected.”
Because everybody knows, spreading good vibes means there are more good vibes and karma can be very kind you guys. That’s some wisdom right there.
So. Pop into Miami, the most happening suburb around right now, and say g’day to the gang who will also allow you to BYO alcohol and snacks should you need to book any part of the space OR get them to do it if organisation ain’t your thing.
Creativity and collaboration see (c), good times.
LOCATION: 47 Lemana Lane, Miami
HOURS: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm