Big and Tiny, The Perfect Co-working space for parents

By Elle Decor Editor, Stefano Annovazzi.

In California, coworking spaces are evolving as a sign of the times, striking a delicate balance between the professional and personal realms. So it came as no surprise when Zooco Estudio unveiled Big and Tiny, a work environment welcoming the children of its members in a space to learn and interact with peers without being separated from their parents. A concept that fully grasps the quintessence of smart working, parents at Big and Tiny are able to save time from rushing to and from daycares while cultivating a tight-knit community.

In this case, the 196 square meter space for coworking in Santa Monica was organized with a precise primary objective: to construct a welcoming atmosphere with the right mix of formality and familiarity, resembling a home with spaces dedicated to diverse tasks.

The property was thus divided into three macro-areas: one for play, one for work, and one for meetings. To order the respective spaces, an intricate intertwining of wooden trusses marks the ceiling, where visual continuity is established moving down between geometric references. Arches, triangles, and rectangles become the guiding lines to interpret each space in a free but modular succession inspired by puzzles.

The relaxing effect of natural wood is felt in the furnishings and lighting from Ferm Living, while high walls and select industrial elements like exposed tubing create a harmonious visual balance. The color palette, meanwhile, draws on typical daycares and calming tones like pink and sky blue, which are further exalted in the play area and the relax area with ceramic tiles.
At Big and Tiny, adults can work between the furnishings from Normann Copenhagen, make calls in the complete privacy of isolated stalls, or organize meetings. Meanwhile, the little ones are free to play or follow classes at the in-house art studio.

Big and Tiny, A Co-working space with Childcare in California

Jenna McKnight, Dezeen Editor.

A kids’ play area is included in this co-working space in Santa Monica designed by Spanish firm Zooco Estudio, so its members can bring their children to work.

Big and Tiny is among the first co-working facilities in the US to offer onsite childcare. The company was founded by an entrepreneur who is a mother with the aim to empower parents by helping them integrate their personal and professional lives.

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Time-Saving Hacks from #Momlife

by Kate Wolfson, Executive Editor at Goop

Occasionally motherhood can be summed up in a few words: wake the kids, make breakfast, get everyone dressed, leave, forget something, leave again. The ability to navigate all of that—or better yet, to navigate it all with dignity and grace and a modicum of sanity—is as much science as it is art. We asked a few of the women we know best (the ones we share an office with) for the tools (apps, products, coffee) they rely on to keep it all together—seamlessly.

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Interview to Keltse Bilbao, founder of Big and Tiny

 

Our founder, Keltse Bilbao was interviewed by First Time Parent MagazineRead about what inspired her to create Big and Tiny; the growing pains she went through in the development of the business; how the company enriched her life, her children’s and other mothers and future plans.

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Three Ways To Ask For A Flexible Work Schedule

By Mary Beth Ferrante– Forbeswomen

October is National Work and Family month, a time when employers are encouraged to celebrate progress and also continue to review the business benefits of creating healthier and more flexible work environments. And while businesses should always be thinking about how to better support, engage, or retain their employees, it’s important to use this time to shed a light on the benefits of flexible work.

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The Best Indoor Play Spaces in LA

By Shahrzar Warkentin

Despite our near-perfect weather, there are days when it’s too chilly or too hot, to go outside and play. Thankfully we have some super cool indoor play places that let kids run, jump, play, and give their imaginations a workout too. There are even a few spots that will keep us parents happy with coffee bars, workspaces as well as wine and beer options. Scroll below to check out our picks.

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The Country’s Best Co-working Spaces for Parents

By Beth Shea, Editor of Red Ticycle

If your pint-sized ‘bosses’ are making it impossible to get any work done on the home front, your productivity quotient during nap time is no longer cutting it, and your laundry heap is taunting you away from a deadline, it’s time to venture to a coworking space that offers childcare! Working moms and dads can now make every day Bring Your Kid to Work Day at one of these awesome locales across the country. Read on for where to get down to business while your kids take their job of play seriously.

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Santa Monica’s new Big and Tiny is play are for kids, co-working space for parents

By Abc7 News

A new business that is both a children’s learning spot and a co-working space for parents has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Founded by a working mom and entrepreneur, this newcomer strives “to support and empower” parents and guardians so they can better balance personal and professional lives, explainsthe business on its website.

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