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September 2016

Business Development Program – Round 2

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Fspace Dave Coggin Visit

Images by Miles Noel

A big thanks to Dave Coggin, Deputy Mayor of Fremantle, for his visit to fSpace last week.

The Deputy Mayor was on hand to mark the launch of the second round of the Business Development Program, a joint initiative between fSpace and The City of Fremantle to support small businesses.

As with the initial launch, this program helps subsidize workspace for qualified applicants who work within the creative industries.

The Deputy Mayor met with Sabine to discuss the program, including a review of the results from the initial program. He then chatted with a variety of people working from fSpace, including several participants from the initial program.

Applications for the program are now available. Visit http://fspace.me/business/ for more information.

Thanks again to the Deputy Mayor and The City of Fremantle for their support with this program.

Fspace Dave Coggin Visit

Fspace Dave Coggin Visit

Fspace Dave Coggin visit

fSpace Talks – Reduce Aches & Pains

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14 September 2016 PERTH: fSpace Talks with Kieran Bell from Mouat Physiotherapy about postures, aches & pains at fSpace, Fremantle, Perth Western Australia, September 9, 2016 (Photo by Sabine Albers )

Kieran Bell from Mouat West Physiotherapy paid fSpace a visit to talk about how to maintain a good posture while sitting at a desk all day.

Kieran explained that good posture increases concentration, reduce fatigue, aches and pains and significantly lowers the risk of long-term muscle and skeletal problems.

Not only did we learn more about how our body works, but more importantly how stretching and keep moving is key to a healthy day at the office.

These are some of the key tips & tricks we all know so well but are so easy to forget:

  • Stretch your muscles
  • Keep moving
  • Set up your workstation properly

Regular basic stretching or simply taking a few minutes each hour to walk around will make a big difference, not only to your general aches and pains but to your concentration too.

So the next time we get a coffee, let’s stretch our shoulders in the doorframe or stretch those tight calf muscles. J

Keep moving rather than staring at a screen like a statue. Try moving around while you use the phone, maybe even walking up and down the stairs.

Take some time to get your monitor lifted, buy that wireless mouse and try our standing desks now and then to mix it up.

If you would like to learn more, contact Kieran or visit phsioinfremantle.com.au.

14 September 2016 PERTH: fSpace Talks with Kieran Bell from Mouat Physiotherapy about postures, aches & pains at fSpace, Fremantle, Perth Western Australia, September 9, 2016 (Photo by Sabine Albers )

14 September 2016 PERTH: fSpace Talks with Kieran Bell from Mouat Physiotherapy about postures, aches & pains at fSpace, Fremantle, Perth Western Australia, September 9, 2016 (Photo by Sabine Albers )

14 September 2016 PERTH: fSpace Talks with Kieran Bell from Mouat Physiotherapy about postures, aches & pains at fSpace, Fremantle, Perth Western Australia, September 9, 2016 (Photo by Sabine Albers )

Colin’s Winning Formula

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FERMENT, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – May 16: fSpace Lunch Event, May 17 2016 (Photo by Sabine Albers )

Awesome work Colin Henley for writing a great piece about fSpace for Rate My Space:

My somewhat scattered working life of late has more than once prompted me to describe myself as having ‘sticky pie-fingers’. Dabbling in Sid’s architectural practice, moonlighting with Rate My Space and tutoring part-time in the School of Architecture at Curtin University certainly keeps things interesting. But the life of a so-called ‘contingent worker‘ as myself can be fraught with uncertainty and loneliness.

My port in the storm has been ‘fSpace’ – a co-working space in the Princess Chambers building in Freo. Here, entrepreneurs and folk, such as myself, who freelance for various businesses come together to work side-by-side but not ‘together’ as such (though cross-pollination definitely does occur). It’s been an interesting experience, to say the least. Personally I’ve found the social aspect at fSpace to be even more free-flowing than my previous, more ‘conventional’ workplaces. Perhaps it’s because the people who work there really crave the human contact they aren’t getting as a result of working remotely or autonomously?

Whatever it is, it’s a winning formula for me and the increasing number of Australian freelancers and entrepreneurs who are signing up for memberships to co-working spaces such as fSpace, Spacecubed and BubDesk. Do such spaces represent a blurring of the boundaries between workplace and ‘third place’?

Colin Henley, Architect based at fSpace

 

 

 

fSpace Talks Creative Writing

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A big thanks to Deb Fitzpatrick for speaking about her passions – creative writing and editing work – at the latest fSpace Talks.

Deb is an established author, with 5 published novels to date. Her focus is on youth and young adult fiction set in Western Australia. One of her books is taught in some primary schools.

It was interesting and inspiring to learn about her creative process, including how she develops an initial idea of a story into a fully developed and properly researched novel. Deb often finds inspiration through news stories and then applies that theme or challenge to a younger protagonist.

She also explained how important personal knowledge and experience is to her creative writing, from day-to-day conversations with her own kids to the less than glamorous living conditions in Costa Rica she endured for 4 years.

Visit Deb’s website debfitzpatrick.com.au for more information on her work.  

Stay tuned for details on the next fSpace Talks session.

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Internet Upgrade

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Viber Upgrade

Great news! fSpace will soon have a major upgrade in our wifi performance! We are moving from our current 12/12 MBPS basic copper line to a 100/100 MBPS Ethernet over fibre connection.

For those who are not IT inclined, this will result in a massive increase in our wifi speed, taking us to among the leaders in WA in terms of performance.

This upgrade requires a new line being run from Market Street into our building and is a bit of a process. We expect to be live with this new connection within 8-12 weeks.

Condiments & Marinades

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We are celebrating Fremantle’s first ever condiment cookbook by fSpace based local graphic designer Kim-Vu.

Celebrating the Asian region, Condiments & Marinades of Asia was created by Ms Kim-Vu showcasing her recipes for the top six condiments from our neighbouring region including Kimchi, honey ginger rib marinade and Vietnamese peanut sauce. Originally inspired by traditional home-style Vietnamese cooking, and following a successful pop-up backyard experience (#roamingkithcenfreo) in sharing her recipes, Kim-Vu put her well-loved recipes together to share with others.

A self-published book, Condiments and Marinades of Asia is the first in a series of condiments cookbooks based on food from cultures all around the globe.  The launch of Condiments and Marinades of Asia is proudly sponsored by Brophy Estate Agent. Photography by Sabine Albers Photography.

Grab a copy from http://www.kim-vu.com/product/condiments-and-marinades-of-asia/

We love your work Kim-Vu!