Friday, February 13, 2015

Sourced. A California Collective.

Last weekend I visited the cutest little place with the coolest bunch of people. I got an email from Michelle who runs Sourced, inviting me to come check out their space at the open house event they do called Saturday Vibes. Sourced is a retail space in the front, with workspaces in the back. The idea is that creatives who are working for themselves can have a place they can go where they can still leverage off the energy of other creatives - something that I know would be sorely missed if one were to go out on their own.
The front of the building is a beautifully curated retail space shared by ReDeux Studio, Macalistaire Vintage, and Sourced's own co-op. With both vintage and new items throughout, there is something to see on every shelf and in every corner.
Michelle Mercado, pictured above, started out wanting a space for event planning business. As she started renting out spaces, her passion shifted to supporting creatives and small businesses. She still runs her event business while putting a lot of love into Sourced.
The two photos above show some of the workspaces. Sourced offices are shared by interior designers, graphic designers, floral designers, photographers, and more.
I am so glad I went to check it out. Everyone there was so friendly. We talked about the Serial podcast with Rachiel (Macalistaire Vintage) and tried on her vintage housecoats, had our photos taken in the photo booth, got the grand tour from Michelle, and just "talked shop" as designers. I hope to work with them in some way in the future, and to attend one of their creative workshops. Thanks Sourced!

Sourced is located at 930 Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach.

1 comment:

Michelle Mercado said...

just found this today! You are too sweet! We were so glad you got to come by and we look forward to getting your prints in the shop!