It's daylight savings tomorrow -- but the hour you lose at the bar will be regained in the afterlife
Freelancers are a diasporic tribe, persecuted in whatever Coffee Bean they pitch their laptops in. Have faith, because the promised land is soft opening next week on Wilshire: BlankSpaces.
Blank's a 55-spot shared workspace founded and designed by a former Google HQ architect -- his philosophy being that, given crisp, professional surroundings, the self-employed might be inspired to quit Googling themselves and get to work. Price depends on duration of stay (from 5hr walk-ins to 70hr-per-week residencies) and set-up, be it a seat at a counter-style Work Bar, a cubicle, a private office, or a conference room, perfect for the sort of wacky speakerphone hijinks you've come to cherish in Xerox commercials. Everyone has access to an in-house color copier/fax, high-speed T1 wireless, and hi-def presentation screens/projectors; monthly users also get storage space, dedicated phone line, and mailing address complete with a receptionist who'll sign for packages, and generally make things feel so official you'll soon find yourself shopping for Dockers.