Tina Roth Eisenberg. Designer and Entrepreneur
According to Tina Roth Eisenberg, there’s no better demonstration of the companionable spirit at her Boerum Hill co-working space, Friends, than the scene that unfolds at lunch.
Between 12 and 1, people leave their computers and trickle in from the neighboring room, filling the large wooden table opposite the kitchen with a hodgepodge of leftovers and local takeout. The room fills with the clatter of forks and knives. Bites are shared. Dogs, who accompany their owners to work daily, rest in sunlit triangles near the window.
This is what Tina refers to as her happy place: a manifestation of a vision of community that the designer’s held dear since arriving in New York City in 1999. It also serves as the headquarters of her two growing companies, temporary tattoo emporium Tattly and the international lecture series CreativeMornings. It’s a place she, her husband and two young children consider a second home – and, happily, it’s only minutes from their real one, which is located in a nearby high-rise with views of Downtown Brooklyn.