Un-beige cubicles

a yellow pencil holder, via Flickr user: Kristen Anna

a yellow pencil holder, via Flickr user: Kristen Anna

Before falling pregnant with Hannah, I spent my nine-to-fives in a small cubicle in Sydney city. The window cubicles were reserved for executives and corporate salespersons. But all I had to do to enjoy views of the Sydney Harbour and the Opera House was to get up from my office chair.

Had it not had such an open and beautiful view, a few more years in that box and I’d be tempted to do the same as graphic designer Maria, seen today on Lifehacker. Maria got some inexpensive fabric from Ikea and created a personal and happy space for her daily 8-hour grind.

Maria's transformation of her office cubicle, via Lifehacker

Maria’s transformation of her office cubicle, via Lifehacker

Good huh? And not much of experience and skill required, just a “that’s it, I’ve had enough of beige”, a staple gun and some pretty fabric. Read more of Maria’s cubicle happiness on her blog.

Of course, that got me going to Flickr for more cubicle happiness.

More “That’s it, I’ve had enough of beige”

Hot pink office cubicle, via Flickr user: creampuffles

Hot pink office cubicle, via Flickr user: creampuffles

Pretty framed artwork in cubicle, via Flickr user: jamalistics

Pretty framed artwork in cubicle, via Flickr user: jamalistics

Beautifully personalised office cubicle, via Flickr user: lorihighfill

Beautifully personalised office cubicle, via Flickr user: lorihighfill

Beautifully personalised office cubicle, via Flickr user: lorihighfill

Beautifully personalised office cubicle, via Flickr user: lorihighfill

13 February 2009

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