If you’re one of the lucky ones, you may get to work in a cool office geared toward the younger creative generation. Maybe you have a pool table in your break room or you get flexible hours. Heck, maybe you even get to bring your dog to work. For the rest of us though, the hours where we live our 9-5 grind are fairly unremarkable. We walk to our cubicles on cream colored carpet, sit under fluorescent lighting, and pick up lunch at the closest drive-thru to our office park. In short, most of our office environments are nothing to write home about.
That is, of course, unless you work at Instagram, in which case you may just have the coolest workspace around. Their headquarters was recently redesigned by architecture firm Gensler, who drew inspiration for the workplace from the app itself. While you’re still excited about the new vending machine in your break room, the new IG office has life-sized backdrops for when you just need a work photoshoot, specialty coffee bar, and design, conference, and break rooms all designed with a minimalist feel that could easily find a home on your feed.
Okay, I admit it, I’m officially jealous. My break room coffee has nothing on Blue Bottle and I definitely don’t have a napping nook built into my wall. I mean, I also have no idea how to code and chose a fairly standard career path, but still, I think the rest of us deserve some of these luxuries too. In the meantime, I’ll stick with my free breakroom coffee and be thankful there’s a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru on my way to the office. I may not have the perfect backdrop for social media photos during the day, but as long as I have convenient access to the best fried chicken on the market, the hustle lives on. .
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