Look around you. While you sneakily read this article at work, pay close attention to your surroundings. Are they dull? Do you have a baller view or is it beige cubicles far as the eye can see? Have you the requisite poster of a cat hanging off a ledge, reminding you that life is a struggle for even the most noble of animals? Yeah. Same. But it needn't be like this. People are resigning themselves to the fact that if we have to spend so much damn time at work, we might as well work in a nice environment. Cue Muse, Surry Hill's newest contemporary coworking space.
Muse is determined to balance the creative and career aspects of life, with a coworking space packed extras that will make you actually want to go to work. Their calendar is littered with yoga classes, social and networking events, art classes and exhibitions and professional workshops. And best of all it's open to all levels of membership, from permanents to hot deskers. So if you want break up a work day with a yoga workout, sign up for a casual day and try it out. They're looking for freelancers in the creative industries to go hand in hand with their art-centric functionality — and they offer great spaces for photoshoots and events too, just FYI.
Stripped-back brick, minimalist office furniture and moody, sophisticated lighting makes the whole office feel like a page out of an interior decorating magazine, and not the dull pre-fab offices we were promised as children. The whole thing is quite inspirational. And Friday afternoon drinks on their private rooftop terrace? Also inspirational. Very inspirational.