The cubicle is an icon of the soul-crushing homogenization that is associated with the corporate world—rows and rows of standardized boxes, confining wraiths that suffer and toil in thankless anonymity. But all is not lost! The following are some of the forms the cubicle has taken in the hands of people who choose to think of it with a spirit of individuality, creative expression and comfort.

Zen Cubicle

Zen Cubicle
Wired/Justin Gollmer
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This cubicle, bamboo-lined and cheery, will help you de-stress—it comes with a miniature Zen sandbox and actual plant life to replenish oxygen.

IN-N-OUT BURGER

In-N-Out Burger Cubicle
seriouseats/Freddog
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The In-N-Out Burger cubicle is for people who really like fast food. This cubicle was dressed up by a guy full of Halloween enthusiasm, though he didn’t go so far as to hand out burgers.

SKITTLES CUBICLE

Skittles Cubicle
Megan Geckler
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This rainbow-striped cubicle looks practically candy-coated. For the understimulated in the workplace.

BARN CUBICLE

Barn Cubicle
apartmenttherapy
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The barn style cubicle is apt in its small size and the user’s ability to slide it shut and forget about it until they have to get back to the grind.

LIGHT BOX

Light Box
interiordesign
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Users of this cubicle would be on blatant display, but despite the air of inmates-in-observation-cells, there’s something to be said for clean lines and soft lighting.

IRISH PUB

Irish Pub
stylemycube
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Bring happy hour to work with this Irish pub cubicle, fully stocked with a dartboard, tiny barman and other pub paraphernalia. It comes equipped with multiple barstools for anyone that does a lot of entertaining in their cubicle.

TREETOP CUBICLE

Treetop Cubicle
mymodernmet
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For those who value awesomeness over practicality and the possibility of getting any work done.

LITTLE RED BOX

Little Red Box
dornob
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This little cubicle is a portable splash of color that can be shut up and wheeled out of sight once you’re done for the day.

PRETEND STUDY

Fake Study
Wired/Justin Gollmer
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As make believe goes, this cubicle looks the most conducive to comfort and productivity—snuggle before a faux fire in a smoking jacket and contemplate the anonymous looking gentleman in the oil painting.

MAGIC WINDOW

Magic Window
Wired/Justin Gollmer
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Ambience is everything. Pick your cityscape and imagine really hard.