Work Places

"Small is beautiful--and efficient. These freestanding pods, domes, and workstations are so artfully designed and ecologically sound that one might wonder: Is this the future of work? Turns out, the future of the cubicle isn't very square at all. Some of the coolest small-office spaces in the world--for the workplace or the home--have indoor plexiglass spheres that dampen phone-call noise or outdoor polygons with triangular windows. Here's a look at all nine of Inc.'s favorites. "