I love to work from home. If I could work from home every day, I’d set up a comfortable office space and never leave. However, I went to public school, so I’m used to a lot of background noise. Sometimes the TV works. Sometimes it’s music or podcasts through my headphones. However, it’s not the same as tucking into a booth at the local coffee shop and getting my work done there. Enter Hipster Sound.
Hipster Sound is an ambient noise generator that recreates hipster environments, like coffee shops and piano bars. I would love it if I could replace the sound of churning printers and fax machine beeping with the sounds of brewing coffee and mellow indie rock. If it could somehow come with the smell of freshly-brewed coffee rather than, say, spilled toner ink or fish being microwaved, so much the better.
Unfortunately, it only works via the ears, and there’s no way to recreate the smell of a beach-side lounge quite yet, but it’s a good start. I intend on trying this out at work tomorrow, and I recommend you do the same. White noise helps us sleep, keeps us calm, and is generally very soothing; maybe the sound of a quiet coffee shop can help eliminate the difficulty of a work day.