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For the past five years, I worked glamorously…on my bed. It was okay but my back always hurt and it could feel lonely. But finally (finally!) I was able to nab a desk at Studiomates, a co-working space in Brooklyn, a few months ago. It’s such a great change to work around people, especially such nice people. I feel really lucky to be here!

Yesterday one of the guys, Kevin, was celebrating his birthday, and this happened!!!! I was in Manhattan and missed it but this video made me smile from ear to ear. Happy birthday, Kevin! I had no idea you had those moves!!!!!

(Video by Bas, via Swissmiss)

  1. Oh love! Thank you for posting!… And making (people of your office.)

  2. Why why did I leave NYC :( aaaaaaa i really do miss studios full of Mac and artistic awesome people. Joanna you will miss NY don’t move to California?!

  3. This is so adorable! Looks like so much fun with these people :)

  4. I am *so* bummed I missed this! Love Kevin to tears!

  5. This is amazing!!! And to think I could love that song even more…. now I just love Brooklyn and Studiomates more! xx

  6. Ha! This is fantastic! What an awesome place to work…congrats ;)

  7. That pup! And that doughnut intertube!

  8. That is SO FUN!!! And makes me happy! Love seeing Tina there at the end. :)

  9. I love this song. No matter how many times I hear it, it will always put a smile on my face! xx

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  11. That was so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I work for HowAboutWe right next door. Welcome neighbor!

  13. Thank you for all of the kind birthday comments. It was such a fun, memorable, impromptu (and slightly exhausting) afternoon project. Happy weekend!

  14. OH MY GOODNESS. Just watching this made me so darn happy. Happy Birthday Kevin!!

  15. Ahhhh!!!! That was AWESOME!!! Oh gosh! What a fun community and memorable birthday!!!

  16. I LOVE those work spaces. Fantastic!

  17. He is everything!!! Go Kevin, and happy belated birthday!!!

  18. This is super cute. Congrats on the new office space!!

  19. So much fun!!!! Makes me happy!!! Happy birthday Kevin!

  20. Jo says...

    I could listen to this song all day and Kevin just made me love it even more. Happy Birthday, Kevin!

  21. that guy is infectiously cool and happy inducing!

  22. Thank you so much for sharing that video! I do not even KNOW Kevin, but what a fabulous guy!

  23. Thank you so much for sharing that video! I do not even KNOW Kevin, but what a fabulous guy!

  24. Proof that I’d fit in great at Studiomates! I love impromptu dance parties! Also loved the cameo appearance of 2D Tina, and all the cute and colourful details around the offices that I often see on their Instagram- YAY!

  25. Aww that’s so lovely.

    Currently my blog is all done from my bed- which can be both frustrating and brilliant (hello No Pants at Work days :) but I work a full time waitressing job as well, so my bed will do for now.

    Glad you’re enjoying office life!

  26. yes, julia! although i’m the worst dancer and will just stand there clapping :)

  27. So cute & infectious! Also, the dogs popping in put an extra smile on my face :)

  28. LOVED this! One of my Fav songs! How fun to work around such energetic creative people! Happy Birthday Kevin!

  29. This made me smile so big. I can’t believe we missed it!! Redo on monday, I say!

  30. Such fun – that boy’s got moves, what a great place to work, so many hipsters in one place!!

  31. Awesome! Have you seen Pharrell’s 24 hour music video for this song. LOVE IT. You can watch it here, over and over and over….

    Happy Friday!

    Life+1
    New Post: Because I’m Happy

  32. This just made my day! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Wow a man who can dance is so hot! Happy Friday x also love the girl who was about to leave but ended up taking her coat off to dance. I’ve put my coat on at a party to leave and ended up dancing in it for another hour when the music got good! Thankyou for this x

  34. Kevin is HOT!

  35. Got an space for a Chicago blogger to join on? :) this made me SQUEAL :D

  36. I wish my office did more things like this. How much fun :) Who doesn’t love a random dance party!?!

  37. What a joyous workplace – not only the people, who seem totally cool and young, but also a place where you could bring your dog! Love it!

  38. I’m happy!!
    Thanks for sharing this…
    I would so into this..
    have a fantastic weekend and include some dancing

  39. Awesome video! Loved the energy :) Joanne, can you share some more info on Studiomate, how much do they charge per month and how does one get a space. Their website doesn’t have that info. Thanks!

  40. I am a blogger as well and I do work with my best friend in my bed.. we call it most of the time “our office”… until now it is quite amazing to work out of my bed… but it would be great to have a desk for tow to work on somedays in the future…

    Check out our side… and the birthday post of my very best friend!
    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2014/03/its-my-birthday-notes-from-sickbed.html

    Love from Germany and the -fatcatconnection-
    Bird

  41. katie, how funny!! i love my little spot…i need to find some posters or something, though! it’s totally undecorated right now :)

  42. I hear you’re sitting at my friend Akbar’s old desk! Small world :)

  43. So great! This made me happy!

  44. linds, toby loved it too :) the song is so great for little dudes. (also “what does the fox say” which toby and his friends are obsessed with:)

  45. kathleen, we’re on the same floor! my friend karen raves about them, too. i’ll have to try them soon. she said their classes were life changing :)

  46. Me says...

    As someone who has also been working at home for a few years, and just got an office at a co-working space, as well . . . . I’m just going to say that I’m a little jealous that my space is not as fun as yours! :) What a great work environment.

  47. Me says...

    As someone who has also been working at home for a few years, and just got an office at a co-working space, as well . . . . I’m just going to say that I’m a little jealous that my space is not as fun as yours! :) What a great work environment.

  48. This is so amazing. I am smiling ear to ear as well. Also crying. That’s normal, right?

  49. Love the video! It looks like you’re in the same building as Abhaya yoga studios. Beautiful classes and a wonderful community. The Friday 10 AM with Kathryn is a dream!

  50. This just made my day! I don’t even know Kevin but I LOVE him! My 2 year old is running around singing “because I’m happy!” Thank you for sharing this beautiful video!

  51. What a great place to work – I love this! Happy Birthday Kevin!

  52. That’s awesome! Happy birthday Kevin. :)

    Glad you found a studio space too, it must be such a different experience to work outside the house – I know I hate trying to work from home, I’m never as productive.

  53. I just LOVE people like this. It totally made me happy too, so thanks to you both. What a killer place to work.

  54. I love this! Believe it or not, I hadn’t heard this song until watching the Oscars. And it really does make me so happy! Congrats to you on finding a great place to work outside your home. And if you want to see more happy dancing, you should check out this video that Boston College just put out to the same song. I work at a different Boston-area university and we’re all wishing we’d come up with this idea! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_8I_w5v18I