Not many workspaces sit on the edge of a babbling brook in an animal sanctuary, but if you'd like to pretend yours does the visual and audio ambience of MoodTurn can help.
Last week we shared MoodStream with you, a mashup of short and mixed together music tracks, images,and video all sorted by your mood. Thanks to a suggest by Lifehacker reader Rexem, we have another neat ambient mood site to share with you.
MoodTurn — sometimes labelled TurnMood.com in its interface — like MoodStream, is a mashup of visual and audio elements. It's radically more simply though, with no sliders or selection wheels in sight. You can pick from Rainforest, Birds, Storm and Beach as your soundtracks. Each category has about half a dozen backgrounds you can choose from. If you select a background it will stay on that background, otherwise it will rotate through the backgrounds for that ambient mood. The audio tracks for the moods are all, give or take a few minutes, an hour long which is great for uninterrupted listening.
One very minor complaint about the service. If you pause the audio but leave the tab open, after about 30 minutes MoodTurn will refresh itself and start playing the audio again. Something to keep in mind if you pause it and leave for lunch, lest you return to find your coworkers tearing the office apart looking for birds.
Have a favourite way to up the ambiance in your office and make it feel less like a cage and more like a beach front locale? Let's hear about it in the comments. Thanks Rexem!