A Room With a Better View

Finnish designer Elina Aalto of Flasko Design has created Better View window blinds that turns the most uninteresting views into something spectacular. Basically, the blinds have cut-outs that depict cityscapes. When the blinds are drawn, light from outdoors twinkles through revealing the sky lines of Helsinki or Tokyo, for example. Although the blinds don’t appear to be in mass production (they’re part of a traveling exhibition of the Finnish Cultural Institute), I’m going to say, with an X-acto knife, a picture of your favorite city for reference, a ruler, and a lot of patience, they’re DIY-able. Via.