Living in the suburbs but longing for the city? Here’s a quick and easy way to bring the skyline of Tokyo, Helsinki, Paris or Stockholm into your own humble abode, even if the view from your window is actually of a farm field or your neighbor’s overstuffed trash cans.
I wonder if that cute little guy comes with it?
The designer of the Better View Curtain is Elina Aalto, a young artist living in Helsinki. Aalto was inspired by a large portrait in the Oslo Art Museum that had been made by perforating the canvas. It hung on the wall like a regular painting, but she thought it would be cool if light shone through the holes.
According to Sauma Design:
With the Better View blind any dreary view can be turned into an attractive cityscape. The series currently includes views from Helsinki and Tokyo. New additions portraying Stockholm and Paris are in progress. The images represent a selection of cities that Elina has traveled to in the last few years and the photographs are by her. The chosen views are of contrasting cityscapes: skyscrapers in Tokyo, 60s modernism in Helsinki and 19th century architecture in Paris.
Each roller blind is custom-made by hand out of vinyl-coated polyester. The Better View Curtain is sold by Flasko Design. For more information go to Sauma Design. Thanks to Make for bringing it to my attention.