Pull…………….and day turns into night!
Better View is a series of perforated black out roller blinds designed by Elina Aalto. Light seeps in through the small cut out holes creating an image of a city by night. The cut-outs represent the light in the windows of apartment buildings and office complexes in the city. 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.
This is probably perfect for those of us who hold ‘upside-down’ hours – e.g. if you work on night shift, or have to constantly readjust to jetlag or something. Or simply, if you wish to have a night-view of a city that you could not otherwise have (cue sappy line: ‘Oh my love, even though I can’t afford to fly you there, I brought the night-view of Paris to you!’. Clever design.