Digital Blinds: Create a Window Anywhere!
I never really understood the importance of windows and lighting until I finally moved out on my own to Los Angeles. The first place I lived alone was a guest house in Brentwood, a very wealthy suburb in Los Angeles. My basic, broke self lived amongst doctors, lawyers, celebrities… hell, OJ Simpson allegedly killed Nicole a mile away from my home… Brentwood was lovely, but I simply did not fit in. But at least I had my own place, right? Eh… not really. You see, I was living in a guest house that was actually what’s called a “Mother-In-Law” unit. It had two small rooms, and I used the first as a bedroom/living room combo. The second room was this weird, open-spaced area that had a shower and a toilet in some weird closet. There was no kitchen, but the walls were lined with closets and shelving which I used to set up a faux kitchen with the addition of a microwave and a mini-fridge. If it sounds weird, it totally was. I hung up sheets from the ceiling to separate the bathroom area from the microwave but often found myself eating out or preparing food at a friend’s place.
I shared a wall with the woman who owned the main house–an evil 80-year-old woman who forbid me from having friends over (another story for another time..). If living with an evil witch in a weird guest house that had no real kitchen or bathroom wasn’t enough… there were no windows. Yeah, that’s right, I essentially lived in a concrete box with no view of the outside world in the foothills of Santa Monica. This is the stuff that nightmares are made of, kids. There was ZERO natural light in my apartment; and after a while, I began to spend less and less time in this weird dungeon. Maybe it wouldn’t have sucked so bad if I had access to these awesome digital blinds…
The Bright Blind, designed by Makoto Hirahara, seems like it would be the perfect fix for someone like myself those years ago. It’s a super creative way to bring light into rooms without knocking down any walls to create space for a window. Instead, you can simply put up these blinds, creating the illusion of a window! Best part? They light up! The blinds are made from electroluminescent (EL) sheets, and you can control the blinds with the plastic stick that you use to adjust blinds normally. The Bright Blind is a handmade product, so interested customers need to sign up for more information, including when the product will be available.
So if you are in the same position I once was, why not sign up for more information and get on your way to making your space a lovely, bright environment?