A crappy view can make a big difference in how you feel about your place. I once lived in an apartment with a view of a brick wall. It happened to be right in front of my desk, which was fitting since my creativity pretty much hit a brick wall every time I sat there. But if your current view sucks you could change it. Better View Blinds by designer Elina Aalto let you turn a boring view into an exciting city scene at night. They feature small holes that look like lit windows in buildings throughout the city when light shines through. Better Blinds are available in various city designs including Paris, Tokyo, Helsinki, and Berlin so you can pretend you don’t live in a rundown efficiency in North Philly. Unfortunately there’s still nothing you can do if you live in a windowless basement, but then again, you’ve probably got bigger problems. Like big ass rats.