No matter how cosy or super-organized you make your work-from-home space, and no matter how many plant babies you’ve assembled on your windowsill, there’s one thing you can’t do much about: the view out your window.
And if you’re not lucky enough to have so much as a window, even with a shitty view, this might be a little lifesaver.
Window Swap is a simple, beautiful site that provides you with a random view, courtesy of video recorded out a window somewhere else in the world.
Rami’s window in Stockholm is a still balcony in a riot of green against a blue sky, with a few bright flowers; Beate’s window in Luneberg, Germany, is similarly green with idyllic suburban atmosphere, including a lawnmower and kids chattering in the background; Sana’s window, in Kazakhstan’s biggest city of Almaty, comes with a view of sunset-pink clouds over distant mountains and glowing light in a neighbour’s window, with optional background dubstep; Sandy’s slice of the Philippines is hazy, bucolic, barely a building in sight; Kurt’s Austrian window is filled by almost unacceptably beautiful, possibly alive-with-certain-sounds hills. Read more…