Bright City Lights


Inspired by the aesthetically appealing window blinds created by Elina Aalto of Fiasko Design, the DIY Maven suggests a self-made version of these window treatments. Purchase a black or dark-colored window blind, trace a design of your favorite cityscape and use an X-acto knife to bring the urban scene to life.


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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Karen Cho

    I love this. I have no view from my studio in manhattan but I could picture a brooklyn bridge scene.

  • Rob Schamberger

    I’d love to see this at my office!