Scientists agree we function better when exposed to nature, but many of us spend our waking hours in a windowless office building. Iowa-based Sky Factory creates high-tech trompe l'oeil images and videos of the outdoors that manage produce the same biological effect as gazing at the actual sunset. Reduced stress and enhanced well-being are just a backlit fluffy cloud away.
In other news, IKEA plans expansion into China & India, and chandeliers/Big Bang replicas are on display at the Boston ICA. See the headlines after the jump.
• Sky Factory Brings Nature Into The Drabbest, Windowless Cubicles | Co.Exist
• Josiah McElheny Survey at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art | Architectural Digest
• Ikea to consider India entry, plans China expansion | The Editor at Large
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