Many of us have lived in apartments or homes that have had awful views of the outdoors from the window. My blinds have actually never opened, a pretty view of the lovely parking lot is just not enough of a motivation to open those blinds.
Since I grew up on a farm, I used to go through serious withdrawals from having a nice view outside of my window. I found out that such things have been known to cause bouts of depression in certain people. Having a custom built optical illusion could be the answer.
Sky Factory can create a sky light or sky mural, that feature stars, trees, blossoms, natural landscapes and even fluffy white clouds. The two major issues are that it is going to be more than a little expensive, and I think I'd go into shock after seeing fluffy white clouds, then going outside and seeing depressing fog or rain.
[via red ferret]