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Sunlight is a precious commodity for office-dwellers, but it's also a double-edged sword. That warming, Vitamin-D-providing light makes you feel alive and illuminates your desk, and yet we have to block it off to prevent blinding monitor glare.
3M has invented a clever way around this. Their Daylight Redirecting Film can be applied to any window and redirects the light upwards, bouncing it off of your ceiling rather than letting it beam directly into your eyes:
The company reckons it can redirect natural light for a distance of 40 feet or more into the building" and confers a lighting energy savings of up to 52%. If you're an architect or interior designer looking to spec this stuff out for a project, you can search for dealers by zip code here.
Via Architect Magazine