Following the roaring success of the Barbican’s Rain Room installation, you can now recreate the weather in your own home, thanks to a new lamp by experimental Swiss design studio, Micasa Lab.
Through a mysterious combination of “some peculiar techniques, liquid nitrogen, WiFi, and high-powered vacuum suction,” the Nebula 12 creates a circulating cloud of steam that responds to real-time weather conditions outside.
The lamp is designed to connect to your smartphone and gather meteorological data via the internet, recreating the climate indoors in a shape-shifting ball of fog.
“Wake up to a flooding yellow light on a sunny day,” say the designers, “or below a real cloud on that overcast winter morning.” Or you could just sleep outside.
The lamp can also be set to demonstrate the weather for the next 48 hours: a threatening low-pressure area is announced by a red cloud, and sunshine is shown in yellow ( via rawstory.com ).