December 2, 2012 - Following the roaring success of theÂ Barbicanâ€™s Rain Room installation, you can now recreate the weather
in your own home, thanks to a new lamp by experimental Swiss design studio,Â Micasa Lab.
Through a mysterious combination of â€śsome peculiar techniques, liquid nitrogen, WiFi, and high-powered vacuum suction,â€ť theÂ Nebula 12Â 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.
â€śWake up to a flooding yellow light on a sunny day,â€ť say the designers, â€śor below a real cloud on that overcast winter morning.â€ť 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.