New WiFi lamp brings weather indoors
You can now recreate the weather in your own home with a new lamp created by experimental Swiss design studio, Micasa Lab.
The Nebula 12, designed from a mysterious combination of "some peculiar techniques, liquid nitrogen, WiFi, and high-powered vacuum suction, creates a circulating cloud of steam that responds to real-time weather conditions outside.
It 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, the Guardian reported.
"Wake up to a flooding yellow light on a sunny day," said 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.
Presumably an imminent lightning storm could be foretold by the light flickering on and off - or short-circuiting and sending arcs of electricity across the room?
"It can be used as an atmospheric source of light for romantic evening meals or high-stress business meetings," the designers said, as well as when "doing homework, when reading, or just chatting."