This lamp tells you the weather by recreating it inside your houseS

Another weird habit instilled in us by modern technology is the tendency to check the current weather on our smartphones when there's a perfectly good window not three feet directly to the right. It is with this illogical behavior in mind that we present to you the Nebula 12 (a lamp, designed by Micasa LAB, that uses light, color, liquid nitrogen and hot water to recreate current weather conditions inside the walls of your own home) and ask if this still-conceptual technology would rehabilitate our bond with nature, or sever yet another fiber in the twisted cord that connects us with the outside world.

Via The Nebula Project:

The [Nebula 12] is connected by WIFI to your Lumia... Using meterological data from MetOff the Nebula forms to represent outside weather: wake up to a flooding yellow light on a sunny day, or below a real cloud on that overcast winter morning.

In the standard mode, Nebula 12 predicts the weather for the next 48 hours. A threatening low-pressure area is announced by a red cloud, and sunshine is shown in yellow. At the same time, the user can adjust the settings and define the source of information themselves. And the best is: regardless of how dark the cloud is, Nebula 12 never brings rain. At least, not within one's own four walls.

In other words, it's basically a weather beacon that integrates with your phone and is also a cloud-machine. Working from the premise that cloud machines are awesome, and that pretty much everyone has wanted one at some point in their life, we have to admit we're pretty intrigued. The weather-forecasting feature is pretty cool, too, we guess (even if the project's promo video is kind of underwhelming).

Learn more at The Nebula Project.