They say every dark cloud has a silver lining and these lamps will light your room up with proof. The imitation clouds produce the effect of a thunderstorm without having to actually deal with the crummy weather.

Called simply “The Cloud” by its creators over at the Richard Clarkson Studio, the interactive lamp and speaker system recreate the sounds and sights of a thundercloud while you stay dry. Using motion detectors, the cloud detects your presence and creates a special light show based on your movement. You can also sync the speakers with Bluetooth to enjoy some tunes while you watch.

The Cloud features alternate nightlight and music reactive modes.

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It is created using felted hypoallergenic fiberfill formed into a sponge casing.

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That casing works as the frame for the speaker inside and is controlled by wireless remote.

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On another level, the creators see this as an effort to assist in the development of the design industries.

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The code behind the Cloud is open to the public to use and even improve upon.

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You can purchase one for yourself on the Richard Clarkson website…if you have a spare $3,360 laying around!

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Non-interactive lamps are a bit cheaper: $960.

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A bit pricey, but the soothing vibe it creates just might be worth it.

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The designers hope to help provide a blueprint for the next generation of smart objects. Check out a video of the lamp in action below!

Cloud from Richard Clarkson on Vimeo.

Looks like it’s time for me to finally start a savings account so I can nab me one of these bad boys.

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