Light diffused through water always takes on a sort of ethereal glow as the light is refracted and sent in every direction. The Atmos lamp from designer Arturo Erbsman uses condensation to create a lovely, dewy atmosphere in any room.


The lamp consists of a small aluminum base containing a light source and an inexhaustible supply of water. When the light is turned on, the heat causes the water to evaporate and form beads of condensation on the inside of the bulb-shaped blue glass shade.


As droplets collect and grow larger, they eventually become so heavy that they roll down the inside of the bulb. This creates and re-creates patterns of little trails as the lamp emanates a calming blue light.