Cloudy Forecast

Time’s Best Inventions of 2012 include some incredible, useful tools – self-inflating tires, a solar water distiller, and a motion-activated screwdriver. But most surprising and interesting may be Dutch artist┬áBerndnaut Smilde’s invention: he creates clouds indoors. Smilde makes the perfect mixture of moisture, smoke, and spotlighting, which combine to form a beautiful cloud momentarily. In that window, he photographs the indoor marvels, making lovely surrealist images.