Berndnaut Smilde creates the clouds by carefully regulating humidity, temperature, and light in the space.

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has come up with a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space's humidity, temperature, and light. This intersection of science + art was recently named one of TIME magazine‘s ‘Best Inventions of the Year 2012'.

The fluffy white clouds are summoned up temporarily using a fog machine, creating a surreal experience in the middle of a room. Click through to see some of Smilde's clouds, which have been created inside different locations:

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