Nomad is a portable solar lamp that is charged indoors by natural light. The symmetrical shape of Nomad can be understood like an hourglass. Turning the ambient luminaire over switches between the two modes: solar charging and ambient lighting. This new routine of solar charging is supported by a subtle LED display on the bar, which visualizes the light quality in a room. By moving around the room, the solar potential of one’s own four walls can be explored. As an autonomous object, Nomad draws on solar energy, a freely available sustainable resource and makes it usable on a small scale for indoor use.