If you live in a place that's always dry, do yourself a favour and pick up a humidifier. This particular model from Japan definitely has an elegant "ancient tech" kind of charm.
Carved out of Japanese Cypress, the Mast Humidifier absorbs water from the hull and diffuses it through the air - along with the natural lemony-scent of the wood itself. It's rot resistant and, naturally, electricity free. Plus it's really nice looking. [Masuza via Spoon and Tamago via Mocoloco]