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When I First Saw This, I Thought I Was Going Crazy. Then I Realized What It Really Is...

NOVEMBER 29, 2013

This unique cabin nestled in Joshua Tree in California's Mojave Desert is really something else. Mirrors were added to the walls and windows to create the illusion that you can see right through the cabin, making it seem half transparent at times.

The 70-year-old abandoned shack acquired and re-appropriated by artist Phillip K. Smith III has even been given a name, Lucid Stead. In Phillip's own words "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change."

LED lighting and other custom electronic components were  installed within the building's interior to illuminate it from the inside at night, giving the harsh, dull and monochromatic landscape a splash of light.

Be warned though, do not attempt to approach from the direction of the sun!

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