Photos, Videos: Find This Amazing Mirrored Cabin In Joshua Tree
Around 70 years ago a little wood cabin was built in the Joshua Tree desert, and recently Phillip K. Smith III added some elements to it that make for a magical site amongst the dry earth. His "Lucid Stead" contains strips of mirrors that mimic the wooden planks they alternate with, as well as LED lights that transform once the sun sets. It is perfect in its simplicity and placement—see it absorb and reflect the changing sky throughout the day and night in this video:
There's just something about nature being reflected in mirrors... particularly in the desert terrain. Smith—who has now rented "a property just a ½ mile from Lucid Stead, which will be my Joshua Tree studio outpost for the next year"—says of his installation: ”Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms. In daylight the 70 year old homesteaders shack reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain as if a mirage or hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric color fields emerge until they hover in the desert darkness”. Think we can all agree this would just be a really great place to eat some peyote with Jim Morrison.