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Lucid Stead


While I'd like to file this under "dream home" Lucid Stead is an art installation by Phillip K. Smith and sadly it's not even open to the public for visits at the moment. During the day the strips of mirror along the wall reflect the surrounding desert and almost make the home appear to disappear into its environment; the remaining panels of wood seem to float against a rugged landscape that continues into the horizon. At dusk and night the house becomes a different vision; LED panels illuminate the building giving it an even more surreal appearance. Smith's own words on the project, "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." via