Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III

Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artistPhillip K Smith III in Joshua Tree, California. The artist modified an existing 70-year-old homesteader shack by introducing mirrors to create the illusion of transparency, as the structure now takes on the lighting characteristics of anything around it. LED lighting and other custom electronic components were further installed within the building’s interior to illuminate from the interior at night. Smith says of the installation, “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.”

The Portland Press

A beautiful and simple french press coffee maker, made out of wood, wool, steel and a regular Mason jar.

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Audi commercial

Beautiful Audi commercial for the new A1. Beautiful filmed!

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Converse - The Canvas Experiment

A legendary shoe - now with yet another cool commercial! Gotta love it..

Touch Wood

Incredible Japanese comercial for a mobile phone.

Rolling through the Bay

One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco..


Wiley - Numbers in Action

Clever and beautiful music video..

Escape Machines

DDB Paris created this simple, fun “Escape Machine” experience for the French travel company Voyages SNCF.

Menacing, glowing black cubes wait till someone goes close enough. Then the cube asks where the person would like to travel. Pushing the red button produces a crazy celebration, complete with gigantic walking kisses, and provides the wishers large, customized mock tickets to their destination. Watching the faces of the onlookers is just as much fun as the experience itself!

Historic photo manipulation

Interesting and amazing historic photo manipulations by Agan Harahap