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.”

Make, Get, Do

At the moment I am working on a project with the public library in Kolding, making a Underground Library for young people. For this project we have produced these grid based shelves. Users of the Underground Library can form the shelves themselves by moving the sticks around.

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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// Wood Works

Last year in august the Copenhagen based association WoodWorks hosted the first wood festival of it’s kind in Denmark. The idea was to see how far you could go and how creative you could be with wood in public spaces. Right now they are planning the 2010 event and I really think it will be worth a visit. Until then check their website for info and pictures from last year.