“Lucid Stead,” is a fascinating outdoor installation done by artist Phillip K Smith III. This 70-year-old cabin in California’s Mojave Desert blend was fitted with mirrored panels that partially cover the building’s exterior walls, windows and doorway.

The mirrors allow the structure to blend with it's beautiful surroundings during the day. At night, the cabin comes to life with a little help from LEDs. Here's how the artist did it:

[photos by Steven King]