Beautifully Lit Spiral Staircase (6 pics)

Speirs + Major designed this magnificent cylindrical chandelier to provide light for a new spiral staircase in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall – one of Scotland’s historic art venues. The cylindrical, concrete walls meant it was almost impossible to fix lighting in a way that would appear architecturally integrated. Their solution was to create a 45 foot (13.8 meter) long suspended chandelier – a single shaft of light that forms the central axis of the spiral staircase. The suspended structure solves many issues at once: not only general and emergency lighting, but also issues of mounting, cable routing, and maintenance.

Speirs + Major via [designboom]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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