Lebanon

PSLab Beruit by Michelle Linden






A great wine bar with lighting by PSLab Beirut.
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PSLab Beirut designed site specific lighting designs. These ones are great... a play on both a standard chandelier and the iconic cylinder of the wine bottle. The fixtures really add to the space, rather than detracting from it, helping to provide the barrel vaulted space with a more intimate feeling.
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Check out their website. There are a lot of fun lighting fixtures... and the website itself it a lot of fun to peruse. There are great images of their sketchbooks - some with animated flipping pages!
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Bullit Lights and Camel Graffiti by Michelle Linden


While art for beauty's sake can have its place... art is truly most effective as a form of commentary, whether it be social or political. Even when artists create seemingly innocuous artwork, if the art is intended to make us think differently, then it succeeds as a kind of commentary. Above are two examples of artwork in Beirut, Lebanon - a simple piece of graffiti combining different ideologies/technologies and a bullit light installation that turns a bullit ridden building into a sliver of peaceful nighttime sky.
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Both via Unbuilt
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