Lighting highlights from The May Design Series

It was the lighting design that most captured my interest at this year's May Design Series which opened yesterday at ExCel in London and runs until tomorrow.

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Sunday Edition

Here's this week's edit of some of my favourite images, inspiration and writing from around the web.

Have a lovely Sunday.


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18 thought provoking quotes from antiquity that could have been written today.

Penny Martin on her role as Editor in Chief of The Gentlewoman, the magazine's DNA, and why she thinks the future won't be about social media.

Skandium have launched a magazine.

"The prospect of owning yet more has lost its lustre." Are you part of the pay as you live generation?

Silence, secrecy and subterfuge - the increasingly uphill struggle small independent retailers face against the high street giants.

"The world is drowning in cushions" - textile graduates should team up with product designers to create more relevant products, says Polly Leonoard, founder of Selvedge.

Medieval meets Brutalist - a style guide from The Taste Setters.

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Style Radar | May

There's lots happening this month so here's a quick round up some of the the news, products and events that have made their way onto my radar recently.

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Seasonal Essentials | The White Shirt

It's Laurie from Bell & Smokey here, with the first of a new monthly fashion column for Design Hunter. My series of posts will examine seasonal essentials and this month it's the turn of the wardrobe staple, the white shirt. 

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Five Things - #007 Herringbone


Coco Lapine styling for Fantastic Frank

Sarah of Coco Lapine recently styled this apartment for Fantastic Frank in collaboration with Berlin based deisgn company Llot Llov. I love how she has playfully arranged these knitted Ray lamps (which come with a 12m flex) in lots of different ways to create focal points throughout the apartment - a quick and easy way of adding interest to a space.

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Enrich and Endure | New design for an age old industry

One of the greatest pleasures I have in writing this blog is uncovering the stories of people who are working to keep the age old skills and industries of their local towns and communities alive and, by applying fresh, new design ideas, helping to breathe new life into them.

Growing up in a town famous for its traditional weaving skills, brother and sister team Sarah and Lorcan from Northern Ireland had the perfect platform from which to launch their textile company Enrich and Endure.

Here's their story.

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