confessions of a design geek
confessions of a design geek is an award-winning blog established in 2010 by Katie Treggiden to discover, champion and inspire new designers. It has been named as a top design blog by Dwell US, Elle Decor Italia and The Sunday Times. Katie also writes for Dezeen, Design Milk, Telegraph and Ideal Home.
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coadg bursary :: open for applications

coadg bursary :: open for applications

The confessions of a design geek bursary is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever! I am delighted to be partnering with Home London again this year to offer one new designer an incredible opportunity right at the beginning of their career. The winner will receive: A complimentary stand at Home London within the bursary area of...
design for good :: lostfound

design for good :: lostfound

LostFound is a concept by Evan Gant – a ‘lost and found’ system for the modern age. 3D-printed hooks placed within the community, alongside social media, connect people with the things they’ve lost. Attention grabbing red hooks are designed to be attached to sign posts and chain link fences, which can be found in most...
interview :: tom pigeon

interview :: tom pigeon

Lovely Pigeon has become Tom Pigeon and although I’ve interviewed Lovely Pigeon founder Kirsty before, I thought it was time to interview her again alongside husband Pete, who has now joined the team. We talked inspirations, the importance of hard work, and of course favourite colours! What’s the most important thing to know about you?...
out and about :: superstudio, designblok

out and about :: superstudio, designblok

I started my explorations of Superstudio just outside the first venue by climbing to the top of the Designblok Cube by Czech architecture practice H3T – and what a view! “We were inspired by, among other things, the Rubik’s Cube, the structure made of cubes in a cube, where individual parts can change positions. Visitors...
photos of numbers :: 4, 35 & 4, 14, 7, 12, 11, 13, 24

photos of numbers :: 4, 35 & 4, 14, 7, 12, 11, 13, 24

Hello and happy Friday! Thanks so much to everyone who took part in last Friday’s #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge – here are my favourites… First up, fresh fish from first time player @lornasyson, then a fabulous 35 from @bishboodle and finally it’s a third time win from @bookeralex, with his seaside sails, snapped in Falmouth. Don’t...
fiera :: kortrijk

fiera :: kortrijk

I have just got back from our fourth and final design show – the Biennial Interieur in Kortrijk. I had a blast and it’s a really good feeling to have the last few bits of content under out belts. Jeremy and Jese have been hard at work at magCulture putting the magazine together and we...
interview :: kate farley

interview :: kate farley

I met Kate Farley at Tent London during the London Design Festival and was immediately captivated by her quiet passion. Her surface pattern designs are inspired by Britain’s gardens. I was keen to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you? That I care. How did you first get into what...
out and about :: openstudio, designblok

out and about :: openstudio, designblok

I visited Designblok, Prague for the first time this year and one of the highlights was Openstudio. As part of Designblok’s ethos of hosting the festival within buildings normally closed to the public, it was held within Dum U Minuty (The house “at the minute”) on Prague Old Town Square, a beautiful example of high-Renaissance...
fiera :: designblok and lodz design festival

fiera :: designblok and lodz design festival

It’s been a whirlwind of a month – I flew to Prague for Designblok and then straight on to Poland for the Lodz Design Festival. (Coming soon to an “out and about” post near you!) I saw some really exciting work from up-and-coming designers and met lots of fascinating people – some of whom have...
explore :: prague

explore :: prague

I have just got back from Designblok in Prague, which I was covering for Fiera Magazine, and will also be writing about in up-coming “out and about” posts here. In amongst the whirlwind of new design I did manage to squeeze in a little bit of time to explore the city… Here’s a few of things...
interview :: aud julie befring

interview :: aud julie befring

I spotted Aud Julie Befring‘s work at 100% Norway during the London Design Festival and immediately loved her combinations of wood and oversized wool. We talked about listening to other people’s advice, getting over creative block and, of course, favourite colours…! What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m a product designer from...
out and about :: 100% design and west

out and about :: 100% design and west

I think this is my last out and about post from 2014’s London Design Festival, but don’t worry there’s lots from Designblok, Prague, Lodz Design Festival and the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk to come. My last day of the LDF14 took me West to 100% Design, the Brompton Design District and new for 2014, the...