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. Katie also writes for Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
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brink :: time-lapse

brink :: time-lapse

Before we say goodbye to BRINK 2013, I had to share this incredible time-lapse film that super stylist Zoe Brewer made of the two-day set-up and the first day of the show including the private view. See if you can spot yourself in amongst the crowd! BRINK will be back in 2014, when we’ll have...
brink :: come and see us at tent

brink :: come and see us at tent

We did it! After months and months of planning, BRINK is live at Tent London! We’re on Stand E02 until Sunday – come and see us. I would like to say a massive thank you to the nine very talented designers I selected from graduate shows across the country: Hannah Quinn – Manchester Metropolitan University...
brink :: gav birmingham & win VIP tickets!

brink :: gav birmingham & win VIP tickets!

BRINK opens at Tent London exactly one week from today, so without further ado, I am delighted to announce the final designer selected to take part, Gav Birmingham. While studying at Dundee University, Gav was briefed to design something that would make somebody’s life better. His brother is diabetic, so he asked what he could...
brink :: henry franks

brink :: henry franks

As we get closer and closer to the big day, I am delighted to announce another BRINK designer: Henry Franks. The Confused Coat Hanger is part of a range of ‘dyslexic objects’ Henry has designed. Dyslexic himself, his intention is to improve objects by adding of a dyslexic element. Some of the symptoms of dyslexia...
brink :: alexander mueller

brink :: alexander mueller

I am very excited to announce the seventh BRINK designer – London Met Furniture and Product Design graduate Alexander Mueller. Alex has exhibited in Milan and at Clerkenwell Design Week; he’s worked with the Scenic Carpentry Department of The Royal Opera House London and Zaha Hadid’s former Head of Design, Philip Michael Wolfson; he’s one...
brink :: bilge nur saltik

brink :: bilge nur saltik

It’s time to announce the next BRINK designer. I tried really hard to only select one graduate from each university, but the quality at the RCA graduate show was so high, it was impossible, so here is the sixth BRINK designer and second RCA graduate; Bilge Nur Saltik. Nur was born in Istanbul in 1988...
brink :: carolina peraca

brink :: carolina peraca

I am delighted to announce the fifth BRINK designer – Carolina Peraca. I saw Carolina’s work at the Central Saint Martin’s graduate show and was immediately captivated by it. Her marbled boxes are created by gently mixing slip into the clay before it’s fired. Inspired by the shapes she finds on her travels around the...
brink :: face-o-mat

brink :: face-o-mat

I am delighted to announce the fourth BRINK designer –  Konsfack University graduate Tobias Gutmann and his magical Face-o-mat! I met Tobias in Milan in April of this year and was instantly smitten with his fabulous creation. Face-o-mat is a portrait painting machine, powered by Tobias himself – he creates incredibly original portraits based on a...
brink :: announcing the first three designers

brink :: announcing the first three designers

We’ve decided to make a slight change to the format of BRINK, following feedback from the Universities that they think it’s a great idea and would love to take part, but see it as more of a 2014 opportunity. With this in mind we have decided to go ahead with the confessions of a design geek curated...
brink :: kingston university graduate show

brink :: kingston university graduate show

Another graduate show I went to in the hunt for outstanding work for the new graduate design show BRINK was Kingston University’s. Here are some of the things I spotted – from top to bottom, left to right: Joshua Tomkins’ Experimentation of Wedges is flat pack furniture in its simplest form; a response to the difficulty many...
brink :: central saint martins graduate show

brink :: central saint martins graduate show

By now I’m hoping you’ll all have heard of BRINK – it’s a new graduate design show as part of the London Design Festival that I’m collaborating with Tent London on. There will be university and graduate collective stands (more on those very soon!) and I’m curating a selection of graduate designs that have really...
brink :: rca graduate show

brink :: rca graduate show

Two weeks ago I announced my collaboration with Tent London to launch a new graduate design show as part of London Design Festival. BRINK will showcase the best graduate design talent of 2013. There will be stands from universities and graduate collectives; and a curated area of designs that have particularly caught my eye this year....