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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creative spaces :: hector & haddock

creative spaces :: hector & haddock

Justine Wall aka Hector & Haddock has a studio in her 1650s thatched cottage on Salisbury Plain, from where she creates linocut, letterpress and screen print designs inspired by, and often incorporating, paper ephemera and traditional printing methods. She describes her cottage as looking “like it’s been iced with Royal Icing and topped with Shredded...
creative spaces :: james uk

creative spaces :: james uk

I bumped into the ever lovely James Harrison at Clerkenwell Design Week and as we got chatting we discovered that I spend two days every week in the building right next door to his studio! So I couldn’t not pop in and have a nose around… He’s based in a shared workspace in London’s Stoke...
creative spaces :: emma alington

creative spaces :: emma alington

I discovered Emma Alington‘s work at Pulse in May this year and was intrigued to find out more. I’m hoping to write about her making process (which involves blowing bubbles with a straw in a mixture of liquid clay and washing up liquid), but in the meantime, I’m excited to share a little tour of...
creative spaces :: custhom

creative spaces :: custhom

CUSTHOM is RCA graduates Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi and they design innovative high quality wallpapers, ceramics, textiles and stationery. I went for a snoop around their Peckham studio and here’s what I found… Gorgeous, isn’t it? I interviewed the lovely Gemma while I was there, so watch out for that one coming to the...
creative spaces :: sarah hamilton

creative spaces :: sarah hamilton

Having talked it about for quite some time, I was excited about finally seeing printmaker Sarah Hamilton‘s studio, but nothing quite prepared for me the stunning 1950s house it’s inside. You come in through the front door, stairs lead down to the bedrooms and up to a glass fronted and therefore light-filled lounge, with views...
creative spaces :: studio aalto

creative spaces :: studio aalto

My last creative spaces post was about Aalto House, where Finnish architect Alvar Aalto lived from 1935 until 1976 and worked from 1935 until 1956. As promised, this is the follow up post on the space he moved to in 1956, which I was also lucky enough to visit while I was in Helsinki in...
creative spaces :: aalto house

creative spaces :: aalto house

Way back when I started writing my blog in April 2010, I worked on an old school desk in a corner of my bedroom. I had space for two or three inspirations pictures stuck on the wall above it. One of those pictures was a page torn from an interior design magazine, featuring an aerial...
creative spaces :: tom raffield

creative spaces :: tom raffield

I have been a fan of Tom Raffield‘s work for as long as I’ve known anything about design. I think I first came across his work the very first time I went to 100% Design, a long time before I started writing this blog, and he’s one of the designers I interviewed for my book....
creative spaces :: sebastian cox

creative spaces :: sebastian cox

I met Sebastian Cox at Tent London and was so moved by his passion for the material he works with that I had to feature his woodland studio on creative spaces at the first possible opportunity. He says: “I am so in love with my material and how it ties in with a more sustainable...
creative spaces :: rebecca hoyes

creative spaces :: rebecca hoyes

I wrote a post back in March 2013 in about Habitat‘s return to form, and Senior Design Rebecca Hoyes is one of the reasons why. She works one day a week teaching textile design at Central Saint Martins, and splits the rest of her time between the Habitat head office and her Shoreditch studio. It’s...
creative spaces :: studio dempsey

creative spaces :: studio dempsey

I was recently honoured to interview the graphic design legend who is Mike Dempsey. I like the biography on his website, so much, I’m going to let him introduce himself: ”Mike Dempsey has been has been around the block a bit. A graphic designer for over 40 years. He worked in publishing for 10 of those....
creative spaces :: not another bill

creative spaces :: not another bill

The first time I visited Not Another Bill‘s studio I knew I had to include it in my creative spaces series – so I’m really excited about this month’s post. And spending time with Team NAB on a Friday afternoon is never a chore! Not Another Bill is a fabulously simple concept – you pay...