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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.
creative spaces
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...
creative spaces :: mia fleur

creative spaces :: mia fleur

Being a big fan of modernism, and in fact minimalism in theory if not in practice, I hesitated before featuring Mia Fleur in my creative spaces series. Their strap line is “because life’s too short to be minimalist” and their studio is a carcophony of colour and pattern, but you know what? That’s what this...
creative spaces :: the creative studio

creative spaces :: the creative studio

I met Richard Foot, one of half of film-making duo R&A Collaborations via twitter and we’ve already worked together on a couple of things, so when he said he had a studio I might like the look of, I jumped at the chance to feature it. The Creative Studio is in a courtyard behind the...
creative spaces :: club workspace by tilt

creative spaces :: club workspace by tilt

I recently spent a day working in a new co-working space in London called Club Workspace. Co-working is a relatively new concept in the UK, but one that has been popular in the States for some time. The idea is that people who would otherwise work alone, share a working space, and in so doing,...
creative spaces :: falcon

creative spaces :: falcon

What a welcome! When I was invited to visit the home of the design force behind the revitalisation of iconic British brand Falcon Enamelware, Kiwi & Pom, I jumped at the chance – and was greeted by their Flip Dot clock, designed for the Slow Tech Exhibition, part of 2011′s London Design Festival. You can make...