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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here's one I made earlier :: bright as a button

here’s one I made earlier :: bright as a button

I’m sharing some of my favourite posts all throughout December – I loved this simple idea from new designer Dave Hallett… I am delighted to announce that confessions of a design geek is the online media partner for Boost, an initiative from the Southbank Centre which provides six new designers with the mentoring and support they...
here's one I made earlier :: emma alington's with a twist

here’s one I made earlier :: emma alington’s with a twist

I’m sharing some of the best posts of 2014 throughout this month, and I love Emma Alington’s surface pattern design technique which mostly involves blowing bubbles… Emma Alington is forever blowing bubbles! Her With A Twist collection is decorated by blowing bubbles in soapy water and underglaze before applying the bubbly result to the surface....
here's one I made earlier :: landscape of gravity

here’s one I made earlier :: landscape of gravity

This month I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from 2014 – I loved Kirsi Enkovaara approach to pattern creation – really clever, with stunning results… I spotted Kirsi Enkovaara‘s final project Landscape of Gravity at Show RCA 2014, the Royal College of Art’s degree show. Being a girl who loves water and printing, I...
here's one I made earlier :: modiron bench

here’s one I made earlier :: modiron bench

Bex Simon is incredible. She’s a bundle of energy who says she doesn’t feel human when she’s not ‘building’ – she was born to be a blacksmith. I was very privileged to spend a morning watching her make the modiron bench for Total Fabrication at Craft Central and even got to have to go myself,...
here's one I made earlier :: fanny shorter

here’s one I made earlier :: fanny shorter

When Fanny Shorter won the confessions of a design geek bursary in January, part of her prize was a photo shoot with Yeshen Venema and a film shoot with R&A Collaborations. I am super excited to be able to share the results of both shoots with you. All the photos in this post were taken...
here's one I made earlier :: same same

here’s one I made earlier :: same same

Upcycling is everywhere, but I recently discovered a really interesting take on it – young designer Laura Jungmann works with artisanal glass blower, Cornelius Reer, to reform mass produced, but new, bottles into unique glass vessels, adding value in the process. I was keen to find out more, so I spoke to Laura about what...
here's one I made earlier :: utopia & utility

here’s one I made earlier :: utopia & utility

I saw Utopia & Utility‘s Stacking Vessels for the first time in Milan last year, and have since seen them at Clerkenwell Design Week and most recently at Maison et Objet in January. I decided it was high time I found out more about how these captivating objects are made. Pia Wustenberg, the creative force...
here's one I made earlier :: woven oak

here’s one I made earlier :: woven oak

I met the lovely Lizzie Hillier, co-founder with husband Leo of Woven Oak, at Home London at the beginning of this year. I love a bit of print, so when she told me all their designs are hand drawn in Sussex and then hand carved into wood or lino, I had to find out more....
here's one I made earlier :: wood tailoring

here’s one I made earlier :: wood tailoring

When I met Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrik Färg at Stockholm Design Week last year, they’d just bought each other a state of the art sewing machine for Christmas. They’d also just launched the highly FAB Chair Couture – chairs whose backs you can change like different dresses for different occasions. Most designers would still just...
here's one I made earlier :: shed test

here’s one I made earlier :: shed test

Today I just wanted the share this mesmerisingly simple film of Edward Slater making prototypes in the shed at the bottom of his garden in Wimbledon, London… I highly recommend a little explore of Edward’s website where he documents the making of each prototype in more detail. He’s refreshingly honest and relaxed about the failures as...
here's one I made earlier :: jailmake snowflake

here’s one I made earlier :: jailmake snowflake

It’s rare for a Christmas card to engage anyone for longer than it takes to open it, read it, maybe smile, and pop it up on the shelf with the others until they all get taken down with the rest of the decorations. This year, there was one notable exception. JAILmake sent me a brass...
here's one I made earlier :: janet stahelin edmondson

here’s one I made earlier :: janet stahelin edmondson

I saw Janet Stahelin Edmonson‘s work at the Craft Central Imprint exhibition in September, ostensibly a show about printing. She uses lace to create delicate patterns in porcelain vases. Having spotted the film above at the exhibition, I was keen to find out more about the process. “First, the porcelain is rolled out on a canvas...