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 the Guardian, Dezeen, Design Milk, the Telegraph and Ideal Home.
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here's one I made earlier :: dye lines

here’s one I made earlier :: dye lines

I have known Emma Buckley ever since she interviewed me for a university project about design blogs, and she has been working with me on a part-time basis alongside her studies ever since, so it is with great pride that I am now able to present her graduate project. Both she and I had agreed that I would...
here's one I made earlier :: marble ways

here’s one I made earlier :: marble ways

While I was in Milan recently for the Salone, I met Eleonora Dal Farra and Andrea Forti at Spazio Rossana Orlandi. Their Marble Ways table is made from discarded cutting tables used in marble quarries and processing labs. I was intrigued to find out more, so they have kindly allowed me to share this video...
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...