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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out and about :: home london, january 2015

out and about :: home london, january 2015

Last week I wrote about the fabulous 2015 confessions of a design geek bursary designers, and alumni from previous years, and their stands at Home London. There were also lots of other really talented designers showing their wares at the first trade show of the year, so this week I wanted to share some of...
out and about :: desso best in class winner

out and about :: desso best in class winner

Before Christmas, I shared some pictures of an exhibition of design graduates I curated for Desso called Best In Class. As part of the exhibition visitors could vote for a winner, who was awarded a £500 bursary from Desso to invest in their career. I am delighted to announce that University of Dundee graduate Steve Swanton won...
out and about :: the new craftsmen

out and about :: the new craftsmen

I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from 2014 all throughout the holidays. This one is about gorgeous Mayfair shop, The New Craftsmen, which champions British craft… I fell in love with The New Craftsmen the moment I popped my head into their Mayfair pop-up on a cold, dark December day last year, by which...
out and about :: radical geometry

out and about :: radical geometry

Throughout December, I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from 2014 – I LOVED this exhibition… Intrigued to find out more about the origins of the ubiquitous geometric trend we’re seeing in interior design at the moment, I went to see the Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of...
out and about :: littlehampton

out and about :: littlehampton

How about a little blast of summer on this winter’s day? Here’s post I first wrote in June of this year, about the fascinating seaside town of Littlehampton… Who says a day trip to the seaside can’t turn into an architectural tour? Not this geek! I headed down to Littlehampton for a walk on the...
out and about :: desso best in class exhibition

out and about :: desso best in class exhibition

Earlier this year, I was honoured to be asked by Desso to curate an exhibition of design graduates’ work entitled Best in Class. I scoured degree shows up and down the country and selected work by six incredible new designers. Inventor and founder of the Special Projects studio in London, Adrian Westaway who spoke at...
out and about :: hello, my name is paul smith

out and about :: hello, my name is paul smith

It’s a sort of greatest hits December, where I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from this year. This one still really inspires me… It must be tempting to show off. When the Design Museum calls to say they want to put on a retrospective of your work, a solo show dedicated just to you,...
out and about :: walead beshty

out and about :: walead beshty

Determined to lift my head from my desk in what has been an incredibly work-intensive month, I dived into the Barbican between meetings last week, and happened across an exhibition of London born Los Angeles based photographer Walead Beshty’s work in the Curve space. I immediately recognised the work as cyanotypes, having dabbled in the...
out and about :: biennale interieur expo

out and about :: biennale interieur expo

This year I went to Biennale Interieur for the first time. Run as a not-for-profit organisation, it is a biannual showcase of good design in the Belgian city of Kortrijk. The Expo provides the commercial side of the event and cultural events around the city support it. More on the latter next week, first, the...
out and about :: lodz design festival

out and about :: lodz design festival

One of the most exciting things about launching Fiera Magazine, is that it allows me to go to even more design festivals to meet even more new designers! As well as Designblok in Prague, I was lucky enough to go to the Lodz Design Festival in Poland. I loved their branded bags, which read “Design won’t...
out and about :: art house, designblok

out and about :: art house, designblok

The third exhibition at Prague’s Designblok was held within the baroque Colloredo Mansfeld Palace, as part of the festival’s remit of opening interesting buildings to the public – the image above is a close-up of the huge wooden doors that marks its boundary. The exhibition was called Art House, a reference to the work inside...
out and about :: superstudio, designblok

out and about :: superstudio, designblok

I started my explorations of Superstudio just outside the first venue by climbing to the top of the Designblok Cube by Czech architecture practice H3T – and what a view! “We were inspired by, among other things, the Rubik’s Cube, the structure made of cubes in a cube, where individual parts can change positions. Visitors...