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.
photos of numbers
photos of numbers :: 14, 75 & 2

photos of numbers :: 14, 75 & 2

Thank you again to everyone who played last week’s #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge – some fantastic shots! It’s so much fun watching them come in every Friday. It was a tough call, but here are my top three for this week… “14,14,14” as they put it is by graphic designers @unlimiteddesign – I love shadows of...
photos of numbers :: 1,2,3,4,5, 55 & 2

photos of numbers :: 1,2,3,4,5, 55 & 2

Hello and happy Friday! Thank you to everyone who got involved in last week’s Instagram challenge – these are my favourite three… The first is from the @thebookshopat, who says “#photosofnumbers in my new street #NW10.” The 55 in the middle is from the lovely @sabinezetteler, although she does confess in the comments that it was...
photos of numbers :: 4, 35 & 4, 14, 7, 12, 11, 13, 24

photos of numbers :: 4, 35 & 4, 14, 7, 12, 11, 13, 24

Hello and happy Friday! Thanks so much to everyone who took part in last Friday’s #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge – here are my favourites… First up, fresh fish from first time player @lornasyson, then a fabulous 35 from @bishboodle and finally it’s a third time win from @bookeralex, with his seaside sails, snapped in Falmouth. Don’t...
photos of numbers :: 13, 57 & 4 (and some others!)

photos of numbers :: 13, 57 & 4 (and some others!)

Hello and happy Friday! I’m in sunny (honestly – it’s 20 degrees!) Poland for Lodz Design Week, so look out for any numbers I spot while I’m there. In the meantime, here are my favourites from last Friday’s Instagram challenge… First up, I love the the number 13 from @prettydandybex – I assume the bearded,...
photos of numbers :: 10, 110 & 22

photos of numbers :: 10, 110 & 22

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in last week’s Instagram challenge – what a fabulous selection of photos of numbers! Here are my favourites… No Ten is by Annie Kruse aka @stylejuicer, the 110 is by the fabulous Tina Ramchandani aka @lifeinsketch and was snapped in New York’s Tribeca, and the two...
photos of numbers :: 16,18,20, 39 & 12,13,14

photos of numbers :: 16,18,20, 39 & 12,13,14

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in the #photosofnumbers instagram challenge last Friday. It was a really tough call, but here are my favourite three… I love spotting numbers on boats and particularly liked the reflection in this picture by Mo Freiknecht aka @frau_knallbraun. I LOVE huge numbers, so the no 39...
photos of numbers :: 12, 38 & 2

photos of numbers :: 12, 38 & 2

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in last Friday’s #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge – there were some absolute corkers! My favourites, not least because they are so colour co-ordinated, were these three… The first one is from @sortdesign, who said “A good looking number 12 today on my 1960s wall calendar.” The middle one...
photos of numbers :: 4,3, 1,2,3,4 & 1

photos of numbers :: 4,3, 1,2,3,4 & 1

Hello all and happy Friday! It’s the second week of photos of numbers via Instagram – thank you so much to everyone who got involved! My favourites this week were: the very subtly numbered brass bulldog clips from @roddyandginger who said, “Everyone needs a bit of desk bling – numbered clips;” @lornasyson‘s 1,2,3,4 in honeycomb...
photos of numbers :: 8, 5 & 2015

photos of numbers :: 8, 5 & 2015

This is the first photos of numbers post featuring my favourite photos shared during the new #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge happening every Friday. Thank you so much to everyone who took part – it was super exciting watching all the pictures appear throughout the day. There were lots that I loved, but these were my three...
photos of numbers :: 2, 2378 & 7654321

photos of numbers :: 2, 2378 & 7654321

I’ve been writing this column for quite some time now, a celebration both of typography in all its guises and of the fact that inspiration can sneak up on you absolutely anywhere if you stay open to it. I can remember being super-nervous to launch something quite so geeky, but the response has been overwhelming,...
photos of numbers :: 23, 2 & 3

photos of numbers :: 23, 2 & 3

I jetted off to Bergen for a flying 24 hour visit and a sneak preview of London Design Festival’s 100% Norway this week. It was lots of fun and Bergen is really beautiful – explore post with more on that coming soon. In the meantime, Bergen also boasts some pretty cool numbers… One of my...
photos of numbers :: 324, 202 & SS268

photos of numbers :: 324, 202 & SS268

I might have been on a complete break in Cornwall, but I couldn’t resist snapping a few numbers while I was there. The 324 was on the side of a boat in a tiny fishing village on The Lizard called Cadgwith Cove. The 202 on a pebble is a table number in the grounds of...