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. Katie also writes for Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "architecture"
out and about :: designs of the year

out and about :: designs of the year

The Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum is one of the highlights of my year. Now in its seventh year, it showcases all the nominations for the Design of Year awards and includes architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphic, product and transport design from around the world. I love seeing things there that...
interview :: gamfratesi

interview :: gamfratesi

Guests of honour at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair were GamFratesi aka Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. I was lucky enough to bag an interview with them in the installation they created for the show… Are you enjoying the show so far? Enrico: Now is the best moment. It has been...
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...
interview :: kristina dam

interview :: kristina dam

I met Kristina Dam at Home London and again a week later at Maison et Objet in Paris. I was really struck by her work – it’s refreshing to see someone doing something really different in surface pattern design and to see Kristina’s graphic design and architectural background coming across so strongly in all the...
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...
out and about :: young nordic architecture

out and about :: young nordic architecture

One of the things I was really keen to see when I originally planned my trip to Helsinki was Light Houses: Young Nordic Architecture, an exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. I love seeing new designers’ work and this was a rare opportunity to see the work of lots of young architects in one...
out and about :: helsinki architecture

out and about :: helsinki architecture

Before I get into more in-depth posts about Helsinki, I just had to share some pictures of all the fabulous architecture I spotted – and don’t worry – there’s lots more of Mr Aalto to come! From top to bottom, left to right… Kiasma is Helsinki’s Museum of Contemporary Art, designed to some controversy by...
out and about :: helsinki

out and about :: helsinki

confessions of a design geek is off to Helsinki! I saw this film, applied and was selected as one of ten bloggers from over 350 applications to spend a week in Finland, courtesy of Visit Finland. I’ve been chosen for the “Architecture and Design in Helsinki” itinerary, staying a loft apartment in the centre of Helsinki...
maggie's :: the best bits

maggie’s :: the best bits

I’ve been writing this column for almost a year, and in that time I have written about every one of Maggie’s 11 centres in the UK and beyond. Maggie’s is an incredible charity using design and architecture to offer people with cancer and their family and friends emotional, practical and social support. I have been...
out and about :: lesser known architecture

out and about :: lesser known architecture

I love things that make you look harder, that make you stop and appreciate the beauty and creativity all around you. Lesser Known Architecture, is a tiny photography exhibition in a tucked away corner of the Design Museum that does just that. As part of June 2013′s London Festival of Architecture, ten under-appreciated buildings and...
maggie's :: newcastle

maggie’s :: newcastle

In this series, I feature a different Maggie’s centre every month, in order to promote the amazing work they do using design and architecture to make people’s lives better. They offer emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends from striking buildings in the grounds of major cancer hospitals....
maggie's :: highlands

maggie’s :: highlands

I started this series in 2012 as a way to spread the world about the awesome work that Maggie’s do, using design and architecture to make people’s lives better. Each month I feature a different centre and this month it’s the turn of Maggie’s Highlands, shown above looking (to me at least!) like a beacon...