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.
Posts tagged "art"
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 :: montpellier chapter

out and about :: montpellier chapter

When I went to Cheltenham to visit Maggie’s, The Montpellier Chapter Hotel kindly offered me a complimentary night’s stay. It’s a beautifully designed hotel with an interior that name checks everyone from Eames to Adler. But what really caught my attention was the art. Even the reception desk is a sculpture (by Alison Crowther), and sits in...
creative spaces :: wimbledon art studios

creative spaces :: wimbledon art studios

For the latest in my series of creative spaces features, artist Fiona Brown very kindly invited me along to see her space at Wimbledon Art Studios and suggested I time my visit to coincide with Open Studios weekend so I could also get a look those of her fellow artists.
creative spaces :: ian lettice

creative spaces :: ian lettice

Ian first noticed the building that is now his studio when helping out with the local scouts. Once a bomb shelter to the factory building that is now the scout hut, its door hadn't been opened for 20 years.
out and about :: wandworth artists' open house

out and about :: wandworth artists' open house

All in all a fabulous day out, which showcased just how much talent there is in Putney. It's just a shame we only get to see it all once a year.
out and about :: the new decor

out and about :: the new decor

There were two pieces at The New Decor that really stood out as examples of how an artist's mindset applied to design can create something truly magical.
thinking about :: putney school of art and design

thinking about :: putney school of art and design

It is a great honour to join this group of people, who gave their time and energy freely, and stood up for what they believed in - to ensure there was an art school there when I needed it; and they still do those things now. I sincerely hope their ongoing work, and my contribution,...