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 "Boost"
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2012

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2012

Wow – what a year! This time last year I had just made the decision to leave my day job, follow my dream and see if I could make a living as a design writer. A year later, I can confidently say that I can! I feel very privileged to be able to say that. I’m...
creative spaces :: chloe owens

creative spaces :: chloe owens

I met the lovely Chloe Owens when she took part in the Southbank’s Boost initiative and was immediately keen to see her workspace. A  spare room at her Mum’s house has become Chloe Owens HQ and is overflowing with fabulous fabric and delectable designs… Chloe has a very impressive collection of vintage fabrics – sha...
out and about :: boost launch

out and about :: boost launch

For the past two months I have been tracking the progress of Amy Whitworth, Charlie Patterson and Jasper Van Den Bosch aka Vektor, Chloe Lee Carson aka Shlos, Chloe Owens, David Hallett, and Ellie Gregory and Steph Parr aka Homeslice Design. They each won a place on the Southbank Centre’s Boost initiative, with an idea or prototype...
creative spaces :: home slice

creative spaces :: home slice

I am very excited to present my very first creative space on a boat! I grew up around boats and have always wanted to live on a one at some point in my life (seasickness and wifi addiction aside!), so I love the idea of using one as a working space. I find water soothing and inspiring...
interview :: amy whitworth

interview :: amy whitworth

It’s the double the fun today, with a second interview – this time with the final Boost mentee, Amy Whitworth. The Boost products all launch in the Southbank Centre Shop on Wednesday evening, so I was keen to get something from all six designers or design teams up on the blog before then. Amy’s product...
interview :: charlie & jasper

interview :: charlie & jasper

The next Boost mentees, Charlie and Jasper aka Vektor, are a fabulous design duo – bubbling with an infectious enthusiasm about their unashamedly ’too cool for school’ product – a piece of laser cut acrylic that fits into the space below the cross bar on bicycles. They were mentored by Keith and Mark of Mini Moderns and...
interview :: home slice

interview :: home slice

I’m very excited to introduce the next Boost mentees; Steph and Ellie aka Home Slice and their fabulous Chippy Plates. They were also mentored by Helen Johannessen of Yoyo Ceramics, and I spoke to all three of them to see how it’s going, ahead of the big launch on 10th October. Steph and Ellie, what’s the best advice...
interview :: chloe lee carson

interview :: chloe lee carson

Confusingly, out of six designers in Boost, the Southbank Centre’s mentoring programme, there are two Chloes. So this is our second Chloe, Chloe Lee Carson, of Shlos, and her mentor Helen Johannessen of Yoyo Ceramics. Chloe’s products are the really rather exquisite Exquisite Cups series. Chloe, what’s the best advice Helen has given you?  C: How...
interview :: chloe owens

interview :: chloe owens

I am very excited to introduce Chloe Owens, the second designer I am featuring as part of my media partnership with the Southbank Centre’s mentoring initiative, Boost. I spoke to Chloe and her mentor, interior accessories designer Michelle Mason, about how the programme has been going so far. Chloe has very kindly shared some fabulous...
here's one I made earlier :: bright as a button

here’s one I made earlier :: bright as a button

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 need to turn their ideas into fully fledged products, which will launch in the Southbank Centre Shop this autumn. Six designers...