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 the Guardian, Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
Posts tagged "ceramics"
interview :: h for hannah

interview :: h for hannah

UK-born LA-based Hannah Morrow has lived in New York, worked for a record label and as a prop stylist. She finally found her true calling when she established ceramics brand H for Hannah in 2008 after studying 3D design at Camberwell School of Art in London and specialising in bone china. All her designs are...
interview :: kristine bjaadal

interview :: kristine bjaadal

I met Kristine Bjaadal in Oslo on a trip to preview 100% Norway, having been aware of her work for a while – and then of course saw her again during the London Design Festival. We talked inspirations, imperfections and memories… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Through my design of everyday...
The 2016 confessions of a design geek bursary shortlist - voting is now closed

The 2016 confessions of a design geek bursary shortlist – voting is now closed

  We have a shortlist! Huge thanks to our esteemed panel of industry experts: Anthony Joseph of Joseph Joseph, Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns, Jessica Sims from West Elm, Ian Rudge and Alejandra Campos from Home at Top Drawer, and me – confessions of a design geek founding editor, Katie Treggiden. The quality of applications...
Wael Seaiby’s Plag vessels are made from supermarket plastic bags

Wael Seaiby’s Plag vessels are made from supermarket plastic bags

University of Edinburgh graduate Wael Seaiby has designed a collection of vessels to tackle problem of the one million plastic bags used globally every minute, 93% of which end up in landfill. The bowls and vases are made in heated moulds from a fine plastic powder Wael makes by heating carrier bags in pressurised steel...
photos of numbers :: 7, 60 & 123

photos of numbers :: 7, 60 & 123

Photos of numbers is back! Thank you so much to everyone who took part in yesterday’s Instagram challenge – these are my favourite snaps… The fantastically retro “Alabama 7″ was snapped by @designfizz and was spotted near Elizabeth Bay in Sydney. Bringing a bit of sunshine to a rainy day, @octobercomms, shared number 60 on...
here's one I made earlier :: dye lines

here’s one I made earlier :: dye lines

I have known Emma Buckley ever since she interviewed me for a university project about design blogs, and she has been working with me on a part-time basis alongside her studies ever since, so it is with great pride that I am now able to present her graduate project. Both she and I had agreed that I would...
out and about :: northmodern

out and about :: northmodern

My first overseas trade show of the year was a new one – Northmodern in Copenhagen. I was really excited to be back in a city I visited for the first time only last August and keen to check out the new design talent at the show. One of the first stands I spotted was Copenhagen-based...
interview :: richard brendon

interview :: richard brendon

Richard Brendon is one of those designers who has been on my radar for so long, that I am amazed I haven’t already interviewed him for the blog. He is a young London-based designer and British bone china specialist, who I first became aware of when he launched his reflective cups designed to be paired...
interview :: kate shaw, cordello home

interview :: kate shaw, cordello home

Kate Shaw says she founded Cordello Home out of love: her love for property, mid-century furniture, eclectic interiors, vibrant household objects, and all things Italian – the name Cordello comes from two Italian words, ‘cuore’ which means heart and ‘modello’ which means pattern. I’m a sucker for a anyone that passionate about what they do...
interview :: pattern foundry

interview :: pattern foundry

Founder Richard Rhys describes the Pattern Foundry as “a conceptual factory” where existing ideas and archival materials collide with the new to produce designs. He translates these new pattern-based designs into objects such as ceramics, textiles, carpets, etc. The patterns are stunning and Richard has even worked with one of my heroes, Wim Crouwel, so...
out and about :: new designers part 1 2014

out and about :: new designers part 1 2014

New Designers is the annual showcase of over 3,000 graduating design students’ final projects, split across two weeks. I went along to Part 1 specifically to see the textiles and ceramics. The first thing I spotted was Sophie Southgate‘s Landscape // Colour. Sophie starts a one-year graduate residency at Cardiff’s Fireworks Clay Studios in September....
out and about :: central saint martin's degree show 2014

out and about :: central saint martin’s degree show 2014

I love this time of year. Design students all over the country present their final projects in a grand finale of three years’ work. The excitement is palpable and it’s a real treat to meet the designers of the future. New designers still believe in the impossible, and that’s quite contagious! It’s also crucial if...