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 "ceramics"
here's one I made earlier :: utopia & utility

here’s one I made earlier :: utopia & utility

I saw Utopia & Utility‘s Stacking Vessels for the first time in Milan last year, and have since seen them at Clerkenwell Design Week and most recently at Maison et Objet in January. I decided it was high time I found out more about how these captivating objects are made. Pia Wustenberg, the creative force...
interview :: aino-maija metsola

interview :: aino-maija metsola

One of the highlights of my trip to Helsinki earlier this year was a visit to Marimekko House where all things Marimekko are designed and made. I was lucky enough to interview in-house designer Aino-Maija Metsola. We talked inspirations, ways of working, and finding just the right colour… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I...
here's one I made earlier :: tortus copenhagen

here’s one I made earlier :: tortus copenhagen

Behind this ancient door at Kompagnistraede 23 in the design centre of Copenhagen, Denmark lies Tortus Copenhagen, a small-scale producer of fine hand-made ceramics. In their words: ”Like the noble creature from which we derive our name, we move at our own humble pace.” Sounds like my kind of place… This is Eric Landon, one of...
interview :: melody rose

interview :: melody rose

Melody Rose was another exhibitor at Home London‘s Homegrown. I love the contradiction in her work between the very elegant chinaware and the slightly macabre embellishments, so I was keen to find out more about what inspires her… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m grew up and Canada and moved to...
out and about :: cockpit arts christmas open studios

out and about :: cockpit arts christmas open studios

I finally made it to the Cockpit Arts Open Studios! I have been trying to get there for years, and despite various friends going (mostly to buy me presents!), I’ve never quite made it myself – until last weekend. And I wasn’t disappointed. It is bursting at the seams with talented designers and wonderful products...
creative spaces :: linda bloomfield

creative spaces :: linda bloomfield

I love Linda Bloomfield’s work, especially her gorgeous teaset. Her products are perfectly formed to fit the human hand, incredibly tactile and well designed – the teapot pours perfectly without spilling a drop. So it is with great pleasure that I present a little look around the studio where it all happens.   Linda hand throws...
design geekery :: the new english

design geekery :: the new english

As well as the column for the Heart Home Magazine blog I mentioned on Tuesday, I’ve also been writing a column for online design and lifestyle magazine, we heart, so I though I should start to share those with you too. This week I wrote about The New English, a witty, if slightly disarming, ceramics...
creative spaces :: people will always need plates

creative spaces :: people will always need plates

It’s no secret that I love People Will Always Need Plates, so I was very excited when they kindly invited me to see their studio, which is nestled in the top of their gorgeous home. After tea and homemade cookies (oh yes!), we headed up for an explore. The first challenge is to navigate the...
interview :: sarah hillman

interview :: sarah hillman

I am a huge fan of Sarah HIllman, so you can imagine how delighted I was when she agreed to an interview - perhaps I could find out how she does it!
interview :: people will always need plates

interview :: people will always need plates

As many of you will know, I am a massive fan of People Will Always Need Plates. So much so that I even designed my wedding invitations in an homage to their work