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 "colour"
interview :: ptolemy mann

interview :: ptolemy mann

Textile designer and colour artist Ptolemy Mann joined forces with Johnson Tiles to create the rainbow of tiles that welcomed visitors to the Farmiloe Buidling during Clerkenwell Design Week last week. I caught up with her to find out more about her love of colour… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Colour....
interview :: stefan scholten

interview :: stefan scholten

The seemingly contrary combination of neons and pastels has taken the design world by storm and is now commonplace, but it was breathtakingly innovative the first time I saw Scholten & Baijings do it at Stockholm Design Week a few years ago. Having conquered colour, they’ve now set their sights on texture, in a series...
out and about :: morag myerscough

out and about :: morag myerscough

I went to an event at the RCA called Talking Interiors with Morag Myerscough last week. It was really inspiring. I love Morag’s bold use of colour and her hands on approach – she often hand paints entire interiors with just a small team. I love that she’s kept her studio small. I love her...
creative spaces :: rebecca hoyes

creative spaces :: rebecca hoyes

I wrote a post back in March 2013 in about Habitat‘s return to form, and Senior Design Rebecca Hoyes is one of the reasons why. She works one day a week teaching textile design at Central Saint Martins, and splits the rest of her time between the Habitat head office and her Shoreditch studio. It’s...
photos of numbers :: 81, 3 & 55

photos of numbers :: 81, 3 & 55

It’s very hard to take a day off when you love what you do. It was my birthday this weekend, so I was supposed to be switching off for the weekend, but who could walk past these beauties without snapping them?! Number 81 was above a doorway on Southwalk Street. Number 3, as one keen...
interview :: jennifer newman studio

interview :: jennifer newman studio

I met Jennifer Newman at her studios in London’s Clerkenwell and immediately liked her (and not only because she bought me cake!). She’s one of those no nonsense people who says what she thinks, and what she thinks is usually fascinating. I adore her bright, uncompromising furniture and would love some in my garden. Until...
creative spaces :: clarissa hulse

creative spaces :: clarissa hulse

I was recently very lucky to be invited to Clarissa Hulse‘s North London studio to screenprint my very own Clarissa Hulse cushion – what a fantastic way to spend a Thursday morning! Her studio is spacious, light-filled and, as you’d expect, a riot of colour, so while I was there, I thought I’d shoot a creative...
creative spaces :: graeae

creative spaces :: graeae

During Open House London this year, I was lucky enough to have a quick explore of Banbury Studios, the home of theatre company Graeae. Graeae describes itself “as a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing disabled artists centre stage.” Named after three sisters in Greek mythology who...
interview: penelope jordan

interview: penelope jordan

I met Penelope Jordan at this year's TENT and immediately fell in love with her quirky brand of 3d textile design, which cannot help but make you smile, so I was over the moon when she agreed to answer a few questions for me.
here's one I made earlier :: colour matching

here’s one I made earlier :: colour matching

Happiness and fulfilment psychologist Csikszentmihalyi argues that true happiness comes from being in 'a flow'; being fully involved in learning and developing our skills to overcome meaningful challenges, and I must say; I agree!