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 "Cornwall"
photos of numbers :: 2, 2378 & 7654321

photos of numbers :: 2, 2378 & 7654321

I’ve been writing this column for quite some time now, a celebration both of typography in all its guises and of the fact that inspiration can sneak up on you absolutely anywhere if you stay open to it. I can remember being super-nervous to launch something quite so geeky, but the response has been overwhelming,...
photos of numbers :: 324, 202 & SS268

photos of numbers :: 324, 202 & SS268

I might have been on a complete break in Cornwall, but I couldn’t resist snapping a few numbers while I was there. The 324 was on the side of a boat in a tiny fishing village on The Lizard called Cadgwith Cove. The 202 on a pebble is a table number in the grounds of...
out and about :: cornish inspiration

out and about :: cornish inspiration

Carl Jung proposed that anything taken to extreme becomes its opposite. When you do what you love for a living, the temptation is to work really hard and to work all the time. The danger is, that taken to extreme, the thing you love can become a thing you hate. I don’t ever want this...
design for good :: bee blocks

design for good :: bee blocks

I love Cornish design studio Green and Blue‘s bee blocks, launched at Home London in January and designed and handmade in the UK. Designer Gavin Christman says, “Inspired by solitary bees’ use of holes in old walls for laying their eggs, we’ve created a safe year-round nesting site that can be positioned anywhere in the...
photos of numbers :: 8, 28 & 49

photos of numbers :: 8, 28 & 49

More photos of numbers spotted on my recent trip to Cornwall… I love the underlined “no” in the top one and the sea styling on the middle one. The bottom one was on the window of an art gallery in St Ives. Have a lovely weekend all! x
photos of numbers :: 5,5 & 2

photos of numbers :: 5,5 & 2

So, despite the fact I was supposed to be taking a complete break in Cornwall, I couldn’t help but snap a few photos of numbers! Here are the first three. First up, another fox door knocker on a grey door! (If I start a tumblr of fox door knockers on grey doors, will somebody please...
out and about :: cornwall

out and about :: cornwall

After a pretty hectic couple of months that included the preview of BRINK, publishing a 60 page review of the London Design Festival, making two films – one about Tent London and one about designjunction and everything else that LDF had to offer, followed in quick succession by a trip to Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week, I was due a holiday. And not just...
photos of numbers :: 87 89, 21 & SS 125

photos of numbers :: 87 89, 21 & SS 125

Happy Friday – and what a gorgeous week it’s been! This week’s photos of numbers are from London and Cornwall – two of my favourite places. 87 and 89 are from a little corner of Marylebone. The 21 and SS 125 are from a tiny village in Cornwall where I had the most amazing crab...
photos of numbers :: ss125, 02 & 22 - 26

photos of numbers :: ss125, 02 & 22 – 26

Good afternoon! This week’s collection of numbers is a real reflection of my week…. SS125 was spotted on the side of a boat in Cornwall on a trip to see family – and I was delighted to spot the 02 on my mudlarking trip with Alexandra Abraham and Richard Foot. 22 – 26 is the...
explore :: falmouth

explore :: falmouth

Welcome to the second post in the new confessions of a design geek series; explore. Last month, Happy Interior Blog editor Igor Josif showed us around Munich. This month Clare Howdle, partner at writing agency Stranger Collective, my step-sister and one of the most inspiring people I know, shows us around Falmouth. Over to Clare…...
out and about :: design in cornwall

out and about :: design in cornwall

I’ve just come back from a week or so in my home county of Cornwall. The light in Cornwall has inspired artists for decades and the landscape is enough to awaken even the sleepiest creative instinct. But it’s contemporary design that is really leading the charge in the creative industry’s revival of the most Southwesterly...
photos of numbers :: 5, 32 & 429

photos of numbers :: 5, 32 & 429

The fives obviously have it, because I thought last week’s five was in the running for best number ever, but I do think this one is pretty cool too – spotted in the snow at Maison et Objet in Paris. The 32 in the middle is on a slightly smaller scale, but also spotted at...