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 Dezeen, Design Milk, We Heart, Telegraph, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "Cornwall"
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...
interview :: green & blue

interview :: green & blue

Named after the landscape that surrounds them, Green and Blue are a small product design company based on the north Cornish coast. They are currently exhibiting at Home London in the Homegrown section, so as official blogger, it’s my job to find out more about them… What’s your background? How did you end up doing what you do?...
photos of numbers :: 22, 8 & 2, 1, 6, 5, 4

photos of numbers :: 22, 8 & 2, 1, 6, 5, 4

A new column and my geekiest design confession to date… I collect photos of numbers. There, I said it. Given that this blog is called ‘confessions of a design geek,’ I thought it was about time to come clean and share some of them with you. These three (from top to bottom) are from South...
heart home magazine :: charlie turner

heart home magazine :: charlie turner

For this week’s Heart Home Magazine interview, I spoke to Cornwall-based horologist (that’s clock designer to you and me), Charlie Turner, about where he finds inspiration and what he’s most proud of… “An interview with clock designer Charlie Turner Following careers in film production, renovating and refurbishing period properties, and cabinet-making, Charlie Turner found a...