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 "craft"
Forest+Found use nature to guide their craft

Forest+Found use nature to guide their craft

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
Charles Dedman's reinvents traditional crafts with modern techniques

Charles Dedman’s reinvents traditional crafts with modern techniques

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
interview :: ann kristin einarsen

interview :: ann kristin einarsen

Norwegian artist and designer Ann Kristin Einarsen launched Stilleben (above) as part of Structure, an exhibition of contemporary Norwegian craft and design in Milan’s Ventura Lambrate last month. confessions of a design geek caught up with her to find out more about her practice… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m a...
interview :: sverre uhnger

interview :: sverre uhnger

Norwegian designer Sverre Uhnger launched Trace, a collection of wooden platters, as part of Structure, a showcase of contemporary Norwegian craft and design in Milan’s Ventura Lambrate. confessions of a design geek editor Katie Treggiden was intrigued by the juxtaposition of craft and modern technology in his collection, and caught up with him in Milan to...
Studio Haran champions sustainable design

Studio Haran champions sustainable design

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
Designer-maker Kate Colin transforms paper into intricate 3D forms

Designer-maker Kate Colin transforms paper into intricate 3D forms

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out for...
The Craftsman by Richard Sennet is the second #designbookclub book

The Craftsman by Richard Sennet is the second #designbookclub book

Following the success of the first #designbookclub (you can read the full transcript here), we’ll be getting together again at 9pm GMT (4pm EST) on Thursday 04 February to discuss The Craftsman by Richard Sennett. It’s an absolutely wonderful book – one of those that ends up with a cracked spine, folded down corners and...
Julian Jay Roux takes a year out from Design Academy Eindhoven to learn his craft

Julian Jay Roux takes a year out from Design Academy Eindhoven to learn his craft

  Design Academy Eindhoven student Julian Jay Roux has taken a year out from his Industrial Design course to complete a one-year Contemporary Craft BA at Plymouth College of Art in the south west of England to explore the relationship and distinctions between design and craft. The designer’s graduate project, a collection of ceramic furniture...
Ellie Birkhead’s ambiguous brushes highlight Britain’s threatened crafts

Ellie Birkhead’s ambiguous brushes highlight Britain’s threatened crafts

University of Brighton graduate Ellie Birkhead has developed a collection of handmade brushes with ambiguous functions to draw attention to declining trades in the UK. The Brushes collection, which includes a double-headed brush, a circular brush with bristles pointing towards its centre, and a brush that fits onto a fingertip, was developed to draw attention...
The new minimalism

The new minimalism

A carved wooden bowl, a cup designed to highlight the flavour of tea, a hand-woven throw… As the rise of digital means we need less ‘stuff,’ the objects we chose to let into our homes hold more meaning than ever. CDs, DVDs, stereos, alarm clocks, calendars, desktop computers, landline telephones, even books – the list...
feature :: makers of east london

feature :: makers of east london

My second book, Makers of East London, is out in just a few weeks. To whet your appetite, I thought I’d share my introduction with you here. The whirr of machinery is almost deafening as Daniel Harris wends his way through the collection of antique looms, warping mills and pern winders he has brought back...
I've written a book!

I’ve written a book!

I am absolutely delighted to finally be able to reveal that I’ve written my second book! Makers of East London tells the stories of 27 people who are making things from spoons to shoes, bells to bikes and chairs to chopping boards, in the heart of the capital, with stunning photography by the very talented Charlotte...