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 "creative spaces"
creative spaces :: foldability

creative spaces :: foldability

I’ve been wanting to visit the East London studio of folding fanatic Kyla McCallum for absolutely ages, so I was delighted when I finally managed to squeeze a trip into my schedule last week. Kyla’s design studio Foldability is based in the Limehouse Art Foundation, a warehouse style building that was once home to Poplar...
creative spaces :: sagmeister and walsh

creative spaces :: sagmeister and walsh

If you’re going to install a video camera in the ceiling of your studio and use the live feed as the homepage of your website, your studio better be pretty damn nice. And Sagmeister & Walsh’s studio is certainly that. I have been cooing over their space ever since I interviewed Jessica Walsh, so I...
creative spaces :: emma alington

creative spaces :: emma alington

I discovered Emma Alington‘s work at Pulse in May this year and was intrigued to find out more. I’m hoping to write about her making process (which involves blowing bubbles with a straw in a mixture of liquid clay and washing up liquid), but in the meantime, I’m excited to share a little tour of...
creative spaces :: custhom

creative spaces :: custhom

CUSTHOM is RCA graduates Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi and they design innovative high quality wallpapers, ceramics, textiles and stationery. I went for a snoop around their Peckham studio and here’s what I found… Gorgeous, isn’t it? I interviewed the lovely Gemma while I was there, so watch out for that one coming to the...
creative spaces :: sarah hamilton

creative spaces :: sarah hamilton

Having talked it about for quite some time, I was excited about finally seeing printmaker Sarah Hamilton‘s studio, but nothing quite prepared for me the stunning 1950s house it’s inside. You come in through the front door, stairs lead down to the bedrooms and up to a glass fronted and therefore light-filled lounge, with views...
creative spaces :: studio aalto

creative spaces :: studio aalto

My last creative spaces post was about Aalto House, where Finnish architect Alvar Aalto lived from 1935 until 1976 and worked from 1935 until 1956. As promised, this is the follow up post on the space he moved to in 1956, which I was also lucky enough to visit while I was in Helsinki in...
creative spaces :: aalto house

creative spaces :: aalto house

Way back when I started writing my blog in April 2010, I worked on an old school desk in a corner of my bedroom. I had space for two or three inspirations pictures stuck on the wall above it. One of those pictures was a page torn from an interior design magazine, featuring an aerial...
creative spaces :: tom raffield

creative spaces :: tom raffield

I have been a fan of Tom Raffield‘s work for as long as I’ve known anything about design. I think I first came across his work the very first time I went to 100% Design, a long time before I started writing this blog, and he’s one of the designers I interviewed for my book....
creative spaces :: sebastian cox

creative spaces :: sebastian cox

I met Sebastian Cox at Tent London and was so moved by his passion for the material he works with that I had to feature his woodland studio on creative spaces at the first possible opportunity. He says: “I am so in love with my material and how it ties in with a more sustainable...
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...
creative spaces :: studio dempsey

creative spaces :: studio dempsey

I was recently honoured to interview the graphic design legend who is Mike Dempsey. I like the biography on his website, so much, I’m going to let him introduce himself: “Mike Dempsey has been has been around the block a bit. A graphic designer for over 40 years. He worked in publishing for 10 of those....
creative spaces :: mia fleur

creative spaces :: mia fleur

Being a big fan of modernism, and in fact minimalism in theory if not in practice, I hesitated before featuring Mia Fleur in my creative spaces series. Their strap line is “because life’s too short to be minimalist” and their studio is a carcophony of colour and pattern, but you know what? That’s what this...