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 "designjunction"
interview :: rhian malin

interview :: rhian malin

I met Rhian Malin at designjunction during the London Design Festival and was immediately drawn to her passion and enthusiasm. Her Hand Held Vessels collection is shaped in other people’s hands before it is fully dry and then project patterns are traced onto each one by hand. I love the contrast between the ancient making...
out about about :: upstairs at designjunction, LDF14

out about about :: upstairs at designjunction, LDF14

Ventura Lambrate is always my favourite show of Milan Design Week, so I was super excited to hear that Ventura Projects was coming to the London Design Festival – and I wasn’t disappointed. Above, Nottingham Trent graduate Aimee Bollu‘s collection the Hoard gives new life to discarded objects by combining them with ‘luxury’ materials such...
out and about :: designjunction pop-up shops

out and about :: designjunction pop-up shops

The London Design Festival‘s newest show, designjunction, can be overwhelming – it’s spread across four vast floors of The Old Sorting Office on London’s New Oxford Street and features everything from independent designer makers to the big brands. This year, armed with a strategy to see it all, I absolutely loved it – without doubt...
out and about :: guide to london design festival 2014

out and about :: guide to london design festival 2014

The countdown to the 2014 London Design Festival has begun – the fun starts on Saturday! This year’s theme is “Lose Yourself in Design.” There are over 300 events, so to help make sure you do that metaphorically, but not literally, I have trawled through all 208 pages of the London Design Festival guide, scoured...
interview :: vibeke skar

interview :: vibeke skar

I met Norwegian designer Vibeke Skar at designjunction where she was exhibiting her Evergreen Lamp, a collaboration with Jens Praet for Northern Lighting. She makes an appearance in the film we made on the day and here is a little more about her… I am a coffee addict. I have always had a passion for creating...
photos of numbers :: 1,2 & 5678

photos of numbers :: 1,2 & 5678

More photos of numbers from the London Design Festival, and this lot were all spotted at designjunction. The number 1 and number 2 are the fabulous floor numbers, I suspect I might have shared with you last year! And 5,6,7,8 are laminated oak house numbers by Another Country. Have a fab weekend folks – I’m...
review :: london design festival 2013

review :: london design festival 2013

The London Design Festival was incredible again this year. To celebrate that and to spread the word about some of the amazing new and independent designers I discovered, I have created a 60 page magazine – it’s a comprehensive review of the festival including insider info from the designers who took part. (A massive thank...
out and about :: designjunction

out and about :: designjunction

The 2013 London Design Festival ended yesterday and today feels a little bit like the day you reluctantly take the Christmas decorations down and return to life as normal. I’m not quite ready to let go yet, so I’ll carry on bringing you all the best bits over the next couple of weeks. Following yesterday’s...
here's one I made earlier :: foldability

here’s one I made earlier :: foldability

I love what I call “niche geekery” so when Kyla McCallum, founder of design studio Foldability, started telling me about the origami ‘Mitsonobu Sonobe’ module I was immediately fascinated. “The module was designed by Mitsonobu Sonobe in the early 1960s – he used it to create prisms and cubes, but I don’t think he realised...
out and about :: guide to london design festival 2013

out and about :: guide to london design festival 2013

2013 is the 11th year of this incredible celebration of global design. Last year the New York Times named London the design capital of the world – and I’ve got a feeling that this year, it’s going to be even better! I have hunted through all 250+ pages of the London Design Festival guide, spoken...
photos of numbers :: 8, 5 & 2

photos of numbers :: 8, 5 & 2

Today’s photos of numbers post is a London Design Festival special – I spotted all of these while out and about at the festival. The first one was in the Brompton Design District – and I know it doesn’t look like it, but it was throwing it down with rain, when I took this picture! The...
out and about :: designjunction (LDF12)

out and about :: designjunction (LDF12)

I was really pleased when confessions of a design geek was chosen as a media partner for designjunction this year, and having written so much about the show in the run up, I couldn’t wait to see it in the flesh. I’ve told you all about the venue and several of the exhibitors, so I’ll...