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 Design Milk, We Heart, London Design Guide, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "designjunction"
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...
out and about :: london design festival in pictures (part 2)

out and about :: london design festival in pictures (part 2)

A few more snaps from London Design Festival… from top: Interviewing the incredible Sarah Elenany, a problem-solving product designer who’s found herself in the world of fashion, as part of the V&A’s Salon Talks - I also interviewed Marina Willer, Pentagram‘s first female director; Benjamin Hubert‘s prototype lampshades made of tights (honestly!) at designjunction; Bocci‘s fabulous...
interview :: joy of living part 2

interview :: joy of living part 2

I’d heard of Maggie’s before I met Max, but it was his passion for the way that they use design to make people’s lives better that really got me hooked. Last year he created an event called Joy of Living, named for something Maggie Keswick Jencks once said: “It is important not to lose the...
interview :: tokyobike

interview :: tokyobike

In the midst of London Design Festival preparations, tokyobike‘s Neil Davis was kind enough to find  time to talk me about why design matters, slowing down and enjoying your city, and just how, when and why cycling became so damn cool… So, just how, when and why did cycling become so damn cool?! For our cool Dutch...
creative spaces :: designjunction

creative spaces :: designjunction

From the largest Royal Mail Sorting Office in the UK in the 90s, to a venue for a massive illegal rave in October 2010, to the backdrop for an Alexander McQueen fashion show earlier this year, this month’s creative space has seen its fair share of action. The brutalist building will soon be home to London Design Festival’s...