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 "home london"
coadg bursary :: open for applications

coadg bursary :: open for applications

The confessions of a design geek bursary is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever! I am delighted to be partnering with Home London again this year to offer one new designer an incredible opportunity right at the beginning of their career. The winner will receive: A complimentary stand at Home London within the bursary area of...
interview :: oscar francis

interview :: oscar francis

I discovered new surface pattern design brand Oscar Francis at Home London during the London Design Festival and was immediately captivated by both her colour palette and her architectural inspirations – her products even come in a cardboard tube just like architectural drawings do. I chatted with founder Sarah to find out more… When you were five years...
out and about :: home london, september, LDF14

out and about :: home london, september, LDF14

Home London has got a new September show, and a new venue in London Olympia. Here are a few of my favourite finds… Rhian McLaren‘s yellow and grey midcentury patterns on the Spotted stand curated by Charlotte Abrahams caught my eye. I loved the simple repeat pattern of the tableware collection by Mr & Mrs Clynk...
interview :: zoe attwell

interview :: zoe attwell

Zoe Attwell launched her homewares and stationery brand at Home London just last month. She cites 50s design, Lucienne Day, Miró and Scandinavian design amongst her influences, but to be honest she had me at yellow and grey! It was lovely chatting to her at the show, and I was pleased as punch when she agreed...
interview :: kristina dam

interview :: kristina dam

I met Kristina Dam at Home London and again a week later at Maison et Objet in Paris. I was really struck by her work – it’s refreshing to see someone doing something really different in surface pattern design and to see Kristina’s graphic design and architectural background coming across so strongly in all the...
photos of numbers :: D99A, 2 & 48

photos of numbers :: D99A, 2 & 48

Hello and happy Friday! This week’s selection of numbers comes from right across London. D99A was spotted at West Brompton tube station just as I was running away from the last day of Home London. Following on from last week’s numbers, the 2 is another Eames number, this time on a mug in the Design...
out and about :: home london 2014

out and about :: home london 2014

After months of hard work making the confessions of a design geek bursary happen, it was really lovely to step back, leave the shortlisted designers to man their stand and take a stroll around Home London. Now in its third year, it seems to have grown-up. It was much bigger this year, but the selection...
out and about :: coadg bursary at home london

out and about :: coadg bursary at home london

The big day has finally arrived and the confessions of a design geek 2014 bursary shortlisted designers are all at Home London. We’re on stand A55, right next door to winner Fanny Shorter on B55. Set-up day was one of those if-it-can-go-wrong-it-will-go-wrong sort of days, but we got there in the end with a lot...
coadg bursary :: stand design mentoring

coadg bursary :: stand design mentoring

Jo Robinson, the driving force behind one of my favourite design brands, HAM, won Best Stand at Home London in 2013, so I was delighted when she agreed to be the stand design mentor for the confessions of a design geek bursary. She and bursary winner Fanny Shorter have already been hard at work designing...
out and about :: design geekery at the homegrown café

out and about :: design geekery at the homegrown café

I have always dreamed of having my own café and shop. Somewhere that sells amazing coffee and awesome cakes, but more than that, somewhere that is the heart of a creative community. I have spent so long thinking about it, I can even tell you what colour the flooring is(!) but the key things that...
coadg bursary :: southbank centre shop

coadg bursary :: southbank centre shop

Hello – and happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas break and you’re back feeling full of energy and inspiration for 2014. One of the things I am most proud of is the confessions of a design geek bursary, as part of which Fanny Shorter has won a prize worth £10,000, including...
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

2013 has been a year of incredible highs and some fairly massive personal lows. It was a year in which my career choice has enabled me to be there for my family, for which I’m really grateful. And it’s also the second year I’ve been able to make a living doing what I love. But...