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 "inspiration"
pinterest :: green

pinterest :: green

Green is a big trend in interiors at the moment, and it’s not just about the colour and it’s not just about “bringing the outside in” – it’s about reconnecting with nature from our increasingly urban and digital lives in a much more meaningful way. The image above is Maggie’s, a centre for people with...
pinterest :: yellow

pinterest :: yellow

I love this quote. I’ve seen it around, but it didn’t really resonate with me until recently when I fell into bed at the end of a long, unproductive day feeling like an absolute failure. I spotted it on Instagram and it gave me the quiet determination to try again tomorrow, which I did. It’s...
feature :: colour

feature :: colour

I was recently invited to join the judging panel for the 2015 Dulux Let’s Colour awards and to nominate two new rising stars I thought were worthy of recognition in the newly created “Young Designer” category. I nominated Zoe Tynan-Campbell’s Hasbeens, and Meggan Johnson’s Dots Project. (Winners are announced on 27.04.15 so watch this space.)...
interview :: primary grey

interview :: primary grey

Thomas Poole studied at Goldsmiths before working for some of the leading names in British art and design, and then setting up on his own, founding Primary Grey just last year, to produce his own furniture. He makes everything by hand at his combined studio and workshop in New Cross. I caught up with him to find...
pinterest :: orange

pinterest :: orange

You might have spotted from last week’s post on red, that I’ve changed the way I’m using Pinterest for confessions of a design geek. There’s a board for every colour of the rainbow and I think they look fab – especially the orange one! Orange is the new yellow, no? I’m told that arranging board...
pinterest :: red

pinterest :: red

I’ve made some changes to the confessions of a design geek Pinterest page and thought it was about time I shared them with you. Inspired by the Kaleidoscope section of Fiera Magazine, the boards are now arranged by colour and feature the same sort of product and furniture design I cover on the blog, combined...
out and about :: radical geometry

out and about :: radical geometry

Throughout December, I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from 2014 – I LOVED this exhibition… Intrigued to find out more about the origins of the ubiquitous geometric trend we’re seeing in interior design at the moment, I went to see the Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of...
out and about :: walead beshty

out and about :: walead beshty

Determined to lift my head from my desk in what has been an incredibly work-intensive month, I dived into the Barbican between meetings last week, and happened across an exhibition of London born Los Angeles based photographer Walead Beshty’s work in the Curve space. I immediately recognised the work as cyanotypes, having dabbled in the...
out and about :: a stroll along london's southbank

out and about :: a stroll along london’s southbank

It’s September, and for the design geeks amongst us, that can mean only one thing – the London Design Festival! Before the madness descends, I thought I’d take a few moments to appreciate the creative diversity that makes London such an appropriate place for one of the biggest design fairs in the world – and...
out and about :: cornish inspiration

out and about :: cornish inspiration

Carl Jung proposed that anything taken to extreme becomes its opposite. When you do what you love for a living, the temptation is to work really hard and to work all the time. The danger is, that taken to extreme, the thing you love can become a thing you hate. I don’t ever want this...
photos of numbers :: 64554, 12345678 & 17

photos of numbers :: 64554, 12345678 & 17

Paul Smith said, “You can find inspiration in everything – and if you can’t, look again.” So, taking him at his word, I decided to try to find all my numbers of this week’s post during my commute. And it turns out, Mr Smith was right – you can find inspiration in everything. I found...
feature :: independent scottish design

feature :: independent scottish design

On the 18th September 2014, the people of Scotland will vote on whether to become an independent nation or to remain part of the United Kingdom. I spoke to a number of independent designer-makers, and Made From Scotland – an online marketplace for contemporary Scottish design, about what independence means for them. Scottish born and...