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"
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 :: radical geometry

out and about :: radical geometry

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 Arts (RA). As part of a special Latin Takeover night, we were treated to a really...
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...
here's one I made earlier :: shed test

here’s one I made earlier :: shed test

Today I just wanted the share this mesmerisingly simple film of Edward Slater making prototypes in the shed at the bottom of his garden in Wimbledon, London… I highly recommend a little explore of Edward’s website where he documents the making of each prototype in more detail. He’s refreshingly honest and relaxed about the failures as...
out and about :: cornwall

out and about :: cornwall

After a pretty hectic couple of months that included the preview of BRINK, publishing a 60 page review of the London Design Festival, making two films – one about Tent London and one about designjunction and everything else that LDF had to offer, followed in quick succession by a trip to Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week, I was due a holiday. And not just...
out and about :: 24 hour holiday

out and about :: 24 hour holiday

Why is it that when you most need a holiday, you’re least able to take one? Without any money or time on my hands, and with London Design Festival looming large, I decided I needed a break – even if it was just a little one, even if it was just a 24 hours. So...
interview :: michael anastassiades

interview :: michael anastassiades

I thought I would share another film I made for Design Milk – an interview with Michael Anastassiades. In this film he talks about the inspiration behind the two lighting collections he launched in Milan for Flos: IC and String Lights. He cites the balance achieved by a contact juggler, electricity cables running between pylons...
interview :: kiran ravilious

interview :: kiran ravilious

As the official blogger for Home London, alongside the confessions of a design geek bursary, I am also running a series of interviews with exhibitors from the Homegrown section – last week it was Rachael Taylor, this week I am delighted to bring you my interview with the very talented  Kiran Ravilious. I am a big fan...
out and about :: white pencil symposium and mini moderns pop-up shoppe

out and about :: white pencil symposium and mini moderns pop-up shoppe

It’s rare that you go to two inspirational events before the week is out, but last week was a good week. On Tuesday evening I went to the D&AD White Pencil Symposium. I have long been a believer in what I call “design for good” so I was very interested when the D&AD launched the...
here's one i made earlier :: greetings cards

here’s one i made earlier :: greetings cards

I have to confess I am finding it harder and harder to find time for the little creative projects I write about in this series. I have made these little cards, so I thought I’d share them with you – a birthday card, a new home card and a Mother’s Day card (don’t look Mum!) But I...