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 :: white

pinterest :: white

I find white incredibly calming. Given that I’m surrounded by colour and pattern all day, it’s perhaps no surprise that my bedroom is, and always has been, all white. But even all-white schemes need a little something – lots of different textures and perhaps even a tiny hint of grey or black – to stop...
pinterest :: black

pinterest :: black

So, we’re out of proper colours and onto “the absence of light.” This is actually a board that Pinterest asked me to create for Halloween last year, and one of the triggers for the idea of arranging boards by colour. I have a couple of rooms in my house painted really dark grey, but I’m...
pinterest :: pink

pinterest :: pink

I’m not sure how I feel about pink. I have a (perhaps slightly annoying!) habit of asking the designers I interview what their favourite colour is. When I asked Ilse Crawford, she replied, “When I grew up there were girls who liked pink and I wasn’t one of them,” which pretty much sums up how...
pinterest :: blue

pinterest :: blue

Blue is one of my favourite colours and this Pinterest board has been going much longer than I’ve been organising my boards by colour. I love the sea, I love the sky, I love deep blue ink – I think blue just conjures up so many lovely memories and emotions. My guest bedroom is decorated...
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...