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 "inspiration"
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...
design geekery :: a design walk in stockholm

design geekery :: a design walk in stockholm

For this week’s Design Geekery column, I’m taking you on a walk through Stockholm, taking in some design shops and plenty of other inspiration besides… “Design geekery; a design walk in Stockholm I’m a big fan of design walks, and often spend a leisurely afternoon following one of the walks in Max Fraser’s London Design...
heart home magazine :: zoe howarth

heart home magazine :: zoe howarth

This week I interviewed the lovely Zoe Howarth for the Heart Home Magazine blog and really enjoyed discovering how she finds her inspiration and just how much work goes into her creations… “An interview with textiles designer Zoe Howarth I spotted Zoe Howarth at the London Design Festival, and as she’s a fellow Cornish lass, I...
creative spaces :: emma bond

creative spaces :: emma bond

This month's creative spaces post features the enchantingly titled "Orchard Studio;" home to Emma Bond's garden design business. The wonderful photography is all by Emma herself.