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 "interior design"
out and about :: morag myerscough

out and about :: morag myerscough

I went to an event at the RCA called Talking Interiors with Morag Myerscough last week. It was really inspiring. I love Morag’s bold use of colour and her hands on approach – she often hand paints entire interiors with just a small team. I love that she’s kept her studio small. I love her...
interview :: ilse crawford (pt 2)

interview :: ilse crawford (pt 2)

I posted the first part of my interview with British Elle Decoration founding editor, Ilse Crawford almost a year ago. Somewhat belatedly, this is part two, where we talk storytelling, Elle Decoration, and advice for design bloggers… You talk about design being a three dimensional language. How do storytelling and language differ between your work...
explore :: san francisco

explore :: san francisco

Welcome to the third post in the newest confessions of design geek column; explore. Each month I will ask a fellow design blogger or someone otherwise tapped into the design scene to show us around their home city, letting us into some local design secrets on the way. The first post was from the lovely...
creative spaces :: bulldog drummond

creative spaces :: bulldog drummond

Named after a fictional British character created by Herman Cyril McNeile in the 1920s, Bulldog Drummond is a design agency based in the Banker’s Hill district of San Diego. The original Bulldog’s adventures begin with an advertisement in the local newspaper: “Demobilised Officer finding peace incredibly tedious would welcome diversion. Legitimate if possible; but crime of a...
out and about :: hotel droog

out and about :: hotel droog

I recently visited Amsterdam (as part of BlogTour Cologne), and one of the highlights was a visit to the newly opened Hotel Droog. It only opened in September 2012 and we were the first official media tour there. Although to be honest, they had be at the signage in the window! I love the strong...
maggie's :: nottingham

maggie’s :: nottingham

Nicknamed the ‘Jolly Green Giant’ by the Guardian when it opened in November 2011, Maggie’s Nottingham has also been compared to a green lantern and a treehouse. It was designed by architect Piers Gough CBE (the G of CZWG Architects), and the interior was done by Sir Paul Smith. It’s the first time Maggie’s has...
out and about :: montpellier chapter

out and about :: montpellier chapter

When I went to Cheltenham to visit Maggie’s, The Montpellier Chapter Hotel kindly offered me a complimentary night’s stay. It’s a beautifully designed hotel with an interior that name checks everyone from Eames to Adler. But what really caught my attention was the art. Even the reception desk is a sculpture (by Alison Crowther), and sits in...
maggie's :: cheltenham

maggie’s :: cheltenham

I was recently invited to spend an afternoon at Maggie’s Cheltenham and so I was keen to include it as the third post in my series focusing on Maggie’s Centres. One of Maggie’s more conservative centres, it is a conversion and extension of a Victorian pool keeper’s lodge in the grounds of Cheltenham General Hospital. Working in...
creative spaces :: godrich interiors

creative spaces :: godrich interiors

Godrich Interiors recently invited me to come and shoot their new work space and I’m so glad I did. What a space! It’s a vast split level ground floor studio in an Art Nouveau building called the The People’s Hall dating back to 1901. The People’s Hall was once the focal point for Frestonia, a...
creative spaces :: foodie bugle hq

creative spaces :: foodie bugle hq

Silvana de Soissons is the editor of online food magazine, The Foodie Bugle, which I have had the great honour of contributing to on a couple of occasions. This is her creative space. It is a long and narrow room, approximately 8m x 4m, but along one side runs the staircase that goes down into...
interview :: lee broom

interview :: lee broom

Lee Broom‘s Public House was one of my favourite parts of Milan Design Week. The exhibition was his first solo show, and marked the brand’s fifth anniversary. Fittingly for such an unashamedly British brand, it was kitted out to resemble a pub, with genuine reclaimed fittings and fixtures – right down to the bar itself,...
interview :: karim mekhtigian

interview :: karim mekhtigian

Alchemy is a multi-discipline design agency with offices in Cairo and Bahrain, founded in 1997 by Karim Mekhtigian. Karim describes the firm’s name as a “declaration of the company’s vocation for transformation” citing an urge to communicate, a desire to improve lifestyle, and the need for a distinct design identity as other key drivers for their...