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 "interview"
interview :: stack magazine

interview :: stack magazine

Stack is such a refreshing concept in these days of online algorithms constantly narrowing what we’re exposed to in line with what we’ve expressed an interest in before. The premise is that you pay £5.50 a month and every month you’ll receive a different independent magazine in the post. Founder Steve Watson doesn’t promise that...
interview :: petter johansson

interview :: petter johansson

Whenever I visit a city for Design Week, alongside the organised events, I always try to meet up with some locally based new designers. By a stroke of luck, a couple of days before I was due to fly out to Stockholm, a book called ‘PJADAD, Selected Work 2008 – 2013′ landed on my doormat....
interview :: leonhard pfeifer

interview :: leonhard pfeifer

I met Leonhard Pfeifer at the London Design Festival earlier this year and despite being at a party where gin was being served in teacups (the Mini Moderns Remix launch if you’re interested), we were quickly immersed in a deep conversation about the importance of following your passion and doing what you love. In 2003,...
interview :: lorna syson

interview :: lorna syson

Lorna Syson is one of the first designers I ever met – I think it was the first time I attended 100% Design, long before I even had a blog. Spotting her friendly face across a vast and unfamiliar trade show is always a lovely surprise! I’ve interviewed her for other publications over the years,...
interview :: bethan john

interview :: bethan john

Online shops are two a penny these days. Everyone I speak to seems to be in the midst of setting one up. Most of them are lovely, but just like the last one. Decorator’s Notebook is different. Founded by blogger Bethan John and her brother Joe, it blew me away the first time I saw...
interview :: rachel powell

interview :: rachel powell

Rachel Powell‘s bold, bright prints have a childlike innocence and make me smile every time I see them. Having bumped into Rachel many times on the design circuit, we decided it was about time we sat down for a proper natter about her work. Here’s what we talked about… What’s the most important thing to...
interview :: domaas/høgh

interview :: domaas/høgh

I almost met Norwegian design duo Ane Domaas and Kathrine Høgh aka Domaas/Høgh at 100% Design, where they were showing their products in London for the first time! Sadly we just missed each other, so I thought it was only right to follow up with an interview after the event, so here it is… What’s the...
interview :: vibeke skar

interview :: vibeke skar

I met Norwegian designer Vibeke Skar at designjunction where she was exhibiting her Evergreen Lamp, a collaboration with Jens Praet for Northern Lighting. She makes an appearance in the film we made on the day and here is a little more about her… I am a coffee addict. I have always had a passion for creating...
interview :: piers saxby candy

interview :: piers saxby candy

I spotted Piers Saxby Candy‘s jelly mould lights at Tent last year and was instantly smitten. He was back this year and I decided it was time to find out a bit more about the man behind the mould… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m a perfectionist. When you were five...
interview :: tamasyn gambell

interview :: tamasyn gambell

I met Tamasyn Gambell at Tent in September and immediately loved her midcentury-inspired geometric prints. I had to find out a bit more about what makes her tick – we talked tightropes, constructivism and exciting secrets! What’s the most important thing to know about you? I run an exciting company designing and screen-printing homeware products....
interview :: felicity dessewffy

interview :: felicity dessewffy

I met Felicity Dessewffy at 100% Design – she’d flown all the way over from Australia to take part, so it was a real treat to meet her in person and to discuss her childhood dreams, her inspirations and her favourite colour… When you were five years old, what did you want to be when...
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...