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 the Guardian, Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
Posts tagged "London Design Festival"
interview :: silje nesdal

interview :: silje nesdal

I met Silje Nesdal both in Oslo for the 100% Norway preview and then again at 100% Norway itself during the London Design Festival last year. I immediately loved her style and her approach to design, so this interview has been a long time coming. We talked yellow coats, post-war design and tiny Japanese rulers… What’s...
interview :: siv lier

interview :: siv lier

I first saw Bergen Academy of Art graduate Siv Lier‘s work in Milan last year, and then again at 100% Norway in September. I was struck by her intuitive use of colour and form – her work often combines simple geometric shapes to make functional yet playful products that encourage user interaction. We talked big...
Emma Buckley's graduate collection is defined by experimentation

Emma Buckley’s graduate collection is defined by experimentation

Kate Brewer, founder of Look Like Love, profiles a different new designer every week. With the tagline “support, nurture, promote” echoing confessions of a design geek’s own “discover, champion and inspire” and a similar commitment to advocating for emerging talent, the parallels between Look Like Love and confessions of a design geek are clear. Watch out...
Max Lamb slices up 187-year-old tree to make 130 functional objects.

Max Lamb slices up 187-year-old tree to make 130 functional objects.

Max Lamb, who grew up in Cornwall’s St Austell and is now based in London, felled a 187-year-old tree on his Grandfather’s Yorkshire farm and sliced it into 130 useable objects to save it from being used as firewood. The slices were displayed in order of diameter at Somerset House during the London Design Festival...
interview :: kristine bjaadal

interview :: kristine bjaadal

I met Kristine Bjaadal in Oslo on a trip to preview 100% Norway, having been aware of her work for a while – and then of course saw her again during the London Design Festival. We talked inspirations, imperfections and memories… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Through my design of everyday...
The best of the London Design Festival 2015

The best of the London Design Festival 2015

The London Design Festival has been and gone for another year. If you want all the gory details, you’ll have to subscribe to our sister publication Fiera Magazine, but you’re in the right place for the edited highlights. Here are just a few of the fantastic projects I saw across the capital this year… From...
The alternative guide to London Design Festival 2015

The alternative guide to London Design Festival 2015

It’s that time of year again, and the London Design Festival is looming. All the action starts on Saturday 20 September, so I have scoured the guide, trawled through my inbox and asked my friends in the know, sorted through invites, read all the press releases, and put my ear to the ground – and pulled...
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2014

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2014

Hello and happy New Year! I’m really excited to be back at my desk after a wonderful break and I thought I’d kick things off by reflecting on the last year. I’m really bad at taking the time to be proud of what I’ve achieved, so I’ve got into the habit of making some time over...
interview :: studio ljung ljung

interview :: studio ljung ljung

I spotted Studio Ljung Ljung’s smoked bamboo lamps, made in collaboration with Thai artisans, at the London Design Festival’s desigjunction. They were exhibited as part of Ventura London, a showcase of new design talent. I caught up with founders Martin Hedenström Ljung and designer Greta Ljung to find out more… What’s the most important thing...
interview :: ted jefferis

interview :: ted jefferis

I saw Ted Jefferis’ leather Hangup lamps at Total Fabrication at Craft Central during the London Design Festival and was immediately captivated. The son of a boat builder, Ted studied at Oxford Brookes University, where he began to explore the concept of furniture as a scaled down form of architecture. I was keen to find...
interview :: rhian malin

interview :: rhian malin

I met Rhian Malin at designjunction during the London Design Festival and was immediately drawn to her passion and enthusiasm. Her Hand Held Vessels collection is shaped in other people’s hands before it is fully dry and then project patterns are traced onto each one by hand. I love the contrast between the ancient making...
interview :: rhian mclaren

interview :: rhian mclaren

I met Rhian McLaren when she exhibited as part of Spotted at Top Drawer during the London Design Festival. I was instantly drawn to her mid-century patterns and keen to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you? That despite their appearance, all of my fabrics are printed by hand using...