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 "London"
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...
photos of numbers :: 13, 8 & 8

photos of numbers :: 13, 8 & 8

I had one of those fabulous days in London last week – the sun was shining, I had inspirational meetings with inspirational people and there were numbers everywhere! This big proud number 13 was on the side of a building in Southwark – you’d never believe there are those who believe this number is unlucky...
photos of numbers :: 346, 10 & 3

photos of numbers :: 346, 10 & 3

You can tell the UK’s had a little bit of sunshine recently from these pics, can’t you?! The top one was spotted when I was hurrying along a street in East London – I’m never in too much of a rush to stop for a good number! The middle one was a lovely surprise on a long...
interview :: roddy & ginger

interview :: roddy & ginger

I am delighted to announce that confessions of a design geek is the official blog for Pulse again this year, and so I will be running a series of interviews with the new designers exhibiting at LaunchPad. As anyone who’s received a copy of the Pulse Edit in the post will know, roddy&ginger are one...
out and about :: light show

out and about :: light show

I went along to Light Show at the Hayward on London’s Southbank last weekend; the first UK exhibition dedicated to light-based art. It included recent work, and older, rarely seen pieces that had been recreated specifically for this exhibition. The space above, created by Carlos Cruz-Diez and entitled Chromosaturation, was entirely white – the colours...
photos of numbers :: 19 / 20, one & 2

photos of numbers :: 19 / 20, one & 2

A wintery walk along the North bank of the Thames is the setting for today’s photos of numbers. I absolutely love the first one – the number 20 written over the top of the number 19 (or vice versa) in chalk on the brickwork under a bridge. The second image is of the word “one”...
out and about :: coffee and design in London

out and about :: coffee and design in London

Even the most hardened of London explorers sometimes need to refuel. And the design geeks amongst us would always prefer to do so in a cafe or bar with some serious design credentials. Luckily, a few real gems have popped up recently. Here are my three favourites.
out and about :: london's libraries (part 2)

out and about :: london's libraries (part 2)

In my last out and about post, we got half way through the 20th Century Society’s tour of London’s libraries; “Lend us your books, a day ‘in Libris’” and now for the rest...
interview :: anthony burrill

interview :: anthony burrill

I still can't quite believe I have met and interviewed the man behind the "work hard and be nice to people" poster that adorns so many design studio walls and provides daily inspiration for the design community and beyond.
out and about :: london's libraries

out and about :: london's libraries

Having recently joined the 20th Century Society, the boy and I joined them for "Lend us your books, a day 'in Libris;'" a day exploring the development of the public library from the turn of the 20th century right through to the 21st; focusing on architecture, planning and design.
here's one I made earlier :: yellow owl workshop

here’s one I made earlier :: yellow owl workshop

I love the Yellow Owl Workshop so I was very excited indeed to hear that Christine and Evan were coming to London, for the launch of Christine’s new book, Print Workshop. So excited in fact that I booked the afternoon of work and went along to Urban Outfitters in Spitalfields for the launch, and I’m very glad...
creative spaces :: ian lettice

creative spaces :: ian lettice

Ian first noticed the building that is now his studio when helping out with the local scouts. Once a bomb shelter to the factory building that is now the scout hut, its door hadn't been opened for 20 years.