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 "Maggie’s"
design for good :: bouncing rabbit

design for good :: bouncing rabbit

I am so excited that Ham‘s limited edition copper foil blocked Bouncing Rabbit print for Maggie’s is here! I’ve followed the development of little this print closely, as Jo Ham is a good friend of mine, and I’m so pleased to see it all ready to start raising money for Maggie’s – a charity very...
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2013

2013 has been a year of incredible highs and some fairly massive personal lows. It was a year in which my career choice has enabled me to be there for my family, for which I’m really grateful. And it’s also the second year I’ve been able to make a living doing what I love. But...
design for good :: supertalks at LDF13

design for good :: supertalks at LDF13

As regular readers will know, I am a big believer in design that does good in some way. I think design has a huge potential to do good, and therefore some responsibility to fulfil that potential. Barbara Chandler put it very well recently in her London Design Festival guide to Designs that Do Good. She said:...
maggie's :: the best bits

maggie’s :: the best bits

I’ve been writing this column for almost a year, and in that time I have written about every one of Maggie’s 11 centres in the UK and beyond. Maggie’s is an incredible charity using design and architecture to offer people with cancer and their family and friends emotional, practical and social support. I have been...
maggie's :: newcastle

maggie’s :: newcastle

In this series, I feature a different Maggie’s centre every month, in order to promote the amazing work they do using design and architecture to make people’s lives better. They offer emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends from striking buildings in the grounds of major cancer hospitals....
maggie's :: highlands

maggie’s :: highlands

I started this series in 2012 as a way to spread the world about the awesome work that Maggie’s do, using design and architecture to make people’s lives better. Each month I feature a different centre and this month it’s the turn of Maggie’s Highlands, shown above looking (to me at least!) like a beacon...
maggie's :: hong kong

maggie’s :: hong kong

I’m very excited, because this is my first Maggie’s post bringing news of a new Maggie’s Centre, and even more excitingly, it is the first international centre; in Hong Kong. Maggie’s Hong Kong was opened on Thursday 7th March 2013 by  Secretary for Food & Health, Dr Ko Wing Man, who was joined by Charles Jencks,...
maggie's :: south west wales

maggie’s :: south west wales

This month’s Maggie’s post is about the first centre in Wales, which opened just over a year ago, in December 2011. It’s an unusual story because the original architect Kisho Kurokawa died before the centre was built, so architecture firm Garbers & James delivered the project according to his plans. Kisho Kurokawa was one of the greatest Japanese architects...
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...
confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2012

confessions of a design geek :: the best of 2012

Wow – what a year! This time last year I had just made the decision to leave my day job, follow my dream and see if I could make a living as a design writer. A year later, I can confidently say that I can! I feel very privileged to be able to say that. I’m...
maggie's :: fife

maggie’s :: fife

An imposing, black, spiky building is not what you expect when you think of a cancer caring centre – and so Maggie’s Fife has always fascinated me. It was Zaha Hadid’s first building in the UK and it is possibly the most striking of the Maggie’s centres. Dr John Wilson, Consultant Physician at Fife Acute...
maggie's :: dundee

maggie’s :: dundee

It’s very difficult to pick a favourite Maggie’s centre, because they are all such special places, but before I started working with Maggie’s, I spent an incredible week at Maggie’s Dundee as part of my induction, so if pushed, I think I would have to choose Dundee. Maggie’s Dundee is at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee,...