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 "Mini Moderns"
out and about :: home london 2014

out and about :: home london 2014

After months of hard work making the confessions of a design geek bursary happen, it was really lovely to step back, leave the shortlisted designers to man their stand and take a stroll around Home London. Now in its third year, it seems to have grown-up. It was much bigger this year, but the selection...
out and about :: east london design show

out and about :: east london design show

The East London Design Show has moved to a new location, the Truman Brewery, and this year, featured a lovely combination of old favourites and new discoveries. The MiniModerns boys were on top form as always. I just love the Whitby print – having lined my dressing table drawers with the wallpaper, I’m having to...
out and about :: mini moderns remix

out and about :: mini moderns remix

Just when you think you’ve got Mini Moderns licked, they up their game and surprise you again. Their latest project, Remix, is a collaboration with a group of designers who have each taken a Mini Moderns pattern or colour and made it their own, resulting in a vibrant range of products that are very Mini...
out and about :: home london 2013

out and about :: home london 2013

Where better to start my round-up of Home London than with the best in show? And not just in my opinion either; HAM won the award for Best Stand on the opening night. That, together with the launch of the fabulous new design above, and Jo’s brilliant mentoring of the coadg bursary shortlisted designers, made Home an...
out and about :: columbia road

out and about :: columbia road

A recent trip to the opening of the Mini Moderns Pop-Up Shoppe brought me to Columbia Road. I have been meaning to go to Columbia Road since I moved to London 12 years ago, although I have to confess it was the flower market that I’d heard about. The shops weren’t on my radar at...
coadg bursary :: and the winner is...

coadg bursary :: and the winner is…

I am delighted to announce that the winner of the confessions of a design geek bursary is… drum roll please… Jessica Hogarth! Jessica has won a 3x3m stand at Home London 13 – 15th January 2013, an hour of PR mentoring with David Gorrod of Seen PR (previously PR Girl), an hour of stand design mentoring...
out and about :: white pencil symposium and mini moderns pop-up shoppe

out and about :: white pencil symposium and mini moderns pop-up shoppe

It’s rare that you go to two inspirational events before the week is out, but last week was a good week. On Tuesday evening I went to the D&AD White Pencil Symposium. I have long been a believer in what I call “design for good” so I was very interested when the D&AD launched the...
coadg bursary :: win a stand at home london

coadg bursary :: win a stand at home london

I am incredibly excited to announce that confessions of a design geek has teamed up with Home London to create the confessions of a design geek bursary. One new designer will be offered a stand at the show (worth £2,441), mentoring from Mini Moderns, Seen PR and HAM, and coverage via the confessions of a...
interview :: mini moderns

interview :: mini moderns

I have been a fan of Mini Moderns since my very first visit to Tent London many moons ago. I can remember being utterly star struck the first time I met them in person. Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire are both thoroughly lovely, very talented and incredibly generous with their time and expertise, volunteering for initiatives like Boost....
out and about :: tent london (LDF12)

out and about :: tent london (LDF12)

I think Tent London was my favourite event at this year’s London Design Festival. The Truman Brewery is just the right balance of edgy and industrial, and functional; and on the beautiful day I visited was flooded with natural light. The exhibitors were a nice mix of new designers exhibiting for the first time and old favourites. I had...
out and about :: boost launch

out and about :: boost launch

For the past two months I have been tracking the progress of Amy Whitworth, Charlie Patterson and Jasper Van Den Bosch aka Vektor, Chloe Lee Carson aka Shlos, Chloe Owens, David Hallett, and Ellie Gregory and Steph Parr aka Homeslice Design. They each won a place on the Southbank Centre’s Boost initiative, with an idea or prototype...
interview :: charlie & jasper

interview :: charlie & jasper

The next Boost mentees, Charlie and Jasper aka Vektor, are a fabulous design duo – bubbling with an infectious enthusiasm about their unashamedly ’too cool for school’ product – a piece of laser cut acrylic that fits into the space below the cross bar on bicycles. They were mentored by Keith and Mark of Mini Moderns and...