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, january 2015

out and about :: home london, january 2015

Last week I wrote about the fabulous 2015 confessions of a design geek bursary designers, and alumni from previous years, and their stands at Home London. There were also lots of other really talented designers showing their wares at the first trade show of the year, so this week I wanted to share some of...
here's one I made earlier :: bright as a button

here’s one I made earlier :: bright as a button

I’m sharing some of my favourite posts all throughout December – I loved this simple idea from new designer Dave Hallett… I am delighted to announce that confessions of a design geek is the online media partner for Boost, an initiative from the Southbank Centre which provides six new designers with the mentoring and support they...
out and about :: mini moderns take-over, LDF14

out and about :: mini moderns take-over, LDF14

Following the success of Mini Moderns Remix at the East London Design Store during London Design Festival 2013, the design duo have shunned the traditional trade show route again this year, and taken over the Southbank Centre Shop for the whole of September with Remix 2. “I was extremely jealous last year when Keith and...
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....