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 "modernism"
creative spaces :: aalto house

creative spaces :: aalto house

Way back when I started writing my blog in April 2010, I worked on an old school desk in a corner of my bedroom. I had space for two or three inspirations pictures stuck on the wall above it. One of those pictures was a page torn from an interior design magazine, featuring an aerial...
out and about :: 2 willow road

out and about :: 2 willow road

I was recently invited ”to party like a Champagne Socialist in the stylish rooms of 2 Willow Road, home of architect Ernö Goldfinger and his artist wife, Ursula” by People Will Always Need Plates, to celebrate the launch of their limited edition 2 Willow Road mugs. Obviously, I was there like a shot. Having chatted to Robin and...
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.
out and about :: barbican

out and about :: barbican

The Barbican: once voted Britain's ugliest building, this 35acre, Grade 2 listed estate has been the subject of much controversy and misunderstanding.
about and about :: wim crouwel in conversation

about and about :: wim crouwel in conversation

On March 31st I went to see Rick Poynor in conversation with Wim Crouwel and Wim's son Mels Crouwel at the Design Museum. It was first in a series to mark the retrospective of the iconic graphic designer and typographer; Wim Crouwel, a Graphic Odyssey. Afterwards, I plucked up the courage to speak to the...
thinking about :: design democracy

thinking about :: design democracy

For me, design democracy is sites like made.com and ponoko.com that give users involvement in designing the products they buy, it's the public day at 100% Design, it's furniture design courses at CSM, it lets me have not only access to all the glorious design out there, but also the chance to engage with it...