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 the Guardian, Dezeen, Design Milk, the Telegraph and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "New Designers"
interview :: sarah weigold

interview :: sarah weigold

This is the latest in a series of interviews with designers identified by the Design Council as Ones to Watch. Sarah Weigold‘s Everyday Athlete is a conceptual design comprising a crowd of cheering spectators encouraging people to exercise more. Her motion-sensitive billboard responds to pedestrians, cyclists and joggers as they move down the street – the faster someone...
interview :: kneip

interview :: kneip

I was in Oslo last week, where I met Jørgen Platou Willumsen and Stian Korntved Ruud – founders of craft, design and art studio Kneip. From a 365 day spoon carving project to a studio piled high with rescued materials, they were full of suprises, so I was keen to find out more about how...
interview :: juliette bigley

interview :: juliette bigley

This is the latest in a series of interviews with designers identified by the Design Council as “Ones to Watch“. I’ve been aware of Juliette Bigley‘s work since Nick Wilshire curated The Makings of Luxury, a space at Clerkenwell Design Week‘s Additions focused on craft. Her Conversational Vessels are inspired by the body language we use when interacting...
out and about :: 2015 graduate shows

out and about :: 2015 graduate shows

Graduate show season has drawn to a close, so I thought I’d share some of the most inspiring projects I’ve seen this year. I visited Plymouth College of Art (where I spotted, among other things, Melanie Wood’s neon carpet concept above), the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martin’s, New Designers and New Designers One...
interview :: made by michael

interview :: made by michael

I discovered Michael Daae Christensen’s work at Northmodern in Copenhagen at the beginning of this year, and then met him in person at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in February. Despite still being a student at Denmark’s TEKO, (part of VIA University College), he has already established his own studio, Made by Michael, and has work in production....
interview :: nordvink

interview :: nordvink

I met Sanna and Anne of Danish design studio Nordvink at Northmodern in Copenhagen at the beginning of this year and was immediately captivated by their simple yet functional approach to design. Six months later, I finally pinned them down to find out more about how they work… What’s the most important thing to know about...
interview :: james molkenthin

interview :: james molkenthin

This is the seventh in a series of interviews with young designers identified by the Design Council as “Ones to Watch“. James Molkenthin’s redesign of the household kettle gives blind and partially sighted people a sense of assurance, control and normality in their own homes. Its stylish look also helps to remove the stigma around specially manufactured ‘blind...
here's one I made earlier :: dye lines

here’s one I made earlier :: dye lines

I have known Emma Buckley ever since she interviewed me for a university project about design blogs, and she has been working with me on a part-time basis alongside her studies ever since, so it is with great pride that I am now able to present her graduate project. Both she and I had agreed that I would...
interview :: felix faire

interview :: felix faire

Last week, I chaired a panel event at New Designers with three of the 70 young designers the Design Council has identified as Ones to Watch, and was lucky enough to meet Felix Faire – a passionate and fascinating young man obsessed with the intersection of music and design. Through his project, Contact, any physical interaction with...
out and about :: may design series

out and about :: may design series

Following recent news of the demise of May Design Series, I thought I would share my highlights from this year’s show. Organiser UBM has decided to concentrate its efforts on more niche shows such as kbb, Sleep, Decorex and Ecobuild. “Our exhibitors and visitors have informed us they want a more curated experience,” said UBM’s...
interview :: flock

interview :: flock

I first came across Flock when I was interviewing Florrie and Bill founder Amy Cawson, and she told me about a collaboration she had done using their fabric to upholster a chair. Flock works exclusively with recent graduates to create gorgeous printed textiles. Each designer is given a platform to showcase their talent, named as...
interview :: felix bell

interview :: felix bell

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with young designers identified by the Design Council as “Ones to Watch“. Felix Bell‘s Brick Bottle is an everyday drinks container with a potentially life-changing second use. The empty container, when filled with sand or soil, transforms into a construction material, designed to build fire, flood and earthquake-resistant shelters for refugees...