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.
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coadg bursary :: home london, january 2015

coadg bursary :: home london, january 2015

So, the big day finally came and after months of preparation the confessions of a design geek bursary shortlisted designers made their way to Home London to set up their stands, ready to take part in their first trade show. 2015 bursary winner Alicja Patanowska went for a minimalist aesthetic that put her products at...
out and about :: desso best in class winner

out and about :: desso best in class winner

Before Christmas, I shared some pictures of an exhibition of design graduates I curated for Desso called Best In Class. As part of the exhibition visitors could vote for a winner, who was awarded a £500 bursary from Desso to invest in their career. I am delighted to announce that University of Dundee graduate Steve Swanton won...
fiera :: issue 1

fiera :: issue 1

I am delighted to formally (if somewhat belatedly) announce that Issue 1 of Fiera Magazine is now a reality. Holding a copy in my hands for the first time just before Christmas was the highlight of my year, if not my career, and I am so grateful to everybody who helped to make it happen....
interview :: matej chabera

interview :: matej chabera

December is “greatest hits” month, where I’m sharing some of my favourite posts from 2014. Matej is such an inspiring new designer – I highly recommend reading this one… I met Matej Chabera at his graduate show at the Royal College of Art (RCA), and I was blown away by his hard work and dedication...
coadgbursary :: meet the partners

coadgbursary :: meet the partners

Alongside mentoring with the wonderful people I introduced you to last week, 2015 confessions of a design geek bursary winner, Alicja Patanowska, has also won a stand at Home London within the bursary area of the New Talent Zone, her products stocked at the Southbank Centre Shop for three months and included in the window...
out and about :: desso best in class exhibition

out and about :: desso best in class exhibition

Earlier this year, I was honoured to be asked by Desso to curate an exhibition of design graduates’ work entitled Best in Class. I scoured degree shows up and down the country and selected work by six incredible new designers. Inventor and founder of the Special Projects studio in London, Adrian Westaway who spoke at...
coadgbursary :: meet the mentors

coadgbursary :: meet the mentors

The 2015 confessions of a design geek bursary winner, Alicja Patanowska has won mentoring sessions with October Communications’ Daniel Nelson, Decorum’s Justyna Sowa, Mini Moderns’ Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire, The Design Trust’s Patricia van den Akker, Seen PR’s David Gorrod, The Southbank Centre’s Adam Thow, and West Elm creative director Vanessa Holden, and will...
interview :: petter johansson

interview :: petter johansson

I’m sharing some of my favourite post from this year all throughout December – I loved meeting Petter and am still really inspired by his experimental approach to creativity… Whenever I visit a city for Design Week, alongside the organised events, I always try to meet up with some locally based new designers. By a...
interview :: studio ljung ljung

interview :: studio ljung ljung

I spotted Studio Ljung Ljung’s smoked bamboo lamps, made in collaboration with Thai artisans, at the London Design Festival’s desigjunction. They were exhibited as part of Ventura London, a showcase of new design talent. I caught up with founders Martin Hedenström Ljung and designer Greta Ljung to find out more… What’s the most important thing...
fiera :: fiera magazine has gone to print!

fiera :: fiera magazine has gone to print!

I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to type these words: Fiera Magazine has gone to print! After a few technical issues, bumps in the roads and other euphemisms for the general stresses and strains of the last few days of getting a magazine out the door, we did it and Fiera is...
coadgbursary :: the 2015 shortlist

coadgbursary :: the 2015 shortlist

We have a shortlist! A massive thank you to everyone who applied – we had more applications than ever before and the standard was really impressive! The hard work that had gone into each an every application was evident, so thank you for all the time you all put in. It was a real pleasure reviewing them...
out and about :: biennale interieur expo

out and about :: biennale interieur expo

This year I went to Biennale Interieur for the first time. Run as a not-for-profit organisation, it is a biannual showcase of good design in the Belgian city of Kortrijk. The Expo provides the commercial side of the event and cultural events around the city support it. More on the latter next week, first, the...