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 "New Designers"
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...
fiera :: issue 02 party

fiera :: issue 02 party

We’re having a party to launch Issue 02 of our sister publication, Fiera Magazine, and you’re invited! Fiera is the biannual print magazine discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs, and our launch party is the first opportunity to get your hands on a copy – plus for one night only, we’ll be offering...
interview :: feist forest

interview :: feist forest

Feist Forest is based in an “old tin tabernacle” in Devon and launched just six weeks ago. They make wooden work tables for “the vagabonds, dreamers and makers who courageously make great ideas happen.” With a pitch like that, how could I not feature them on the blog? I spoke to founder Vicki Turner to...
out and about :: fiera edit at may design series

out and about :: fiera edit at may design series

I was recently asked by UBM to curate a small exhibition at May Design Series focussed on the new design talent I had been spotting in my role as editor of Fiera, an independent biannual magazine discovering new talent at the world’s design fairs. I scoured design shows in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Frankfurt to unearth...
fiera :: issue 02 has gone to print

fiera :: issue 02 has gone to print

We did it! Issue 02 of our sister publication Fiera Magazine has gone to print! The flat plan above has been our guiding light for months, and now every last page has finally been crossed off! In many ways, the “difficult second album,” I’m even more proud of this issue than I was of the...
interview :: emma thomas

interview :: emma thomas

This is my fourth interview with young designers identified by the Design Council as Ones to Watch. Emma Thomas’ housing designs for 24-hour-care and supported-living put a focus on circulation spaces, giving their autistic residents the opportunity to observe social situations without having to engage, and include threshold spaces and places for chance encounters and...