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, Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
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Look Like Love launches talent search for new designers

Look Like Love launches talent search for new designers

Online sales platform for new designers, Look Like Love, has launched its third annual New Talent Search – a quest to find emerging creatives it can “support, nurture and promote.” Founded in 2011 by designer Kate Brewer, the site provides the first step into retail for many graduate designers. “It’s important to me to provide...
The 2016 #coadgbursary winner is...

The 2016 #coadgbursary winner is…

I am delighted to announce that the 2016 confessions of a design geek bursary winner is Marta Bordes! Thanks to our fantastic partners and mentors, Marta will receive: A complimentary stand at Home London 17 – 19 January 2016 A product showcase at the Barbican Centre A one-week pop-up shop at West Elm A one-day studio shoot...
Desso showcases best design graduates of 2015

Desso showcases best design graduates of 2015

Clerkenwell contract carpet showroom Desso is showing Best In Class, a exhibition of the best design graduates of 2015, curated by confessions of a design geek editor Katie Treggiden, for the second consecutive year. Katie selected the work of five designers or design teams from left to right: Will Yates-Johnson, Rob McIntyre who worked with Thor...
interview :: rebecca price

interview :: rebecca price

This is the latest in a series of interviews with designers identified by the Design Council as ‘Ones to Watch’. Rebecca Price‘s Store and Pour jars are designed to reduce food waste, by making it easy to measure out healthy portions – the pour jar is shaped with a spout to enable the user to pour its...
interview :: kristine bjaadal

interview :: kristine bjaadal

I met Kristine Bjaadal in Oslo on a trip to preview 100% Norway, having been aware of her work for a while – and then of course saw her again during the London Design Festival. We talked inspirations, imperfections and memories… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Through my design of everyday...
The 2016 confessions of a design geek bursary shortlist - voting is now closed

The 2016 confessions of a design geek bursary shortlist – voting is now closed

  We have a shortlist! Huge thanks to our esteemed panel of industry experts: Anthony Joseph of Joseph Joseph, Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns, Jessica Sims from West Elm, Ian Rudge and Alejandra Campos from Home at Top Drawer, and me – confessions of a design geek founding editor, Katie Treggiden. The quality of applications...
A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

A day in the life of the Benchmark Fixperts Resident

In this week’s column, Fixperts Resident Maya Alvarado shares a day in her week working with British furniture manufacturer Benchmark looking for ‘fixes’ in their workshop and in the local community – this week she starts work on doors to prevent dust gathering on the workshop’s sample shelves and makes her first prototype for a...
interview :: torsten sherwood

interview :: torsten sherwood

Following a seven month residency at the Design Museum as part of the institution’s 2014 Designers in Residence programme, Torsten Sherwood has been selected by the Design Council as one of 70 ‘Ones to Watch‘. NOOOK is a series of modular cardboard discs, following the principles of Lego, but enabling children to build three-dimensional structures large enough to play...
interview :: thomas savage

interview :: thomas savage

This is the latest in a series of interviews with designers identified by the Design Council as the rising stars of the future – the so-called ‘Ones to Watch‘. Thomas Savage‘s ‘In Praise Of Nests & Other Things’ is a collection of towers designed to sit along shoreline of Blyth, Northumberland. “The nine-storey hostel towers comprise steel scaffolding and concrete cabins,...
interview :: trefjøla

interview :: trefjøla

I met design collective Trefjøla in Olso for the 100% Norway preview and was impressed with the simplicity of their proposition – chopping boards made from reclaimed wood. Add to that a bunch of talented Norwegian designers and makers and you’ve got a recipe for a success. I caught up with the founders to find...
interview :: ross kemp

interview :: ross kemp

This is the latest in our series of interviews with new designers identified by the Design Council as ‘Ones to Watch‘. Ross Kemp‘s ‘Asap’ electric waterboard helps coastal rescuers get through the surf more quickly to reach people who are drowning. Inspired by a jet ski, it is significantly cheaper to produce and produces zero emissions. Ross’s project was selected in...
interview :: K8 Industridesign

interview :: K8 Industridesign

K8 Industridesign was founded in 1998 to find design solutions to social and environmental problems. The studio’s SunBell, a solar lamp designed for off-grid regions of the world, and the SunTurtle, a portable solar lamp designed to bring lighting to communities living without electricity in Africa, Asia and Latin America, will both be at 100%...