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 "Southbank centre"
coadg bursary :: southbank centre shop

coadg bursary :: southbank centre shop

Hello – and happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas break and you’re back feeling full of energy and inspiration for 2014. One of the things I am most proud of is the confessions of a design geek bursary, as part of which Fanny Shorter has won a prize worth £10,000, including...
photos of numbers :: 10, 1988 & 2

photos of numbers :: 10, 1988 & 2

A pretty eclectic selection this week. The number 10 is from my huge wall calendar, which my lovely sister brought all the way back from New York for me – I don’t know what I’m going to do without it next year! I love the shiny silver against the brown paper. The 1988 in the...
out and about :: designersblock

out and about :: designersblock

Okay, okay, so I know London Design Festival finished almost a month ago, so this is the last one I promise! (No such promises re interviews with the designers that took part though I’m afraid – those are going to keep coming for some time yet!) But I couldn’t conclude my coverage of LDF13 without...
photos of numbers :: 346, 10 & 3

photos of numbers :: 346, 10 & 3

You can tell the UK’s had a little bit of sunshine recently from these pics, can’t you?! The top one was spotted when I was hurrying along a street in East London – I’m never in too much of a rush to stop for a good number! The middle one was a lovely surprise on a long...
out and about :: boost launch

out and about :: boost launch

For the past two months I have been tracking the progress of Amy Whitworth, Charlie Patterson and Jasper Van Den Bosch aka Vektor, Chloe Lee Carson aka Shlos, Chloe Owens, David Hallett, and Ellie Gregory and Steph Parr aka Homeslice Design. They each won a place on the Southbank Centre’s Boost initiative, with an idea or prototype...
creative spaces :: home slice

creative spaces :: home slice

I am very excited to present my very first creative space on a boat! I grew up around boats and have always wanted to live on a one at some point in my life (seasickness and wifi addiction aside!), so I love the idea of using one as a working space. I find water soothing and inspiring...
interview :: amy whitworth

interview :: amy whitworth

It’s the double the fun today, with a second interview – this time with the final Boost mentee, Amy Whitworth. The Boost products all launch in the Southbank Centre Shop on Wednesday evening, so I was keen to get something from all six designers or design teams up on the blog before then. Amy’s product...
interview :: charlie & jasper

interview :: charlie & jasper

The next Boost mentees, Charlie and Jasper aka Vektor, are a fabulous design duo – bubbling with an infectious enthusiasm about their unashamedly ’too cool for school’ product – a piece of laser cut acrylic that fits into the space below the cross bar on bicycles. They were mentored by Keith and Mark of Mini Moderns and...
interview :: home slice

interview :: home slice

I’m very excited to introduce the next Boost mentees; Steph and Ellie aka Home Slice and their fabulous Chippy Plates. They were also mentored by Helen Johannessen of Yoyo Ceramics, and I spoke to all three of them to see how it’s going, ahead of the big launch on 10th October. Steph and Ellie, what’s the best advice...
out and about :: designersblock (LDF12)

out and about :: designersblock (LDF12)

I loved this year’s designersblock. Despite tired feet and a mind buzzing with all the design I’d seen so far, it managed to reignite my curiosity, my sense of adventure and my willingness to get involved and explore. The size and shape helped – it was set in a meandering layout that got away from...
interview :: chloe lee carson

interview :: chloe lee carson

Confusingly, out of six designers in Boost, the Southbank Centre’s mentoring programme, there are two Chloes. So this is our second Chloe, Chloe Lee Carson, of Shlos, and her mentor Helen Johannessen of Yoyo Ceramics. Chloe’s products are the really rather exquisite Exquisite Cups series. Chloe, what’s the best advice Helen has given you?  C: How...
interview :: chloe owens

interview :: chloe owens

I am very excited to introduce Chloe Owens, the second designer I am featuring as part of my media partnership with the Southbank Centre’s mentoring initiative, Boost. I spoke to Chloe and her mentor, interior accessories designer Michelle Mason, about how the programme has been going so far. Chloe has very kindly shared some fabulous...