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 "Southbank centre"
out and about :: mini moderns take-over, LDF14

out and about :: mini moderns take-over, LDF14

Following the success of Mini Moderns Remix at the East London Design Store during London Design Festival 2013, the design duo have shunned the traditional trade show route again this year, and taken over the Southbank Centre Shop for the whole of September with Remix 2. “I was extremely jealous last year when Keith and...
out and about :: temple of agape

out and about :: temple of agape

Martin Luther King said, “I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh...
design for good :: shake the dust

design for good :: shake the dust

Named after a rousing poem by Anis Mojgani, Shake the Dust is a social enterprise founded by Kathy Shenoy in late 2012 after she spent three years living in Africa, working on craft and design projects. Shake The Dust creates collaborations and opportunities for emerging British designers and skilled makers in developing countries – through...
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...