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 Dezeen, Design Milk, We Heart, Telegraph, LivingEtc and Ideal Home.
Posts tagged "stationery"
interview :: ola

interview :: ola

East London based designer maker Katy Goutefangea launched new surface pattern design brand, Ola, at Pulse London in May. I’m a big fan of Katy’s work, so I was eager to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Ola is about creating well made, timeless everyday objects. The aesthetic is...
interview :: custhom

interview :: custhom

I first discovered Custhom’s work at Maison et Objet in Paris at the beginning of this year and was excited to discover they had created an entire range inspired by the Godfather of Dutch Design Wim Crouwel, of whom I am a huge fan. I went to visit Jemma in their studio in March and...
photos of numbers :: 12-25, 1-10 & 20-24

photos of numbers :: 12-25, 1-10 & 20-24

Hello and happy Friday! This week’s selection of numbers have a bit of a retro vibe! The top and bottom images are from a fabulous 2013 diary I dug out recently. And the middle image is of a wonderful archive system at the British Library – you can pull any one out to see what’s...
creative spaces :: custhom

creative spaces :: custhom

CUSTHOM is RCA graduates Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi and they design innovative high quality wallpapers, ceramics, textiles and stationery. I went for a snoop around their Peckham studio and here’s what I found… Gorgeous, isn’t it? I interviewed the lovely Gemma while I was there, so watch out for that one coming to the...
photos of numbers :: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

photos of numbers :: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

When my sister-in-law spotted these gorgeous numbered gift tags in IKEA she knew she’d have to get them for me. And when she gave them to me, I knew I’d have to turn them into a photos of numbers post! I’ve styled them using my slightly geeky stationery collection, much of which came from Present...
interview :: zoe attwell

interview :: zoe attwell

Zoe Attwell launched her homewares and stationery brand at Home London just last month. She cites 50s design, Lucienne Day, Miró and Scandinavian design amongst her influences, but to be honest she had me at yellow and grey! It was lovely chatting to her at the show, and I was pleased as punch when she agreed...
interview :: ham

interview :: ham

I met Jo, the brains behind HAM at Pulse last year, where I immediately fell in love with her screen prints. Often, in fact pretty much always,  described as “the nicest person I’ve ever met,” Jo is awesome. She very kindly took part in the confessions of a design geek bursary as a mentor, and was on...
out and about :: columbia road

out and about :: columbia road

A recent trip to the opening of the Mini Moderns Pop-Up Shoppe brought me to Columbia Road. I have been meaning to go to Columbia Road since I moved to London 12 years ago, although I have to confess it was the flower market that I’d heard about. The shops weren’t on my radar at...
out and about :: cockpit arts christmas open studios

out and about :: cockpit arts christmas open studios

I finally made it to the Cockpit Arts Open Studios! I have been trying to get there for years, and despite various friends going (mostly to buy me presents!), I’ve never quite made it myself – until last weekend. And I wasn’t disappointed. It is bursting at the seams with talented designers and wonderful products...
creative spaces :: stockholm furniture fair

creative spaces :: stockholm furniture fair

This week’s creative spaces post is a little different from usual in that it’s not one person’s space, but rather a collection of all the great products I saw at the Stockholm Furniture Fair designed for creative people’s working environments. I believe that the space you work in inherently affects the way you work, so...
creative spaces :: nancy & betty

creative spaces :: nancy & betty

Taking their name from Creative Director Hannah Bidmead’s Grandma and her twin sister, Nancy & Betty are purveyors of fine stationery… I first came across them at the Whitstable Oyster Festival, and being a bit a stationery geek, was instantly smitten! So I was very excited when they got in touch to see if I’d...
here's one I made earlier :: I love stationery

here’s one I made earlier :: I love stationery

I need to start with a confession… I haven’t actually made anything, but somehow “here’s one I’ll make later” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it! What I have done, is found a book that will inspire me to make lots of things in the future, so I thought I’d share it with you in...