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 "Studio"
creative spaces :: sarah hamilton

creative spaces :: sarah hamilton

Having talked it about for quite some time, I was excited about finally seeing printmaker Sarah Hamilton‘s studio, but nothing quite prepared for me the stunning 1950s house it’s inside. You come in through the front door, stairs lead down to the bedrooms and up to a glass fronted and therefore light-filled lounge, with views...
creative spaces :: aalto house

creative spaces :: aalto house

Way back when I started writing my blog in April 2010, I worked on an old school desk in a corner of my bedroom. I had space for two or three inspirations pictures stuck on the wall above it. One of those pictures was a page torn from an interior design magazine, featuring an aerial...
creative spaces :: tom raffield

creative spaces :: tom raffield

I have been a fan of Tom Raffield‘s work for as long as I’ve known anything about design. I think I first came across his work the very first time I went to 100% Design, a long time before I started writing this blog, and he’s one of the designers I interviewed for my book....
creative spaces :: rebecca hoyes

creative spaces :: rebecca hoyes

I wrote a post back in March 2013 in about Habitat‘s return to form, and Senior Design Rebecca Hoyes is one of the reasons why. She works one day a week teaching textile design at Central Saint Martins, and splits the rest of her time between the Habitat head office and her Shoreditch studio. It’s...
creative spaces :: the creative studio

creative spaces :: the creative studio

I met Richard Foot, one of half of film-making duo R&A Collaborations via twitter and we’ve already worked together on a couple of things, so when he said he had a studio I might like the look of, I jumped at the chance to feature it. The Creative Studio is in a courtyard behind the...
creative spaces :: jailmake

creative spaces :: jailmake

I have a flyer pinned up above my desk. It says things like “Practice until you’re great – then be better,” “Climb trees” and “Be tired at the end of every day.” I find it inspiring, not least because I can always say I’ve achieved the latter of those three! The flyer is for 3D...
creative spaces :: lovely pigeon

creative spaces :: lovely pigeon

I love seeing creative people’s working spaces. I think you can tell a lot about a person by the space they work in, and I think you often see the influences of a space coming through into people’s work. This is especially true of Kirsty Thomas aka the Lovely Pigeon. It really is as if her...
photos of numbers :: 11, 2, 60a, 60, 62, 64 & 66

photos of numbers :: 11, 2, 60a, 60, 62, 64 & 66

Hello and happy Friday! I’ve been very excited about sharing these numbers with you, since I spotted two of them in one day! It was a good day for photos of numbers! The first one is on the door of the shared studio space that textiles designer Emma Shipley calls home. I was there to interview...
creative spaces :: designersblock

creative spaces :: designersblock

Designersblock have been camping in this disused pub “until September” for eleven years. Co-founder Piers Robers has even lived here for much of that time. The pub closed in 1994 and because it is the only example of Victorian architecture on the street, isn’t allowed to be knocked down. It is owned by the Geffrye...
creative spaces :: clarissa hulse

creative spaces :: clarissa hulse

I was recently very lucky to be invited to Clarissa Hulse‘s North London studio to screenprint my very own Clarissa Hulse cushion – what a fantastic way to spend a Thursday morning! Her studio is spacious, light-filled and, as you’d expect, a riot of colour, so while I was there, I thought I’d shoot a creative...
creative spaces :: linda bloomfield

creative spaces :: linda bloomfield

I love Linda Bloomfield’s work, especially her gorgeous teaset. Her products are perfectly formed to fit the human hand, incredibly tactile and well designed – the teapot pours perfectly without spilling a drop. So it is with great pleasure that I present a little look around the studio where it all happens.   Linda hand throws...
creative spaces :: chase and wonder

creative spaces :: chase and wonder

Chase and Wonder make gorgeous screenprinted stationery and home accessories from a converted cowshed in rural Worcestershire. Well, if that’s not worth a creative spaces post, I don’t know what is! It was a shell when they found it, no electricity, no wall panels – it didn’t even have flooring. Having bravely evicted the spiders,...