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 "Tent London"
interview :: bjorn andersson

interview :: bjorn andersson

I featured the design and making process of Bjorn Andersson‘s Cutting Corners lighting range on the blog ahead of its launch at Tent London in September, so it was really nice to finally meet the man himself. Here’s what he told me… “The most important thing to know about me is that I wouldn’t advise...
interview :: piers saxby candy

interview :: piers saxby candy

I spotted Piers Saxby Candy‘s jelly mould lights at Tent last year and was instantly smitten. He was back this year and I decided it was time to find out a bit more about the man behind the mould… What’s the most important thing to know about you? I’m a perfectionist. When you were five...
interview :: tamasyn gambell

interview :: tamasyn gambell

I met Tamasyn Gambell at Tent in September and immediately loved her midcentury-inspired geometric prints. I had to find out a bit more about what makes her tick – we talked tightropes, constructivism and exciting secrets! What’s the most important thing to know about you? I run an exciting company designing and screen-printing homeware products....
review :: london design festival 2013

review :: london design festival 2013

The London Design Festival was incredible again this year. To celebrate that and to spread the word about some of the amazing new and independent designers I discovered, I have created a 60 page magazine – it’s a comprehensive review of the festival including insider info from the designers who took part. (A massive thank...
brink :: time-lapse

brink :: time-lapse

Before we say goodbye to BRINK 2013, I had to share this incredible time-lapse film that super stylist Zoe Brewer made of the two-day set-up and the first day of the show including the private view. See if you can spot yourself in amongst the crowd! BRINK will be back in 2014, when we’ll have...
creative spaces :: sebastian cox

creative spaces :: sebastian cox

I met Sebastian Cox at Tent London and was so moved by his passion for the material he works with that I had to feature his woodland studio on creative spaces at the first possible opportunity. He says: “I am so in love with my material and how it ties in with a more sustainable...
out and about :: tent london

out and about :: tent london

Tent London has always been one of my favourite shows at the London Design Festival, which is why I was so keen to work with them for BRINK. It’s been really fun to see behind the scenes this year as an exhibitor, but I still found time to explore the rest of the show. I...
brink :: come and see us at tent

brink :: come and see us at tent

We did it! After months and months of planning, BRINK is live at Tent London! We’re on Stand E02 until Sunday – come and see us. I would like to say a massive thank you to the nine very talented designers I selected from graduate shows across the country: Hannah Quinn – Manchester Metropolitan University...
brink :: gav birmingham & win VIP tickets!

brink :: gav birmingham & win VIP tickets!

BRINK opens at Tent London exactly one week from today, so without further ado, I am delighted to announce the final designer selected to take part, Gav Birmingham. While studying at Dundee University, Gav was briefed to design something that would make somebody’s life better. His brother is diabetic, so he asked what he could...
out and about :: guide to london design festival 2013

out and about :: guide to london design festival 2013

2013 is the 11th year of this incredible celebration of global design. Last year the New York Times named London the design capital of the world – and I’ve got a feeling that this year, it’s going to be even better! I have hunted through all 250+ pages of the London Design Festival guide, spoken...
brink :: henry franks

brink :: henry franks

As we get closer and closer to the big day, I am delighted to announce another BRINK designer: Henry Franks. The Confused Coat Hanger is part of a range of ‘dyslexic objects’ Henry has designed. Dyslexic himself, his intention is to improve objects by adding of a dyslexic element. Some of the symptoms of dyslexia...
design for good :: supertalks at LDF13

design for good :: supertalks at LDF13

As regular readers will know, I am a big believer in design that does good in some way. I think design has a huge potential to do good, and therefore some responsibility to fulfil that potential. Barbara Chandler put it very well recently in her London Design Festival guide to Designs that Do Good. She said:...