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"
out and about :: weathering

out and about :: weathering

One of the highlights of Tent London at this year’s London Design Festival was Weathering, a curation by the Crafts Council of Ireland showcasing new work from contemporary Irish designers and craftspeople. It was a real treat to see Joe Hogan weaving baskets live at the show – he’s been making them this way at...
out and about :: 100% norway, LDF14

out and about :: 100% norway, LDF14

There’s been a change of government in Norway since last year’s London Design Festival, and so 100% Norway at Tent London, which was once a government sponsored affair, has now been taken over by Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and I’m so glad they stepped in – I really believe in the importance of...
out and about :: tent london, LDF14

out and about :: tent london, LDF14

Tent London is always a highlight of the London Design Festival, and this year was no exception, with a good mix of new talent and new work from old favourites. Sian Elin was there for a third year since launching at Tent in 2012 with a new collection. Admittedly no more than a combination of...
out and about :: guide to london design festival 2014

out and about :: guide to london design festival 2014

The countdown to the 2014 London Design Festival has begun – the fun starts on Saturday! This year’s theme is “Lose Yourself in Design.” There are over 300 events, so to help make sure you do that metaphorically, but not literally, I have trawled through all 208 pages of the London Design Festival guide, scoured...
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...