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 "textiles design"
interview :: ptolemy mann

interview :: ptolemy mann

Textile designer and colour artist Ptolemy Mann joined forces with Johnson Tiles to create the rainbow of tiles that welcomed visitors to the Farmiloe Buidling during Clerkenwell Design Week last week. I caught up with her to find out more about her love of colour… What’s the most important thing to know about you? Colour....
interview :: malin bobeck

interview :: malin bobeck

I met Malin Bobeck at the Stockholm Furniture Fair‘s student and graduate showcase, Greenhouse. I was immediately captivated by her experimental projects using light technology in textiles, Droplet and Liquid. I had to find out more… What’s the most important thing to know about you as a designer? That I’m curious, I create my textiles...
here's one I made earlier :: wood tailoring

here’s one I made earlier :: wood tailoring

When I met Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrik Färg at Stockholm Design Week last year, they’d just bought each other a state of the art sewing machine for Christmas. They’d also just launched the highly FAB Chair Couture – chairs whose backs you can change like different dresses for different occasions. Most designers would still just...
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....
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 :: mia fleur

creative spaces :: mia fleur

Being a big fan of modernism, and in fact minimalism in theory if not in practice, I hesitated before featuring Mia Fleur in my creative spaces series. Their strap line is “because life’s too short to be minimalist” and their studio is a carcophony of colour and pattern, but you know what? That’s what this...
here's one I made earlier :: thornback & peel

here’s one I made earlier :: thornback & peel

I was recently invited to Thornback & Peel‘s studio, which is in Cockpit Arts, Holborn, for an evening of screen printing, to make my very own Thornback & Peel cushion. Being a bit of a print-addict, I was there in a flash! The first step was to choose our pattern and our fabric from the...
interview :: abigail*ryan

interview :: abigail*ryan

Pulse is fast approaching, and so my series of interviews with new and independent designers exhibiting within LaunchPad is gathering pace. This week, I spoke to the absolutely lovely Abigail and Ryan Bell, aka abigail*ryan… What’s the most important thing to know about you? We are design duo abigail*ryan, and husband and wife team, Abigail...
interview :: thorody

interview :: thorody

Thorody, aka Vicky Putler and Theo Sykes were shortlisted for the confessions of a design geek Bursary at the end of last year and as such were part of the stand at Home London at the beginning of this year. I love their understated design aesthetic, inspired by modernism and South East London, and was keen...
interview :: room 39

interview :: room 39

Next up in my series of interviews with exhibitors at Home London‘s Homegrown is Petra Green aka Room 39. I discovered Petra’s work recently, when I was asked to pick my Christmas ‘wish list’ for Blog and Buy Sale and included her gorgeous Knit Knit bedlinen in ink blue. What’s the most important thing to know...
interview :: kiran ravilious

interview :: kiran ravilious

As the official blogger for Home London, alongside the confessions of a design geek bursary, I am also running a series of interviews with exhibitors from the Homegrown section – last week it was Rachael Taylor, this week I am delighted to bring you my interview with the very talented  Kiran Ravilious. I am a big fan...
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...