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 "typography"
photos of numbers :: 16,18,20, 39 & 12,13,14

photos of numbers :: 16,18,20, 39 & 12,13,14

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in the #photosofnumbers instagram challenge last Friday. It was a really tough call, but here are my favourite three… I love spotting numbers on boats and particularly liked the reflection in this picture by Mo Freiknecht aka @frau_knallbraun. I LOVE huge numbers, so the no 39...
photos of numbers :: 12, 38 & 2

photos of numbers :: 12, 38 & 2

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in last Friday’s #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge – there were some absolute corkers! My favourites, not least because they are so colour co-ordinated, were these three… The first one is from @sortdesign, who said “A good looking number 12 today on my 1960s wall calendar.” The middle one...
photos of numbers :: 4,3, 1,2,3,4 & 1

photos of numbers :: 4,3, 1,2,3,4 & 1

Hello all and happy Friday! It’s the second week of photos of numbers via Instagram – thank you so much to everyone who got involved! My favourites this week were: the very subtly numbered brass bulldog clips from @roddyandginger who said, “Everyone needs a bit of desk bling – numbered clips;” @lornasyson‘s 1,2,3,4 in honeycomb...
photos of numbers :: 8, 5 & 2015

photos of numbers :: 8, 5 & 2015

This is the first photos of numbers post featuring my favourite photos shared during the new #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge happening every Friday. Thank you so much to everyone who took part – it was super exciting watching all the pictures appear throughout the day. There were lots that I loved, but these were my three...
photos of numbers :: 2, 2378 & 7654321

photos of numbers :: 2, 2378 & 7654321

I’ve been writing this column for quite some time now, a celebration both of typography in all its guises and of the fact that inspiration can sneak up on you absolutely anywhere if you stay open to it. I can remember being super-nervous to launch something quite so geeky, but the response has been overwhelming,...
photos of numbers :: 23, 2 & 3

photos of numbers :: 23, 2 & 3

I jetted off to Bergen for a flying 24 hour visit and a sneak preview of London Design Festival’s 100% Norway this week. It was lots of fun and Bergen is really beautiful – explore post with more on that coming soon. In the meantime, Bergen also boasts some pretty cool numbers… One of my...
out and about :: temple of agape

out and about :: temple of agape

Martin Luther King said, “I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh...
photos of numbers :: 324, 202 & SS268

photos of numbers :: 324, 202 & SS268

I might have been on a complete break in Cornwall, but I couldn’t resist snapping a few numbers while I was there. The 324 was on the side of a boat in a tiny fishing village on The Lizard called Cadgwith Cove. The 202 on a pebble is a table number in the grounds of...
creative spaces :: hector & haddock

creative spaces :: hector & haddock

Justine Wall aka Hector & Haddock has a studio in her 1650s thatched cottage on Salisbury Plain, from where she creates linocut, letterpress and screen print designs inspired by, and often incorporating, paper ephemera and traditional printing methods. She describes her cottage as looking “like it’s been iced with Royal Icing and topped with Shredded...
photos of numbers :: 0123456, 22 & 20

photos of numbers :: 0123456, 22 & 20

One of the things I love about this column is that people have started sending me their photos of numbers via social media! I love that my little nerdy obsession has crept into other people’s lives! So, this week I thought I would share some of my recent favourites… London based interior design studio Born...
photos of numbers :: 64554, 12345678 & 17

photos of numbers :: 64554, 12345678 & 17

Paul Smith said, “You can find inspiration in everything – and if you can’t, look again.” So, taking him at his word, I decided to try to find all my numbers of this week’s post during my commute. And it turns out, Mr Smith was right – you can find inspiration in everything. I found...
photos of numbers :: 17, 333 & 3511

photos of numbers :: 17, 333 & 3511

Hello and happy Friday! Here is this week’s colourful little selection of photos of numbers… The 17 at the top is from the Design Museum in Milan, back in April when I was there for Design Week, the 333 in the middle is from the 3rd floor of The Cass, spotted when I popped in...