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.
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photos of numbers :: 100, WG04 & 8

photos of numbers :: 100, WG04 & 8

Hello and happy Friday! Here’s a little collection of numbers for all you type geeks. I love the 100. It took me a few goes to get it right, but I think it shows that you can get interesting photos of even the most mundane things if you try a little harder to find an...
photos of numbers :: 5, 20 & 6p

photos of numbers :: 5, 20 & 6p

Hello and happy Friday! A bright, colourful selection of numbers for you this week. The 5 was spotted just outside the British Library and I think in fact is one of the entrance gates… gate 5 perhaps! The 20 is the first half of 2013 in a gorgeous diary I was given last year, but...
photos of numbers :: 5, 1,2,3 & 55

photos of numbers :: 5, 1,2,3 & 55

The Photographers’ Gallery is a stuffed full of awesome, oversized numbers – very exciting for a type nerd like me! The big number 5 was almost as tall as me and, funnily enough, on the 5th floor. The 1,2,3 was on a sign next to the lift explaining what was on each floor (exhibitions currently...
photos of numbers :: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

photos of numbers :: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9

When my sister-in-law spotted these gorgeous numbered gift tags in IKEA she knew she’d have to get them for me. And when she gave them to me, I knew I’d have to turn them into a photos of numbers post! I’ve styled them using my slightly geeky stationery collection, much of which came from Present...
photos of numbers :: 2,13 & 2

photos of numbers :: 2,13 & 2

It was a good week for numbers this week – two 2s and a 13. The first giant 2 in hot pink was spotted in the Guardian’s offices. The number 13 was spotted (on the 13th February) in Homage, an absolutely gorgeous interiors shop run by Mark and Liza in Stoke Newington, North East London....
photos of numbers :: 34, 296 & 23

photos of numbers :: 34, 296 & 23

Sticking with this week’s theme, these are all numbers I spotted in Stockholm when I was there for Design Week. The first one was spotted in the workshop area of Farg & Blanche‘s studio. I spotted 296 tucked in between T-bann carriages, much to the amusement of my traveling companion. And number 23 is just...
photos of numbers :: 4,3,3,1, 368 & 4

photos of numbers :: 4,3,3,1, 368 & 4

This week’s photos of numbers come direct from Maison et Objet in Paris – they are all part of the Design Letters series, based on a typeface hand-drawn by Arne Jacobsen in 1937 – I’m a fan! Have a great weekend folks.
photos of numbers :: D99A, 2 & 48

photos of numbers :: D99A, 2 & 48

Hello and happy Friday! This week’s selection of numbers comes from right across London. D99A was spotted at West Brompton tube station just as I was running away from the last day of Home London. Following on from last week’s numbers, the 2 is another Eames number, this time on a mug in the Design...
photos of numbers :: 15, 1234567890 & 23

photos of numbers :: 15, 1234567890 & 23

This week’s photos of numbers are following a definite yellow and black theme! Top and bottom are the results of a fab photography workshop I did with the lovely Emily Quinton at the new West Elm store on Tottenham Court Road last week. And in the middle is my very thoughtful Christmas present from the...
photos of numbers :: 64, 34 & 10

photos of numbers :: 64, 34 & 10

I snapped these just before Christmas and I knew I had to find at least three good photos of numbers in one day in between meetings. By setting myself that challenge, I was creatively engaged in the journeys between each appointment – something that otherwise would have been quite mundane. That’s why I love doing...
photos of numbers :: 20, 43-80 & 10

photos of numbers :: 20, 43-80 & 10

Not a particularly festive selection of numbers I’m afraid – in fact they’re quite industrial! I spotted the number 20 on the side of a particularly impressive Hoover-like machine lurking in the background at an Open Studio I visited in Eindhoven. 43-80 was on one of Rebecca Hoyes’ squeegees, spotted when I shot her studio...
photos of numbers :: 52, 17 & 21

photos of numbers :: 52, 17 & 21

Who knew Milan would be such good picking ground for photos of numbers. I spotted the 52 above the check-in desk at the airport on the way home – and the 17 was on the soap in the hotel room, a room in which everything, yes, everything, was numbered! Designed in a similar vein, the...