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 :: 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...
photos of numbers :: 40, 32 & 79

photos of numbers :: 40, 32 & 79

Hello, hello! This week, number 40 comes all the way from Copenhagen and I absolutely love it – that 4! Number 32 comes from much closer to home – James Harrison’s studio to be specific – creative spaces post to follow! And number 79 is back in Copenhagen. Good numbers spotting over there! Have a...
photos of numbers :: 9, 5 & 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,0

photos of numbers :: 9, 5 & 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,0

  The number 9 at the top was taken as we cycled past Kaf Bar on a lovely sunny Friday and the assortment of numbers at the bottom was inside two days later as we sheltered from the rain. And the 5 in the middle was of course my trusty stead for the weekend. Have...
photos of numbers :: 5, 17 & 22

photos of numbers :: 5, 17 & 22

You know I was in Copenhagen recently, so you just know I’ve some Danish numbers for you! I love the gold against the grey and the shadows in the 5 at the top and the 22 at the bottom. The 17 in the middle is in Copenhagen’s famous Nyhavn district – I love the retro...
photos of numbers :: 1250, 57 & 3

photos of numbers :: 1250, 57 & 3

I love to meet a fellow number-nerd, so when Nick DiLallo got in touch to tell me about his project cataloguing the numbers of New York City and their colours and typefaces, I knew I would have to share it with you. I asked Nick to send me his three favourite finds to date and...