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.
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photos of numbers :: 12, 44 of 50 & 4

photos of numbers :: 12, 44 of 50 & 4

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in yesterday’s photos of numbers challenge on Instagram – some absolutely fantastic entries made it very tricky to pick just three, but here they are… The first was spotted by Daniele Prosdocimo aka @dprosdocimo in Singapore. 44 of 50 is the edition number and a tiny...
photos of numbers :: 7, 60 & 123

photos of numbers :: 7, 60 & 123

Photos of numbers is back! Thank you so much to everyone who took part in yesterday’s Instagram challenge – these are my favourite snaps… The fantastically retro “Alabama 7″ was snapped by @designfizz and was spotted near Elizabeth Bay in Sydney. Bringing a bit of sunshine to a rainy day, @octobercomms, shared number 60 on...
photos of numbers :: it's back!

photos of numbers :: it’s back!

I am very excited to announce that the photos of numbers Instagram challenge is back! Simply share your pics on Instagram next Thursday, include #photosofnumbers and @coadg in the caption or comments, and I’ll pick my favourites to share on the blog the following day! Easy. The numbers above are from our last challenge –...
feature :: hand lettering

feature :: hand lettering

I’m sharing some of the best posts of 2014 throughout December – I’m such a huge fan of hand lettering, this was a real pleasure to write… (PS Happy Christmas to those that celebrate!) This is the second instalment in my new “feature” column; a series of long form articles of 800 – 1000 words...
photos of numbers :: 5, e293 & 639

photos of numbers :: 5, e293 & 639

Hello and happy Friday! I’m still catching up with belated Instagram challenge pics – here my faves from the week before last… The beautifully autumnal number 5 was by the lovely @kirsty_whyte while out on a run, @lulabelle_75 spotted e293 in Devon, and the ubiquitous @jackbarnes snapped the 639 as part of We One Thousand,...
photos of numbers :: 25, 20,15,5,78,15,20,19,5,82,20,23,5,78 & 8

photos of numbers :: 25, 20,15,5,78,15,20,19,5,82,20,23,5,78 & 8

I’ve been unable to access my beloved Instagram for a couple of weeks due to mobile phone issues, so I’m a bit behind on sharing my favourites from our weekly #photosofnumbers challenge. Here are my top picks from the week before last… The clay 25 is from @helenyoyo who had a while kiln full of...
photos of numbers :: 14, 75 & 2

photos of numbers :: 14, 75 & 2

Thank you again to everyone who played last week’s #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge – some fantastic shots! It’s so much fun watching them come in every Friday. It was a tough call, but here are my top three for this week… “14,14,14” as they put it is by graphic designers @unlimiteddesign – I love shadows of...
photos of numbers :: 4, 35 & 4, 14, 7, 12, 11, 13, 24

photos of numbers :: 4, 35 & 4, 14, 7, 12, 11, 13, 24

Hello and happy Friday! Thanks so much to everyone who took part in last Friday’s #photosofnumbers Instagram challenge – here are my favourites… First up, fresh fish from first time player @lornasyson, then a fabulous 35 from @bishboodle and finally it’s a third time win from @bookeralex, with his seaside sails, snapped in Falmouth. Don’t...
photos of numbers :: 13, 57 & 4 (and some others!)

photos of numbers :: 13, 57 & 4 (and some others!)

Hello and happy Friday! I’m in sunny (honestly – it’s 20 degrees!) Poland for Lodz Design Week, so look out for any numbers I spot while I’m there. In the meantime, here are my favourites from last Friday’s Instagram challenge… First up, I love the the number 13 from @prettydandybex – I assume the bearded,...
photos of numbers :: 10, 110 & 22

photos of numbers :: 10, 110 & 22

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in last week’s Instagram challenge – what a fabulous selection of photos of numbers! Here are my favourites… No Ten is by Annie Kruse aka @stylejuicer, the 110 is by the fabulous Tina Ramchandani aka @lifeinsketch and was snapped in New York’s Tribeca, and the two...
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...