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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.
Posts tagged "V&A"
out and about :: jameel prize

out and about :: jameel prize

I popped into the V&A last week to see the Jameel Prize exhibition. Awarded every two years, the Jameel Prize is a £25,000 international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by traditional Islamic art, craft and design. The film above is a short excerpt of an absolutely captivating video installation by Mounir Fatmi,...
feature :: walking barefoot on cork

feature :: walking barefoot on cork

One of the installations at the V&A for the London Design Festival was a cork floor. It was installed on a bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries and designed by FAT Architecture in collaboration with cork producer Amorim. The geometric pattern was inspired by the molecular structure of cork itself and designed to look...
photos of numbers :: 64b, 101, 62a & 49a

photos of numbers :: 64b, 101, 62a & 49a

Happy Friday! I have been running around the London Design Festival, and couldn’t help but spot a few little photos of numbers… The 64b is just next to Najla El Zein’s Wind Portal in the V&A. The 101 one is part of 8-18, an exhibition of the Typographic Circle’s Magazine, Circular, also at the V&A. And...
out and about :: ldf13 at the v&a

out and about :: ldf13 at the v&a

The V&A is the “hub” of the London Design Festival for the fifth year running – a collaboration that sees LDF commissioning installations that fit within and around the existing V&A collection – as LDF Director Ben Evans said: “We don’t have blank walls in empty exhibition spaces.” But actually, I think that’s what makes...
out and about :: god is in the detail

out and about :: god is in the detail

The London Design Festival is a kaleidoscope of visual stimulation – you will never see so much design in one place at one time. You rush around from one thing to the next wondering how on earth you’ll squeeze it all in, trying to see as much as you possibly can in the time you...
out and about :: guide to london design festival 2013

out and about :: guide to london design festival 2013

2013 is the 11th year of this incredible celebration of global design. Last year the New York Times named London the design capital of the world – and I’ve got a feeling that this year, it’s going to be even better! I have hunted through all 250+ pages of the London Design Festival guide, spoken...
interview :: neal fox, le gun

interview :: neal fox, le gun

Memory Palace is a “walk-in story” at the V&A that brings to life a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru: An “immersive exhibition experience” has been created through a series of commissions by 20 internationally acclaimed illustrators, graphic designers and typographers including Le Gun, Oded Ezer, Erik Kessels and Luke Pearson.” I...
interview :: ronan and erwan bouroullec

interview :: ronan and erwan bouroullec

I spent a rather lovely Tuesday afternoon during London Design Festival ambling around a gallery space at twentytwentyone discussing the difference between art and design with Ronan Bouroullec – I love my job! Then I pinned both Bourourllecs down for a proper interview… There’s a huge variety in your work. Does each thing you do...
out and about :: london design festival in pictures (part 2)

out and about :: london design festival in pictures (part 2)

A few more snaps from London Design Festival… from top: Interviewing the incredible Sarah Elenany, a problem-solving product designer who’s found herself in the world of fashion, as part of the V&A’s Salon Talks - I also interviewed Marina Willer, Pentagram‘s first female director; Benjamin Hubert‘s prototype lampshades made of tights (honestly!) at designjunction; Bocci‘s fabulous...
out and about :: V&A (LDF12)

out and about :: V&A (LDF12)

The London Design Festival has landed! And day one contained enough excitement and inspiration for a week, which bodes very well for the rest of the week. I started the day at the V&A press preview (and was actually given a sticker which said “access all areas”!) which was a whirlwind tour of the installations...
out and about :: london design festival 2012

out and about :: london design festival 2012

This Saturday sees the start of London Design Festival (whoop!) – the time of year when the capital is bursting at the seams with design and designers. After the Jubilee and the Olympics, London already feels like the capital of the world and this is the 10th LDF, so it’s going to be a good...
out and about :: installations at the V&A

out and about :: installations at the V&A

I went to explore the V&A this weekend; ‘hub’ of the London Design Festival. I will come back to The Power of Making exhibition in another post. Today, I want to tell you about two of their installations. First, the Textiles Field designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and made by Kvadrat. It was designed...