about

“This is a wonderful example of how blogging should be, she is clearly passionate about her subject and her writing conveys this enthusiasm to the reader. A great mix of architecture, interiors and creative resources. All in all, a great read” (Kelly Hoppen, MBE)

“beautifully designed, consistent, thoughtful and a very distinct point of view.” (Brad Ford)

Official London Design Festival 2010 blogger for mydeco and LDF

 

mydeco Design Democracy Best Interior Design Blog in Great Britain award

mydeco Design Democracy Best Interior Design Blog in Great Britain award

 

I am by no means a design expert, in fact I’m not even a designer.

I’m a student of design. I am endlessly fascinated and excited by design – and constantly learning. I will happily trek halfway across London to see a wallpaper private view and my favourite film is a documentary about a font.

Most people I know have never heard of my design heroes. My friends think I’m a bit of a geek and don’t really understand how it feels to see an iconic design in the flesh, or even better, to meet the person who created it.

This blog is a place for me to keep all the things I find interesting. And if there are people out there who find those things interesting too – all the better.

Yours,

A design geek

(Contact: confessionsofadesigngeek @ gmail.com)

My profile picture was taken by the lovely Kirsten Everett: kirsteneverett.co.uk

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5 responses to “about

  1. Hi Katie,

    mydeco launched the Design Democracy Blog Awards, to celebrate and champion amateur and commercial blogger in the interior design space, who are based in Great Britain.
    I’ve just discovered your post on Clerkenwell Design Week and I think your blog would be an excellent fit for the awards scheme. We’d be thrilled if you take part in the Design Democracy Blog Awards and submit yourself or a blog you enjoy reading.

    Please visit our blog for further details. http://blog.mydeco.com/2010/05/13/mydeco-design-democracy-blog-awards/

    Best
    Ellen

    Ellen Schaepsmeier – Social Media Marketing Manager

    11th Floor, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ

  2. Hi Katie,
    I’ve just heard the news that ‘Confessions of a Design Geek’ has won the mydeco ‘Best Interior Design Blog in GB’ award!
    Congratulations – well deserved.
    Carole.

  3. Carole,
    Thank you! I only found out yesterday and am still a little shell-shocked! I can’t believe it! What an honour!
    Katie x

  4. Hi Katie,
    congrats on the award! You certainly have an eye for design, you deserve to win.
    Urska
    PS
    I also like to wear hats 😛

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