The Coadg Bursary Shortlist Class of 2014

This time last week I was exhibiting at Home London, alongside Taz, Nancy, Keith and Fanny; the Confessions of a Design Geek class of 2014!

It was my first taste of a trade show and I enjoyed every minute of it. Granted there was plenty to take in and learn from (and setting up was a bit tricky at times!) but I feel very positive about the show and attending similar events in the future. I met lots of lovely buyers, press, twitter friends and fellow stand holders and of course it was my first time meeting Katie (coadg) and the shortlist. Getting to know them and seeing their inspirational products was one of the highlights of the experience. Here we all are pictured below;

coadg bursary HOME 2014-5-2Photo by Yeshen Venema . back left to right - Taz, Katie, Fanny, Nancy, Keith. front - Me

The reaction to my work was very encouraging and I’m hopeful lots of good things will come from the exhibition. You’ll be the first to know! In the mean time here are a few photos of our stand taken by Yeshen Venema (

Big thanks to those of you who visited our stand and said hello… it was lovely to meet you!


Thank you for your vote!

Well the voting has now closed for the Confessions of a Design Geek Bursary. Huge congratulations to the winner, Fanny Shorter, who’ll be exhibiting at Home London in January. I’ll be nearby with the other shortlisted designers on the Confessions of a Design Geek stand… something I’m very excited about!

I just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who voted for me and shared the link. I came a very respectable 3rd place, with well over 1000 votes and that’s all down to you. Although I didn’t win I have been amazed with the support and encouragement I received and I’m hoping 2014 will be a big year for me!

I look forward to meeting some of you at Home London is January!

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Please vote for me for the COADG Bursary

Last Thursday evening the confessions of a design geek bursary shortlist was announced and I literally couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw I was on it!!!! I’m overjoyed to be in the running for such a prestigious opportunity.

The bursary winner will receive a stand at Home London, a photo shoot, a film shoot, products stocked in the Southbank Centre Shop and mentoring from some of the best in the business.

It is now up to the public to decide who this lucky person will be (and I’m up against some great designers). Needless to say I would love your votes and support.

I’d be so grateful If you could spare a couple of seconds (that’s all it takes) to vote for me and of course please feel free to share it with your friends! 🙂

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