Habitat – Store Spotted – On the Other Side of the Pond

A friend and Mochatini reader, Sparrow recently sent me the link to Habitat. And I’m so glad she did because I found the perfect light fixture that I was looking for!!! I was on the hunt for a modern chandelier / ceiling light fixture for my house for a really long time. It was an like an irrational craving for something like this which started even before we decided to look for a house. What can I say?

Their Autumn/Fall collection had me drooling over the keyboard. Cool and Groovy is what a young furniture designer and restaurateur, Terence Conran, was trying to bring in while kicking heavy, dark furniture out.

He had created a revolutionary concept, offering to the ‘young moderns’ a democratic ideal of contemporary design at affordable prices. Shopping as entertainment, furniture and home accessories from all over the world, mixing the love of ones home with the joy of colour, food, art and all the good things in life – Habitat had invented the thing we now call Lifestyle.

Habitat

Habitat

Notice the gorgeous chandelier like light fixture? How can you not? Isn’t it gorgeous?? Its called Verona and its an absolute Manvi – “must have”! They have them in a couple of styles. The one I want (44 lights) is like 2300pounds, so it will have to wait for it. 🙁 But the single and 12 light ones are very affordable.

Habitat

Habitat

Habitat

Habitat

Habitat

Habitat

Habitat

Habitat

Habitat has stores all over the UK and France and affiliates in other European countries. Another store they will have to pull me out of when I’m in England next. Thanks Sparrow for the link and introducing Habitat to Mochatini readers.

Contributing Blogger at 2Modern Design Talk

I would like to share some exciting news. Greg Finney, co-founder of 2Modern has invited me to contribute on 2Modern’s blog- Design Talk.

If you haven’t heard of 2Modern Design Talk or 2Modern, you have been living under a rock! 2Modern is a modern furniture, contemporary lighting, personal accessories, and eco-friendly products for home and office store. They are based in San Francisco.

Contributers to Design Talk include some very inspiring individuals – Greg Finney, Jennifer Sitko (co-founder), Deanna Miller, Kasey Coughlin, Stratos Bacalis, Anand Gahlot, Danielle Colosimo, Erin Loechner, Kim Barrington, Valentina Herrera, Lisa Williams, Heloisa Righetto, Adrienne Breaux, Rachael Pfeffer, and Lauren O’Malley.

What is unique about 2Modern Design Talk? We provide a wide-range of views and commentary focused on contemporary design. Contributors to the blog are designers, manufacturers, editors, retailers, architects and consumers. Some contributors enjoy a large spectrum of the modern lifestyle, others are focused on specific niches or topics like: modern lighting, contemporary art, innovative architecture, etc. Some of us spend most of their time at tradeshows, viewing the latest designs, others spend their time in a studio in overalls and paint. The common denominator is that this carefully selected group of individuals weave a special fabric we call the 2Modern Design Talk blog. – 2Modern Design Talk

I feel fortunate to be on the same list as these talented designers, artists, innovators and furniture connoisseurs. I will be contributing on Thursdays, starting next week so keep an eye out for my first post there! 2Modern Design Talk

Here’s a peak at 2Modern’s collection