Habitat on a budget / Habitat taniej

I’ve spent yesterday strolling around Regent Street and Oxford Street here in London – not really to buy anything but to have a look around, see new collections etc. I found a few nice wallpapers and fabrics in House of Fraser and ordered free samples (I might use it with my next assignment, part of which is to create a sample board). In Zara Home, nothing show-stopping this time.

…and then I went into Habitat and remembered why I love this shop so much🙂 Seriously, I could live in one of their displays and would happily get anything from that place so if you are looking for a present for me, don’t hesitate anymore! :))

Ok, so here are some of the finds from this trip – and all of them under £100 – most of them well under!

First some lamps.

  • First – two lamps presenting the super-hot industrial design; both will add sharpness to the home office, living room or minimalist bedroom:

Tommy - Desk lamp from Habitat

Tommy - Desk lamp from Habitat


Photographic - Tripod floor legs & shade from Habitat

Photographic - Tripod floor legs & shade from Habitat

  • How fresh is that! Simple yet delivers the style. Look out for tealight holder of the same design. The lamp below boasts similar take on the shape.

Ribbon - Desk lamp from Habitat

Ribbon - Desk lamp from Habitat


Juno - Desk lamp from Habitat

Juno - Desk lamp from Habitat

  • Did I say the lamps above were simple? Well… simple that! Perfect for complementing geometric wallpapers.
Jazmine - Desk lamp from Habitat

Jazmine - Desk lamp from Habitat

  • So that no one thinks Habitat is too serious, this cute flower lamp will be great for a funky take on romanticism:
Helena - Flower table-wall lamp from Habitat

Helena - Flower table-wall lamp from Habitat

  • (no description required for Boontje’s design, is there?)
Garland - Pendant shade by Tord Boontje from Habitat

Garland - Pendant shade by Tord Boontje from Habitat

  • Do candleholders count as lamps? Well, they definitely count as light sources, which works for me. Check out this stylized object which is 1m high!
Bailey - Large nickel plated candleholder from Habitat

Bailey - Large nickel plated candleholder from Habitat

…And you won’t believe what they’ve done at the shop – they used around 20 of those candleholders in transparent glass, put LED lightbulbs in them and hung them upside-down from the ceiling at various heights, forming a very dramatic take on the bubble lamps we just discussed. What a view – shame I didn’t have my camera!

  • Finally, Klara was just fun to move its arms around in various angles🙂
Klara - Dinner candleholder from Habitat

Klara - Dinner candleholder from Habitat

And now to coffee and side tables.

  • I love love love, for the obvious reasons of lightness, versatility and adaptability to small spaces – and price! £69.
Tablo - Nest of 3 tables from Habitat

Tablo - Nest of 3 tables from Habitat

  • More expensive but very original – the Shuffle:
Shuffle - Low occasional table from Habitat

Shuffle - Low occasional table from Habitat

  • How pretty is that! The intricate ornaments will work perfectly with next year’s trends for artisanry:
Palonia - Decorative cube from Habitat

Palonia - Decorative cube from Habitat

  • I do love multifunctional items🙂 This cube is not only a table, it is also a lightbox🙂
Mr Woo - Light box-table from Habitat

Mr Woo - Light box-table from Habitat

How can one not love Habitat?

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Chodzilam sobie wczoraj po Regent Street i Oxford Street, zbierajac probki tapet i materialow do mojego kolejnego zadania i rozgladajac sie za nowymi kolekcjami. Weszlam do Habitat… i od razu przypomnialam sobie dlaczego kocham ten sklep! Normalnie moglabym w nim zamieszkac, a jezeli ktos szuka dla mnie prezentu, to dylemat rozwiazany🙂

Powyzej przedstawiam wczorajsze znaleziska w dwoch kategoriach – oswietlenie i stoliki. Zgodnie z moja idea ‘organiczonego budzetu’, wszystko, co pokazuje powyzej kosztuje do 100 funtow, a wiele z nich nawet sporo mniej.

Kilka typow? Industrialne klimaty zaprezentowane przez pierwsze lampy i stoliki; minimalistyczny ale bardzo kreatywny design w postaci kolejnych ‘skreconych’ lampek; wariacje na temat romantyzmu w kwiatowych swiatlach i drewnianym azurowym stoliku; niebanalny pomysl w szescianie Mr Woo bedacym i stolikiem, i swiatlem (swieci od wewnatrz), no i moj niesmiertelny Namber Lan – czyli zestaw trzech stolikow, za ich elastycznosc i lekkosc.


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One response to “Habitat on a budget / Habitat taniej

  1. Very intresting lamps. Garland is the prettiest, Ribon my favourite one and Jazmine is for civil engineer ;]
    Palonia is also great.

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