Speaker: Kate Benjamin
Kate Benjamin is the founder and editor of the popular cat style blog Moderncat.net. She spots the latest trends in design for cats and cat lovers, with an eye for products, architecture, and art that is more modern than crazy cat lady. Kate has a degree in interior design from Cornell University and studied interaction design at Arizona State University.
CBS Sunday Morning featured Kate and her nine cats in their Phoenix home on the annual design episode in a segment focusing on pet design. Kate has been interviewed by The New York Times, USA Today, NY Daily News, The Pet Elite and Animal Wise Radio about style and design trends for cats.
In 2009 Kate launched her own line of modern cat products under the name Moderncat Studio. The product line includes designer cat toys, beds, and scratchers, all handcrafted and carefully tested by Kate’s cats.
Kate also writes the blog Catio Showcase, featuring ideas for creating safe and stylish cat enclosures. In addition to Moderncat and Catio Showcase, Kate recently started another blog Cattoo Design, a website showcasing photos of reader’s cat-related tattoos. And for those who are not ready to take the plunge, she created a line of temporary cat-themed tattoos.