Charlotte Rust is the owner of Auckland collectable vintage furniture store Babelogue. Her knowledge of vintage designers is vast and her store is a constant rotation of amazing pieces. Charlotte is a close friend and a regular meadowlark collaborator. We spoke to her about what she is currently obsessed with.
I’m obsessed with listening to?
Blackwater Holylight - I discovered them during lockdown and both albums were on repeat loudly when walking and while working in the shop
I’m obsessed with creating?
Interior settings in the shop and at home. Always tweaking and rearranging
I’m obsessed with going to?
Outside of going to Japan - Mizu Bread - chicken katsu sando always and they make THE best tiramisu
I’m obsessed with reading?
Huraki Murakami - he weaves a completely fascinating story that blends mysticism and reality seamlessly into what seems like impossible scenarios
I’m obsessed with the art of?
Lighting - I am constantly adding to my collection. I tend towards white shaded lamps such as Elio Martinelli Serpente lamps, Peill and Putzler mushroom lamps, Richard Sapper's Tizio, Vico Magistretti Mezza Chimera and I’m anticipating the arrival of a Mario Botta Shogun table lamp.
I’m obsessed with the design of?
Italian Modernist and Post Modern Furniture especially Gaetano Pesce, Mario Bellini, the Memphis Group, Super Studio, Afra & Tobia Scarpa
I’m obsessed with wearing?
I’m obsessed with helping / doing my part in?
Recycling furniture and homewares
I’m also obsessed with...?
Female designers and architects - Gae Aulenti, Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Lina Bo Bardi, Claude Lalanne, Andree Putman, Gabriella Crespi, Cini Boeri and Ghastly Studios.