In 2007, Kate Benjamin was searching for stylish products for her own cats. She couldn’t find a comprehensive source on the topic, so she started blogging at Moderncat.net, gathering her finds for design-conscious cat people. Over the years, the design-loving cat community grew and Kate became known as the go-to source for anything related to cats and design. In 2009, Kate launched her own line of handmade cat products under the name Moderncat Studio. The high-quality beds, scratchers, and toys have been making cats happy around the world ever since.
Kate has been interviewed for the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, People Pets, and the popular home design blog Apartment Therapy. She was also mentioned in Julia Szabo’s 2009 book Pretty Pet-Friendly and featured on CBS Sunday Morning. In 2012, Kate made a guest appearance on Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell with cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy.
In 2013, Kate launched Hauspanther, bringing all of her passions together and taking everything to a new level. Kate lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her eleven fabulous felines, plus a twelfth furry family member who resides at the Hauspanther design studio in downtown Phoenix.