We’re back with a new guest tastemaker for some quick-fire questions and a mini-curation of some fab Chairish finds!

This week we’re joined by fashion director, writer and co-founder of the showstopper Nordic outerwear label Therma Kota, Mosha Lundström Halbert. A literal authority on cool—Mosha’s an editor for Vogue’s Cool Girls Guide series—this Toronto native has earned a buzz for her striking sense of style which pays homage to her Scandinavian heritage (hence why she’s always game for a little polar excess). Read on to discover the Nordic Noir crime series that has Mosha hooked, her biggest design pet peeve, plus the super fantastico Chairish find she’s totally cuckoo for!

Last show you binge watched?
Trapped on Amazon Prime. It’s a Nordic Noir crime series from Iceland. Both chilling storylines, and performances.

Coolest vintage piece in your house?
Definitely my Toro armchair by Azucena in moss green suede. It was designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni in 1973 for the Monticello country club in Milan. It’s so comfy. And I love it’s chubby proportions. It was a total score, and I didn’t realize that when I got it on Chairish. It wasn’t till my sister spotted it on the cover of Vogue Living and I had it appraised, that I knew how lucky I got.

Where’s next on your travel bucket list?
I’m going back to Brazil soon to finish up some stories for The design and decor scene there is always a source of inspiration. There are a number of unique furniture designers coming out of there right now. 

Ultimate style icon?
Oliver Gustav, Joseph Dirand, Therese Sennerholt, and oodles of Scandinavians I find on Instagram who inspire me with their eye for spaces that are both warm, striking, and minimalist. That’s the balance I always try to strike.

Pet peeve?
Artwork that is hung too high, which is often the case in people’s homes. You interact with pieces in a much more meaningful way when you come face to face with them, as you would in a museum or gallery.

One talent you wish you had?
To reupholster furniture myself. I’m needing to do a large sofa in beige leather and a vintage settee in ivory shearling next.

Do you collect anything?
Yes, coats. Either vintage, or by my brand Therma Kōta

What would be the title of your autobiography?
The Coat Tales.

What’s a current trend you hope doesn’t exist in 100 years?
Totally my own quirk, but I am not a fan of arc lamps—sorry. They are overused and no longer feel special. I think light fixtures are akin to jewelry for your home, and should be highly-personal and original.

Headshot by Saga Sig


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December 2, 2019

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