Home, Stoke Newington, north London
I am very sociable. I’m very open to sharing, and I do Instagram myself [pictured, right] because I feel if someone is going to buy something from me they need to know what I’m about – the good parts and the bad parts.
I found out only recently that there were cherries in my garden. Thousands of them! The whole lawn was covered in red and I hadn’t even looked outside to notice. I filled about 12 bowls with these cherries. It’s not that picturesque – just some random tree growing in my garden. I live in Stoke Newington. I don’t want to live in Mayfair – it’s not the zeitgeist around me. When I came to London [in the mid-2000s] I moved to Dalston, and you build your world from there.
Working so much you actually start valuing your home space more because sometimes it’s the thing that you have the most control over. My house is my major escape; sometimes it’s like a giant mood board where you hoard and collect everything. I moved in two years ago and still haven’t renovated it, so it’s kind of a nongoing-forward work in progress, but I think that will be my next project. I’m just trying to get all my other projects locked down before I work on my own.