At the moment its Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstallâ€™s Sourdough loaf which I am gradually honing to perfection. I love the challenge of making bread â€“ it really is a craft in itself.
Â Last great book you read?
Great Expectations â€“ Dickens had such a good sense of humor. Iâ€™m now reading â€˜A Tale of Two Citiesâ€™ also Dickens. My favorite paragraph so far describes a hat as â€œa most wonderful bonnet, like a Grenadier wooden measureâ€¦or a great stilton cheese.â€
Â Summer drink of choice?
I love mojitos but you are more likely to find Brooklyn Pennant Ale in my fridge.
Â Your Animals-names and breeds?
Norman, our Russian Blue rescue cat. He is pretty crazy, switching between sweet and docile and completely wired. He impresses me daily with his incredible acrobatics and athletic running, and he is very, very handsome.
Do you exercise? What do you do, if so?
My recurring dream for about ten years was running through open countryside and feeling an incredible sense of freedom. I took up running for real about a year ago and now I am completely addicted.
Â Salty or sweet?
Sweet, I could live off fruit and I love good cake.
Â Who inspires you and why?
The women of my family who are incredibly strong. They have always found their way through tragedy and rift whilst holding the rest of the family together.
Pool or ocean?
Pond? I love swimming in the ladies pond on Hamstead Heath, London where you can swim amongst the weed and ducks. The water comes from a natural spring so it is clean, and very refreshing. You can then sunbathe on a grassy hill and picnic and gossip â€“ its very bohemian but the lack of men can sometimes be a little unsettling!
Â Favorite city?
Tokyo â€“ Always looking for ways to get back there.
Â Last great vacation?
The Isles of Scilly, which is a mini paradise in the UK. We took a swim in the turquoise sea out to a sand bar – it was the most exhilarating experience. The sand is white and the water is crystal clear but it is deceivingly icy cold!
Â Favorite tv show?
At the moment I am obsessed with Misfits, a Channel 4 show. Itâ€™s about a group of teenagers doing community service who get super powers during a freak storm. It is hilarious and well written.
Â Weirdest job you’ve ever had?
I did a bit of â€˜realâ€™ modeling for a while and some of the things they make you do at castings are pretty odd and the jobs are always quite random. I once did a shoot for the RHS â€“ Royal Horticultural Society in the UK. All my parentsâ€™ friends took great pleasure in pulling my picture out of magazines or spotting me at the garden centre.
Ottolenghi in London, if only for their brownies.
Favorite object in your home?
I am very proud of our fireplace full of the ceramics my boyfriend and I made at pottery classes. We have just invested in a Potters Wheel so hopefully the collection will continue to grow.
Favorite piece of clothing?
My â€˜Makiâ€™ Lemur scarf doesnâ€™t really leave my neck in the cooler months and goes with everything.
Favorite blog or website?
The Guardian Newspaper online
Something you’re scared of?
House spiders â€“ although I insist they must be freed humanely!
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Any upbeat Brittany Spears – before the meltdown.
Your Ideal day?
A day on a near deserted beach – watching surfers, going for a wander, collecting shells, having a non-fussy picnic and a nap in the sun.
Favorite gift you’ve ever received?
Iâ€™m very fond of the drawings my nieces send me regularly; they are both obsessed with clothes so they usually feature some â€˜off the wallâ€™ fashion designs.
Â Favorite flower?
Geraniums – for their luminescence and reminding me of Europe in the summer.
Favorite scent (perfume)?
Â Capricorn, I am a New Years day baby.
What do you do for a living?
Â Iâ€™m a print designer, clothing designer, writer and illustrator. Each day I canâ€™t quite believe how lucky I am when I am sitting at my desk drawing for example â€¦ Puffins!
Where do you live?
Iâ€™m a bit Nomadic at the moment, I live between New York, London, Essex and Iâ€™m off to Scotland for a few months at the end of May.
Your lucky number?
What piece of art would you buy if you had absolutely no budget?
One of Picassos decorated earthenware plates from the 1940â€™s.
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
I always stand as a very proud red head.