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Spaghettini in a paella pan

Eye for detail

Essential reading

I’ve been extremely privileged to work with Terence Conran on many of his interior design books, including four of his house books: Terence Conran’s New House Book, The Essential House Book, The Ultimate House Book and Eco House Book. 

So I was thrilled to spot the spine of Essential on SamCam’s shelving. You can’t make it out online, but in my print version of The Guardian, where the photograph was published as a double-page spread, it can be clearly seen fourth book along on the bottom shelf.

Terence has a fantastic eye and an unerring sense of taste. Working with him over the years has taught me an incredible amount.

Blue window

My first blog — very exciting! I’ve chosen an image for my header that sums up the type of design that attracts me. Simple, strong lines, bright colour and a little bit intriguing. And, of course, it’s blue. I love blue.

So is the sky today.

Here’s the uncropped image.

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