I just had the nicest card from the lovely Sue Crewe, who has been editor of House & Garden since I began designing interiors in London in 1992. She says of the feature on my old London flat, which appears on the cover, above: 'It's not often that our features are written, photographed, submitted and designed by the same person - not to mention painted, sculpted, sprayed and glued'. I have an admission to make, however. I did none of the spraying. I did carve a rather odd object to go on the wall over my sofa, but I had it sprayed at my local sprayshop. The rest is true, though. Nothing like being a jack-of-all-trades.