When I need inspiration, I put on Pachabel’s Cannon in D, fix myself a Taiwanese Oolong, and let the creativity flow.
What is your current passion project?
Lalani & Co’s new tea infusionware has just been manufactured and released. We could have imported, but instead we decided to work with the British ceramics industry. It’s been a pleasure to design them in London with ceramic artist Linda Bloomfield, make them in a traditional factory in Stoke on Trent and create a piece that’s beautiful and functional for all tea drinkers.
What is your idea of food Heaven? Food Hell?
Heaven is salmon sashimi. Hell is a plain cheese pizza.
I’m literally tea-total! The vintage 2010 black tea from Big Island Tea Garden in Hawai‘i is one of the most amazing things I ever drank. We have the 2015 in our collection. It will age beautifully.
I have two. Tabacco Toscano by Santa Maria Novella and Vetiver by Le Labo.
How do you unwind?
I confess, I rarely do. I’m forever alert.
Favourite feel good song?
Por Una Cabeza, Craig Ogden’s arrangement of it.
Inspirational quote that you live by?
'Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great' - J.D. Rockefeller