My personal style signifier is my Ikepod Wallpaper watch, designed by Marc Newson. We had a special edition created for the magazine with our asterisk logo on the face and the edition number in the time zone – mine is 001 of 399. It’s a daily reminder of those heady days. Ikepod Wallpaper Limited Edition watches, about £2,680; swissluxurywatches.ch.
The last thing I bought and loved was a Rocket Espresso Mozzafiato Evoluzione R coffee machine. There’s a lot of joy to be found in elevating your everyday rituals and this is a nice bit of kit that allows me to make high-quality coffee each morning – assuming that I do everything correctly. £1,649; bellabarista.co.uk.
And the thing I’m eyeing next is a Hotaru Marker light by Barber & Osgerby in collaboration with Twentytwentyone for our main living space. The lightness and modesty of this Japanese-style paper lantern appeals to me, and it will cast a warm light over the room. £345; 274/275 Upper St, London N1 (020-7288 1996; twentytwentyone.com).
The last music I downloaded was Steal by Maribou State, Courtney Barnett’s Need a Little Time, Tir Ha Mor by Gwenno and Fast Slow Disco by St Vincent. BBC Radio 6 Music is my musical universe and I download tracks that I pick up through constant listening.
A recent “find” is the shop at the Kasbah Bab Ourika hotel in Morocco. The souks can be overwhelming, but this boutique is a beautiful edit of locally made rugs, textiles, hand-blown glass and silverware. We bought a few choice items, including a moss-green throw for our bed, a lovely reminder of our travels. Ourika Valley, Tnine Ourika, Atlas Mountains (+2126-6874 9547; kasbahbabourika.com).
The best souvenir I have brought home is a 19th-century painted stoneware vase from Cappadocia in central Turkey. My wife Ariel and I bought it on one of our first trips together and it represents the two of us in our early courtship.
An indulgence I would never forgo is my Friday night Boulevardier. It’s a take on the Negroni, using bourbon rather than gin.
The best gift I’ve given recently was a cushion for my mother-in-law. She was telling me all about a vintage one with Ottomon motifs that she’d seen at textile dealer Susan Deliss’s showroom, and as it was her birthday the next day, I called Deliss and bought it for her. I collected it on my bicycle on my way to the celebration dinner. By appt, Notting Hill, London W11 (07768-805 850; susandeliss.com).
The people I rely on for my personal wellbeing and grooming are osteopath Iqbal Hussein, who sorts out my aches and pains; the fantastic Dutch masseuse Astrid Spoon, who helps me relax; and hairdresser Sylvia Hashani. She’s been cutting the family’s hair for 15 years and still comes to the house, despite being art director at the Toni & Guy salon on the Holloway Road. Astrid Spoon, The Charterhouse Clinic, 98 Crawford St, London W1 (020-7221 1302; alignandmove.co.uk). Essensuals Toni & Guy, 466 Holloway Rd, London N7 (020‑7272 0022; toniandguy.com). Iqbal Hussein, 25 Upper Wimpole St, London W1 (020-7486 1920).
An object I would never part with is my silver – and slightly dented – ST Dupont Gatsby lighter. I hold onto it because it’s a beautiful, tactile object – and I enjoy an occasional cigar. Gatsby Intersecting Lines lighter, £460; wheelersluxurygifts.com.
My favourite website is Themodernhouse.com. Seeing contemporary and modernist architecture in a domestic setting is a joy and a reminder that there’s an alternative to the ubiquitous Victorian terrace.