The kitchen bench is for me the centerpiece of my home. It's where I get creative, do my drawings, do my work, solve problems and listen. My home life is, and has never been, anything close to "normal." My mother runs a design college in Australia and I am one of seven kids from four different marriages, so it's been an eccentric, fast-moving and entertaining life to say the least. In my ideal scenario I would exercise everyday and return after a coffee to have tea with family or friends around the kitchen bench until it was time to work.