Last Saturday Anthony and I went down to Natalie Gibson's house in South London, so he could photograph her at home, for a series of portraits he's doing. She lives in the most eccentric, Aladdin's cave of a house that ozes colour. She's lived there since the 60s and it is a house that has been truely lived in - there is not a surface that isn't covered in some momentum or knick knack from her life or travels - all an extension of her interests. Natalie is Head of Textiles at St Martin's and she's been designing beautiful and unusual fabrics for the last few decades. Every year she teaches in India and you can see how the culture and rich landscape of the country has influenced her designs. She also owns eight cats, which also often have a starring role.