WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR HOME? AND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
MZ/ I love the space. Space is a luxury especially now when so many people can’t leave their homes. Space in the house, the land, the studio. Space makes you do things differently.
I’d change our soil which isn’t great. I love growing things, from big trees to things I can eat, to ornamental things, so I’m constantly improving the soil.
ARE YOU THE CHEF AT HOME? WHAT’S YOUR GO TO?
MZ/ No. I love cooking, but I get stressed in the kitchen so it’s better I stay out and we entertain a lot. I actually love cleaning up. Washing a hundred wine glasses and putting them all away in the studio cupboards. I love making egg-based things like frittatas. It’s hard to go wrong and you can put anything in them.
TOP 5 DREAM DINNER GUESTS?
MZ/ Frank and Claire Underwood, Ellen Ripley, Tony Soprano, Lisa Simpson, Rose Nyland.
WHERE DO YOU READ AND WHAT ARE YOU READING?
MZ/ In bed. I’m reading Stephen King ATM. I love that half the high-brow authors interviewed on Radio National’s The Book Show admit to Stephen King as a guilty pleasure.
GADGET GUY OR LUDDITE?
MZ/ I’m a bit of both. I resisted e-books for the longest time because I like the heft of a text. But e-books are very convenient, and my wife and I can read things at the same time on separate devices. That said, I still write all my passwords on a piece of paper.