I’m a loner and over the years have controlled everything RS. It’s only in recent times that I have conceded a project or two (art direction being one example that comes to mind) to someone else. Once a control freak, always a control freak etcetera. And in most cases, my ideas and concepts percolate for months, even years, before they become reality. The recipe seems to include two parts daydreaming mixed with a smidgeon of fantasizing, with some attention deficit disorder thrown in. In the middle of it all is a lot of time staring at the pages inside W, and Departures, and Town & Country. Every detail is considered. Then I have to consider the consideration, At the end of the day, the framebuilding process is easy by comparison. Finding ways to promote and sustain the business eventually became part of the routine. At this point in my life, it’s the sum total that gives me the pleasure. I consider all of it to be part of the creative process, not just the time spent at the bench.