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Kathryn Rayward

Kathryn Rayward trained as a theatre designer and has been working as an interior designer for the past 10 years. She specialises in taking unloved pieces of furniture and transforming them into one-off 'haute couture' pieces of design using vintage fabric and old painting and gilding techniques. As an interior designer she strives to create interiors for her clients that reflect their personalities. She likes every item within a room to have a 'story' and enjoys helping clients to find exciting pieces for their homes. She has appeared on Grand Designs Indoors (C4), Real Rooms (BBC1), she is the design face of UKTV Style where she presented Room Rivals, Design ER, Buying Style, Style File, and Get the Look. She is one of the main designers on the hugely successful series 60 Minute Makeover (ITV). She lives in Brighton.
Ian Ridpath

Ian Ridpath is a full-time writer, broadcaster and lecturer on astronomy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the Association of British Science Writers. A former editor of Popular Astronomy, he is a regular contributor to Astronomy Now. Ian Ridpath's many books include Collins Guide to Stars and Planets, Gem Stars and The Monthly Sky Guide. He is also the editor of the highly respected Norton's Star Atlas - a must-have publication for most practical astronomers - and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy.
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