Diarmuid Gavin has spent his twenty-year career successfully challenging the traditional conventions of garden design. He has been awarded several medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. He runs a garden design business based in Dublin and London with clients in the United Kingdom and abroad, and he lectures widely on landscape design and the development of the modern garden. Gavin's other books include Design Your Garden and Outer Spaces.
Terence Conran is one of the world's best-known designers and restaurateurs. In 1964 he founded the chain of Habitat stores in the United Kingdown to bring affordable modern design to the general public. He has also established an architecture and design practice and design-driven restaurants, shops, and hotels in ten cities throughout the world. In addition, Conran founded the Design Museum in London. Among his numerous books on interior design, cooking, gardening, and crafts are Terence Conran on Restaurants, The Essential Garden Book, The Ultimate House Book, and Easy Living.