We’ve all forgotten a face occasionally, but Eddie Heathcote, former practitioner turned FT journalist and ironmonger to the stars, has carried this to new extremes. Heathcote has been house-hunting and went to see a flat that seemed strangely familiar. After a while, he realised that the conversion had been designed by him about 12 years ago, and was largely unchanged. And his verdict on the flat? ‘I couldn’t live in it,’ he said.