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Using a wide range of media and techniques to explore my fascination for creativity, I work in many fields including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, product design, visualization, UX and user interface design.

Before moving to Bali, I was Director of Research and Development at Jawbone. I previously ran a lecture series in London at Tate Modern on computer graphics under my company Supernatural and continue now to work on speech writing and presentation development such as Green School co-founder, John Hardy's TED lectures. I use this site as a portfolio of recent projects and concepts and also home to my blog where I discuss ideas, news and areas of this great wide world that pique my diverse interests ...and yes, my real name is zissou.  

Sustainability

Since moving to Bali in 2010 I have become far more deeply involved in sustainable thinking and design. I have built a bamboo home in the jungle, grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables and make a concerted effort to become more aware and considerate of nature and it's vital role in allowing us to live on this planet. To this end, should you have a creative project you feel could advance this type of neo-realism and are looking for creative assistance, you can contact me via the link above.

Sunrise at Green School

26th October, 2010

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Part of the reason I now have to move here

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John Hardy’s Green School at TED Global

Every year visionaries, thinkers, and activists from a variety of fields are invited to present their ideas to the world through TED Talks. This past July, Green School’s Founder, John Hardy was asked to speak at TED about Green School, receiving a standing ovation. I am honoured to have added my small part to this amazing project. You can watch it here at ted.com . To find out more about Green School, please visit their site here

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Sunrise at Green School

Part of the reason I now have to move here

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The shaping studio, Deus

I have a particular fascination with work environments, especially craft areas that produce products I use. One of the most elegant manmade forms has to be the surfboard and this is where the magic goes down at Deus in Bali.

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Signage, Shoreditch

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Monocle

Launching at the height of the recent financial bubble in 2007 by Tyler Brȗlé (of Wallpaper fame), it managed to weather the storm unlike so many other printed publications and has gone on to expand into newsprint format, opened tiny stores across the globe and has collaborated with highly respected brands on toiletries, accessories, luggage and even bicycles. For me, they have excelled for the same reason Apple have – in terms of design and marketing, they shoot high and sweat the details.

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Books Actually

Had the pleasure of being introduced to a gem of a shop…  Books Actually is tucked into a corner of Singapore near the financial district. Meticulously curated and elegantly presented. Well worth a look if you’re in town.

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The calculator watch

One of my earlist memories of a gadget was sneaking in to my parents room one morning. My Dad had just got back from an assignment in Japan (I think) and had just got up and was in the bathroom. On his bedside table was something I hadn’t seen before. It was black, had lots of buttons and a digital screen. I wanted one.

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Factory lunch

Had lunch with the gang at the bamboo factory today – It has to be some of the best food served at any factory on earth – tempe, tofu, curried egg, sambal, beans in peanut sauce and wild rice – all produced within a few feet of the kitchen. Amazing.

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Faces in places, PT Bamboo, Bali

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Rice field sunset

The view on my way home – a slight improvement on the top deck of the No.94 Bus

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Sticky rice, Mango and grated coconut

Looks like I have a new favorite dessert

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Private

From big business to big brother, to social media and now Wikileaks – a sign for our times