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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.  

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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.

Bad room

8th December, 2010

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chocolate

Chocolate

One of the Green Camp staff just walked past my chair and dropped this in my lap and with no explanation walked off. It is piping hot chocolate freshly made by the kids in their chocolate making class – oh and they also made the banana leaf vessel and spoon.
no more words now… must concentrate… on… chocolate

guardian_egypt

Way to go Google Ads


Not wanting to make light in any way of such an horrific incident but…
…way to go Gooogle Ads

Information overload

Information overload

How too much data can kill – an horrific outcome caused by a very real issue.  This is a fascinating article in the New York Times on a subject that concerns me as one of the major challenges facing future generations, namely filtering.

pancakes

Breakfast pancakes

I treated myself to banana and coconut pancakes with passionfruit syrup for breakfast this morning

tiepolo topology

Topologies

Fascinating exploration of old masters. Link here

cigar bug

Cigar bug

The length of my fingernail, this stunning little bug looking like a gold-tipped havana landed on my screen earlier.

lartigue's racing car photo

Lartigue’s racing car

This is one of Lartigue‘s most well-known photographs depicting a racing car and spectators. I recently found this explanation of the optical distortion that made this image so famous. It is apparently down to the comparatively slow shutter speed on his large-format camera that opened from bottom up as he panned the camera Read on…

Stevie's General Store

Stevie’s General Store

Another cracking find in Singapore – and just over the road from Books Actually – it has a lovely collection of vintage clothes, accessories and emphemera like this jar from Roswell. Honest.

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Technics 1200s

Surely one of the great product designs of my generation, the Technics 1200 is finally being EOL’d by Panasonic. A sad day indeed.
As a true mark of its quality, this is one of the few things I have bought four times in my life, spanning two decades and always bought the same version. They are a brilliant example of the balance between strength, durability and delicate precision.

link here

floating sunburn

Sunburn

Somehow this just does not appeal

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Made Wianta drumming – video

bad room

Bad room

At least they’re honest