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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.

What are you looking at

7th April, 2011

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The direction you look during a conversation can reveal a lot.

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Ownership as burden

This concept resonates strongly with me as I have spent much of my adult life in a semi-nomadic existence and ownership of so many of my personal possessions has increasingly become nothing but a burden. Read on…

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What are you looking at

The direction you look during a conversation can reveal a lot.

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The golden ratio

1:1.618, otherwise known as the Golden ratio is an interesting mathematical and aesthetic phenomenon although I find these examples tenuous at best. Read on…

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Visvim

Founded by creative director,  Hiroki Nakamura, Visvim started out as a boutique footwear label and has since branched out into accessories and clothing  Read on…

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3-D Printing out of sawdust

Dutch RP firm, Freedom of Creation have come up with a method of 3d printing using a binding agent and sawdust. So far though, they only seem to be able to use hardwoods like Mahogany and Teak – um, there’s something fishy here…

Update: Yup, april fool!

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Grotesque Masks

These stunning grotesque masks come from a suite of about twenty-two prints designed by Cornelis Floris, engraved by Frans Huys and published in Antwerp in 1555 by Hans Liefrinck. Read on…

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. Read on…

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Syringe on the beach

I have watched the continual increase in trash along the coast here in Bali over the last year, so the inevitable scenario greeted me on my beach run this morning.

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Out of our minds: learning to be creative

Sir Ken Robinson’s recently updated his 2000 novel, Out of our minds: learning to be creative.
You can read some interesting background on it here Read on…

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Kate McGuire

It’s not often that I’m a fan of such a spread of work from one artist. Kate McGuire‘s work is one of those sublime exceptions.

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The Green School Effect

Just whipped out this ad for school. This kind of quote is what makes my being even a small part of this amazing project feel so valid. Read on…

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Mode2

Although I never really ventured onto walls, Mode 2‘s pieces were a huge  inspiration for me as a young’un. In fact, he is simply one of the most influential graffiti artists there has ever been. Read on…