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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.

The mimic octopus

22nd April, 2011

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I was told about this incredible footage a while back but have only now managed to see it.
It really puts into perspective just how rudimentary our human efforts at camouflage actually are.

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Passion

The cracking combo of Sir Ken Robinson and the always fascinating School of Life.

In this Sunday Sermon, Sir Ken discusses life’s passions and how important it is to spend our lives exploring them. Well worth taking the time out to watch.

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The mimic octopus

I was told about this incredible footage a while back but have only now managed to see it.
It really puts into perspective just how rudimentary our human efforts at camouflage actually are. Read on…

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Full moon satori

These Desa Seni full moons just keep getting better! Thank you to Dawn for organising, Beau for the tunes and to all those who joined in and made it such an amazing experience. Read on…

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Ibu Robin

Last week I was invited up to the Social change film festival in Ubud here in Bali. We arrived a few minutes late but managed to see most of the first film – a documentary about Ibu Robin Lim Read on…

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The High Cost Of Bad Water

Fact: India spends 2 percent of its GDP treating diarrhea, according to TERI, one of the country’s most prestigious scientific research institutes. That means India is spending $30 billion a year treating diarrhea, a totally preventable disease. That’s $400 million a week. Read on…

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Sunset

What a way to cap off a fantastic day!

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Sunrise

Managed to get out of bed in time for this morning’s amazing sunrise, then down to the water to see the first group venture out on to the warm waves. Read on…

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Peter Florjančič

Inventor extraordinare, Peter Florjančič, who turned 92 this year, is the holder of more than 400 patents, including the plastic photo slide holder, the car airbag, the plastic zipper and the perfume atomizer. Read on…

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Lady Agnew of Lochnaw

To be able to capture a delicate sensuality in the sitter while managing to avoid any sexual overtones and thus draw the attention of an audience in such a powerful way, John Singer Sargent has been able to reach a goal that so many portraitists strive towards but few ever achieve. Read on…

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Game changing engine design

Researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. Read on…

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TED – Tim Brown

Ideo’s Tim Brown urges designers to think big.

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Skillshare

What a great idea! Skillshare’s mission is to flip the notion of traditional education on its head and democratize learning. Read on…