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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.

Eye flirtation

17th January, 2012

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The following gem of a list — variations of which circulated in a number of publications at the back-end of the 1800s — was printed in 1891 in the Taranaki Herald, a newspaper once published in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It’s a brief, 13-point guide to the mysterious art of ‘Eye Flirtation.’

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Morning mist

Love the light bursting through the mist on the way to my morning run.

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Eye flirtation

The following gem of a list — variations of which circulated in a number of publications at the back-end of the 1800s — was printed in 1891 in the Taranaki Herald Read on…

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Bionic man

Since becoming increasingly enthralled with the brilliance of nature and gradually learning to live within its bounds, I have noticed within myself an ever diminishing wow factor when it comes to ‘high technology’. Read on…

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Al’s got it going on

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If ever you wanted to smash two of the greatest tunes of all time into one atomic remix, Al’s got you covered. Read on…

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Born to learn

As a part of the 21st Century Learning Initiative and drawn from the book Overschooled but Undereducated by John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart, Born to Learn is a repository of animations aimed at bringing awareness to our current global educational crisis Read on…

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Thump!

Quietly working away at my desk this evening, without music for a change, when I nearly leapt out my skin as I heard a big thump and a huge shadow appeared on my desk. Read on…

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The 10 ways to know whether your job is meaningful

Well worth reading this extract from a post by Lynda Gratton… Read on…

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A comprehensive guide

A bargain at just 99 pence. Read on…

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Reggie Watts on Conan

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This just made me wake up right. Props to Natty for the link.

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Differing perspectives

I recently found this un-posed shot I had taken in Paris back in 2003. Upon initial inspection there is nothing too remarkable – especially at this small resolution. It is not until closer inspection that you realise what has been captured

Read on…

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Shapes for sounds

Now here’s a fascinating topic – A book that examines one of the most fundamental discoveries in human history: the idea that shapes can represent sounds, Read on…

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Clean sweep

This post is not merely to honor the admittedly delicious silhouettes of these brush designs by Kake Tosaka, but to consider what needs cleaning. Read on…