Footwear: VisVim shoes. 'A Japanese company run by a guy who used to live with Eskimos. He runs the company ethically.' Clothing: Evisu (denim) and Surrender (T-shirts). 'Both companies are owned by friends ... it's quality stuff.' Fragrance: 'No thanks. Take a shower now and again and you don't need that crap.' Watch: 'Never owned a watch.' Music: 'Spank Rock, Quasimoto, Madvillain, old Bauhaus, early Prince, the Cramps, the Others, Yeah Yeah Yeahs ...' Websites: www.climatecrisis.net . 'If you haven't already seen the movie An Inconvenient Truth then you should. This website partners the film.' Book: Straw Dogs by John Gray. 'He challenges our assumptions about what it is to be human. We're an arrogant species.' Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Akira Kurasawa's films, Apocalypse Now . Piece of art: the latest part of Matthew Barney's Cremaster/Drawing Restraint series. 'This guy's imagination and execution are remarkable. And Cang Xin's recent photography - he puts his own naked body into a landscape; so simple but so stunning.' You're never without: 'Imagination, scepticism, humour and a thirst for knowledge.' Two things to take to a desert island: a sailing boat and a compass. Favourite pastime: painting or freeboarding. Holiday destination: 'Anywhere there's snow or surf.'