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Almost a decade ago, I set out on an epic journey. With only my bike and camping gear, I left behind my small town in North Western Canada to get to Berlin. I was following my dreams-- to be an international artist, to revisit the land of my forefathers and to...read more
This last week, the latest EarthCup prototypes arrived. They are our first officially commercially useable batch! Commissioned by our friends Onet and Sophian, this first run of twenty will be put to use in their herbal drink 'Jamu' store in Ubud. The cup features...read more
Last month I was finally able to visit pak Singgh, renowned Indonesian organic designer. It was one of the hightlights of my very full visit with Ani to central Java last month. Finally, this week, I can get this blog posted with some of the great photos and...read more
It's been an incredible last few days visiting the city of Semarang, Indonesia, where Ani and I led an Ecobrick training of trainer workshop. The two day indepth event was sponsored by Marimas, one of Indonesia's largest food manufacturers (and thus plastic packaging...read more
The EarthBottle is an open source, fully local, hand-crafted, upcycled and zero-plastic personal drinking bottle solution. And the design is improving... The latest EarthBottle prototypes are in! The design is getting steadily more and more refined as I...read more
Russell is a regenerative designer and inventor based in Bali, Indonesia. He is one of the leaders of the Ecobrick movement in Indonesia and the world. Inspired by the principles of the mandala and his time amongst the Igorot people he works to implementing deep, trans-formative innovations. With ecobricks, Russell’s creativity is focused on putting ‘waste’ back into cycles of indefinite use. Meanwhile, moving forward with innovations that, using natural materials and ancestral manual traditions, are fully open source, non-capital, and transcend waste, petroleum and factories all together. You can read more in his Regenerative Design Manifesto or follow him on Facebook:
Mandalic Regenerative Philosophy
The principles of innovating are even more important than the innovations. Here are my principal essays on the challenges of our times.
The Evolution of the Flying Disc
I love throwing the disc around. With my friends we’ve come up with one that transcends plastic and petroleum.
Bottle Building & Innovation
I love making stuff with bottles. Because they are everywhere, we can innovate techniques that anyone anywhere can put to use.