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Well, we've got our latest water cradle all fixed up! I am drinking it's sweet water at home this week. This cradle is the culmination of all our work on an organic filter system in 2017. I've learned tons about glass blowing, pottery making and just...read more
I am really proud of our GEA trainers in Semarang Indoneisa. It was only in December that we held our Training of Trainers there. Already, they are furiously leading trainings throughout the city and region. At least once a week! Here's some...read more
Forget the big newspapers and magazines. Pemalang is a small city in Central Java, Indonesia. Ani and I had the pleasure to visit the area for two days back in December. We were able to do a couple workshops. Last week our friends shared pics of this special...read more
The latest EarthCups are in, and our virtue icons are updated with the new project domain! Www.EarthCups.org A big thanks to Sehati Industri, a health drink store in Ubud, who are pioneering the use of the EarthCups and making these first, invaluable orders to keep...read more
We've had a major breakthrough with the core Frisboo design. Yes... The Frisboo is made from bamboo and as organic as you can get. Alas, for the last three years we've either been using oil based paint or plastic stickers to put the Frisboo logo on the top of the...read more
I was pleasantly surprised on my return to Bali by the completion of our latest run of EarthCup prototypes. 25 new cups, with improvement to form and function have arrived! The cup now has a slight lip-- to emulate the form factor of a traditional disposable cup. The...read more
Well, I am excited to be back in Bali for lots of reasons. One of them is to check up on the progress of our various innovations-- like the EarthBottles! My friend and bottle master Budi Boleng, has completed our first run of 10 and they are looking super good! Even...read more
Folks, I’d like to take a moment and tell you about the best beer, hands down, that I know of in the world.
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.