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Love Story Bamboo Pixel Project

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 4:14pm by russs.net No Comment
Love Story Bamboo Pixel Project

The Sign almost done!

Pixels in place! There’s a little more love in Ubud today!

I am really excited about this sign we’re assembling for a funky new sustainability store in the center of town. Yesterday, we got the last of the 600 bottles in place to complete the sign! The letters are made from bottles with water and food coloring, […]

To build a stove

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 12:27pm by russs.net Comments Off
To build a stove

A long time ago, in a land far away (by the name of Pensilvania) I was biking through the forest. It was the summer of 2009 and I was on an epic bike adventure from Smithers BC to Berlin. I had with me my tent and camping equipment. I was all decked out to setup, cook and […]

Glass bottle Lego take-2

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 8:41am by russs.net Comments Off
Glass bottle Lego take-2

We’ve been working hard the last few days taking apart our old Lego-bottle bathroom, and relocating it on the Mukabumi grounds. Basically, our first creation… Failed! The location, the toilet system, the roof… All were not satisfactory. It was after all, one of the first constructions ever using the technique. Of course, the beauty of our […]

West Java

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 12:32pm by russs.net Comments Off
West Java

This last few days, the Bali Ecobrick team and I are off on an expedition to Bangiwani, West Java. We’ve been meeting community leaders and just regular folks who have no idea about plastic’s dangerous properties. This part of Indonesia reminds me of the Philippines– lush, green, rich culture– and no waste management at all. The folks we […]

Ecobrick Convergence Art Exhibition

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 3:43pm by russs.net Comments Off
Ecobrick Convergence Art Exhibition

 

Alrighty!  My first art exhibition in two years is almost here.

I am getting reallllly excited about this.  Mainly, because it really isn’t “my” art exhibition.  In the time since my last exhibitions back in Canada and Europe, my art has changed.  Completely.   I am not talking about change of painting style, or switch in medium or method.  I am […]

Cob, bottles, Ecobricks = bench!

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 12:25pm by russs.net Comments Off

This morning we were on site with Alia Ramadhani, Soraya Cassandra, and the Setu Gintung team to continue their Adobe, Ecobrick and bottle bench!  It’s been a long while since I have worked with Adobe– and I sure miss it!

Looking good!

Bamboo Akademy Nusantara Goes Ecobricking

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 9:20am by russs.net Comments Off

Akademy Bambu Nusantara is now Ecobrick empowered.  Yesterday, we did a workshop at this amazing organic laboratory.  They hosted this training for their staff, craftsmen and the neighboring school.  They learned why it’s bad for the environment to dump their plastics in the river (as they had been doing before) and how instead how they can do so much better […]

Bamboo Pixel Project is alive at the World Innovation Forum

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 3:35pm by russs.net Comments Off
Bamboo Pixel Project is alive at the World Innovation Forum

Shine Time!  Last night we plugged in the pixels and ignited our bamboo pixel project at the Global Innovation Forum outside of Jakarta.  3 meters by 2meters and 600 bottles make a luminous wall of light for the Akademy Bambu Nisantara’s pilot Rumah Oksigen– a sample of a super low cost house made from bamboo rather than steel reinforcement.  Since […]

Our Global Innovation Forum Bamboo Installation

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 2:34pm by russs.net Comments Off
Our Global Innovation Forum Bamboo Installation

Today I am working with The Bambu Akaedemi Nusa to install their “Oxygen House” at The Global Innovation Forum just outaide of Jakarta, in South Tangerang.  The structure showcases how bamboo can be used instead of steel in reinforced concrete construction.  We’re collaborating on a 600 bottle bambo pixel installation on the front of the structure.  It’s going to be […]

Bamboo Solar Bike v3

Posted on September 18, 2016 at 9:01am by russs.net Comments Off

Working with the team from Bambu Akademi Nusa, just outside of Jakarta, we installed the micro solar circuitry today directly into the bikes frame.  Under that red cap is the USB port.  The two LED displays show the voltage level from the battery and from the rear panel array!