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, the rest are empties to keep the weight down. They are all sitting in a double bamboo grid. Everything can be adjusted and rearranged. As far as I know, (being the inventor!) no one has ever made a sign like this before– a big thanks and bow to Tessie, the store visionary, for her courage to make this sign happen! Thanks to Onet Onet and her team of Tukangs for pulling it off exactly to spec.

The sign lit up at night.

What I love about this project is that it fully attains the lofty ideals of regenerative design: 100% organic, locally sourced and recycled materials. When the sign comes to its end, it is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. Not to mention, the entire process of making it generated Zero waste (the wrappers from the bottles we ecobricked, and the box for the nails we’ll burn with the bamboo scraps).