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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.
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
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.