Together we can cocreate the brighter world we all know is possible.
“I work and play with the principles of the mandala to manifest regenerative solutions. On my site, you’ll find my art, my designs, inventions, philosophical reflections and the blogs that chronicle the evolution of it all.” –®
This week, CNN Indonesia's 6 minute program, Insight, with Dessi Anwar, did a special report of the Ecobrick movement that is sweeping Indonesia. The special interview was conducted out of the regular CNN studio, at the home of Russell Maier and Ani Himawati,...read more
Hey Canadian friends, I need some Canadian help. So... After two years of slow and steady development, we've had a massive breakthrough with a new plastic social management technology. We're poised to release an app that will track and manage ecobricks at a personal,...read more
So, this month a video on Ecobricks went viral. It's hit almost 200,000 views. The news site that made the video, unfortunately, made it with all the resources from our site-- but didn't consult us. Thus, the video contains lots of errors and problems! This has...read more
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...read more
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 as I cycled down the CO trail...read more
Imagine: a world where human technology is blended harmoniously with the natural world. Imagine, a world where, rather than dominating and controlling nature, we work with it, learn from it, then apply our insights to co-create with it. Together we craft living...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.