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It's been an incredible last few days visiting the city of Semarang, Indonesia, where Ani and I led an Ecobrick training of trainer workshop. The two day indepth event was sponsored by Marimas, one of Indonesia's largest food manufacturers (and thus plastic packaging...read more
The EarthBottle is an open source, fully local, hand-crafted, upcycled and zero-plastic personal drinking bottle solution. And the design is improving... The latest EarthBottle prototypes are in! The design is getting steadily more and more refined as I...read more
This morning the photos of the first pieces from our first run of EarthCups came in. After lots of prototypes and lots of trials making just the right kind of stamp to imprint our friend's logo into the clay, it looks like the everything is coming together! In...read more
The latest glass version of the Lotus Cradle is up and operational! With this new model almost all the kinks are worked out of the design. It is this fitting that, the conceptual process comes full circle and that the Water cradle now sits in the chocolate...read more
It's all come together! The pottery, the bamboo and all the other details. We've moved forwarded and replaced the glass from the previous Lotus Cradle Design with an egg shaped pottery tank. This cuts down on the cost and technical challenges of...read more
Since the dawn of time, sport pylons have been made from plastic. But now… evolution! Introducing an open source, bamboo and local-made pylon design.
Oh my, it's taken months and months for the this next batch and new version of the Frisboo to arrive. The dedication and persistence of our product manager, Sony Trisnanto, has paid off though. The first ten have arrived-- and they are awesome! As...read more
This past weekend my friends and I organized the 2nd annual Bali Barefoot Beach and Bamboo Ultimate Hat Tournament. Yeah, that's a mouthful-- so we just called it the B4 tourney! It was an opportunity to put the test new regenerative technologies that I have been...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.