From Lines to Circles,

From Grey to Green,

From Pollutions to Solutions,

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.”  –®

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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...

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2016: A year in review

Well, it's been another year around the sun... What a great milepost to review what just happened! Thanks to Derek for the inspirational idea to write a year review. I am going to divide it into three sections: Insights You can only accomplish/discover/experience as...

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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.  ...

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Meeting the Bamboo Bike Master

Its not often that I get to meet someone with more experience than I in the confluence of bamboo, bikes, and solar all together.  However, the other day it happily happened!  I was able to drop in to a bamboo bike making workshop featuring renowned bamboo bike master...

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First Bamboo Ultimate Game

Yesterday we played the world's first ever game of ultimate with a bamboo disc.  It was a dream come true!  I have been working slow and steady on the Frisboo design, from the Philippines to Nepal, for the last two years. Although we've played tons with the disc in...

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Bringing Art Back to Earth

Ani Himawati and I are teaming up to do a lecture on the more philosophical side of our work and the Ecobrick movement. We'll be doing another dynamic tag team presentation at the Mabesikan Festival on October 22nd, Bali, Indonesia! Here's the blurb... Art &...

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Russs.net

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:

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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.

Ecobrick Evangelism & Innovation

One of my major focuses is seeing the spread and development of Ecobricks– for me its one of the deepest solutions for plastic out there.

Bottle Building & Innovation

I love making stuff with bottles.  Because they are everywhere, we can innovate techniques that anyone anywhere can put to use.