The other day I went up the mountain here in Bali to learn the ancient art of Take Sumi. Take Sumi, is essentially activated bamboo charcoal– a special type of charcoal making that was taught to this village by a group of 80 year old Japanese masters who came to this village when its […]
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I was asked by TrailAdventours, who are supporting the 1Mandala Guina’ang 1Book project, to tell the story of how it all began for their upcoming travel magazine. Here it is!
The village of Guina’ang is about as far away as you can get these days. Located 12 hours drive from Manila, then 2 hours by rough road, it is surrounded on […]
Last night, this is where I slept. You see, firm in my mind at the moment, is the intention to construct dazzling sustainable structures with trash bottle bricks. The irony is that here in the village they have a deep tradition of truly sustainable homes (i.e. no artificial non-local, non-organic materials). These traditional homes are built from bamboo, stone, and […]