Together we can cocreate the brighter world we all know is possible.
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 a blast. I was super honored when my friends choose to play the final match with a...read more
I am excited about a new water bottle innovation I've been working on that turns problems into opportunity. Here in Bali, we have three bottle problems: too many plastic water bottles, no recycling for glass bottles, imported water bottles. However,...read more
An open source, locally crafted, 100% organic coffee cup to undermine the Starbucks scourge of unrecyclable coffee cups? Yes! I am really excited to announce a new innovation that I am working on. It tackles one of my biggest frustrations in the whole wide world:...read more
I've got good news and bad news on cigarette butts. There is a simple solution to a big problem. Trashed cigarette butts are one of the most rampant of all human wastes. Over 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded every year.(1) In beach clean ups around the...read more
My father recently asked me, "Russell, what happened to your old blog? I sure miss it". My Dad's not exactly a social media consultant, but his comment struck me deep. I realized he had a point. My Facebook posts were nothing like my blog of old. He's 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.