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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
I am excited about a new regenerative design that I have been working on for the last year! This is an innovation that turns three pollution problems into one great solution for a personal water bottle. The innovation is fueledd by personal motivation: I want to be...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...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
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.