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This has been a very interesting time to be in the Philipines-- the country has been in the midst of a historic and often tumultous election. At last, yesterday, the new president was sworn in. In bodes well for peace and stability in a country thar has been holding...read more
This morning I woke up feeling terrible, groggy and slow. "What is going on?" I asked myself. I couldnt figure it out. Then it hit me. A hang over!You see the last few weeks I have been walking, communing with nature, meditating, fasting, doing lots of yoga eating...read more
Yesterday, I unpacked my snack, took a satisfying bite, then tossed the wrapper into the ditch. An unexpected joy overcame me.Growing up in Canada it was instilled in children like me that garbage belongs in the bin. The implication: "Garbage" is seperate from the...read more
I am immensely proud of this mandala. What happens when two professional mandala artists get together? Yep! They make mandalas-- and in this case a Mandorla.Sarah and I have been synchronistically connected even before Abby and I had tickets to the Philipines. Sarah...read more
Jenifer and her mother Flora smile with their land. I met these two on my walk to Sagada the other day. They showed me a shortcut through the mountains before we got to the trail to their fields. I see many of these spectacular terraces. It was a pleasure to meet some...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.