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From Grey to Green,

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Congratulations to Philipinos: A New President!

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...

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Brandy, Beer, Cigarettes and TV

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...

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The Joy of Littering

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...

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Making a Mandorla with Sarah

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...

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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:


“Working with the the principles of the Igorots and of the Mandala I manifest deep regenerative solutions and mobilizations that are by design, way outside the industrial capital paradigm.”  –®

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.