Molly Cotter

 

A Detroit native, Molly strongly supports the movement for green design and innovation. She moved to New York years ago to attend the Christie's MA in Art Business program. After spending most of her time with 19th Century American paintings, she joined the living art world, and has become a freelance writer and researcher for artists, galleries, and curators. She most recently spent a summer studying Art Crime in Italy, and that is all she is allowed to say about that.

Molly Cotter
Zilvinas Kempinas Gives Us Tunnel Vision With His Amazing TUBE Made of VHS Tape

Zilvinas Kempinas Gives Us Tunnel Vision With His Amazing TUBE Made of VHS Tape

Kempinas has long been fascinated by magnetic tape and it's transformative properties. Its ability to be strong and delicate at the same time, dark and imposing at one angle and nearly invisible

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British Farmer Plants Heart-Shaped Meadow in Honor of Late Wife

British Farmer Plants Heart-Shaped Meadow in Honor of Late Wife

Winston Howes, green thumb and hopeless romantic, planted 6,000 oak trees in the shape of heart in his South Gloucestershire meadow 15 years ago as a tribute to his late wife, Janet. His

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Palindromo Meszaros’ Haunting Photographs Capture the Aftermath of Hungary’s Worst Toxic Spill

Palindromo Meszaros’ Haunting Photographs Capture the Aftermath of Hungary’s Worst Toxic Spill

"The Line" exposes the irreparable damage the toxic sludge left on the small town. A thick line of red swallows up trees, dyes the town's dirt and grass, and brands the bottom half of homes and

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Energy-Generating Mushrooms Provide Power, Water, and Shelter in the Sci-Fi City of “New Mumbai”

Energy-Generating Mushrooms Provide Power, Water, and Shelter in the Sci-Fi City of “New Mumbai”

Tobias Revell's faux documentary shows how the mushrooms grow quickly and begin to harvest the sun, creating energy that provides heat and lighting, like an organic solar panel. They can even be

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Living Light Solar Decathlon House Soaks Up the Summer Sun at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Living Light Solar Decathlon House Soaks Up the Summer Sun at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The completely self-sustaining home uses passive building techniques and automatic controls to produce its energy needs. As the sun rises, shades are automatically raised to let daylight into

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MOA+I Proposes Gorgeous Waterfront Test Cricket Ground in Auckland, New Zealand

MOA+I Proposes Gorgeous Waterfront Test Cricket Ground in Auckland, New Zealand

The Ministry of Architecture + Interiors has just released images of their plan to build a new international test cricket ground in Auckland's Waitemata Harbor. The sweeping structure that

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Aine Bunikyte’s Ridged Roof Furniture Brings High Life Dining to Pitched Roofs

Aine Bunikyte’s Ridged Roof Furniture Brings High Life Dining to Pitched Roofs

Everyone dreams of having their own roof terrace. We could all enjoy a private, cozy space high above the streets with a breathtaking view if it weren't for those pesky pitched roofs. Lithuanian

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Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Placed on a densely populated block, the two story house boasts a great deal of well-utilized outdoor space including an enormous roof terrace, a hanging balcony from the second floor and a

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Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm in Sweden!

Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm in Sweden!

Plantagon seems to have traded in its initial geodesic dome design for a sheer tower that both contains and showcases the plants growing inside. This prototype building will be called the

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Gaelle Villedary’s Green Carpet Rolls Through Provincial Town in Southern France

Gaelle Villedary’s Green Carpet Rolls Through Provincial Town in Southern France

Situated in the south of France, Jaujac is a tiny commune, right on the bank of the Lignon river. While the city walls are rich with literary history and medieval architecture, they are tucked

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OASIS and Philips Team Up to Launch Instant UV Water Disinfection System

OASIS and Philips Team Up to Launch Instant UV Water Disinfection System

Wouldn't it be nice if clean, filtered water was available everywhere? OASIS International and Philips Lighting are partnering together to make this dream a reality, one water cooler at a time.

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VU35 Crafts Collapsible Shelves From Recycled Film and Rescued Wood

VU35 Crafts Collapsible Shelves From Recycled Film and Rescued Wood

Film buffs and DIYers can both appreciate these awesome film strip bookshelves made by a special collaboration of two Buenos Aires based designers. Lucas Desimone from the green geniuses at

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Donate to Save Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Home!

Donate to Save Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Home!

Richard Buckminster Fuller is considered by some to be the grandfather of the American green movement - an avid inventor and professor, "Bucky" is credited as the first designer to introduce the

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Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Milan Design Week is still more than a month away, but we're already excited about one eco design set to be unveiled at this year's show - Panasonic's dynamic  "Photosynthesis" courtyard

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Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

These amazing Himalaya Water Towers are designed to stem the impact of global warming by collecting and storing water, helping to regulate the use of our planet's most precious natural resource.

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Spiders Spin Silk into Violin Strings Able to Create Superior Symphonic Sounds

Spiders Spin Silk into Violin Strings Able to Create Superior Symphonic Sounds

Japanese scientist and music lover, Shigeyoshi Osaki, has discovered that spider silk can be spun into much more the pesky cobwebs. After studying the eight-legged creepers and their silky

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Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Named for the Hindi for the word "sky," this dynamic Aakash skyscraper concept is an incredible tree-like structure that branches out above the city of Mumbai. Designed by British team Lemire

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Makoto Tojiki’s “No Shadow” LED Sculptures Depict Humans and Animals in Showers of Lights

Makoto Tojiki’s “No Shadow” LED Sculptures Depict Humans and Animals in Showers of Lights

Tojiki begins his work process by choosing a living organism and studying its shadow. He then begins constructing a massive sculpture with LED strands. His "No Shadow" works are a play on words

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An Enchanted Forest of Carved Tree Stump Creatures Sprouts in the UK

An Enchanted Forest of Carved Tree Stump Creatures Sprouts in the UK

After the great reveal, the residents of Knaresborough actually became fans of Craggs' work, and they now look forward to seeing more sculptures pop up around town. This is not the artist's

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Santiago Calatrava Unveils the Dramatic New Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas

Santiago Calatrava Unveils the Dramatic New Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas

The Trinity River has five branches and flows through the entire state of Texas. Passing through major cities like Dallas and Fort Worth, the river is an iconic piece of the Lone Star State.

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TSEH Architects Transform a Dull Office into a Glorious Green Haven Filled With Plants

TSEH Architects Transform a Dull Office into a Glorious Green Haven Filled With Plants

Upon entering the technology office space, guests are greeted with two vertical green columns at the reception area. The indoor greenery does not stop there, as a grassy wall fence leads back to

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HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

While Apple may offer some of the most popular computers around, Hewlett Packard will soon have them beat in at least one area of user-friendliness. The new HP Z1 workstation balances form,

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EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

EPA Under Fire for Considering Lowering Energy Star Criteria and Introducing New Fees

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to give the Energy Star program a bit of a makeover is not sitting pretty with their industry partners - the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

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Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

It's no surprise we are big LEGO fans here at Inhabitat - the iconic building blocks can be used to create everything from cameras and furniture to apartments and massive cathedrals. Now the toy

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Gigantic Hirshhorn Bubble to Ooze Out of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Gigantic Hirshhorn Bubble to Ooze Out of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.

A thin translucent membrane will fill the center of the Gordon Bunshaft building. Its sky blue tone will be darkest at the top and it will become more and more transparent toward the bottom

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Makerbot’s 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are a Fresh Solution to an Environmental Shortage

Makerbot’s 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are a Fresh Solution to an Environmental Shortage

Meet Paris Shellton - a classy crustacean who recently received a colorful new 3D printed shell thanks to Markerbot's Project Shellter! Last year, Makerbot called out to the 3D printing world

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Tenna, Switzerland Unveils World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Ski Lift

Tenna, Switzerland Unveils World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Ski Lift

The tiny Swiss ski town of Tenna recently put itself on the map with the world's first solar wing-powered chair lift! While solar-powered lifts are popping up in ski resorts all over the world,

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Plant Growing Sprout Table Brings Fresh Spring Greens to Any Meal

Plant Growing Sprout Table Brings Fresh Spring Greens to Any Meal

Getting the whole family to eat their vegetables can be a challenge - but thanks to this super cool Sprout Table by Swedish student, Lena Louise Meyer, you can harvest and grow veggies

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Russian Scientists Revive 32,000 Year Old Arctic Plant

Russian Scientists Revive 32,000 Year Old Arctic Plant

We had to do a double-take this morning when we heard that a lab team from the Russian Academy of Sciences research center in Pushchino successfully revived a 32,000 year old arctic plant. The

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Shikun Sun’s DrawBraille Mobile Phone is a Super Smartphone for the Blind

Shikun Sun’s DrawBraille Mobile Phone is a Super Smartphone for the Blind

It seems these days that everyone is glued to their smartphones - and thanks to a new concept design by Shikun Sun, an industrial design student at Sheffield Hallam University in England,

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