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
Prosecutors Prepare First Criminal Charges Against BP for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Prosecutors Prepare First Criminal Charges Against BP for Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The media is buzzing this morning with news that federal prosecutors are preparing the first criminal charges against BP in connection with the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The

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BP Drops Its Solar Power Division After 40 Years

BP Drops Its Solar Power Division After 40 Years

After 40 years, BP just announced plans to drop its solar power division. The giant oil company has declared their commitment to spending $8 billion on renewable power by 2015, but it will now

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GE Scientists Create 3D Printed Christmas Tree Ornaments!

GE Scientists Create 3D Printed Christmas Tree Ornaments!

Scientists at GE Global Research lab are getting into the holiday spirit with a slew of fun Christmas-themed experiments - from designing a state of the art sleigh for Santa to creating a brand

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Santiago Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios is a Spectacular Winery at the Foot of the Spanish Mountains

Santiago Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios is a Spectacular Winery at the Foot of the Spanish Mountains

Photo credit: Dan Nik The Ysios Winery consists of over 8,000 square feet of building space and over 120 acres of vineyards. The main difficulty in constructing the building was the

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Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris

Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris

Les Grandes Tables of Seguin Island is a large timber-framed structure wrapped in glass. The bare bones suspended scaffolding wraps around recycled shipping cargo containers, giving it an

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Studio H Receives $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!

Studio H Receives $40,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!

Inhabitat would like to extend a super special congratulations to one of our favorite humanitarian programs, Studio H. The intensive high school design/build program has just received a hefty

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MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Architects and the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) have joined forces to design a brand new eco-community called Bastide Niel on the banks of the Garonne River. Spanning nearly 86 acres

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Guys

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Guys

Yes, football and television may be on the top of some men's holiday lists, but we think they just might drop their remotes for these fun green gifts we've picked out. From awesome recycled

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World’s Smallest Working Heat Engine is the Size of a Hair Follicle!

World’s Smallest Working Heat Engine is the Size of a Hair Follicle!

German physicists have just announced the creation of the world's smallest heat engine! Research teams from the University of Stuttgart and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have

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Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Bryan Nash Gill Creates Amazingly Intricate Tree Prints By Hand

Inspired by the New England countryside, Gill scours local lumber mills, landfills, and roadsides for wood materials. He takes his findings back to his rustic studio and rolls ink all over the

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It’s Official: Government Report Shows that Green Buildings Save Cash

It’s Official: Government Report Shows that Green Buildings Save Cash

While we've been talking about how cost-saving green architecture can be for some time now, a new nationwide government report has actually documented some impressive statistics that make it

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Green Companies Provide Hundreds of Jobs for Returning Veterans

Green Companies Provide Hundreds of Jobs for Returning Veterans

President Obama recently announced plans to bring home all U.S. troops in Iraq by the end of the year, and many can't help but wonder where and how veterans will find jobs in this rather shaky

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Plant-Based Repurpose Compostables Coffee Cups Hit Store Shelves Nationwide

Plant-Based Repurpose Compostables Coffee Cups Hit Store Shelves Nationwide

The paper industry estimates that Americans used more that 23 billion dollars worth of paper cups last year - and as much as we love taking our morning coffee and tea on the go, the trash truly

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SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

SynergEthic’s 3-Wheeled Tilter Electric Vehicle is Part Motorcycle, Part Car

Under its neon colored encasement the Tilter boasts tons of features similar to a motorbike. The seats are arranged in a single line and they tilt along with the vehicle around sharp turns. Foot

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Chevron Takes the Blame for Recent Oil Spill in Brazil

Chevron Takes the Blame for Recent Oil Spill in Brazil

Recent speculation that the giant oil spill off the coast of Brazil was caused by Chevron has been confirmed. Since last week's satellite images revealed the spill to be nearly 10 times bigger

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The Horizontal Floaterhoist Lets You Hang Your Bike from the Ceiling!

The Horizontal Floaterhoist Lets You Hang Your Bike from the Ceiling!

Bicycle storage can be a hassle, especially for city dwellers living in tight quarters. But tech guy Andrew Mountain has come up with an awesome storage unit that will take your bike up and out

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OAK’s Accoya Wood Sneek Bridge Has an Upturned Boat Shape That Captures the Region’s Maritime Spirit

OAK’s Accoya Wood Sneek Bridge Has an Upturned Boat Shape That Captures the Region’s Maritime Spirit

Known for its rich maritime past, Sneek wanted the town's entry bridge to be a symbol of its history. OAK's woven wood design representing an upturned boat beat out hundreds of others in a

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MCZ’s Toba Eco-Stove Heats Things Up with an Award-Winning Minimalist Design

MCZ’s Toba Eco-Stove Heats Things Up with an Award-Winning Minimalist Design

As we all worry how to stay warm and cozy this winter, Italian design firm MCZ has created the perfect eco-stove that can not only bake our favorite holiday treats, but is stylish enough to

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Leading Scientists Predict Giant Orbiting Power Plants Could Power the Earth by 2041

Leading Scientists Predict Giant Orbiting Power Plants Could Power the Earth by 2041

Solar power has been studied and tested for nearly 40 years, but only within the last few years have we seen innovations truly make leaps and bounds. Looking towards the future, scientists are

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University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

University of California Riverside Gets an Olympic Pool-Sized Battery to Power Its Engineering Building

The University of California Riverside has one very dedicated alum who puts our measly $50 annual donations to our alma maters to shame. Winston Chung, founder and CEO of Chinese energy

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CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

Founder Matt Tomasulo was a city planning student in Raleigh, North Carolina who decided to create and sell shirts printed with his own town at local markets. The hand-screened, water based ink

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Exquisite Birds of Paradise Made Thousands of Recycled Barrettes and Fake Nails!

Exquisite Birds of Paradise Made Thousands of Recycled Barrettes and Fake Nails!

Each of Laurel's birds are carefully crafted from beak to tail feather. The iridescent bodies are comprised of hundreds of unwanted fake nails and polishes donated from the likes of OPI with

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Horst Glasker Transforms Drab Wind Turbines Into Inspiring Works of Art

Horst Glasker Transforms Drab Wind Turbines Into Inspiring Works of Art

The use of wind power is increasing worldwide. Despite their incredible production of renewable energy, windmills have often been viewed as a bit of an eyesore along an otherwise untouched

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Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

Artists Convert Cargo Container Into a Giant Working Guitar!

CargoGuitar consists of eight giant steel strings stretched across the interior of the container in a half-twist design. The horizontal bar at one end of the strings holds them in place and

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Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

The entire structure is made from Glulam wood beams that Oshatz stacked and connected to make his signature swirling and curved design. Glulam is made from a number of small pieces of timber

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3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are developing a mobile spider robot that will bring a new type of aid in disasters and hazardous events. The

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JDS Architects Design a Geometric Green-Roofed Youth Center for Lille, France

JDS Architects Design a Geometric Green-Roofed Youth Center for Lille, France

Lille has been developing into a destination city for both business and leisure. The JDS Youth Center reflects this constant growth, not only with its dedication to the younger populous, but

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HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

We don't often think about how much space and energy giant online companies take up in the real world. From Apple's new massive headquarters in Cupertino to Facebook's giant server farm located

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