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
Florida International University’s Solar Decathlon Entry is a Beautiful Beach Bungalow

Florida International University’s Solar Decathlon Entry is a Beautiful Beach Bungalow

Inspired by Paul Rudolph's Cocoon House, the perFORM[D]ance home is an expansive, single-story layout with wall-to-ceiling windows that add light and open space into the design. The windows not

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Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Jaguar Unveils Sexy C-X16 Hybrid Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Jaguar C-X16 is different from most hybrid vehicles because it is not entirely concerned with fuel efficiency -- it just wants to go fast -- but achieves those ends in a cleaner way. Most of

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Cornell’s New 3-D Printer Lets You Print Food in Any Shape and Texture

Cornell’s New 3-D Printer Lets You Print Food in Any Shape and Texture

The Cornell Creative Machines Lab has invented a 3-D printer that not only allows you to print food, but lets you create almost any design imaginable with your favorite ingredients. Working with

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SOLAR DECATHLON: Team Massachusetts Takes a Passive Approach with their 4D Home

SOLAR DECATHLON: Team Massachusetts Takes a Passive Approach with their 4D Home

The home is constructed of fiber cement and wood-clad windows. Since the passive windows and walls are built to collect, store, and distribute solar heat in the winter and reject it in the

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Ohio State’s Solar Decathlon House Makes a Cozy Home Out of a Tiny Space

Ohio State’s Solar Decathlon House Makes a Cozy Home Out of a Tiny Space

The most cost-effective feature of the home are the thin film photovoltaics that sit atop the roof. Locally manufactured in Ohio, the thin panels cost nearly 70% less than typical solar arrays.

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Sprialing Phoenix International Media Center Rises in Beijing

Sprialing Phoenix International Media Center Rises in Beijing

The Phoenix Center is located in the city's largest park, which was once home to the 2008 Summer Olympic beach volleyball games. Surrounded by lush greens and public pathways, the building's

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XV Studio Proposes to Turn Barcelona Bullfighting Ring into Animal-Friendly Eco Center

XV Studio Proposes to Turn Barcelona Bullfighting Ring into Animal-Friendly Eco Center

Built in 1914, la Plaza Monumental sits in what is considered one of the three most prestigious squares in Spain, next to Plaza de Las Ventas in Madrid and the Maestranza in Seville. Once

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Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

Jennifer Collier Recycles Old Literature Into Incredible Paper Objects

With years of crafting experience, Collier bonds, waxes an traps paper materials to create a fabric. She also painstakingly stitches the paper together and oftentimes onto objects such as sewing

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The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

The US and UK Join Forces and Lasers to Create Nuclear Fusion Energy

Scientists at the United State's National Ignition Facility (NIF) are currently working on unlocking the key to nuclear fusion power by zapping atoms with giant lasers - and the project just got

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Greenpeace Uses Adorable Animals to Encourage Painting Roofs White

Greenpeace Uses Adorable Animals to Encourage Painting Roofs White

Greenpeace has recently come out with a pretty great (and totally adorable) ad campaign to promote the white roof movement. Their new "White is the New Green" ads encourage residents nationwide

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Watch as NASA’s Solar-Powered Twin GRAIL Spacecrafts Launch For the Moon This Morning!

Watch as NASA’s Solar-Powered Twin GRAIL Spacecrafts Launch For the Moon This Morning!

T-minus ten minutes and counting! NASA is scheduled to launch its newest mission, The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL this morning at 8:37 9:16AM EDT. Two twin spacecrafts

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VW+BS’ Periscope Building Offers a Bird’s-Eye View of Singapore

VW+BS’ Periscope Building Offers a Bird’s-Eye View of Singapore

In big, bustling cities, it's hard to find new space for commercial buildings. But the VW +BS architectural firm took their search in Singapore above and beyond, literally. Their newly

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Starling and Hero Bring New Life to Broken Down Bicycles

Starling and Hero Bring New Life to Broken Down Bicycles

Founder Emile Kotze believes that there isn't a bike that can't be fixed. He rummages through markets, thrift stores and friends' garages for beat up bicycles and parts to refurbish and bring

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Sennheiser’s New Eco Turntables Are Easy on the Eyes, Ears, and Environment

Sennheiser’s New Eco Turntables Are Easy on the Eyes, Ears, and Environment

Sennheiser is one of the most iconic names in the audio and electronic business - everyone from the Beatles to Beyonce have used their microphones, headphones, and speakers. In an attempt to

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A.M.A. Headquarters in Madrid is a Big Steely Building with a Tiny Footprint

A.M.A. Headquarters in Madrid is a Big Steely Building with a Tiny Footprint

In order to balance on its minimalist ground level, the enormous building features two 25 foot raised cantilevers. These angled ends house the client reception area and an auditorium. The open

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Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

There may finally be a way to power your car forever -- the only catch is that the fuel would be radioactive. Charles Stevens of Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working on creating an emissions

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Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

The most striking feature of the car is the hexagon sprinkled roof. The glass top is covered in solar cells and the numerous shaped boxes covering them work as light transmitters that use the

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The “Big Kahuna”: Another Giant Piece of Glacier Set to Break Off Rendering Researchers “Speechless”

The “Big Kahuna”: Another Giant Piece of Glacier Set to Break Off Rendering Researchers “Speechless”

Don't believe that climate change is real? This time last year, a piece of ice 4 times the size of Manhattan broke off the Petermann Glacier in Greenland, spurring a congressional hearing on

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LAVAs’ Disaster Relief Prefab Pod Is Both Funky and Functional

LAVAs’ Disaster Relief Prefab Pod Is Both Funky and Functional

Lava's emergency shelter is designed for ultimate ease and comfort in the worst of scenarios. Resembling an origami pod, the unit can be cut out of local plywood and assembled or even be dropped

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BREAKING: New Oil Slick Near Deepwater Horizon Well Stretches for 10 Miles

BREAKING: New Oil Slick Near Deepwater Horizon Well Stretches for 10 Miles

We recently reported on a new oil leak at the site of last year's devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and now a massive slick of oil has been spotted that stretches for nearly 10 miles.

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Radioactive Control: LuzInterruptus Haunts Dockville Festival with Ghostly Nuclear Figures

Radioactive Control: LuzInterruptus Haunts Dockville Festival with Ghostly Nuclear Figures

Anonymous artist group LuzInterruptus rattled the crowds at Hamburg's Dockville Festival with a haunting installation that reminds us of the dangers of nuclear power. The Spanish collective is

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Gorgeous Glass Visitors Center Rises at the Foot of Troll Wall Cliff in Norway

Gorgeous Glass Visitors Center Rises at the Foot of Troll Wall Cliff in Norway

The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in all or Europe, standing  3,600 feet high. With paths accessible at street level, the idea of creating an eye-catching restaurant and visitor

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in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

In.it.studios creates tiny prefab spaces for work, play, and even housing. Dedicated to responsible manufacturing, they construct their garden buildings not only with the greenest of materials,

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LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

LSG and Dixon Unveil World’s First 60 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb for Under $15

Lighting Science Group and Dixon Technologies India have unveiled the world's first 60-watt equivalent LED lightbulb for under $15! We all know how much electricity LED bulbs save, but up until

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Non-Billboard in Washington Advertises Nothing but Clean Air

Non-Billboard in Washington Advertises Nothing but Clean Air

Built near the U.S. and Canadian border in Blaine, Washington, the massive structure is made of stainless steel rods that resemble a pile of hairpins, or even television static. The tangled

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Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

The Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa was completed in Dubai last year. It houses 101 floors above ground and 5 below, including a multi-level

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Highly Anticipated Jerusalem Light Railway Takes Its First Passengers for a Ride

Highly Anticipated Jerusalem Light Railway Takes Its First Passengers for a Ride

After nearly a decade of construction and delays, the Jerusalem Light Railway took its first passengers for a ride just last week. The first of its kind in Israel, the rail line is expected to

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Millions of Sunflowers Soak Up Nuclear Radiation in Fukushima

Millions of Sunflowers Soak Up Nuclear Radiation in Fukushima

Nearly six months after the devastating tsunami hit Japan, communities are turning to mother nature to help restore theirs homes and hopes. Millions of sunflowers have been planted in

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Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

The Futuro prefab stands 10 feet high, is 26 feet in diameter, and comes complete with an airplane hatch entrance. Suuronen chose a round design not only for its strength, but also for its

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Eat Play Grow: Table Teaches Children to Grow Their Own Food

Eat Play Grow: Table Teaches Children to Grow Their Own Food

If your youngster likes to help out in the kitchen, a fun new work table teaches kids that growing and preparing your own food can be fun and mess-free! Eat Play Grow is the latest design in

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