Urban Farming at Molecule

Join us for a special urban farming educational event at Molecule Design in Santa Fe. A free fun opportunity for families and individuals to learn about growing your own food, sustainable planting and ideas for small space and vertical gardening. With local experts present to talk and answer your home garden questions. This opportunity is […]

2016 First Molecule Green / Woolly School Garden

Our Green Molecule / Woolly School Program is a partnership between us and Woolly Pocket, the manufacturer of the famous Woolly Pocket and the Living Planter2. We will be donating a planter system on an annual basis, if we find receptivity to the program. Our first 2016 recipient is Mother Nature Center, in Santa Fe, […]

‘Ground Work’ – An Art Opening, Santa Fe, NM

Through the year Molecule organizes multiple art and design events through the Art Meets Design series. Ground Work is the alliance of 2 local installation artists and one flower arrangement designer. They come together to share their talents and skills. The sculpture and installation by Matthew Chase-Daniel and Cheri Ibes is inspired by nature and […]

The State of Wind Power … part one

Re-posted by Madeleine Lewis, for Virgin United, June 30, 2014 As an innovative floating wind turbine is launched off the Portuguese coast, and the Germans start touting wind farms to tourists, we asked Morten Albaek, Group SVP & CMO of Vestas about the state of the wind energy industry, and a little about himself too. […]

Light Transmitting Concrete

Concrete has a sometimes-bad reputation as a harsh, rigid, cold-to-the-touch and straight-edged material. Litracon is doing a great deal to change that image of concrete through a score of creative and sustainable applications for their patented light-transmitting concrete. Filled with optical fibers that run from one end of a poured piece of concrete to the other, these […]

Biophotovoltaics – generating energy from photosynthesis

Two Cambridge University departments — the science-driven Biochemistry lab and the design-focused Institute for Manufacturing — have teamed up to dream up biophotovoltaic devices of the future. Biophotovoltaics generate renewable energy (and a few other useful by-products) from the photosynthesis of living organisms like algae and moss. Prototype devices have recently been constructed and tested in […]

Lego-style apartment transforms into infinite spaces

When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment is an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.  To sleep, he rolls his bed out from under the balcony, his stairs become bedside tables and he can even swing his tv out […]

Exploring, Through Design, the Big Ideas and Issues of Our Time

Re-posted from Designers & Books, by Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine. I was asked to identify some “notable design books” I came across during my 25 years as editor in chief of Metropolis (the magazine is 30 this year—2011). I would, instead, like to talk about books that have, or should have, influenced our culture and the […]

White Goat turns office paper into toilet paper

Reposted from TechCrunch.  What we have here is a machine that automatically turns office paper into toilet paper. It’s called White Goat (seriously) and is made by a Japanese company called Oriental [JP]. The way it works is simple: You just feed the machine with about 40 sheets of office (or whatever) paper, wait for 30 minutes […]

Boxpark: First Shipping Container Pop-Up Mall in London

Boxpark is a new shopping mall built from standard-sized recycled shipping containers. Located in London’s ultra-hip east end, the shops are achingly trendy, with the majority selling tee-shirts, shoes and some jeans. All with attitude, of course. The container village is painted black and white and contains 60 containers which are stacked two stories high and […]