A little humor, with spinach

~ Just for fun ~ During the first stages of the pandemic, I started a podcast with some open source tools from Spotify, mostly to see how they worked, and as an audio addon to my design blog. I also discovered a great resource for AI voices, one of the best I've come across. I... Continue Reading →

Great Gifts

For almost 20 years I have been working with awesome manufacturers, either located and producing in the US or in Europe. Even during these challenging pandemic years, these guys have picked up the pieces and are still making it happen. I'm always inspired and thankful. Check it out -

Gardening Today

Sustainable Gardening: Why it's booming? 8 in 10 Americans Have Grown Their Own Produce Over the Past Year* Since the beginning of last year, more Americans than ever are trying their hand at gardening. Whether it’s a new hobby, a way to cut back on food costs or reduce food waste, or simply an incentive... Continue Reading →

Recycled Plastics

The Redemption of the recycled: Loll Designs, a Molecule Store partner Making miracles out of milk jugs: Loll Designs By Caris Cruz There is a regular need for milk—a staple source of calcium—but for milk jugs, not so much. When the contents are exhausted, these plastic containers lie around, stacked together like bulky bricks, often... Continue Reading →

Design

"I am blessed to be able to participate as a partner in the endeavors of some amazing american and european industrial designers. Through my store I have explored and discovered new design that has developed into well known endeavors.  To be in the presence of a well conceived object that can be used every day is a... Continue Reading →

Space

Definition: To invision a three dimensional expansion of a specific world, for a particular purpose. Adriana conceived a structure made from shipping containers to be used for her design store.   She set up BoxHaus to gather information and to take notes on the process of building with containers. The project was completed in 2010. Note: The US... Continue Reading →

Ceremony

"Inspired by Zen philosophy, the notion of the reductive that finds essences, takes front position in my art-making at the moment, as well as in life. Like multi-dimensional aspects of memory condensed into single moments of receptivity, my personal archaeology fuses meanings of distance and nearness… the sun’s reflection on a surface as I pass…... Continue Reading →

Objects

"I can find joy in the texture of a stone. Materials speak of concepts only to one’s mind. In Objects for a Ceremony, paper pulp, cacao, and rubber offer a metaphorical guide into the rain forest of Amazonia and the archaeological memories of Body, House, Garden and Cosmos to find the ceremonial place and ritual journey of... Continue Reading →

Selenite

"After being involved in commercial plaster wall work for a few years, I became sensitive to the quality of translucency that is inherent in limestones and rutles in Venitian plasters. I was also exploring the chemistry of Scagliola work. This technique was used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to create durable, thickerwall and floor... Continue Reading →

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