About Us

INCONTEXT

A Molecule is the smallest unit in a compound, which also contains the whole.

We identify with this principle and use it as a metaphor.  Our desire to relate to the big stories of our time, in the spirit of curiosity and participation, helps us discover and enjoy current dialogues about innovation in architecture, industrial design, science & technology, gadgets, product design, new materials, and entrepreneurism.  It’s exciting to be able to exchange and reflect upon the great shifts affecting our general view of the world.  It is a challenging time, yet so full of potential!

Turbines in production.

Image: From The State of Wind Power – Turbines in production. Image (c) Vestas

The term design connotes many ideas.  At a central level, design is intrinsic to our existence.  Everything we do is somehow influenced by design.  Some would say that good design is built into our DNA.  Visually, we seem to respond naturally to proportions and numbers.  Emotionally, we know design makes our lives better.  At its best, design is adaptive, discursive, proactive, not only aesthetic. Our information worldview is certainly becoming molecular or biological.   By  looking into areas like nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomimicry and materials science, we can clearly perceive significant future directions and a deeper creative connection to the principle of what is alive and organic.

With InContext, we intend to share our discoveries and provide exciting new ideas that reflect the contemporary, and that can also engage in the experience of beauty and which can blend with and enhance our lives in some way.  In so doing, we affirm the  organization of our content in terms of creativity, significance, inspiration, encouragement, courage, outrageousness, and brilliance!

 


We like to keep a fresh outlook on things that happen in our area, and elsewhere. Visit regularly. Don’t hesitate to send your comments.

2017 Santa Fe Institute launches an Interplanetary Project with Galactic Ambitions

 

Image: HI-SEAS is a Martian simulation on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii.

 


Art & Design at Molecule

Annually Molecule organizes multiple product introductions and art and design events. Molecule Design also shows the work of local contemporary product designers, and aligns with makers that are thinking innovative product ideas, using new materials and strong esthetics. Through the series Art meets Design, Molecule Design curates art and design events to share with the community at large the amazingly talented creators living in New Mexico.

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2012 Art & Design at Molecule – The Poetry of Intensity

 


Store:

We’ll update you on what we do at our Santa Fe, NM design store. Molecule is proud to be currently partnering with some of the best contemporary national, and international home decor design firms. 

Something unique about Molecule is that it houses its retail store in the first shipping container building in Santa Fe, New Mexico! https://www.facebook.com/boxhaus.nm. Therefore, sustainability is one of the areas of interest and ongoing explorations for Molecule, offering as well some lines of products that are made from 100% recycled plastics, harvested woods, green foams, and recycled cottons.

 

Cheri Ibes, Aquaculture Installation by MVS Chaise, Vitra
Cheri Ibes, Aquaculture Installation by MVS Chaise, Vitra