Test Drive: Volvo C40 Recharge EV

An electrified Swedish design statement that's a pleasure to drive

“Form follows function” is a widely adopted design philosophy and the core ethos at Volvo Cars. Their utilitarian vehicles offer minimal flourish and embody the notion that luxury can be derived from simplicity. The new C40 Recharge electric vehicle at first challenges this philosophy with a more aggressive design than we’re used to from the Swedish manufacturer: in this case, flourish is part of its …

Artist A G Cook Composed a Song From Apple Product Sounds

The snapping of AirPod cases, the resounding ring from a 1998 iMac, the scrolling sound from an iPod wheel and other beeps and clicks; these make up the instrumentals of artist and producer A G Cook’s latest song, “Start Up.” From a garage, Cook recorded and blended together various sounds from Apple products released over the last 45 years. As a result, he composed a …

Author Clock’s Whimsical Design Interweaves Time + Literature

Part clock and part literary archive, this fiction-infused product rethinks how time is told

Checking the time throughout the day isn’t often fun or memorable, yet the Author Clock—launching today on Kickstarter—is designed to change that. Using literary quotes that mention a specific time, this charming clock conveys each minute within the day. These quotes, sourced from over a thousand books across six centuries, deliver the hour while conjuring famed fictional worlds—from Virginia Woolf to William Shakespeare—turning temporality into …