Interview: McLaren Automotive Chief Designer Robert Melville

The designer speaks about function, aerodynamics and experimentation

by Michael Frank McLaren is a race car company that has slowly morphed into making cars for consumers. The present-day voices behind the iconic British brand might shed a softer light on this transition, but like Ferrari before it, the driving force for McLaren until recently was Formula One racing. The cars for the street were there to finance racing, period. However the production cars …

Olio Model One Smartwatch

A true time-saver, this luxury accessory doesn't sacrifice design for tech

by Michael Frank The team behind the new Olio Model One—veterans of Apple, Google, Movado, Audi and Pixar—have acknowledged something that all smartwatch makers should too: the fact that, for 400 years, people have been choosing watches for style. And no matter how many tricks and tech features can be integrated into a watch, the factor will always be important. Olio’s creators say most of …