Best of CH 2017: Cars + Tech

An essay on the Apple Watch, test drives, conferences and more

As yet another year comes to a close, we’ve been curious about the innovations being made across the car and tech industries. Some of the team at CH are self-professed geeks, while others aren’t nearly as tech-savvy, yet we are all constantly engaged with the clever devices and inventions that we use daily. The selected articles here aren’t necessarily about the year’s biggest car or …

Studio Visit: Artist Jason Woodside

A world of color collides in the painter's bright Brooklyn space

Up several flights in an old Brooklyn warehouse building, artist Jason Woodside‘s works come to life in a flurry of color. Here, he imagines and executes smaller spray-painted works. He also conceives large-scale public pieces, like his massive mural for LA’s Google pop-up. Today, Woodside’s work is available to all at a remarkably reasonable price, in the form of Google Live Cases for the Pixel …

Interview: Ivy Ross, Google’s Head of Hardware Design

How the former head of Glass is turning the company into a product design powerhouse

In her role as VP of Hardware Design at Google, Ivy Ross brings creative expertise in everything from fashion and jewelry to toys and art and even sound healing and Mien Shiang (the Chinese art of face-reading). She dropped out of college right before graduating to open a design concept store in NYC, but still managed to attend Harvard Business School and was recently given …

Jacqui Kenny’s Google Street View Photography

Jacqui Kenny’s Instagram isn’t technically her own photography. She also has created a collection of images from all over the world, but never leaves the house. Known as the Agoraphobic Traveller, Kenny takes her photos from Google Street View, finding colorful and charming scenes thanks to the tech company’s automated cameras. Kenny says, about Street View, “It’s this parallel world with billions of automated photos. …

Arc Phone Case’s Advanced Ergonomics

A multifunctional X-shaped wrap for iPhones, Androids and the Google Pixel

In the phone case product category, just about everything feels as if it’s been addressed, from waterproof and indestructible to bedazzled and novelty. And yet, the Arc Case—on Kickstarter now—doesn’t look like any other and incorporates the functionality of many. An ergonomic criss-crossed body set atop heavy knit elastic strips actually allows room for a finger to slip behind—mimicking the functionality of a ring. Rivets …