Charged: The Future of Cadillac Design

Our interview with the American luxury brand's Director of Exterior Design, Bob Boniface

At some point in the last decade, Cadillac made a conscious decision to not be all things to all people. By sharpening silhouettes, narrowing lines and hardening angles, the cars developed an entirely new personality, one meant to attract a more design-conscious customer that’d otherwise be seen sitting in a vehicle that originated in Germany. Witness bringing the 2009 Converj concept to fruition in the …

Charged: Indie Wearable Tech Brands

Alternative innovations in the ever-expanding industry from tot-trackers to headphones

As companies like Nike, Google, and Apple rush to be at the forefront of wearable technology, a group of startups and tech incubators are making a strong case for why consumers may need to look elsewhere for the next big thing. With products emerging for everything from t-shirts that monitor your workout in real-time to diapers that can identify early signs of health issues for …

Charged: Ressence Watches

The brand's visionary founder discusses reimagining the mechanics of watchmaking

The world took note when Benoît Mintiens, founder of the Antwerp-based Ressence watches, released the Type 3 watch at Baselworld in 2013. The industrial designer had constructed a watch like no other; the watch face appears to dance across its crystal surface. At first glance, the innovative crown-free timepiece appears to be digital, yet it’s entirely mechanical, with an automatic movement. The stakes in the …