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 …

The Head of Design for Google Hardware Talks Hardware

Google’s Hardware division extends beyond the industrial design of their many products like the Pixel and Google Home, and into the realm of voice-activated assistants, user-experience design for phones and more. The division’s Head of Design, overseeing roughly 100 team members, happens to be Ivy Ross. Once a jewelry designer who shifted to fashion and then kids’ toys, Ross doesn’t believe that design (or even …

Tammy Tiranasar Jewelry

Weaving new dimension into the art of macramé with organically derived and highly collectible pieces

In Tammy Tiranasar‘s jewelry, the art of macramé unfurls in colorfully hand-knotted necklaces that play with and subvert expectations about patterns. Sweeping, intuitively articulated, organic forms characterize the line and are presented in the bold (and more accessibly priced) Silk Collection, as well as in the avidly collected, one-of-a-kind pieces from the 1/1 series, which are created over weeks at a time and strung with …