Interview: Ivy Ross, Google’s Vice President of Hardware Design

Experimentation, curiosity and the customer are at the center of the team's philosophy

In Google‘s recent collection of home and mobile products, all products—regardless of function—fit together in a way that complements their technologies and visual design. That’s in part because of the precise yet fluid vision of Ivy Ross, Google’s Vice President of Hardware Design for the last few years. With experience in various realms—from fashion and jewelry to toys and art—Ross brings a truly unique point …

Inside Cadillac’s Escala Concept Car

How the vehicle's interior design is influencing the future of the brand

When it debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Élegance, Cadillac’s Escala concept marked their third and final statement in a five-year trilogy of concept cars celebrating expressions of the journey (the Ciel), the drive (the El Miraj) and the arrival (the Escala). Prior to its unveiling, we spent several months charting the Escala’s development at the GM design studio in Detroit. Our first feature …

Interview: Debbie Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader of Ford’s Materials Sustainability Lab

Recycled money, agave, and ketchup are turned into car parts for the future

When walking through Ford Motor Company‘s Materials Sustainability Lab in Dearborn, Michigan, one can’t help but feel like they’re in a fictional laboratory from a Roald Dahl book. Here, however, the innovation is real and the impact is tangible. Led by Senior Technical Leader Debbie Mielewski, this facility aims to produce car parts from the unimaginable. It’s more than a demonstration of Ford’s commitment to …