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 …

Interview: Igor Gligorov of Soulines Turntables

This Serbian designer’s turntables blend music, science and design

by Emily Millett Describing himself as an “old school perfectionist” with a “mind full of music,” Igor Gligorov is all about the art of good vibrations—vibration control to be precise. And, since that is the basis of efficient and advanced turntable design, it’s pretty important in his line of work. Four years ago—after having spent half a lifetime immersed in all things music—Gligorov decided to …

Nano HiFi

Ultra high fidelity audio in a sleek portable system

Getting the highest quality audio at home used to mean having stacks of receivers, speakers the size of bookshelves and endless wires cluttering up your space. While some of the latest large-scale home audio packages are nothing short of remarkable, the general move in the industry is toward more compact systems. While some speakers sacrifice sound quality in the name of a more compact design, …