Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design

For anybody interested in analog technologies and music, Gideon Schwartz’s Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design offers a deep dive into the history and renaissance of lo-fi audio. From Bang & Olufsen’s glorious wire recorder from 1947, the Beocord 84U, to the stunning Clearaudio Statement V2 turntable from 2008, and so many more, the products highlighted within this 272-page book are some of the …

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 …