Interview: James Thompson of Black Badger

From jewelry and watches made from NASA-grade materials to next-generation submarines, this designer knows no boundaries

Black Badger Advanced Composites might not be a name you’re familiar with, but founder James Thompson is in demand from all quarters right now. In a remarkably short period of time, this Canadian-born resident of Gothenburg, Sweden has enjoyed a career path that has seen him chat watches with the CEO of Bell & Ross, design next-gen submarines for the Royal Australian Navy, collaborate with …

Analog Watch Co.

The Carpenter Collection is made of a seemingly impossible combination of 100% wood and leather

by Bridget Harrington Rector The understated but stunning Carpenter Collection by Analog Watch Co. consists of four wooden watches with soft, flexible straps. Several contradictions might be identified in these timepieces: They are classic yet novel, highly designed but elemental and they make innovative use of mundane materials. The simplicity of the design—a circular body, an analog face devoid of markings and lack of glitz—belies …