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Estúdio Casa G overhauls open-sided concrete villa in the Amazon

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The Levi's x Jacquard by Google Denim Jacket is a Garment, Not a Device

Jacquard by Google has teamed up with Levi's to create a smart denim jacket, specifically with bike commuters in mind. The collaboration has been going on for quite some time—back in 2015, Ivan Poupyrev, technical program lead at Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division and Paul Dillinger, vice president of global product innovation at Levi Strauss & Co spoke at our conference about the initial stages of the project....

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The Core77 team spends time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite finds from the World Wide Web:

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The Core77 team spends time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite finds from the World Wide Web:

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Meet the Designers Chosen for the Core77 x A/D/O Residency

After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from Core77 readers, we've finally chosen our design residents who will be spending 3 months in the A/D/O space working on a number of their dream projects. And given the pool of applicants was so great, we couldn't pick just one!

So without further ado, here are two short chats with our chosen residents: design studio byjimmi, who will be working with a large format 3D printer they've recently developed to create a number of different hand tools and products (all the while hoping to collaborate on projects with our A/D/O residents as well), and Casey Doran Lewis, an accomplished designer who just recently took a leap to form his own freelance practice in New York. 

Harrison Tyler & Evan Roche, byjimmi Design Studio

Tell us more about what you're going to work on during your residency at A/D/O. 

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Studio Rik ten Velden's vinyl-storage cabinet doubles as a home DJ booth

Selectors Cabinet

Dutch designer Rik ten Velden is targeting home DJs with the Selectors Cabinet – a wooden DJ booth, room divider and...

10 of the most popular all-white interiors from Dezeen's Pinterest boards

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Design Experience that Matters: Lessons Learned in Rapid Prototyping

The process of prototype fabrication is really a series of problem-solving exercises. Slot A suddenly refuses to accept Tab B, the beautiful CAD model reveals monstrous qualities when it emerges from the 3D printer, the Arduino code refuses to compile. We always find ourselves doing lots of just-in-time self-education, reading product manuals and watching YouTube HOWTO videos.

In brief, here are some of the most valuable lessons learned from our summer design sprint:

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Fitbit's VP of Industrial Design on Career Transitions and Designing the Future of Wearable Tech

Jonah Becker, Fitbit's VP of Industrial Design, is nothing short of a design veteran. Shortly after graduating from the industrial design program at California College of the Arts, Becker co-founded the industrial design agency One & Company. During his time at One & Company, he worked on numerous projects with major companies, including Burton, HTC and Under Armour. After over a decade of working as an independent design agency, Becker and his team sold One & Company to HTC and were acquired by the mobile phone manufacturer.

Becker's transition to Fitbit's VP of Industrial Design yielded an even wider range of design wisdom for the industry native. For Becker, the career move was an opportunity to "build a design team from scratch and help make design an integral part of the culture and future of a business"—a challenge he was ready to face.

We sat down with Becker to talk about his diverse work experience, what we can expect to see from the world of wearable technology in the near future and his advice for young designers.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

Core77: You used to work at One & Company/HTC, which involved working with a wide variety of brands and products, but at Fitbit, you're instead honing in on one product line. What was it like for you transitioning from working on a diverse number of projects to one line of very specific products?

JB: There are pros and cons to every type of creative design situation. Something I've always enjoyed is gaining category expertise. As a designer, you're expected to go in and identify and understand the issues your team is trying to solve. How can we apply a design process to come up with the best solution? I also think—often as a consultancy—your relationship and role with the client can vary with how you are involved in central decision making and...

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Fakro launches skylights designed especially for flat roofs

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Mirage: A Collection of Architecturally-Inspired Handles and Knobs

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The Big Bend: U-Shaped ‘World’s Longest Skyscraper’ is Intentionally Absurd

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There’s lots of competition for the title of world’s tallest skyscraper, but does anyone care about the world’s longest – even when it extends vertically into an upside-down U shape? If you were to take ‘The Big Bend’ and straighten it out to stand on one end, it would extend impossibly high into the air, especially for how skinny it is. But architecture studio Oiio seems...

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