The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter includes a reusable face mask made from a breathable recycled material, which sportswear company Adidas designed to be used by people wanting to reduce their risk of getting or spreading coronavirus.
Many readers have criticised the design for not being innovative enough, asking "is that the best Adidas could come up with?" Others defended the brand for mass producing the garment, which they believe "will become a key part of our wardrobe" as lockdowns ease.
Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs added to the discussion commenting that "since the pandemic began, the face mask has gone from being a barely noticed utilitarian device to a potential life-saver to a branded accessory in just a few months. I think it's interesting and useful to report on this transformation."
Other stories in this week's newsletter include a boxy house belonging to a photographer in Hermosa Beach, California, the colourful "New London Fabulous" design movement which is challenging minimalism and five reasons why you should enter Dezeen Awards.
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