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David Adjaye for PACT

If your idea of designer underwear still has something to do with Mark Wahlberg and Calvin Klein, it's time to step into the 21st century. And to expand your notion of "designer." Last year eco-entrepreneurs Jason Kibbey and Jeff Denby launched PACT, an Earth-friendly, design-minded line of underwear for men and women whose aim is both social change and sustainable drawers. They leaned on industrial design maven Yves Behar of Fuseproject for a handful of designs, and this time they've tapped British-by-way-of-Tanzania architect David Adjaye.
April 19, 2010
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Friday Finds 4.2.2010

This is how the Dwellians show you that we care—by sharing our prized Internet finds of the week. Today's offering includes everything from politics and Peeps to typography and trousers.
April 2, 2010
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Eight Questions for Frank Muytjens

Yesterday Frank Muytjens, head designer of menswear at J. Crew, came to San Francisco and we met up down at Sam's Grill for lunch. Though mass-market menswear isn't exactly Dwell's standard design fare, I was curious to hear what Muytjens makes of the contemporary design scene, what keeps him inspired, and how a Dutch clothing designer came to helm an American brand mired in decades of East Coast prep.
March 26, 2010
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Fjällräven's Kånken Computer Bag

I've long envied Dwell's Associate Art Director Brendan Callahan for a host of reasons, not least of which is his very cool rugged-cum-modern Fjällräven Kånken knapsack. They weren't available in the US until just recently; his hailed from Amsterdam. I dug its 70s outdoorsy vibe, coupled with that fine Swedish commitment to stripping away the unecessary frills and flames that so horribly mar the majority of outdoor gear. But now I've gotten my hands on a Kånken of my own (in yer eye, Callahan) one of a new line meant to handle laptops as easily as dayhikes.
March 21, 2010
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Nike's Recycled Jerseys

As you may well have heard (that's what you pay PR people for, no?), Nike previewed the nine World Cup 2010 jerseys they're producing for the South African games this summer. In addition to the standard fanfare--handsome footballers, bulging calves, capital B Branding--the Oregon-based sportswear behemoth has also been making a lot of noise about how each jersey is made from just eight plastic bottles.
March 16, 2010
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Camper Covers by Alfredo Häberli

Though the East Coast has been in the grip of serious winter weather, we here out west have been pummeled by quite a wet 2010. Naturally rubber boots of all stripes have carried the rainy day, as common a sight on the streets of San Francisco as skinny jeans and fringed moccasins. And though I've no beef with Wellingtons, I do hate carrying around an extra pair of shoes once I'm through with my galoshes. Enter Swiss design star Alfredo Häberli's ingenious rubber shoe covers for Camper Together.
March 5, 2010
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Belt Buckles by Kiel Mead

Senior Editor Aaron Britt talked to Kiel Mead the other day, after an initial cruise through his site yielded the Birdie Light, which he promptly posted. A closer look yielded a handful of men's accoutrements that he rather liked, including a passel of belt buckles and a tie clip. They chatted them over and Kiel sent some pictures of his work. Be sure to check out the slideshow for a very design-savvy wardrobe upgrade.
February 23, 2010
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SFMOMA x Gap: Artists' T-Shirts

As part of their 75th anniversary celebration, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has partnered with local retail giant Gap on eight limited-edition artist t-shirts. The battery of art stars includes Ed Ruscha, the late photographer Larry Sultan, Barry McGee, Leslie Shows and others.  
January 25, 2010
Gentlemens Accoutrements

Gentlemen's Accoutrements

November 20, 2009
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