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Post image for NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

The hope is that 3D printing and the incorporation of spacecraft waste and materials from the alien world can in turn help address affordable housing on Earth.

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Post image for Shigeru Ban and Other Architects to Build Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.

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Post image for Apple Watches Won’t Work on Tattooed Wrists

The new Apple Watch is the pinnacle of technological achievement.

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Post image for Deal the Colors of the Rainbow with a New Playing Card Deck

Centuries of use haven’t changed the standard deck of playing cards much. A new version designed by Fredericks & Mae puts all 54 cards on the color spectrum in a fanning rainbow.

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Post image for After Three Decades of Obscurity, Helvetica’s Successor Reemerges

When Haas Unica was introduced in 1980, it was intended as an illustrious successor to the highly popular sans-serif Helvetica.

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Post image for Human Nests and Other Highlights of African Design

Designer Porky Hefer’s organic capsules are part of Grains of Paradise: Contemporary African Design in collaboration with Southern Guild, a group exhibition at a gallery specializing in contemporary design.

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Post image for New LA Parking Signs Are Good Design

Last week, the first of 100 signs that are part of an initiative to rethink parking was installed in Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Post image for Sketches for First Mac Icons Acquired by MoMA

When Susan Kare sketched the icons for the first Macintosh computer back in the early 1980s, she only had basic black-and-white pixels to create a universal user language.

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Post image for An Online Sanctuary for 30 Endangered Species

Designer Bryan James was inspired to create the online project “In Pieces” as a “reminder of the beauty we are on the verge of losing as every moment passes.”

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Post image for New Permanent Installation Blooms at the Rijksmuseum

When the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam debuted its renovated Philips Wing in November, curious modern flora bloomed over its 18th-century staircase.

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