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When Fern Fever Gripped a Nation

What began with a simple terrarium turned into a 19th centuy frond phenomenon that influenced art, fashion and home decor.

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Bridesmaid on a Budget

You’re thrilled to be in the wedding party; your wallet, however, is not. Learn how to be a part of the big day without breaking the bank.

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Noted: A Memorial for Mental Health

With the help of 28,000 potted flowers, artist Anna Schuleit transforms a mental hospital into a beautiful meditation on psychiatric well-being.

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Cracks and the Art of Repair

A fifteenth century Japanese pottery technique continues to inspire today, proving that there are no accidents, only opportunity.

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Noted: Printing Your Library Books on Demand

In the face of financial despair, our essential public institutions are trying to compete with the world’s biggest online retailers.

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Crinolines and Spanx: Modernizing Women’s Shapewear

Women have been squeezed in, laced up, and pulled tight for centuries. Why do we still grin and bear the pain?

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Noted: Tracking Your Used Clothing

The afterlife of your thrift store donations may surprise you.

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Noted: Saving Japan’s Photographs

A year after the tragic events struck the Pacific nation, one woman is helping families reconnect with their lost memories.

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Planning an Accessible Wedding

When planning your wedding, a disability need not affect your day. Wheelchair users offer advice for achieving the event of your dreams.

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Japan and the Crazy Quilt

The needlecraft fad that busied every woman in America during the 1800s was inspired by an unlikely source.

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Noted: The Crazy Coat Lady

The homeless population of Detroit is a little warmer because of Veronika Scott’s socially conscious design: a coat that converts into a sleeping bag.

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The Trouble With Wallpaper

What was once an object of class warfare is now the stuff of DIY nightmares. Before covering your walls, get inspired and find your inner patience.

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Noted: When Craft Meets Athletics

Nike’s brand new Flyknit shoes will be on the feet of track stars at this year’s Olympics. But is this just a handcrafted gimmick?

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Noted: Creating the Perfect Pointe Shoe

Meticulous commitment keeps one company in demand, supplying ballerinas with the key to their ultimate success.

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How Tupperware Reinvented American Business

A documentary shows how the humble, plastic food container was once a means for young women to achieve personal success and financial stability.