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Noted: Hire Your Own Eco-Concierge

Tired of separating paper and plastic? Wish you could find a vegan hair salon? Help is but a phone call away — if you can afford it.

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Noted: The Past and Future of Punctuation

Despite the popularity of emoticons and LOL-speak, digital communication’s persistent ambiguity calls out for a renaissance in punctuation.

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Noted: What It Means to Unconsume

In an an economy where a company’s mere name can add value, author Rob Walker invites everyone to contribute to the first brand that has no products.

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Noted: How We Remember the Dead

Death may be final, but the way we remember the dearly departed is forever evolving, from hair necklaces to digital cemeteries.

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Noted: The Video Jukebox

Watching your favorite pop star belt a tune from a tropical beach with scantily-clad backup dancers has roots far deeper than MTV.

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Noted: The Internet Postcard

The novelty of receiving a postcard never really dies — but is snail mail still meaningful if it’s nothing more than a glorified text message?

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Noted: The World’s Most Famous Turtleneck

Following the death of tech-icon Steve Jobs, sales of his iconic garment went through the roof. Are retailers celebrating a memory or just cashing in?

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Noted: Finland’s Baby Boxes

For expecting mothers in this European nation, a gift from the government seeks to give all children an equal start to life.

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Noted: Word as Image

Language invokes its own design with Ji Lee’s playful challenge.

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Noted: Woodworking With Nature

Fellow visual storytellers, The Scout, follow woodworker Josh Vogel of Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. under a shady canopy of materials.

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Noted: The Future of Folk Art

As one New York City museum fights for its survival, is an entire culture of homegrown design in danger?

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Noted: Slavery Footprint

How many slaves work on your behalf? A new website attempts to educate consumers about the supply chain.

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Noted: What’s Your Favorite Memory?

On any street corner, there’s your answer.

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Noted: Mannequin Madness

Retailers are giving their plastic humanoids a life-like makeover that they hope will attract shoppers. Just try to avoid the cold, creepy glare.

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Noted: Revolutionizing the Football Helmet

From hand-stitched leather to plastic to electronic sensors — America’s iconic sport adapts in the face of danger.

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Noted: Tidying Up

Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli will organize your life.

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Noted: The Business of Hybrid Fruit

With pluots, pluerries and apriums, the fruit industry has adopted Frankenstein-like methods.

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Noted: The Problem With Prefab

What began as the ultimate DIY project is now a contemporary contradiction. Can anyone save the business of factory-made housing?

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Noted: The Truck Art of Pakistan

We often leave it to museums to preserve and display the cultural heritage of a region, but for Pakistan, they put it on four wheels.

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Noted: The Unseen Bestiary

It doesn’t matter if the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch or your favorite mythical creature doesn’t exist — Lindsey Carr will still draw it for you.

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Noted: Modern-Day Treasure Hunters

Often overlooked as greedy gold seekers, the life of the contemporary beach comber is surprisingly romantic.

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