While not directly craft related, but I found this talk very inspirational. Erin McKean is chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary; she uses beautiful metaphors to express her philosophy on life’s research, technology, and her passion for words. – Link.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Lil

    I love this talk, and I love her DRESS! Thanks for posting this!

  • his prince charming

    Yeah, this is one of the better talks they’ve posted.

  • DC

    Great talk. Plus, admit it, you were totally reverse-engineering that dress the whole time.
    P.S. I could watch TED talks all day.

  • MyFirstPony

    The crafty link is that I would bet a fair amount of money that Erin made that dress. In fact, unless I’m mistaken, it’s one in many of a series of her Duro-inspired dresses.