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Jo Flannery

Maker, School of Craft in Bedford

Melodius Warbler - A Paean to Hobbies

PRESENTED ON JUN 05, 2014
IN BEDFORD @ VOL 2

Jo Flannery speaks passionately about the importance of hobbies- the things we make are instilled with love and have value far beyond a price tag.

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Crafting Character

BY PHILIPP KIRSCHFINK
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 11, 2013

Philipp Kirschfink is a bike messenger, philiospher, and a carpenter living in Maastricht. He believes that making his creations by hand using traditional methods and tools is not only good for the enviornment, it creates works with inteqrity along with building character. 

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Crafting Together

BY THE CRAFTIES HK
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2013

The Crafties HK explain the ethos behind crafting and coworking as well as how their workspace can benefit Hong Kong.

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Mindfulness in Education

BY CAROLYN CHANDLER
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. She discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2014.

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Urbacraft city crafting system

BY AYSSAR ARIDA
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion take us through the journey of creating and launching Urbacraft, a city crafting system that redefines the boundaries between playfulness and construction, while providing the users with plenty of new possibilities. Let the fun begin! 

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Embracing Mindfulness for Change.

BY MIMI WILLIAMS
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 27, 2017

Mimi Williams sends us to New Orleans for a journey that proves how important mindfulness really is.

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Making The Right Turn

BY ADIL NAEEM
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2018

Adil Naeem is a dreamer who has turned his passion into his work. A tinkerer of cars since the age of ten tells us the story of his love for engines, speed and noise and how he overcame obstacles to become one of the most renowned names in the automobile circle of Islamabad.

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Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids

BY ALLISON BAIRD
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Allison Baird describes her journey as a child from being misunderstood for having learning issues to being recognized as a gifted child. Today, she teaches gifted kids about mindfulness so that they can focus their energy on exploring their gifts instead of acting out in the classroom or towards their peers. 

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Why you should make things

BY RICHARD CLUBB
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 08, 2019

Richard Clubb is a general purpose engineer and maker. He just generally enjoys making things and it doesn't really matter what.

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Making People Feel Warm & Fuzzy About Anatomical Illustration

BY EMILY STONEKING
@ VOL 28 ON MAY 22, 2019

Artist Emily Stoneking reflects on her unique art of crafting anatomical illustration through the mediums of knitting and glass work.