TEDxBrixton 2015 may be over but you can still get involved in our Ideas from Europe competition in association with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Self-confessed ‘crush-addict’ Isabelle O’Carroll had our audience in fits of laughter discussing her theory on crushes. “Some people say that their crushes are so strong it prevents them from eating or even sleeping! But crushes can be such a powerful motivator making you change your life or a strong comforter in times of depression.”Other highlights during our third quarter included Alex Lambert’s gripping topic on creativity, ideas and technology, Inua Ellams’ insightful talk on mental health issues in men and Sabah Choudrey’s moving story on being a transgendered Muslim.
2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I spend pretty much every day in Brixton and still love just walking around and soaking up the atmosphere, mainly walking through Market Row, Granville Arcade and Electric Avenue.3. What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? My interpretation is very much a visual one. Kaleidoscopes are beautiful ever-changing patterns that develop and grow without knowing what you are going to see next. I think that hugely describes Brixton. It is such a diverse place that is constantly changing. Every day I see new developments and the way things change but still fit together and work alongside each other.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? I’m reading a few! One is “Lean in” by Sheryl Sandberg which is a hugely motivational read that I would recommend to anyone. I’m also working my way through the new Gizzi Erskine “Healthy Eating” cookbook which is brilliant. I’ve just finished Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl” which had me in stitches throughout and gave a whole new perspective on being a woman in her twenties!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? That opinion changes daily, I have the app so constantly have a look as to what kind of talk I’d like to listen to. One that really sticks out is from this year’s TED in Vancouver by David Eagleman which we screened at the Impact Hub in Brixton. It really opens your eyes to what science can do6. What’s your biggest highlight from last year’s TEDxBrixton event? I put forward Simon Parkes as someone to approach as a speaker for 2014 and seeing him on stage after weeks of developing his talk and being such a huge fan of his story and book was a very special moment, one I will remember for a very long time.
Living room. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 14:52:58 PM by Shelby G.
1. Sectionalize Your Living Room
2. Choose Your Lounging or Hang Out Area
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018, 15:00:59 PM by Shelby G.
From wonderful quilts to elegant lace, country French furniture fills country homes of rural France and are filled with many assorted textures that make a house a home.
Lighting plays an equally important part of French decorating, including the use of chandeliers and traditional French sconce lighting. Using colors, textures, lighting, furniture and some choice accenting accessories, you can give yourself the warm rustic look and feel of French country decor.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018, 14:37:36 PM by Shelby G.
I found the easiest way to start was to make a pattern on paper first of what ever shape you want your ornament to be (circle, square, heart) or you could even make a snowman or Santa. Then cut out you paper pattern and trace it on the cork-board, now your ready to cut out your ornament. When cutting the cork board just be careful it breaks easily. Next punch a whole at the top of your ornament, this will be where you hang your ornament from. Now for the fun part, grab a bunch of puffy paints in all different colors and began decorating and designing your own unique ornament. Once the ornament is dry you can tie a piece of ribbon through the whole at the top, this will be your hanger.
Cork boardPenScissorshole puncherPuffy paintRibbon
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018, 14:35:53 PM by Shelby G.
yet another idea that is perfect for boys and girls alike. If you have a favorite color or two, buy all of your locker accessories in that color or in a similar shade. Most locker accessories come in an assorted array of colors so there are tons of options you can choose from.
Backyard. Published at Wednesday, October 03rd 2018, 15:34:58 PM by Shelby G. How to Choose a Good Wood Fireplace Surround
Technically, a fireplace surround is an architectural element which surrounds a fireplace, providing aesthetic and safety benefits. A fireplace with a fireplace surround can add a bit of romance to any room.
Keep in mind is that the fireplace mantle must go well with other architectural elements in the room. Installing a small and relatively plain mantle, when the room includes elements like chair railing or ornate baseboards, might not be a good idea. At the same time, a mantle featuring carved bunches of cherries would look out of place in a contemporary room. Smart thing to do is to go for surrounds that will enhance what you have going on, without causing the room to seem out of balance.
Backyard. Published at Wednesday, October 03rd 2018, 14:34:27 PM by Shelby G.
The perfect container must be vast enough to hold a sizeable quantity of soil. It should have super drainage facilities through holes or various openings at the bottom or sides. It must not rust, at least in a single season, and it should have a wide enough base to perch firmly wherever placed. Further, it needs to be heavy enough to withstand average winds. In severe storms, like hurricanes and tornadoes, movable containers can be shifted to interim safety. All of these things should be factored in when you are coming up with your container gardening ideas.
Where to find your container supplies? Begin with what you possess. If you explore cellars or basements, attics, garages, and sheds, you will doubtless encounter objects of interest. Old-fashioned pots and kettles, usually sold in antique shops at rural auctions or observed at old New England inns, have much attraction.
Backyard. Published at Wednesday, October 03rd 2018, 14:21:50 PM by Shelby G.
There are a variety of popular concrete patio designs from which you may choose to craft your personal style. You can add a smooth finish to your patio if you just soften it using sandblast and a little acid etching. A blend of both could create an excellent concrete patio floor.
A lot of people find concrete staining useful for toning their concrete or wooden surface look brand new, great-looking as well as giving an matured look very much akin to all natural stones. Moreover, staining could also protect the concrete from many harshness of tough weathering. Stain coats must be occasionally applied to guard the concrete from rain, sun or other natural factors which lighten the original color.
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