Virginia also speaks highly of Simon Parkes who graced our stages in 2014 with his talk ??How I bought the Brixton Academy for £1’ “I’m a big fan of Simon Parkes – his talk and also his book, Live at the Brixton Academy, which is a lot of fun and full of great lessons for entrepreneurs.”
Virginia was at the tail end of her master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering at London’s Royal College of Art.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a digital and product designer specialising in user experience design. My role within the TEDxBrixton team is stage design and attendee.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Evenings at Brixton street gym with the BlockWorkout team.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Every time you twist the Brixton kaleidoscope a new world appears. That’s what I love about living here- it’s unpredictable, dynamic and has so many hidden facets, you just have to go exploring.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Dominic Wilcox- Variations on normal. It’s one of my favourites. A collection of illustrations by Dominic Wilcox.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? One of the best, taught me a lot about perception and authority. Amy Cuddy’s Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.
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.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? My role within the team is Project Coordinator. I help all the teams where necessary on a variety of tasks and have been working on sourcing the merchandise for the event.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I love going to Brixton Market at the weekend: having a browse and trying all the different food there, picking up fresh bread from the Sunday Farmer’s market and have particularly enjoyed Pop Brixton this summer, especially the savoury crepes from L’Amuse Bouche!3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? For me, kaleidoscope means something that is rapidly changing, something vibrant and colourful which is full of energy and continuously creating something beautiful that comes together perfectly.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? I am currently reading I Am Pilgrim, a fantastic thriller entwining the lives of a former intelligence officer and an international terrorist – I can’t put it down and would highly recommend!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? There are so many amazing TED talks that I have enjoyed, but one that stands out to me is Susan Cain’s The Power of Introverts because it really examined the social emphasis on being bold, assertive and outgoing and discusses how we should change our perspective and understand the value of introverts. In our society, I think there is bias thinking that the ideal students and employees are extroverts as opposed to introverts, and I think it is important to shed light on the positive differences between the two and strive for more of a cultural balance between the two.TEDxBrixton TEAMS: A roundtable with the talented operations team!
We have a committed facilities team who are responsible for the management of services and processes that support all of TEDxBrixton’s departments. It’s a wide field with a diverse range of responsibilities which can only be fulfilled by a team who are reliable, highly organised, efficient and astute in the planning and daily operations of running an organisation. Meet Rima, Lauren and Piotr.
Decor. Published at Sunday, October 07th 2018, 14:13:46 PM by Shelby G.
You can't put your frames near the stove or the fireplace, or next to flower vases or sweating glasses of water. Cleaning should also be done with care. You can't just dump them in a tub of water for a scrub; you should use damp or dry cloth to wipe dust off your frames.
Paper picture frames can be purchased in many home improvement stores or paper shops. You can also get great finds in Amazon, Kmart, Adorama, and DTY Direct.
Decor. Published at Sunday, October 07th 2018, 14:13:44 PM by Shelby G.
The home office desk UK is perhaps the most important piece of functional furniture that one can have in this room. It is the epicenter of you workplace and must at all times reflect this. Think of how de-motivating and uninspiring it will be to have to drag yourself to a makeshift desk that has no drawers, uneven legs, scratches and not enough space to put two piles of paper. My strongest suggestion, if you are kitting this space out for the first time is to start off with the planning phase. I know that this may sound like "Pie In The Sky" stuff but if you have any idea of how many home DIY projects fall flat, are half done because no planning whatsoever had gone into it.
They will have to be addressed in that order as the budget is really the most important driving force for any project ad will have a huge effect on the requirements. Once you have adequately completed these two sections you should be left with a rough idea of what can be spent where also a list of measurements, possible designs, themes, colours etc. Make sure that the office desk is on the top of this list. The reason for this is that the study desk will have a bearing on all the other furniture, in terms of style as well as size that you purchase for your new home office.
Kitchen. Published at Saturday, October 06th 2018, 15:01:18 PM by Shelby G.
Try making sure you can have four to six feet of aisle space. If you place the sink and refrigerator on one wall, and then the range opposite it on the other side, this will allow the room to be evenly spaced out and not look over crowded. You could even add an island or peninsula off the end of one counter which will aid in allowing a place for quick eat in meals.
If you would like to incorporate the new stainless steel appliances into your galley kitchen ideas
Backyard. Published at Saturday, October 06th 2018, 14:53:00 PM by Shelby G.
These plants do not take very much care, requiring little water and overall they are extremely hardy and self sufficient. In other words these types of plants are perfect workhorses that will thrive in arid or desert conditions.
Bedroom. Published at Saturday, October 06th 2018, 14:52:59 PM by Shelby G.
Your bed is the space in your room that is totally yours
Options for comforter sets abound for all types of taste
Backyard. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 15:01:16 PM by Shelby G.
A focal point can be anything from the front door itself, a beautiful wreath on your front door or perhaps a wicker table, chairs, and colorful table cloth. Or, it could be beautiful hanging baskets, a work of art (painting or sculpture), or perhaps a favorite rocker or swing. Above all, make sure your "focal point" is obvious and it should be a great conversation starter.
Backyard. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 14:53:03 PM by Shelby G.
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