1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m TEDxBrixton’s Project Manager. I spend most of my time getting everyone together, keeping everyone communicating and looking at how 2. everything fits together, big picture. As we’re a team of very busy volunteers who can’t always meet in person, I do my best to make sure everyone knows what’s going on around the team and everyone has lots of support.3. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I love exploring little, undiscovered bits of Brixton. Wondering around the little roads and alleys and taking in the sights, sounds and colours. I’m always stumbling upon awesome new spots such as Bookmongers book shop recently, now a firm favourite second hand book shop! One of my favourite things to do after a TEDx Brixton meeting is grab some lunch and sit in Windrush Square and watch the world go by.4. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? To me, Kaleidoscope is about changing perceptions. You can look at the same thing from a number of different angles and get a new perspective, each as interesting, unique and beautiful as the last.5. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? As part of my book club (Rebel Book Club in London) I’m reading Doing Good Better by William Macaskill. Only just started it but it promises to be challenging book about making a difference in the world.6. What’s your favourite TED talk? So hard to pick just one! One of the shortest, most powerful talks I’ve seen recently is Drew Dudley – Leading with Lollipops. Such a great talk for showing us the impact we can have in the world.7. What’s your highlight from last year’s event? So many highlights, in particular Judy Claybourne’s talk stood out to me as fascinating, touching and eye opening.
Tell us a bit about your background? PR assistant for a food & drinks PR company and I’m the social media lead for TEDxBrixton.MarthaWhat’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Going to eat in Brixton village market or to the Ritzy cinema with my family.What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? A representation of all the different identities that exist in Brixton.What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett – it’s about three different love stories that are intertwined.What’s your favourite TED talk? Why I stopped watching porn by Ran Gavrieli.
Tell us a bit about your background? I’m the Digital and Communications Manager for a disability rights nonprofit working mostly throughout Africa and Asia. I’m also the Comms Lead forTEDxBrixton. In other words I try to make sure that all the communications bits, such as social media, PR and website, come together.What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Food, food, food. I love discovering new places and going for old ones.What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Not sure yet, only time will tell :)What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? The Global Minotaur, by Yanis Varoufakis former Minister of Finance of Greece and economist who believes that globalisation, capitalism and financialisation are myths, and the causes of the current economic crisis.What’s your favourite TED talk? Jill Bolte Taylor – Stroke of Insight. Jill is a brain researcher who had a stroke, and had the chance to observe it and study it as it happened. Fascinating stuff!
Backyard. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 15:01:16 PM by Shelby G. Quick Front Porch Decorating Guide - The Key to Easy Decorating Ideas!
We get asked often the question "What can I do to decorate my porch without a lot of effort?" Or, "I'm not a great decorator, what easy decorating ideas do you have that looks great?" Front porch decorating is much like decorating any room of your home. Think four things: color, theme, focal point and purpose.
Backyard. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 14:53:03 PM by Shelby G.
Here is the most generally used cover for your patio. It also comes with a constitution or framework which is made out of wooden or metal frames (i.e. steel or aluminum), which is built around as well as over your patio. And the top edge of your patio cover is opened by simply laying down well constructed matrix featuring extremely lightweight beams which provide sufficient hold up for the roof tiles which serves as efficient patio cover. But you must also understand the fact that, they are not that much hard wearing. They only safeguard you from the sun, rain or light wind.
Sun shades will provide you with complete guard against the sun. Such covered patio designs are among the simplest ones to install. They sometimes require lesser chunk of work than what you anticipate! While there is a large variety of sun shades sold commercially, the price could also vary depending on the make and model. It is the best to have the nerve to spend a little bit more on tough sun shades. This means, you will be able to enjoy it over an expanded period of time.
Living room. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 14:52:58 PM by Shelby G.
2. Choose Your Lounging or Hang Out Area
If you have high ceilings, you can suspend a nice light fixture over the activity table. Don't be too stingy on lighting. Make that eating or crafts area as well-lit as possible. You don't want squinting and groping. But make sure to use lamps or other light fixtures that provide soft lighting. This type of lighting should add a lot in making your living room really homey.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018, 15:00:59 PM by Shelby G.
Just as many contemporary homes are, the French home's focus is the French country kitchen. When looking for kitchen decorating ideas, don't forget kitchen wall decor. There are a wide variety of French ceramics to adorn your walls in your new French interior design.
Another area that is generally skipped is the space above your kitchen cupboards
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018, 14:37:36 PM by Shelby G.
When I am board at home that's when I get my most creative ideas. My niece and nephew where looking for something fun to entertain themselves and that's when I thought of making cork board ornaments. We just used some materials that we found lying around the house, it was like we where on a scavenger hunt. It's never to early to start making Christmas ornaments especially if you want to make some for gifts. Kids love being able to give gifts to, so this allows them a chance make a special gift for family and friends. These ornaments are quick and easy, we made several different ones and in less then a half hour, which is great if you have kids with a short attention span. This is a great project for kids of any age and adult to, so don't miss out on the fun.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018, 14:35:53 PM by Shelby G.
So what is quick, fast and cool, you may ask? I will give you some great ideas that will greatly help you out.
Backyard. Published at Wednesday, October 03rd 2018, 15:34:58 PM by Shelby G.
Benefits of a Wood Fireplace Surround
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.
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