1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’ve been working on the mobile app for TEDxBrixton ensuring that it’s launched ahead of the event. I’m also the Ticket Coordinator ensuring that tickets are distributed and allocated. The main part of my job will be at the actual event.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating! I love the Brixton Market and the wide range of food you can choose.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Something that is constantly changing but is still so colorful and amazing to look at. This is how I feel about Brixton and the people living in it.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins – a book about how our brain works and if it’s possible to build a machine with artificial intelligence. Very interesting!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? How great leaders inspire action –it’s about why we do things and allows us to better understand our decisions. I absolutely love it.
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.
With a growing desire for more ethical fashion initiatives, fashion enterprise HustleBucks, co-founded by Samuel Ade Alebioshu, is picking up huge recognition for marrying social good with innovative clothing. “Our ‘hustle’ began in 2009 with a team of young people keen on making a difference through clothing by using it as medium to express ourselves and the issues we felt were relevant,” says Samuel.
The multi-award winning youth led social enterprise was formed in Brixton Village under the direction of visual arts space 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, a platform known for supporting the careers of emerging artists and advocating cultural diversity. It was this opportunity that created access for HustleBucks to catapult real change in the community. “Designing t-shirts and printing them led to us launching campaign with a collection of relevant topics such as ‘Ghustlebucks 3un and Knife Crime’ and ‘Different Endz’, which were sold at local events and market stalls. Shortly after, we partnered with Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design to develop a collection for our first fashion show that would launch our Pop-Up Shop in March 2010.”
I think there’s so much going on in Brixton that it would be impossible to sum that all up in one image. For me, The Chronicles of Brixton represents Brixton to me. It’s a real mixture of things; – there’s everything from civil rights activists, through to musical instruments and tools for making, all layered up and coming together to make one slightly noisy, but cohesive image. The things in the image are so different but sit alongside each other to create something beautiful which I think is something that drew me to Brixton in the first place.Why Brixton, rather than any other area?
The Chronicles of Brixton is an amazing kaleidoscopic image made up of photos submitted by the general public of what they would save from a fire. The image looks almost like a mandala, and only on closer inspection are you able to recognise the photos of different items that people have sent in.
Garage. Published at Friday, October 26th 2018, 04:00:54 AM by Shelby G.
Garage Storage CabinetGarage Shelving Ideas You Can Use Today
Your garage needn't be stuffed, unorganized or chaotic. Implementing a simple but effective garage shelving plan can transform your cluttered garage into a place you'd be proud of. I am sure, no matter if you have a tiny garage that you can barely fit a car in, a standard two car model, or even a huge multi-car garage that holds three or more vehicles, you will not only think of parking your car there but you will also have other ideas of what types of items you can store there. There are numerous different types of garage shelving ideas and storage solution methods that are available. Surely you can find one, or perhaps even a combination of garage organizing ideas that will be suitable for the purpose that you would like your garage to serve.
Decor. Published at Friday, October 26th 2018, 04:00:52 AM by Shelby G.
Garage Flooring Ideas 2018
The homebuilder did not put much thought into the layout of the garage when your house was built. A low-grade slab of concrete was used, as this room is only meant to be utilitarian in any case. You don't have to put up with this going forward though, having to deal with the disintegrating surface that also attracts every drop of oil. A number of different garage floor ideas can be considered, including staining, epoxy, a vinyl surface or placing floor mats.
Decor. Published at Friday, October 26th 2018, 03:00:56 AM by Shelby G.
Make sure you have a fair idea about the size of the gazebo you are going to build. Don't try to fit a huge gazebo into a small piece of land. This will end up making you backyard look crowded and will actually decrease the beauty of the landscape. If availability of land is not a problem, then you should base your decision of size, on the purpose of the gazebo. If you are thinking of holding parties inside the gazebo, it is better to allow as much space as possible. On the other hand, if your gazebo is going to be more private then you may be happier with a smaller size. Make sure you gazebo plans have accurate measurements of all dimensions of the gazebo.
Garden. Published at Friday, October 26th 2018, 03:00:55 AM by Shelby G.
In this regard, make sure to consult landscape/garden artists for tips and ideas. They should know what could be perfect on your garden. In edging the garden, it is not just about something like framing the garden alone. The purpose of edging is to enhance the picture of the garden. It should complement the whole essence of the yard, allowing it to maximize its aesthetic aspect.
Not all garden fencing types will work effectively on your garden.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 04:49:52 AM by Shelby G.
When it comes to the basic components of a French country home, keep in mind what creates the warmth and inviting feeling. Many French homes are colored in deep, rich colors and decorated with furniture that is as ornate as a work of art. Combine this with the accents of wonderful French urns, lamps and other accessories to help complete the look and feel of rustic home decor.
Although it may not be as easy as picking up a home decor catalog, you may be able to accomplish great country French living by careful planning, including your colors, textures, furniture and accessories. Don't have the budget for a household full of antique furniture? Don't worry, you can create the rustic, time-aged look with shabby chic furniture for much less.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 04:49:51 AM by Shelby G.
Finally, should you decide to go with wood for the fireplace surround, it is also important to determine what type of wood would be most appropriate. If you plan on staining the wood and want to bring out the natural beauty, going with oak or birch are the best bets. On the other hand, if you want a simple look and intend to paint the mantel you could go with a fireplace surround constructed of MDF.
Usually wooden surrounds can be supplied in Pine, Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Maple, Beech, Butternut, Choi, Poplar, Basswood...in fact, pretty much any wood you specify. Natural wood is the best choice whether you want an ornate carved fireplace surround or something simple and colonial in style.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 03:49:53 AM by Shelby G.
Color - Choose Your Decorating Color Scheme
Most of us have at least some type of look or style we'd like for our front porch: country, Victorian, Southern, contemporary, southwestern, Tuscan, eclectic or even a sports theme. Or perhaps you want a seasonal look depending on the time of year - spring or fall decorating, for example. Some prefer, especially those along the coast, a nautical look. Others, like in the southwest, might prefer a western theme. This will help determine the items you want to display on your porch. Look at garage sales, flea markets, your dollar store, or a thrift shop to find items like pictures for your wall, furniture, tables or other charming knick knacks to carry out your theme. Chances are you have some items in your home already that you can re-purpose for your porch.
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