1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a freelance events manager working across a variety of community and commercial projects in and around London including music festivals, experiential productions and corporate events. I’m also our Executive Producer responsible for leading all production and planning on the event day.
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.
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1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m the partnerships manager, which means I look after our relationships with local businesses and sponsors.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I’ve lived her for a while now and this answer changes weekly, but at the moment I love hot yoga classes at Fierce Grace, after which I stagger down the road to Lucy’ Juices for a pick me up. As I expect most people who live here say, Brixton Market is a favourite spot – Fish Wings and Tings is an institution and Dave from Market Row wines will always find you a great bottle. Oh, and Three Eight Four on Coldharbour Lane does the best cocktails I can find.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? I’ve been working with a lot of local businesses this year and the theme has been very meaningful for a lot of people, as it represents the mash-up of old and new that Brixton is currently experiencing.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? A few! Currently switching, depending on my mood, between Tim Jackson’s Prosperity without Growth (he has a great TED talk by the way) and Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, which is a favourite of my dad’s, so he’s chuffed I am finally reading it.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? An all time great and one that I always pass on to others is Jackson Katz – Violence Against Women: It’s a Men’s Issue. Heavy title I know, but just a genius argument and one that never fails to spark debate.
Decor. Published at Friday, October 26th 2018, 03:00:56 AM by Shelby G.
Gazebo Plans - Do You Want To Build a Gazebo In Your Backyard?
Have you been thinking of constructing a gazebo in your backyard? Purchasing a pre-built gazebo can be very expensive. You will also be unable to choose the size and shape of your gazebo as per your exact requirements. The gazebo could also be missing some of the accessories you need. Buying a gazebo will seriously narrow down your options.
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.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 04:49:52 AM by Shelby G. Add the Warmth and Inviting Rustic Look of French Country Decor
Decorating a home in French country decor is as popular today as it was hundreds of years ago in rural France. Today more and more people are redecorating or redesigning their homes to include some aspect of country French design.
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.
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.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 03:49:53 AM by Shelby G.
How will you use your porch the most? Will it be a gathering place for relaxing in the evening? Perhaps you want a place to listen to music or share an intimate glass of wine? Will you be entertaining on your porch? Do you want to create a private nook for reading or writing? Knowing how you will use your porch will help you select the right furniture and accessories.
Kitchen. Published at Thursday, October 25th 2018, 02:49:54 AM by Shelby G.
Browsing through various sites with home decorating ideas, reading through magazines for kitchen remodel ideas, and watching decorating shows for galley kitchen ideas will give you even more to think about when deciding to plan your own kitchen design.Kitchen Remodel Ideas For Making a Small Galley Kitchen Look Bigger
If you have an older home, chances are your kitchen is not as big as you wish it could be. Depending on the structure of your house, a total makeover may not be possible. So, then what can you do to make your small galley kitchen look and feel as if it were a whole lot larger?
Decor. Published at Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 04:36:05 AM by Shelby G. Fireplace Mantel Ideas for Your Home
In the olden medieval days, the fireplace mantel also known as chimneypiece, was originally meant to catch the smoke from the hearth or fireplace. Eventually, it evolved into an art form, and sometimes elaborate mantels (which would extend even to the ceiling) became the focal point of a room. Over the years, as modern heating technologies, people didn't need fireplaces anymore and they became purely ornamental. It is essential then, for any fireplace because now they are just for designs.
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