1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a finance consultant at PwC and I work in the partnerships team with TEDxBrixton.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating a bowl of noodles at Mama Lan in Brixton Market.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? It’s about changing perceptions and seeing things in a different way.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Money and football – a Soccernomics guide by Stefan Szymanski.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? Dan Gilbert: Why We Make Bad Decisions.
Binki Taylor was the first of our 17 speakers to take to the stage and left the crowd in standing ovation with a moving story on her childhood as a black girl fostered by an all-white family. “I know exactly what it’s like to have a voice that isn’t understood. You feel like you don’t belong. Under the skin is where I found my voice. I had to tackle how to belong from the bottom.”Rebecca Trevalyan, Sam Hall and Steadman Scott also delivered their pieces on what Brixton means to them and thoughts on improving local communities. “What does Afewee mean? It’s for the community, it’s for us. Our mission is to put belief, passion, hard-work and discipline together,” Steadman explained.
Live tweets and updates being shared on the day included quotes from some of our most inspiring speakers -like Robyn Parker, Helen Wright and Hugh Lewis, Pete Bearder and Charlotte Knowles:We were treated to incredible performances from Lil Trubz, Brandon Bennet and The Voice UK finalist Brixton’s very own Lara Lee “TEDxBrixton to me is about people coming together sharing ideas and it’s about the energy of the area. Brixton has always had a massive energy in terms of creativity and the point of having an event like this is to improve as a community,” explained Lara.
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.
Decor. Published at Monday, October 01st 2018, 14:34:38 PM by Shelby G.
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Decor. Published at Monday, October 01st 2018, 14:27:50 PM by Shelby G.
You can pull down the bike whenever you need it
However in an apartment shared by roommates there can be a need for a bike storage solution that keeps a number of bikes in place. If the number of bikes is four, you can opt for a four-bike rack. These are freestanding; however these can be mounted on the wall as well. They are sturdy and durable yet lightweight so they can be carried to different spots with ease. They use cradles for storing bikes and thus your precious possessions do not stand a chance of being damaged by any fasteners.
Decor. Published at Sunday, September 30th 2018, 14:26:19 PM by Shelby G.
Think about having lights fixed to the wall or suspended lamps so you don't have to limit yourself to selecting a specific height for your bedside table. Personally, I like to find the perfect bedside tables to add interest and function as a prominent feature within the room. I will then choose lamps or lighting fixtures that work well with my side tables and the room in general. Tall nightstands produce a striking effect and really bring a simpler, understated bed to life. Some designs of tall, free standing floor lamps have integrated tables. The prominent feature is the lamp itself, but they also provide a functional, usually circular, table for your books, drinks and the like. Try matching two of these lamp table hybrids with a bed that has a high headboard, that extends beyond the top of the lampshade; this will produce a dramatic effect in your bedroom.
Most people prefer the height of the table to be level with the top of the mattress for practical reasons. This gives an even line to the bed, but is this the look you are trying to achieve? Framing Low beds, platform beds or futons with higher bedside tables provides depth and adds another dimension to the room. Try opting for a slightly more unusual shape such as a hand-drum type shape side table to add another aspect and further structure to your room. Perhaps you prefer your nightstand to be a little lower than the mattress? Platform beds often feature integrated bedside tables for a modern, sleek look that gives width to the bed and focuses the eye.
Decor. Published at Sunday, September 30th 2018, 14:18:22 PM by Shelby G.
Then hang curtains from the underside of the boards on a curtain track. Then finally cover the top board with a fabric covered pelmet or as you Americans say Cornice. They can be made in all shapes and sizes and look ultra modern or traditional.
Decision time curtains or shades
Bathroom. Published at Saturday, September 29th 2018, 14:09:07 PM by Shelby G.
You can find an attractive array of vanity cabinets by going to any home department store
If you want to create a consistent look in your home, you can get dual purpose cabinets for your cooking area as well as the bathrooms. When you purchase a cabinet for use in your kitchen, make certain it will have enough space to hold all the cleaners and kitchen items that you want to hide away. If your house has a traditional look featuring a lot of antiques, you can find antique cabinets and countertops in a matching style. You may be able to find a good price on antique furniture by purchasing items from a well-known dealer when the items go on sale.
Bathroom. Published at Saturday, September 29th 2018, 14:03:21 PM by Shelby G.
This one-of-a-kind Bathroom Backsplash Tile solution is highly effective for any home-maker as it requires minimal effort, knowledge, and resources. If you wish to succeed with your first installation it is recommended to review the above advices before installation.
Basement. Published at Friday, September 28th 2018, 14:58:39 PM by Shelby G.
Giving the space volume and new perspectives, so the role of indoor lighting is to "dress up" the setting, to bring out certain details, to attract attention or create a certain type of atmosphere. General lighting is designed to evenly distribute light in a room and/or concentrate light to different points of interest. There are many choices if lighting designs but because of minimal ceiling heights in basements the main fixture used is the Hi-hat or canister light. This hi-hat is installed inside the ceiling cavity and is only noticeable from it's outward facing finish. As a main luminescent source, these must be chosen in order to satisfy the requirements of the role of the room. The basement is usually low on natural brightness. Unless you plan on spending a lot to get regular sized windows installed the lighting choices and designs should be deployed to make up for the lack of natural brightness.
One of the most important things you need to consider is lighting. Lighting plays an important role when it comes to decorating a space. Here are some tips on illuminating the basement that will help you decorate and transform this room into an attractive and beautiful space. When it comes to lighting design in the basement, the first thing to consider is natural sunlight. There is no substitute for natural brightness, so using the windows in the basement is important. As mentioned before if you have room in your budget the add a couple real sized windows the natural illumination will give you that open airy feeling you have from the rooms upstairs. If natural light sources are limited or not enough, then you should consider adding additional fixtures especially in the darker corners of your basement.
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