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? 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.TEDXBRIXTON TEAMS: The guys behind the finance
We wouldn’t be able to put on such an incredible event if it wasn’t for the help of our sponsorship team. These guys boast a unique ability for sourcing the most suitable supporters to raise the profile of TEDxBrixton. Due to their strong experience in fundraising, they create and manage the budget, raise money from sponsors and oversee our partnerships program and live streaming venues. Their work is vital to our success and development.
We welcomed visitors from all over the UK
he night ended with some amazing personal favourites of our team including Kate Faragher’s speech on intuitive collaboration and Roi Cohen’s almost sci-fi presentation on brain stimulation. Cloudia Vardon challenged our audience with her experience on coping with synaesthesia and Lata Govada educated us all on crystals beginning with her opening line “crystals, the fascination of mankind!”Ideas from Europe Competition
Decor. Published at Sunday, September 30th 2018, 14:18:22 PM by Shelby G. So What Are the Very Best Bay Window Treatments
You buy a house with a great looking bay window. You think of all the great ways you can dress it. Then you think of curtains or shades, next you start to shop around looking and pricing up. Then it hits you the reality of dressing this beautiful window.
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.
Bathroom. Published at Saturday, September 29th 2018, 14:09:07 PM by Shelby G.
Attractive cabinets and countertops can dramatically improve the appearance of your home and increase the resale value if they are carefully chosen. First, you must decide on whether you prefer a traditional or contemporary look. If you do not wish to spend a lot of money, the traditional style of cabinets will cost you less. If you prefer a style of decor that is very modern, you will be able to find many attractive cabinets in a contemporary style. Think carefully about the various kinds of cabinets before you make your decision. The following suggestions will help you to make the right choice. If your room is very narrow, you will be better off choosing a small cabinet. Countertops that have a double sink are ideal for use in the kitchen. If you are short of storage space, be sure that the countertop you choose features a lot of drawers and shelves where you can store items out of the way.
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.
Basement. Published at Friday, September 28th 2018, 14:58:39 PM by Shelby G.
When building a basement
Basement. Published at Friday, September 28th 2018, 14:43:54 PM by Shelby G.
For basement flooring ideas
Basement. Published at Thursday, September 27th 2018, 14:24:23 PM by Shelby G.
If you plan on using the room a lot, then pick materials that are very easy to clean. Be practical, do not choose beauty over functionality. Durable materials are a must so you will not have to repair anything right away. A big storage area could be very useful if you plan on using your bar a lot. At least you won't have to keep lugging heavy bottles every now and then.
Basement. Published at Thursday, September 27th 2018, 14:00:19 PM by Shelby G.
Tackling a home project can be fun, but it can also be expensive. You should create a budget for your project and make sure it will be enough to cover your renovations. You can do the project in increments, making it more affordable over time. Starting a project and being halted by lack of funds is frustrating and aggravating. Be cost conscious! For example, putting in windows is a way to create natural lighting with daylight, which is a small but free step!
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