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.
We chose the theme because we believe this embodies what Brixton really is. We don’t believe in melting pots, we believe in salad bowls, mosaics and kaleidoscopes – things that allow individual elements to be part of a whole.
Some incredible speakers
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.
Backyard. Published at Saturday, October 06th 2018, 14:53:00 PM by Shelby G.
For those of you who do not have a green thumb, these top five plants to use in desert landscaping can seem like a little touch of magic. This is because they will enable anyone to have a visually appealing and interesting desert garden that can survive the hottest, driest conditions and requires minimal maintenance.
Bedroom. Published at Saturday, October 06th 2018, 14:52:59 PM by Shelby G.
Especially if you are sharing with one or more roommates
Once you've chosen your bedding set, the rest of the decorations for the room will be easy because you've got a color scheme. You really just need wall decor and a rug. You'll have your own unique space that will be home base for all the opportunities that college offers. So go for it!
Backyard. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 15:01:16 PM by Shelby G.
Backyard. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 14:53:03 PM by Shelby G.
Living room. Published at Friday, October 05th 2018, 14:52:58 PM by Shelby G.
One more way to make use of another focal point is to make it a gaming or a snacking area. Or you can make it a hobby spot. This would require an activity table. Usually a large round one will do. Then, place upholstered chairs with wooden chairs for an informal touch.
Decide on which part of the living room to use as your focal points in designing it. This tip is most useful to people with large living rooms. The focal points are important to be decided upon since it will make decorating your living room a lot less tedious.
Decor. Published at Thursday, October 04th 2018, 15:00:59 PM by Shelby G.
Lighting plays an equally important part of French decorating, including the use of chandeliers and traditional French sconce lighting. Using colors, textures, lighting, furniture and some choice accenting accessories, you can give yourself the warm rustic look and feel of French country decor.
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.
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.
I found the easiest way to start was to make a pattern on paper first of what ever shape you want your ornament to be (circle, square, heart) or you could even make a snowman or Santa. Then cut out you paper pattern and trace it on the cork-board, now your ready to cut out your ornament. When cutting the cork board just be careful it breaks easily. Next punch a whole at the top of your ornament, this will be where you hang your ornament from. Now for the fun part, grab a bunch of puffy paints in all different colors and began decorating and designing your own unique ornament. Once the ornament is dry you can tie a piece of ribbon through the whole at the top, this will be your hanger.
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