1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m TEDxBrixton’s Project Manager. I spend most of my time getting everyone together, keeping everyone communicating and looking at how 2. everything fits together, big picture. As we’re a team of very busy volunteers who can’t always meet in person, I do my best to make sure everyone knows what’s going on around the team and everyone has lots of support.3. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I love exploring little, undiscovered bits of Brixton. Wondering around the little roads and alleys and taking in the sights, sounds and colours. I’m always stumbling upon awesome new spots such as Bookmongers book shop recently, now a firm favourite second hand book shop! One of my favourite things to do after a TEDx Brixton meeting is grab some lunch and sit in Windrush Square and watch the world go by.4. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? To me, Kaleidoscope is about changing perceptions. You can look at the same thing from a number of different angles and get a new perspective, each as interesting, unique and beautiful as the last.5. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? As part of my book club (Rebel Book Club in London) I’m reading Doing Good Better by William Macaskill. Only just started it but it promises to be challenging book about making a difference in the world.6. What’s your favourite TED talk? So hard to pick just one! One of the shortest, most powerful talks I’ve seen recently is Drew Dudley – Leading with Lollipops. Such a great talk for showing us the impact we can have in the world.7. What’s your highlight from last year’s event? So many highlights, in particular Judy Claybourne’s talk stood out to me as fascinating, touching and eye opening.TEDxBrixton TEAMS: A roundtable with the talented operations team!
We have a committed facilities team who are responsible for the management of services and processes that support all of TEDxBrixton’s departments. It’s a wide field with a diverse range of responsibilities which can only be fulfilled by a team who are reliable, highly organised, efficient and astute in the planning and daily operations of running an organisation. Meet Rima, Lauren and Piotr.
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Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a Creative Director at a global PR and integrated communications agency. I get to work across a broad range of industries; from sports to fashion, tech to travel. It’s always different, and there’s always a new challenge, which I love. I also lead the content team for TEDxBrixton.claire (1)What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating and drinking! Without a doubt. We’re spoilt for choice here – so many amazing places. There are too many to list all my recommendations, but some of my favourites are Bukowski, Made of Dough, Mama Lan, and Chicken Liquor. Outside of The Village and Pop Brixton, I also like ThreeEightFour and Effra Social (they do a good pub quiz on a Tuesday).What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? For me it’s about constant evolution. About retaining beauty, despite an always changing form.What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Thrive by Arianna Huffington. She wrote the book after collapsing from exhaustion and severely injuring herself. It caused her to dramatically rethink her life, revaluating the choices she was making. Her book is neat summary of this reflection.What’s your favourite TED talk? I love a lot of the iconic talks such as Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson and How I held my breath for 17 minutes by David Blaine. One of my personal favourites is How Sampling Transformed Music by Mark Ronson.
Decor. Published at Tuesday, October 02nd 2018, 14:14:25 PM by Shelby G.
The truth is, traditional stores are restricted on the amount of discounts they can offer simply because they have overheads that they have to pay- there are employee salaries to be paid and rentals for the premises in addition to utilities such as electricity and water. When you purchase any type of contemporary doors from an in-person store you are also paying an additional fee in order to keep them in business.
Backyard. Published at Monday, October 01st 2018, 15:34:56 PM by Shelby G. Great Fireplace Decorating Will Put Your Home Decor On The Cutting Edge
Get rid of your insecurity if you're afraid of installing or replacing a freestanding electric fireplace, the task does not require as much work as you may be thinking. To achieve your goal and get on the cutting edge, it may begin with the single step of purchasing a fireplace mantel. A mantel will give your fireplace a finished polished look, you can even use a fireplace mantel as decor in areas where you don't have a fireplace. And if you don't desire to have a fireplace built, consider an electric fireplace, they are portable and can be moved into any room you choose.
Action! Know the destiny of your fireplace decor by following the seasons, and to move ahead with your plans of great fireplace decorating, consider using potted evergreens, pine cones and sticks from your backyard in the Winter. Watch what nature does, in the Spring try paper-whites, tulips, or forsythia. Home decor is lively, use a flower in four or five matching vases, or use pots of identical flowers in the Summer. The world is full of dreamers in the Fall use gourds and pumpkins.
Decor. Published at Monday, October 01st 2018, 14:34:38 PM by Shelby G.
Mints are popular because they freshen your breath. Some people like mints with their buffet because they claim that sucking on a mint helps to calm their nerves or helps to make an upset stomach go away. Mints come in different flavors like spearmint and wintergreen, some even have fruity or chocolate mixed in for those with a sweet tooth. Mints are easy to stash in your purse, glove compartment, desk drawer, candy buffet or in a candy dish.
What makes this candy so popular for buffet ideas is the fact that it comes on a stick. Sure, everyone has their favorite brand, but most people can agree that a lollipop is a yummy treat. Lollipops come in all sizes from small drops to large, over-sized circles of sweetness too big to fit in your mouth. Just about every flavor imaginable can be found from fruit and soda to sour pops.
Decor. Published at Monday, October 01st 2018, 14:27:50 PM by Shelby G.
Bike storage solutions for apartment dwellers need not be complicated
One of the popular bike storage ideas is to use the ceiling mounted pulleys. In a small apartment or a cramped dorm room where storing your bike is next to impossible, these pulleys come in quite handy. Hooked to the ceiling, the pulleys are used to get your bike up and out of the way for proper storage.
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.
Check back for Part II of Modern Ideas For Bedside Tables very soon.
Decor. Published at Sunday, September 30th 2018, 14:18:22 PM by Shelby G.
You can't just go and buy ready made curtains or shades. You will have to have them custom made, and how much is that going to cost. A lot I can tell you, that is if you don't do your homework.
The fashion recently has been to fit decorative bay window rods. Especially here in the U.K. My advice is simple DON'T even the really good ones are real pain in the backside. They are far from easy to fit right. Then the curtains struggle to open and close using the special passing rings. So what do I recommend, well glad you asked. My favorite way of dressing a bay is to fit top boards. These are simply 6 inch by 1 inch timber boards. You fit them over your window on brackets just like fitting a shelf.
Bathroom. Published at Saturday, September 29th 2018, 14:09:07 PM by Shelby G.
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.
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