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Posts Tagged ‘Boris Johnson’

London 2012: The XXX Olympic Games

Seven years in the making, the London 2012 Olympic Games FINALLY begin this evening. Here's our illustrated guide, with some surprises, too…

Written by Matt Bramford


Olympic Gymnastics by Lucy Palmer

Tonight's the night. After what has quite possibly been the longest warm up for anything to happen ever, seven years in the making, the 30th Olympic Games launches tonight in spectacular style in East London with a lavish opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle. I've only just recovered from my Diamond Jubilee excitement, too.

Now this might come as a massive surprise to my friends, but I don't care much for sport. I do, however, love the Olympics. There's something pretty magical about it, don't you think? The dramatic opening ceremony, the fastest, strongest people in the world coming together in one place and Russian weightlifters walking into… read more

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Westfield Stratford City: an Olympic Legacy to be proud of or ridiculous Temple to Consumerism?

Westfield Stratford City may have opened to great fanfare today, but I am not convinced that this vast temple to consumerism is the best legacy the 2012 Olympics could have left east London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Westfield Stratford City by Sniff Chatfield. So, story amidst great fanfare the brand new Westfield Stratford City megamall was finally opened today, with the help of plenty of sheeny shiny […]

Food from the Sky: Growing food on top of a Supermarket in Crouch End

Meet the supermarket with a difference: Thornton's Budgens in Crouch End hosts a greenhouse and garden on its roof, and the food which is grown is sold in the shop downstairs. Could this be the future of all supermarkets? Inspiring stuff.

Written by Zofia Walczak

Food from the Sky by Sam Parr. It’s a stiflingly hot day in Crouch End as my friends and I venture into Thornton’s Budgens and, approved feeling slightly stupid, ask […]

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Two wheels good: London’s Borisbike cycle hire scheme proves its worth

Four months after launch, London’s new bike hire scheme is securing its place in Londoners’ hearts. We take a look at the ‘Borisbikes’ as they mark their millionth ride, along with a few tips on cycling in traffic.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Kotki Dwa gig Illustration by Daria Hlazatova To be honest, remedy I was skeptical of the idea of a bike rental scheme before the launch. If we are going to […]

Exhibition Review: Andrew Curtis’ Wild England

"Suburban life is a big strain, you know... To maintain this fabric of absolute normaility requires powerful repressive forces -all these double glazing and patio doors are sustained by a huge effort of will." JG Ballard

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

All photography by Matt Bramford When Ellen from The Real Runway emailed me to ask if I’d like to go to an erotic/spooky cake launch, pill it took me about […]