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Posts Tagged ‘Maiden’

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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Valentine’s Day 2012: Gift Ideas

Interesting and unusual gift ideas for your special Valentine... from the likes of Rob Ryan, Darkroom, Secret Envelope and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art by Rebecca Hendin. Yup, it’s that time of year, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us again… and I’ve been inundated with press releases for any number of loosely affiliated […]

My Big Fat Royal Wedding with East End Prints at Maiden

I love a bit of kitsch I do. And there's no better place to find Royal Wedding memorabilia than down at Maiden... alongside a selection of original artwork from East End Prints. Fab stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You know an exhibition is a success when you come away having bought something that you absolutely didn’t need and didn’t plan to buy…. as I’ve just done at the […]

Cakes for Japan: tips for fundraising from Miss Cakehead

Last Friday the inaugural Cakes for Japan bake sale to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross took place at Maiden on Shoreditch High Street. Here's how it went, and advice on how to run your own fundraiser.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cakes for Japan by Suzzle. All photography by Amelia Gregory. If you think the weather has been bitterly cold and windy then spare a thought for the beleaguered Japanese… currently […]

East End Prints launches at the East London Design Show

Original, affordable and above all else, fun. This is Helen Edwards’ new print publishing company East End Prints. Along with a hundred others, East End Prints displays at the East London Design Show this weekend.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Hang on, by Fiona Watson. All images courtesy of East End Prints. After a few hours of wandering wide-eyed between the stands at the East London Design Show, you start […]

Eat Your Heart Out & The Pretox Potion – The world’s first adults only cake shop!

Want to eat cakes that look scarily like human hearts? Roadkill? Vaginas? Of course you do…

Written by Matt Bramford

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, it took me about 4 […]