Entries by Ed Cubitt

HomeMade’s science trip

In a leafy enclosure near Farringdon, set within the restored beauty of sixteenth-century school buildings and teeming gardens, we got the chance to see fantastic scientific progress being made. Over 400 scientists, technicians and assistants work at the Barts Cancer Centre, part of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Thanks in large […]

Creating Aftershock: Part 2

With research and drafting in full flow, the next step was to decide on a suitable platform. Given our short timeframe, we were looking for one with a great feature set that wouldn’t require masses of development tweaks to get it behaving as we wanted. We played around with Aesop Story Engine, a WordPress plug-in, but eventually concluded it […]

Gin of the week: Boodles

It’s more humid than Singapore on Old Street right now. Genuinely. A rocking 78% mugginess rating and an excellent reason, not that we needed one, for a refreshing drink designed to fight such sweltering climates, fortify the body and enliven the mind. So we present this week’s gin – modelled by our visiting canine companion, Gnarly – for your pleasure: Boodles London Dry […]

Gin of the week: Nordés

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has crossed the threshold of HomeMade in recent months that we’re rather partial to a gin and tonic. At the start of last December, we inaugurated the world’s first* “advent cal-gin-der”, in an attempt to run down our burgeoning stock of spirit (yes, it’s barely a pun, but it was for a good cause). […]

Creating Aftershock: Part 1

A couple of months ago, our contact at the DEC was looking for a way to mark a year since the Nepal earthquake. We’d talked a few times before about creating a Snowfall- or Firestorm-style piece of long form content to help tell the DEC’s story. We had even gone so far as to develop a […]