Silo is UK's first zero-waste restaurant where everything has been designed with sustainability in mind.
Silo's approach is woven throughout the restaurant and its supply chain; from trading directly with farmers to composting any leftover scraps into compost.
Rochelle Canteen, established in 2004 by Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson, is housed in the converted bike shed of the old Rochelle School.
Rochelle Canteen is one of my favourite restaurants in London for breakfast, lunch and/ or dinner.
Bulk Market is a zero-waste shop in the arches next to Hackney Central station. The shop offers a range of products such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains all free from any packages. Bring your own empty jars and reusable boxes.
Architecture collective Assemble has transformed a former public swimming pool to create a new art centre for Goldsmiths college. The baths were closed to public in 1999. The space now accommodated seven new gallery spaces, a cafe and event space.
St. JOHN is famous for its 'nose to tail' dining which encourages people to eat ‘unusual’ parts of the animal. St. JOHN also have their own bakery and winery and you can just visit for a drink and small bite in the bar (Clerkenwell and Spitalfields).
2 Willow Road designed by Ernő Goldfinger and completed in 1939. It has been managed by the National Trust and is open to the public. Goldfinger lived here with his wife and their children until his death in 1987.
Designed by Wells Coates, the Isokon Building opened in 1934 and was the first apartment block to be built using reinforced concrete.
The Isokon Gallery is open at weekends telling the story of the Isokon building, the pioneering modern apartment block as an experiment in new ways of urban living.
6a converted a vacant mews warehouse in Bloomsbury into a set of spaces for the storage and display of art for a young art collector. The warehouse is situated in a cobbled mews, adjacent to artist studios, houses, a piano shop and a pub. Book a tour!
The Garden is nestled behind walls and positioned close to the River Thames in Chelsea. The Thames location is no accident as back in 1673 the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries chose their Chelsea village site for its proximity to the river to make the most of its warm air currents. It also gave them a base to moor their barge, allowing them to conduct plant finding expeditions in surrounding areas and to teach their apprentices to identify plants.
'Un posto a Milano' is a restaurant and cafe in Cascina Cuccagna, an ancient building which is dating back to 17th century. It was originally intended as a residential farmhouse and it is now completely surrounded by the city of Milan.
Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002), architect and furniture designer, left an enormous amount of inventions and designs, carefully kept by his family in his studio museum in Piazza Castello. Castiglioni's studio museum can be visited on appointment throughout the year.
Taglio is a cafe, restaurant and shop in the Navigli area. Everything you see on display is for sale. Taglio is using fresh and high-quality products for its delicious dishes. When possible, the ingredients are also locally sourced.
Fondazione Prada is an institution dedicated to contemporary art/ culture and is located in an former industrial complex on the southern edge of Milan.
The new and regenerated buildings are designed by OMA/ Rem Koolhaas.
A must visit is Bar Luce designed by Wes Anderson.
Joseph Piper moved to London to study Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins in 2003. Based in the city, he is a creative with a personal interest in photography and commercial aspirations in branding and e-commerce. Joseph Piper has a soft spot for pugs, Fender guitars & Danish foxes.
Peter Nencini came to London in 1992, to study at the Royal College of Art. Aside from a three-year interlude working in Brussels, he stayed put. A designer and educator, he has worked across print and television for clients such as the New York Times and the BBC. More recently, he has gravitated towards editioned and exhibited work in ceramic, fabric, wood and metal — with a bonding interest in the space between typographic and figurative form.
An interview about his work, with Ryan G. Nelson for the Walker Art Center, can be read here. His editioned box and wall works are currently showing at Partners & Spade, New York.