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.
Catarina Pereira is a London-based Designer and Art Director. She has worked with several renowned studios, most notably Saville Associates, John Morgan Studio, Winkreative, Construct and Kiku Obata, and has over ten years of experience specialising in editorial, branding, fashion and cultural work.
She now works independently on a variety of projects under the Voodoo Voodoo umbrella, or as a freelancer with other creative studios. Catarina studied Communication Design at the Fine Art University of Lisbon and graduated from the Royal College of Art with a MA in Communication Art and Design.