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Profile New Minimalist: Joseph Dirand

French architect Joseph Dirand acquired his first Prouvé chair at the tender age of 17 and has favored function over form ever since.

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Photo Essay Modern Movement

With its clean lines, high ceilings and ample use of natural materials, Emmanuel de Bayser’s apartment is the epitome of modernist living.

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Essay The Naturalist: Anita Calero

After four decades of pushing the boundaries of her creativity in New York, Anita Calero is following the call back home to her native Colombia.

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Interview Bring it on Home: Leon Bridges

From bussing tables to performing at the White House in just under two years, musician Leon Bridges has no plans to part ways with his humble beginnings.

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Essay Stuck in the Middle with You

It’s said that the journey matters more than the destination, but what if that passage involves the decimation of your personal space at 35,000 feet?

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Home Tours / The Kinfolk Home The Kinfolk Home: Miquel Alzueta & África Posse

Miquel Alzueta’s fascination with the 1950s style of functional furnishings permeates every aspect of his home.

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Interview / Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo

Whether it’s a hotel, gallery or a public space, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo’s work carries energy without adhering to one specific style.

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Essay / Issue 19 In Anxious Anticipation

The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains.

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Photo Essay / Issue 18 Order in the Courts

From baseball’s diamonds and snooker’s triangles to the goal lines we protect and the running tracks we circle, we take a closer look at the graphic patterns inherent in the athletic field.

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City Guides

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  • Copenhagen: Nørrebro Bryghus

    We speak to Emil Rosendahl among the fermentation vats of Nørrebro Bryghus—a metal factory turned restaurant, brewery and bar in Copenhagen.

  • Florence: Luisa Via Roma

    An interview with Andrea Panconesi, owner of Luisa Via Roma—the fashion store that taught Florence how to shop.

  • Seattle: Peter Miller Architecture

    Peter Miller Books is filled with sleek writing utensils, Finnish housewares, calendars, clocks and design books of all kinds.

  • Osaka: Graf

    An interview with Shigeki Hattori, creative director and one of six founders of the shop-studio-coffeehouse Graf.

  • Paris: Holybelly

    Holybelly is raising the bar for quality food and coffee in the 10th arrondissement.

  • Santa Cruz: Verve Coffee

    An interview with Colby Barr, the café’s co-owner and green coffee buyer.

  • London: Labour and Wait

    If Kinfolk were a shop, it would want to be just like Labour & Wait in East London.

  • Melbourne: Heide Museum of Modern Art

    Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to whittle away your afternoon.

  • San Francisco: March

    If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful Pacific Heights shop.

  • New York: Root & Bone

    We interview chef-owners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth about Root & Bone, a Southern neighborhood restaurant that focuses on timeless country comfort food.

  • Portland, Oregon: Table of Contents

    Shop clothing, furniture and hard-to-find magazines.

  • San Francisco: Song Tea & Ceramics

    A visit to this quiet gem on Sutter Street transcends the mechanical interaction of ordering and paying for a drink from across a counter.

  • Gothenburg: Fabriken

    We interview Louise Friestedt, who runs the cozy home design shop Fabriken with her husband, Johan Larsson.

  • Vancouver: Old Faithful Shop

    An interview with Walter Manning, co-owner of Old Faithful Shop, a modern take on the old general store in Vancouver’s Gastown area.

  • Vancouver: Le Marché St. George

    An interview with Janaki Larsen, who runs this lovely shop and café in the Riley Park neighborhood of Vancouver, BC.

  • Copenhagen: Paté Paté

    We chat with Kenn Husted, owner of Paté Paté, which is famous for Spanish- and French-inspired cuisine and—you guessed it—pâté.

  • Detroit: Astro Coffee

    An interview with Dai Hughes, who owns Astro Coffee with his wife, Jess Hughes.

  • London: Toast

    We speak with with James Seaton, one of the founders of Toast, about the company’s growth, the latest collection, what inspires him and the recently renovated Chelsea location.

  • Copenhagen: Kompa’ 9

    A chat with Rasmus Damsbo, who runs the popular café Kompa’ 9 and Kaf’ Bar 9 with his business partners Tobias Helweg and Mikkel Bang.

  • Copenhagen: The Coffee Collective

    We talk to Klaus Thomsen, a cofounder of one of our favorite coffee shops in the Danish capital.