2014 held two very special events for us, hosted in more than 25 locations across the globe. For our first global gathering, we looked to the sea as a muse to celebrate Kinfolk Issue Twelve, the Saltwater Issue. Our event hosts, community partners and readers gathered together yards from the ocean in Lisbon, on the docks of a sailing club in Sydney and at a vacation home by the sea in Oslo (to name a few locations). Our second dinner reflected sentiments of Kinfolk Issue Thirteen, the Imperfect Issue, as we focused on the messier parts of life. We called on the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi to help shape this event and challenged our community to embrace the beauty found in the organic and impermanent.
Thanks to all our hosts and partners who continue to make our Kinfolk community thrive—from Provence to Perth and everywhere in between. The year 2015 will hold exciting new events and locations as we continue to inspire slowing down and meeting new and familiar faces around the table.
Do check back with us for more information on upcoming events in the coming months. We hope to see you at one of our gatherings in the coming year!
Photograph by Luisa Brimble