A look inside Kinfolk Issue Thirteen: The Imperfect Issue.
Ever felt like something just doesn’t belong? The world can occasionally make us feel out of place in our own lives, but sometimes being the odd one out brings more joy than you may think.
We don’t scrutinize nature and remark on its flaws, so why not extend that sense of wonder and awe to our fellow humans? Paired with a collection of San Francisco’s oddly shaped shrubs, this essay encourages us to accept the blemishes in the world around us.
When it comes to clothing, relationships and most other things in life, chasing perfection is pointless. It’s how you flaunt your flaws that matters.
Try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.” These words started a culinary coup in the kitchen where, for the first time, we were encouraged to make a mess as well as dinner.
A hair stylist can change your life—for better or worse. From childhood bowl cuts to traumatizing over-cuts, sometimes it can be better to take your hairdo into your own hands.
Marmalade-making is a maddening pursuit, often ending in gluggy goop, burned kitchen pots and citrus juice stinging sliced thumbs. To some, it’s not worth the fight. For others, losing the battle is half the fun.
Sometimes the best creations happen in the limbo between control and chaos, and learning how to harness that energy can help you triumph over life’s unscripted moments.
Identical twins may appear to be perfect imitations of each other, but when you look closely at their mirrored reflections, their minute differences can reveal much more than mismatched freckles.
Achieving perfection in music is all but impossible, short of an auto-tuner. We look back at the pops and cracks that have made music interesting.
… drink tequila. This boozy cocktail and mood-lifting dinner duo features the sourest member of the citrus family and will turn that puckered face into a smile.
A photo essay about making the most of a trip gone astray.
Sharing walls, floors and fences with strangers can make for some seriously cringe-worthy situations. If worst comes to worst, just ask yourself: What would Ned Flanders do?