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  • Kinfolk_12_Whale Songs_Essay-1_ft
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    There’s poetry in the whale songs of the deep blue sea. When you plant an ear below the water’s surface, you can hear their songs and more of the ocean’s secret rumblings.

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  • Kinfolk_12_Letter From Pepper-1_ft
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    Pepper strikes back: a rebuttal from the neglected seasoning on its much-hyped counterpart.

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  • Kinfolk_12_Swimming with Sharks-1
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    In certain coastal areas of the world, shark sightings are a commonplace occurrence that you trade for a day at the sea. But it’s important to remember that it’s their home we’re swimming in, not ours.

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  • Kinfolk_12_Case for Crying-1_ft
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    Salty tears have a communicative power beyond words and reason. But what happens when the waterworks are nothing but crocodile tears, caused by exhaustion, frustration or even a stubborn onion?

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  • Kinfolk_Issue_Twelve Writing The Waves-1_ft
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    John Steinbeck may have once written that men need monsters in their personal oceans, but he also found a muse, a means of survival and a food source in the sea.

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  • Kinfolk_12_Saline Solution_Essay-1_ft
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    We have more in common with seawater than we might imagine, so it’s no wonder some of us feel more at home in the water than we do on land.

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  • Kinfolk_12_One That Got Away-1
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    For some, going fishing is about bringing home the salmon. For others, it’s simply about the possibility of a catch. Life is about casting a wide net, and sometimes the important part isn’t what ends up in it.

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  • Kinfolk_12_Whiter Shade of Pale-1_ft
    Issue Twelve / Essay

    No matter where your skin tone falls on the pigment spectrum, you really should get out in the sun, at least for short bursts. But for those who are lobster-prone, there are ways to survive the sun and the burn.

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  • K11.Single-Servings
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Just because you’re eating alone doesn’t mean you should be stuck with a sad salad. This essay will encourage you to whip up a decadent three-course meal for yourself.

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  • housemates[2]
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Try our room-by-room guide to living in a group house: keeping the space clean, the vibe easygoing and the toilet paper well stocked.

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  • K11.Notes-From-A-House-Sitter
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    What does your home say about you? A house sitter can tell from a five-minute snoop in your pantry, sprouting potatoes and all.

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  • wellwornhome
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Dominique Browning has spent decades considering what goes into building a well-worn home: the best kind there is.

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  • K11.New-Lease-on-Life
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    After the birth of her first child, one writer discovers how her home became a living, breathing fourth member of the family.

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  • Kinfolk_City Guide Freemans Rest. NY-72
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Is your home filled with floor-to-ceiling bookcases or is your entire library contained on a hard drive? No matter your page-reading preference, here are a few ways you can prepare your bookshelf for the digital age.

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  • K11.A-Furry-Home-Companion
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Who is the head of the household? Sometimes it’s the humble house cat who watches over the place when you’re out. One feline owner discovers how his own cat helped him see his home in a whole new way.

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  • K11.Holiday-House
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    An essay about the vacation home, where memories are formed, nostalgia is nurtured and plenty of growing up happens.

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  • K11.The-Modern-Nomad
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    One nomad-at-large reflects on how he came to live his life while constantly on the move.

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  • K11.ForFew
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    The shared house experience can be filled with stolen snacks, unpaid bills and filthy bathrooms. But as our seasoned sharer explains, it can also mean finding a faux family who teaches you about something more than fridge politics.

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  • K11.The-International-Symbol-of-Home
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    One expat explains how wearing slippers around the house not only keeps your toes snug but also makes for a happier home.

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  • K11.ForTwo
    Issue Eleven / Essay

    Homes can be full of all kinds of couples: twos that share friendships, beds, playdates and many more. Pairing up can cause complications, but it also comes with its rewards.

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