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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_AllergictoChristmas_FT
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    Some piney afflictions can be overcome using the powers of a hot glue gun, some tumbleweeds and a bit of motherly ingenuity.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_TheMeaningofLight_1_FT
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    An essay featuring quotes from a neuroscientist and an artist demonstrating the ways that the sun’s radiant power could provide phenomenal benefits to our well-being.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_ShapeShifters_1_FT
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    When the temperature drops, our bodies change: the way we hold them, the way we dress them and the way we move in them.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_WintersKItchen
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    When the crisper months drift in, we are drawn to the home’s culinary heart. The oven provides us with a special kind of warmth and a constant flow of sweet and savory comfort.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_BeforetheDay_FT
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    Making the most of morning’s predawn hours can be the best way to start the day, whether it’s for reading, ruminating or romanticizing.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_HowtoHibernate_FT
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    Humans may not be able to hibernate in the way some animals do, but we can find moments of brief respite from the season’s chill.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_CookieCollective_FT
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    An essay extolling the virtues of team baking, along with three delectable recipes to get you started.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol14_AllWoundUp_FT
    Issue Fourteen / Essay

    When the right scarf finds the right neck, it can add more to its owner’s character than warmth.

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  • Kinfolk_GoingAgainstTheGrain_5_featured
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    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.

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  • Imagine, entrance with a view
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    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.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol13_WearandTear_FT1
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    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.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol13_JuliaChildsGuidetoCookingTerribly_FT
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    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.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol13_GettingSnippy_FT
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    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.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol13_ToTheBitterEnd_FT
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    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.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol13_TheArtofImprovisation_FT
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    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.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol13_TwoofaKind_FT
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    It’s difficult to curate a sock collection when one of each pair always manages to lose itself in the laundry room, but there are ways to keep your mind in order even when your sock drawer isn’t.

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  • Kinfolk_Vol13_ALetterFromLefty_FT
    Issue Thirteen / Essay

    A letter from the left hand to the right.

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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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