Our spring edition explores our relationship with adrenaline and its vital contribution to our quality of life. After all, finding joy in knuckle-whitening moments can be enlivening, not immobilizing.
Whether it’s a hotel, gallery or a public space, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo’s work carries energy without adhering to one specific style.
From creating outlandish fashion shows to drumming in several bands, Henrik Vibskov keeps things unpredictable with his freestyle approach.
To even the playing field and invoke mirth for your co-workers, arrive at the office early to set up some of these dastardly deeds.
With a rigorous sense of aesthetics and a dynamic motivation to succeed, Parisian designer Camille Tanoh makes footwear for the city’s creative strivers.
In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades.
The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains.
These are 48 hours to call it how you like. It’s a judgment-free zone to be as still, active, solo or social as you please.
When nature lowers the dial on sunlight and heat, our moods can easily sink in unison. Winter is when Danish folks savor their tradition of hygge.
For our winter edition, we explore the relationship between community and design. How can good design improve our quality of life?
Architect and professor Avi Friedman considers how social patterns are altering the designs of our homes and the ways we live in them.
City planners may shape streets and devise green spaces, but building community really starts where the pavement ends.
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.
We spoke to the co-founders of Berlin-based New Tendency about the importance of collaboration when designing timeless objects.
It’s one of design’s chicken-and-egg questions: Is current home design changing the way we live, or is the way we live changing current home design?
The Kinfolk Home welcomes readers into 35 homes around the world that reflect some of the key principles of slow living.
Miquel Alzueta’s fascination with the 1950s style of functional furnishings permeates every aspect of his home.
Yvonne Koné and Rasmus Juul moved to the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro because they were inspired by its rich history and historic atmosphere.
Geraldine Cleary’s home achieves the perfect balance between the inside and outside realms, the private and public territories.
The autumn edition of Kinfolk explores the relationships we have with our nearest and dearest, in all of their iterations.
Regardless of what kind of family you were born into, you can keep adding characters to your clan, whether or not you’re related.
We spent a day with Afteroom founders Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei to learn about their working process, their home life and how their folks influenced their careers.
Road trips are all about freedom, adventure and new perspectives, with a bit of nostalgia and fried food thrown in.
Is creativity something everyone is born with or something we learn from our environment? We interview Yale researcher Mei Tan to find out what position science takes.
A look inside Kinfolk Issue Sixteen: The Essentials Issue, which will explore what we all consider the basic building blocks in life to be.
Furniture designers Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi split their time between Denmark and Italy. We tag along to document a typical day.
An excerpt from Peter Block’s book Community: The Structure of Belonging focusing on how we can become better connected citizens.
Starr Hout, cofounder of Apiece Apart fashion label, talks about her evening rituals and how she’s made her bedroom kid-friendly.
Laughter is one of life’s simplest joys. This portrait series explores laughter in all its forms and explains the science behind the smile.
We gathered together around the world to celebrate the season’s offering of rich colors, flavors and textures that hide just beneath the surface of the earth.
The heart of essentialism isn’t about asking how little we can live with, but determining what we simply cannot live without.
There’s no need to head to a far-flung beach or a cabin in the woods to disconnect: You just need to look up.
Welcome to Kinfolk Issue Fifteen, the Entrepreneurs Issue.
Hans Ulrich Obrist, critic, art historian and curator at the Serpentine Galleries in London, tells us how he assembles the objects next to his bed.
We speak with one of the world’s most respected advocates of the Slow movement—about the way we live, work, eat and communicate.
Peter Miller Books is filled with sleek writing utensils, Finnish housewares, calendars, clocks and design books of all kinds.
An interview with Shigeki Hattori, creative director and one of six founders of the shop-studio-coffeehouse Graf.
Holybelly is raising the bar for quality food and coffee in the 10th arrondissement.
An interview with Colby Barr, the café’s co-owner and green coffee buyer.
If Kinfolk were a shop, it would want to be just like Labour & Wait in East London.
Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to whittle away your afternoon.
If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful Pacific Heights shop.
We interview chef-owners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth about Root & Bone, a Southern neighborhood restaurant that focuses on timeless country comfort food.
Shop clothing, furniture and hard-to-find magazines.
A visit to this quiet gem on Sutter Street transcends the mechanical interaction of ordering and paying for a drink from across a counter.
We interview Louise Friestedt, who runs the cozy home design shop Fabriken with her husband, Johan Larsson.
An interview with Walter Manning, co-owner of Old Faithful Shop, a modern take on the old general store in Vancouver’s Gastown area.
An interview with Janaki Larsen, who runs this lovely shop and café in the Riley Park neighborhood of Vancouver, BC.
We chat with Kenn Husted, owner of Paté Paté, which is famous for Spanish- and French-inspired cuisine and—you guessed it—pâté.
An interview with Dai Hughes, who owns Astro Coffee with his wife, Jess Hughes.
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.
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.
We talk to Klaus Thomsen, a cofounder of one of our favorite coffee shops in the Danish capital.
An interview with the creative director and manager of Art in the Age, a shop and gallery that also makes its own organic spirits.
We interview Ben and Max Goldberg, the innovative brothers behind the charming southern comfort food bar/bowling alley Pinewood Social.
Located on Upper Street in Islington, Folklore is a home and lifestyle store that fully embraces the idea of “better living through design.”
We talked to George Vlagos about his shop Independence, its down-to-earth Midwestern ethos and his beloved regular customers.
We chat with London luminaries Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver about the St. John restaurants they started together.
We check in with Carrie and Matt Eddmenson, the couple behind the popular denim brand and clothing store in a former gas station in the 12South neighborhood.
We chat with Joanna Alm, the sweet and hospitable co-owner of Drop Coffee, about Swedish coffee culture and life in Stockholm.
A chat with Fanny Panella, who runs the restaurant Chez Nous and the wine and cheese bar Bin 152 with her husband, Patrick.
An interview with the owner of Bird café and TRUCK furniture.
We interview the design team behind the West Coast mini-chain Heath Ceramics.
An interview with the folks behind the French-inspired Plein Air Café in Chicago’s Hyde Park.
An interview with the owners of One Shot Coffee in Philadelphia.
An interview with James Daunt about his bookshop on Marylebone High Street.
From woolly, flecked Belgian sweaters to handsome American-made button-down shirts, Unionmade presents everything a stylish fellow could want in his wardrobe.
We visit the revered espresso bar and micro-roastery Tim Wendelboe in the Grünerløkka neighborhood.
You’ll feel right at home when you walk into this shop (and probably leave a little later with a perfectly fitted shirt).
We’d have espresso and waffles at this snug little café every day if we could.
This part-market, part-café is a dream shop for any cheese lover.
We spoke with Seita Fukui, founder of Tokyo’s Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers, which locals know as SPBS.
We head to North Melbourne for a visit with Andrew Kelly, owner of the much-loved café Auction Rooms.
An interview Chef Matt Dillon (winner of the Best Chef Northwest James Beard Awards 2012) about Bar Sajor, a beautifully curated bar and restaurant in Pioneer Square.
An interview with Atsushi Horibe from Keibunsha Books.
We could spend hours browsing books, stationary and colorful design objects at Poketo, one of our favorite Los Angeles shops.
We chat with Andrew Curren and David Norman about taking risks, building community and making some of the best pretzels you can find outside Germany.
We interviewed Shoichiro Aiba, the managing chef and owner of Life Son, which serves “bread and mountain dishes.”
An interview with Miranda Whitcomb Pontes, founder of the adored Nashville eatery Josephine on 12th.
An interview with Atsushi Hayasaki, the owner and designer behind Torso Designs and Tembea the shop.
We chat with Seattle luminary Linda Derschang, who always seems to know what the city wants next, about her bustling Capitol Hill restaurant.
This Silver Lake shop stocks all that is small-batch, sustainable, artist-made and beautiful.
An interview with Hayato Tarui, the baker/owner behind Tarui Bakery in Tokyo.
We speak to Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher, the proprietors behind Winter Session, whose mission is to design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner.
We interviewed Shinichiro Nakahara about Tas Yard, the kissaten-style eatery he owns in the Sendagaya neighborhood.
We can’t think of a better way to spend a late afternoon in Seattle than sipping cold drinks and slurping up fresh oysters at the Walrus and the Carpenter.
An interview with one of the South Dakota sisters behind the popular pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds.
Freese Coffee Company is a noteworthy new coffee shop in the Finnish capitol.
We chatted with Hannah Henderson from the Venice location about the shop’s aesthetic, customers and the products it sells.
We never leave Berlin without a stack of new reading material for the flight home from Do You Read Me?!
This lovely shop in the Atwater area of Los Angeles stocks pretty clothing, accessories, gifts, cards, beauty products and home goods.
A great place to eat, drink and then immediately fall into bed, L&E has an extensive craft cocktail menu and an upstairs inn with six rooms for sleepovers.
An interview with the founder of the bespoke, locally constructed men’s clothing store Freemans Sporting Club.
Serving up sausages, fries and craft beers, Berlin Currywurst is the first German street food snack bar to hit Los Angeles.
We feel right at home at Glasswing, purveyors of clothing, books, furniture and home goods representing all things Pacific Northwest.
An interview with Na Young Ma, the chef/owner of Proof Bakery in the Atwater Village neighborhood.
We chat with one of the founders of Freemans Restaurant, one of Gotham’s finest rugged clandestine American taverns.
An interview with Andrea Reusing, James Beard-winning chef at Pan-Asian restaurant and bar Lantern in the North Carolina college town.
An interview with Moon Juice owner Amanda Bacon.
Bike’s got a flat? Head here to get some quality coffee and baked goods while you get your flat fixed (or buy a new handmade bike)!
An interview with the folks behind the Bachelor Farmer, a Nordic-inspired spot in a very old warehouse in the North Loop neighborhood.
We head to the Mission District to visit small-batch chocolate purveyors Dandelion Chocolate.
Inspired by the natural world and good design, Kestrel is a modern, minimal home goods and accessories shop in Western Massachusetts.
Don’t leave Melbourne without a visit to café and roastery Seven Seeds.
There are so many possible items out there in the world to put in your pantry: Bklyn Larder narrows them down for you.
The colorful, crafty shop the Woodsfolk collects a fresh batch of goods from local and global designers.
An interview with furniture designer Tokuhiko Kise of TRUCK.
We interview chef Shin Harakawa, who brings a relaxed vibe, an ever-changing menu and his worldly experience to the Tokyo hotspot Beard.
We’re always on the lookout for ice cream visionaries: say hello to Santa Cruz’s Penny Ice Creamery.
A leading specialty café in the competitive Nordic coffee city.
A beautiful, airy shop with a little bit of everything.
Pistils Nursery has long been an excellent resource for the city’s plant lovers and urban homesteaders.
We got to talk with Erik Heywood of Book/Shop about bending boundaries in the realm of book selling.
Across the street from Pok Pok sits Whiskey Soda Lounge, home to Pok Pok’s customers in waiting and prep kitchen, and purveyors of wonderful drinking food from Thailand.
A profile of Portland’s best loved ice cream parlor: Salt & Straw.
We chatted with Currie Person, the owner of Spartan.
An excellent spot for coffee and a slice of pie.
We chatted with Roseanne Pezzelli about her popular bakery.
We chat with the chef and owner of our favorite Indian restaurant in the city.
We interview Oliver Oxfeldt, owner of this specialty coffee shop inside the Copenhagen Main Library.
Enjoy simple European-inspired fare at Rolf & Daughters.
A trip to Portland isn’t complete without a visit to this excellent shop.
An excellent coffee roastery and café in Grünerløkka.
Find everything from flower vases to concrete tables at this charming Vasastan shop.
An interview with Good Life Coffee’s Lauri Pipinen.
Sydney’s health-conscious can head to Youeni Foodstore for delicious, high-quality dishes.
Canoe is a dream shop for the design-minded.
Find clothing and goods by Engineered Garments, Apolis and Howlin’ by Morrison at excellent menswear shop Indigo & Cotton.
Find comic books, graphic novels, magazines and more at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore.
Enjoy simple, no-fuss dishes at this impeccably designed Berlin café.
We visited Mikkeller & Friends, the excellent new beer bar in Nørrebro, Copenhagen.
We interviewed Anna Maria Eoclidi, co-owner of Sydney’s well-loved pasta shop and café Pasta Emilia.
We interviewed Danny Hanlon of Seattle’s Analog Coffee, a neighborhood gem in Capitol Hill.
Find handmade goods and knick-knacks from this small new neighborhood shop.
We interviewed Andrew Milstead, the owner of Seattle’s excellent multiroaster coffee shop Milstead & Co.