For the summer edition, we draw attention not only to far-flung locations but also to those who stay local and see their surroundings anew.
After four decades of pushing the boundaries of her creativity in New York, Anita Calero is following the call back home to her native Colombia.
We examine how Le Corbusier’s early travels had a lasting influence on his iconic 20th-century architecture.
From bussing tables to performing at the White House in just under two years, musician Leon Bridges has no plans to part ways with his humble beginnings.
If home is wherever we lay our hats, then travel presents the perfect opportunity to change into a new one.
There’s something transcendental about train travel: The speeding carriages not only take us from A to B, but also from era to era.
It’s said that the journey matters more than the destination, but what if that passage involves the decimation of your personal space at 35,000 feet?
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 friends behind this Copenhagen-based design studio discuss positive cooperation and how every idea is worth putting up on the wall.
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.
Shop clothing, furniture and hard-to-find magazines.
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.
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.
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.
An excellent spot for coffee and a slice of pie.
We chat with the chef and owner of our favorite Indian restaurant in the city.
A trip to Portland isn’t complete without a visit to this excellent shop.
Canoe is a dream shop for the design-minded.
Enjoy some of the city’s best comfort food at Tasty n Sons.
A multifaceted shop in NW Portland that sells supplies for makers.
A favorite West End restaurant among locals and travelers alike.
Find lovely vintage clothing and all the Washi tape you desire.
The city’s largest selection of high-end clothing.
Find rare and one-of-a-kind items at this quaint vintage shop.
Canteen is full of healthy, organic and decadent bowls.
A popular coffee shop and roastery in the heart of Portland.
A modern take on traditional American cuisine.