Here is what you’ll find inside Kinfolk Issue Eleven, the Home Issue.
We asked some kids in London to describe their dream homes and then brought them to life.
A Venice Beach couple has found home in a 1975 modern box made of simple materials. Hannah Henderson, John Moore and their family share their shelter for the day.
Our Special Home Tours Section begins with this charming modern home in Tokyo.
Our international Home Tours section continues with this Copenhagen fixer-upper.
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.
This photo essay takes a look at what happens when you and your surroundings begin to blend.
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.
Our International Home Tours Section continues with this spacious Queens dwelling.
From one end of life to the other, our feelings about home change. We ask some writers around the world to tell us what home means to them.
What does your home say about you? A house sitter can tell from a five-minute snoop in your pantry, sprouting potatoes and all.
A bad houseguest makes an impression as well as a mess. We compile a list of ideas that will make your next experience as a temporary lodger memorable for all the right reasons.
After the birth of her first child, one writer discovers how her home became a living, breathing fourth member of the family.
We check in with three Copenhagen creatives—a lighting designer, an architect and a furniture maker—to talk about Danish design, past and present.
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.
What’s the secret to working from home successfully? We asked some seasoned home-based workers for ideas on getting the job done.
Haven’t touched that salad spinner in a while? Household objects have feelings too. Here’s what some of them might be feeling when you neglect them.
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.
An essay about the vacation home, where memories are formed, nostalgia is nurtured and plenty of growing up happens.
We asked three London chefs for simple recipes they prepare often at home. Skye Gyngell, an Australian chef and food writer, shares a recipe here.
An interview with London chef Skye Gyngell, former British Vogue food editor, about the way she lives and eats at home.
We asked three London chefs for simple recipes they prepare often at home. Florence Knight, head chef at Polpetto in London, shares a recipe here.
An interview with London chef Florence Knight, the head chef at Polpetto, about the way she lives and eats at home.
The super-famous chef from the St. John restaurants in London offers a simple recipe he makes often at home.
We interview Fergus Henderson, founder of the St. John restaurants and author of Nose to Tail Eating: A Kind of British Cooking, about how he lives and eats at home.
American expat, French chef and cooking instructor Cathleen Boydron shares a recipe she loves to make for guests at her home.
An American expat chef in Paris explains how she has adapted her food philosophy (and home cooking) to the dinner table–focused way of life en Français.
One nomad-at-large reflects on how he came to live his life while constantly on the move.
In our Single Servings essay, we discuss why you should throw yourself a dinner party. This is the single-serving appetizer on the menu for one.
There’s no need to live in a black-leather bachelor pad or a frat house. Our gentleman’s guide to setting up a grown-up home will help you leave all that stuff in the past.
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.
One expat explains how wearing slippers around the house not only keeps your toes snug but also makes for a happier home.
Moving is hard work. We came up with some housewarming and housecooling party ideas to mark the occasion of leaving one home and setting up house in another.
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.
We ask three creative types to tell their stories of moving across the world, leaving their home countries for an adventure abroad.
Travel can make you see the world in a different way, but it can also remind you of what you’ve left behind. Here are some ideas for things to bring along that will make you feel at home on the road.
An interview with Sir Terence Conran, who has created hundreds of products, written more than 50 books and has had a huge impact on design.
Sometimes nests are built for one. After living solitary for decades, one writer reflects on the happiness it has brought.
Our tenth issue of Kinfolk is all about things that get better with age.
What better way to spend a Snow Day than with friends and family on Lake Leelanau in Northern Michigan?
A look back at the special weekend retreat we were lucky enough to participate in last November.
The aging process can feel slow, like you’re moving at a glacial pace, as our photo essay demonstrates.
We went to the tiny island of Shinojima to find out how generations of families have learned the craft of getting seaweed out of the ocean and on to our plates.
Being old is hard work. All that pigeon feeding and bridge playing really takes it out of you. Here’s our guide to napping like a senior.
Sarah Britton, holistic nutrtitionist, vegetarian chef and blogger, grew up having dinner with her family almost every night. She shares her story.
This recipe for Almond-Jam Tart (Linzer Torte) is from our first cookbook, The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings.
Our fourth Kinfolk Dinner—a brunch full of whirlwind of flowers, fresh market goods, delicious food and lively conversation—was held at Heirloom Café in San Francisco.
Cheese, while delicious, also has a storied past and a cultural significance that we may not often consider.
The founder of Pompon Cakes rides through the streets of Kamakura on a three-wheeled cake stand selling delectable baked goodies and beaming at passersby.
Need a piping-hot bowl full of something comforting and still healthy? Try this Lentil Caraway Soup and add some Pistachio Herb Pesto on top.
The changing of the seasons is significant to the life cycle. Winter is time to disconnect and fill your days with rest.
Aging is happening and you can’t stop it. You can, however, change your perspective toward it and embrace it with all the energy, grace and style in the world.
Emily Post was a titan of 20th-century etiquette. We ask her great-great-granddaughter Lizzie Post for some modern entertaining tips that aren’t as stern and stodgy as those of yesteryear.
Chef and food columnist David Tanis knows a whole lot about restaurant food, so why does he want us all to make food at home?
Some of the most meaningful gestures that can be given are not, in fact, wrapped in red bows, but are actually experiences to be shared together.
Use our tips and recipe to make fresh pasta and cook over an open flame.
A classic drink for old-timers, the Hot Toddy can contain all kinds of ingredients. Our spirits expert gives us a rundown on the history of these winter warmers and some recipes to go with it. Chin-chin!
Top chef Mollie Katzen shares a tradition-inspired recipe she’s reinvented over time from her recent cookbook.
What happens when your hair is seasoned with more salt than pepper? Our writer considers becoming prematurely mature looking.
Bringing nature inside is a fantastic way to decorate for the holidays. Here are some ideas for decorating using festive foliage for all climates, temperaments and tastes.
What do you do for good luck? We checked with some cultures around the world to see what they do at the year’s end to ensure lots of good luck in the next one.
Our October dinners were events that focused on celebrating our first cookbook, The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings.
We take a look at four aging processes—fermenting, curing, pickling and growing out of the soil—and ask some Oregon experts to help us understand how they work.
A photo essay and interview with German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen, who travels the globe documenting the stories behind and the faces of some of the world’s oldest dwellers.
There are times when the older folks in your life need some looking after. Here are some ideas for ways to make their day, whether it’s with gifts, shoveling their path or just plain old listening.
The chef at Hills & Mills in the Netherlands shares a recipe for their Raw Cacao Date & Walnut Bar.
Kinfolk’s recipe editor María Del Mar Sacasa shares recipes for Basic Eggnog, Chai Eggnog, Orange Cardamom Eggnog, Kefir Lime Lemongrass Eggnog and Chocolate Eggnog.
It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean your dinner table can’t be full of brightly colored fruit! Try our recipe for Pomegranate Clementine Salad.
Like many other great things in life, cutting boards improve over time. Here, a chef looks back on her life using different boards in different kitchens and finds meaning in the marks left behind.
Win over your friends and family during the holidays with this warming recipe.
There’s no reason to fear growing old, as long as you’re still growing. We reflect on the meaning of aging and what we have to look forward to in its wrinkled comfort.
We’ve created a collection of confections that celebrate milestone ages, inspired by the culinary trends of their eras. Make a wish!
Use our short guide to prepping some holiday goodie parcels to be delivered via postman, not Santa.
Retirees have all the time in the world for aimless fun. Here’s how to join in, no matter your age.
Were things better back in the day? We ask some of the older crowd to weigh in on the way things were and how they’ve changed.
In life, we often jump into things too early before our plans are ripe. It’s the same with fruit: We pick things too quickly because we can’t wait. Our writer explains why sometimes both fruit and friendships need to be found at the perfect moment.
This recipe for Classic Ice Cream Cake was created for our Cakes for the Ages photo essay.
Remember those Jane Austen stories where the entertainment revolved around dances, piano recitals and reading aloud? Our writer explains how she learned to experience literature in a fresh new way: as a listener.
This recipe for Espresso Rum Mousse is part of our Soft-Serve Menu: a holiday feast for anyone and everyone, even those with no teeth!
Pretending to like things you hate to make you feel like an adult? Sometimes it’s better to consider things a second or third time.
Coffee has gone through as many changes as there are ways to order your morning cup. Our resident coffee nerd takes us through some major caffeinated moments in history.
A highly imitated design aesthetic, a nonmaterialistic lifestyle, spiritual equality and the invention of the clothespin, pen nib and apple corer: These are just a few reasons to appreciate what the Shakers left behind.
A supper club in Berlin serves up dishes straight from grandmothers’ memories. We speak with Mother’s Mother founder Kavita Meelu about keeping it in the family but sharing it with others.
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 Michael Phillips, co-owner of the popular Handsome Coffee Roasters.
Holybelly is raising the bar for quality food and coffee in the 10th arrondissement.
Don’t leave Melbourne without a visit to café and roastery Seven Seeds.
A leading specialty café in the competitive Nordic coffee city.
An interview with Colby Barr, the café’s co-owner and green coffee buyer.
We interview Oliver Oxfeldt, owner of this specialty coffee shop inside the Copenhagen Main Library.
An excellent coffee roastery and café in Grünerløkka.
An interview with Good Life Coffee’s Lauri Pipinen.
We interviewed Danny Hanlon of Seattle’s Analog Coffee, a neighborhood gem in Capitol Hill.
We interviewed Andrew Milstead, the owner of Seattle’s excellent multiroaster coffee shop Milstead & Co.
Enjoy an espresso at this sleek new Ballard coffee shop.
Enjoy a perfect cappuccino at this minimalist coffee shop.
Spotlight on five of our favorite coffee shops across Tokyo.
A popular coffee shop and roastery in the heart of Portland.