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.
Our career paths can be filled with plenty of unexpected detours, speed bumps and potholes, and it’s not always easy to decide which route to take. Sometimes it’s best to enjoy the road you’re on as you confidently stride into uncharted territory.
Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to whittle away your afternoon.
Pistils Nursery has long been an excellent resource for the city’s plant lovers and urban homesteaders.
Hotel San José is endearingly quirky and unique.
Find a range of house-made soda, coffee and small bites.
A pristine lake in a remote valley of the Canadian Rockies.
An interview with staffer Derek Herbster about sharing meals at work.
A quaint hotel and restaurant where food is grown and foraged.
A Los Angeles-based concept gallery focusing on high craft and design pieces.
A shop and studio for clothing, furniture and home goods.
A restaurant with a locally inspired menu and a long list of whiskey.
A haven of flowers, food and gifts.