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.
Holybelly is raising the bar for quality food and coffee in the 10th arrondissement.
We interview chef-owners Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth about Root & Bone, a Southern neighborhood restaurant that focuses on timeless country comfort food.
We chat with Kenn Husted, owner of Paté Paté, which is famous for Spanish- and French-inspired cuisine and—you guessed it—pâté.
We interview Ben and Max Goldberg, the innovative brothers behind the charming southern comfort food bar/bowling alley Pinewood Social.
We chat with London luminaries Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver about the St. John restaurants they started together.
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 owners of One Shot Coffee in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
We chat with Seattle luminary Linda Derschang, who always seems to know what the city wants next, about her bustling Capitol Hill restaurant.
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.
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.
Serving up sausages, fries and craft beers, Berlin Currywurst is the first German street food snack bar to hit Los Angeles.
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 the folks behind the Bachelor Farmer, a Nordic-inspired spot in a very old warehouse in the North Loop neighborhood.
We interview chef Shin Harakawa, who brings a relaxed vibe, an ever-changing menu and his worldly experience to the Tokyo hotspot Beard.
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.
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.
Enjoy simple European-inspired fare at Rolf & Daughters.
Sydney’s health-conscious can head to Youeni Foodstore for delicious, high-quality dishes.
Enjoy simple, no-fuss dishes at this impeccably designed Berlin café.
We interviewed Anna Maria Eoclidi, co-owner of Sydney’s well-loved pasta shop and café Pasta Emilia.
Publican Quality Meats is a great neighborhood destination for meat enthusiasts in the Windy City.
Enjoy some of the city’s best comfort food at Tasty n Sons.
We catch up with the chef at a popular comfort-food establishment to learn the story of the Silly Goose.
A refreshingly warm, welcoming and stylish restaurant in Madrid.
A favorite West End restaurant among locals and travelers alike.
A neighborhood hang that makes its customers feel at home.
Contigo Austin serves up South Texas food in an authentic atmosphere.
Canteen is full of healthy, organic and decadent bowls.
A perfect market-cum-café in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood.
Elizabeth St. Café is a leader among fusion restaurants in Austin, Texas.
A modern take on traditional American cuisine.
Noodles and broth made with tons of flavor, imagination and carefully chosen ingredients.