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.
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.