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.
Peter Miller Books is filled with sleek writing utensils, Finnish housewares, calendars, clocks and design books of all kinds.
An interview with Shigeki Hattori, creative director and one of six founders of the shop-studio-coffeehouse Graf.
If Kinfolk were a shop, it would want to be just like Labour & Wait in East London.
If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful Pacific Heights shop.
Shop clothing, furniture and hard-to-find magazines.
A visit to this quiet gem on Sutter Street transcends the mechanical interaction of ordering and paying for a drink from across a counter.
We interview Louise Friestedt, who runs the cozy home design shop Fabriken with her husband, Johan Larsson.
An interview with Walter Manning, co-owner of Old Faithful Shop, a modern take on the old general store in Vancouver’s Gastown area.
An interview with Janaki Larsen, who runs this lovely shop and café in the Riley Park neighborhood of Vancouver, BC.
We speak with with James Seaton, one of the founders of Toast, about the company’s growth, the latest collection, what inspires him and the recently renovated Chelsea location.
An interview with the creative director and manager of Art in the Age, a shop and gallery that also makes its own organic spirits.
Located on Upper Street in Islington, Folklore is a home and lifestyle store that fully embraces the idea of “better living through design.”
We talked to George Vlagos about his shop Independence, its down-to-earth Midwestern ethos and his beloved regular customers.
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.
We interview the design team behind the West Coast mini-chain Heath Ceramics.
An interview with James Daunt about his bookshop on Marylebone High Street.
From woolly, flecked Belgian sweaters to handsome American-made button-down shirts, Unionmade presents everything a stylish fellow could want in his wardrobe.
You’ll feel right at home when you walk into this shop (and probably leave a little later with a perfectly fitted shirt).
This part-market, part-café is a dream shop for any cheese lover.
We spoke with Seita Fukui, founder of Tokyo’s Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers, which locals know as SPBS.
An interview with Atsushi Horibe from Keibunsha Books.
We could spend hours browsing books, stationary and colorful design objects at Poketo, one of our favorite Los Angeles shops.
An interview with Atsushi Hayasaki, the owner and designer behind Torso Designs and Tembea the shop.
This Silver Lake shop stocks all that is small-batch, sustainable, artist-made and beautiful.
We speak to Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher, the proprietors behind Winter Session, whose mission is to design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner.
We chatted with Hannah Henderson from the Venice location about the shop’s aesthetic, customers and the products it sells.
We never leave Berlin without a stack of new reading material for the flight home from Do You Read Me?!
This lovely shop in the Atwater area of Los Angeles stocks pretty clothing, accessories, gifts, cards, beauty products and home goods.
An interview with the founder of the bespoke, locally constructed men’s clothing store Freemans Sporting Club.
We feel right at home at Glasswing, purveyors of clothing, books, furniture and home goods representing all things Pacific Northwest.
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)!
Inspired by the natural world and good design, Kestrel is a modern, minimal home goods and accessories shop in Western Massachusetts.
The colorful, crafty shop the Woodsfolk collects a fresh batch of goods from local and global designers.
An interview with furniture designer Tokuhiko Kise of TRUCK.
We got to talk with Erik Heywood of Book/Shop about bending boundaries in the realm of book selling.
Find comic books, graphic novels, magazines and more at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore.
We interviewed Anna Maria Eoclidi, co-owner of Sydney’s well-loved pasta shop and café Pasta Emilia.
Find handmade goods and knick-knacks from this small new neighborhood shop.
An interview with David Alperin, the owner of Northern Spain-inspired menswear shop Goose Barnacle.
A carefully selected collection of home wares, clothing, snacks and accessories in the other Portland.
Find rare and one-of-a-kind items at this quaint vintage shop.
Brooklyn Slate Company is a purveyor of slate cheese boards, coasters and other fine items.
This shop carries quality products that reflect the long life of its mascot.
A perfect market-cum-café in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood.
A chat with Heidi Johannsen Stewart about making the best brew.
A branch of West Elm that offers specialty goods.
A mini farm store featuring Siena Farms dairy and produce.
We talked to Stacy Jackson, the owner of Meadowsweet Mercantile, purveyors of antique and foraged goods and furnishings.