A mountaineer in deep snow, long wooden skis over her shoulder, pushes up the last pitch of a steep ascent. Beyond, shards of the Alps rise tumultuously against a clear, cold sky. This view of Charlotte Perriand in the early 1930s, “face-to-face with the sky and infinity, ” as she described it, contrasts vividly with a much more widely published photograph of her resting elegantly on her tubular steel chaise lounge, face turned toward a pure white wall—a calculated depiction This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Design Issue 19 In Anxious Anticipation The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains. Design Issue 18 Happiness by Design Think more like designers: The strategies employed to create a perfectly proportioned bookshelf can also be used to enhance our personal well-being. Design Issue 18 Sense in Symmetry From radial swirls to mirror images, the natural world often shows that there’s beauty in balance. Design Issue 18 The Nature of Desirability The head of Harvard’s Desirability Lab examines what consumers like and why so designers can create products that hit the sweet spot.