It is easy to make fun of sheds. Traditionally they have been places where men—mainly men—can indulge their more esoteric hobbies. Follies for follies. For some they are artistic or creative spaces, for writing or music or ceramics. But most are for whiling away an afternoon, for pottering rather than pottery. The architectural identity of a garden shed—liminal and impermanent, separate from the main residence—echoes its use. To go to your shed is to liberate yourself from the general bustle, This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 37 Vizcaya Gardens A garden once dismissed as a stylistic mishmash now conjures nostalgia for an impossible place. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Yoga with Adriene The internet’s best friend is—finally—finding her own flow. Arts & Culture Garden Issue 45 Piet Oudolf The Dutch designer bringing life—and death—to traditional gardens. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Thomas MacDonell The conservationist transforming the Highlands. Arts & Culture Design Issue 45 The New Craftsmen From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain. Arts & Culture Music Issue 45 Gerard & Kelly On dance, domesticity and the giants of modernism.