Sweater by Dries Van Noten As a designer, you’re obliged to be thrilled by the unknown. If you’re only concerned with the known, there won’t be much room for innovation or improvement. If a project isn’t as successful but my wife and business partner, Cheri, and I learned and grew in the process of working on it, then it doesn’t feel like a loss, and if we know a project is going to be easy and almost certain to succeed but there’s nothing new to This story is from Kinfolk Issue Nineteen Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades.