One could say that the area around Parc Monceau in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement is swanky, but that would rather miss the point: The neighborhood is quintessentially Parisian. The park itself is a delightful oasis of 19th-century splendor and the surrounding streets and boulevards have a serenely moneyed air. It is here that affable Parisian Emmanuel De Bayser has just completed renovations on a spacious, light-filled apartment. He makes an animated host. “I’ve been working on this apartment for a This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. 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. Interiors Issue 19 Prankster’s Paradise Is the nine-to-five grind approaching monotony? Arrive at the office early to even the playing field and invoke mirth for your co-workers. 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.