Kinfolk’s contributing editor Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen is co-founder of Copenhagen-based architecture and design firm Norm Architects. Usually tasked with providing aesthetic counsel to an impressive list of clients, here he offers some friendly guidance to his younger self. What piece of advice would you give a younger version of yourself? I would love to go back in time and tell myself not to be so insecure and shy, to care less about what others think of me. I’d tell myself to act more freely and throw away all the inhibitions that I had. There are very few things in life that I regret, and I’ve always pursued my dreams. But looking back, there were so many This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Design Interiors Issue 25 Modernismo The São Paulo home of Julio Roberto Katinsky is a living, breathing masterpiece of Brazilian modernism: all curves, concrete and creeping vegetation. Arts & Culture Design Issue 25 Facial Recognition Finding friendly faces in functional objects. Design Food Issue 25 How to Wrap Five Eggs How to handle even the humblest of objects with care. Arts & Culture Design Issue 25 Far From Pedestrian A rambling path: walking the line between civilization and wilderness. Design Interiors Issue 25 Cult Rooms: Raynaud’s White Tiles Living off the grid: the private home of artist Jean-Pierre Raynaud. Design Fashion Issue 25 See Attached Mementos and security blankets: Why some inanimate objects take on spiritual significance.