New York–based production and set designer Lauren Nikrooz has racked up an eclectic portfolio of clients over the last 10 years, with projects ranging from Travis Scott music videos to Dior ad campaigns and Marina Abramovic’s film work for MoMA. Nikrooz, who is of British and Persian heritage, trained at art school in Manchester and at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) before moving to the US. Her designs radiate the kind of offhand, nostalgic elegance that is often This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty 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. 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.