The bedside table is the link between my sleepy state of mind and my awake one, like a transitional piece of furniture. I sleep very close to the floor and the ceilings in my apartment are really high: I really enjoy the sensation of having a lot of space above me when I’m stretched out in bed. I keep a tall pile of my favorite magazines on the floor. I like to organize my magazines like a precious, well-ordered collection in the living room, but I keep the issues I haven’t read yet in my bedroom. I also always have a book next to my bed, even if I don’t read every night. I’m currently reading Psychologie Pour Les Créatifs: Survivre au Travail (Psychology for Creative People: Survive at Work) by Frank Berzbach. It gives you This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fourteen 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. Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote.