The way you create your surroundings is very important. My house is a mix-and-match of everything, including a lot of art deco pieces. These pieces are so much more meaningful and rich to me than new modern designs because they have life: I love things that have life and stories. Your furniture doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but it needs to be well-chosen. For example, I have an old record player that sits on a piece of This story is from Kinfolk Issue Nineteen Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 40 Chow Mein & Jello An ode to the buffet. Food Issue 35 Modern Fancy The humble origins of high-end food. Arts & Culture Food Issue 34 Last Supper What to eat at a funeral. Food Sanchez A taste of Mexico in Denmark. Food City Guide Chulwha From nature to table—via the grill: A new private dining experience in Seoul. Food Issue 29 Pep Talk Does pepper deserve its seat at the table?