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 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.