Growing up, Nikolaj and Mathias Mentze desperately wanted to be different from each other. The twins tried to carve their creative life paths separately—Nikolaj as a designer and Mathias as an architect—but they soon gave in to the inevitable. Following a few joint projects with Danish companies Bang and Olufsen and Kvadrat, they recently rejoined forces to cofound Studio 0405, a combined creative practice named after their birth date. We asked the brothers about what their shared This story is from Kinfolk Issue Eighteen 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.