High fashion and lighthearted fun—c’est impossible, non? Not on the glossy pages of Le Monde d’Hermès, a biannual magazine published by the Parisian fashion house. Take the most recent cover, which gathers together a cacophony of objects—cloth-cutting scissors, silk scarves, a solitary bicycle wheel—on a dream catcher–like structure that hangs suspended. This gentle sense of playfulness filters through the inner pages of the magazine too, from the fashion photography to the abrupt discovery, halfway through, that the page orientation flips upside down. With a current circulation of 600, 000 copies per issue and translations into 13 languages, the magazine has become a collector’s item. It offers another portal into Hermès’ cultured sphere, a space in which readers can dis-appear into the wild landscapes and outlandish illustrations that crawl across the This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Seven 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. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.