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  • Issue 39

Shelf Life

The rise and rise of design objects. Words by Cody Delistraty. Photograph by Adrien Dirand.

Historically, people have filled their homes with an assortment of objects that are both practical and personal: vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, books and photo albums. Today, as most of these taste signifiers have come to be consumed and stored digitally, more fluid, temporary interior design objects have swept in to fill the gap. Depending on your tastes, these might include rose-gold pineapples, drink trolleys, a bust sculpture, tiny vases or display trays—objects that don’t reveal personal preferences but rather convey


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Nine

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