Personality Tests: A Brief History
From warfare to psych wards to the workplace, Harriet Fitch Little uncovers our long-standing fascination with personality tests.
Hot Under the Collar
When the temperature drops, take shelter against the dreary days and cold nights with winter essentials.
Tips: Brainstorming and Contracts
Whether you're brainstorming with colleagues or hammering out a contract, taking everyone's viewpoint into consideration leads to the best outcome.
Working Lives of Cats
First published in 1979, the book ‘Working Cats’ documents the cats that earn their keep.
Day in the Life: Stine Goya
Stine Goya has been a quiet presence in the fashion world for more than a decade—first as a model, then as an editor, now as a designer.
Pattern & Repetition
Science writer Philip Ball speaks on the intertwined relations of our brains and the patterns they perceive.
At Work With: Laurent Martin
A little more than a decade ago, Laurent Martin defected from the advertising world and retreated into an artist's life in rural Catalonia.
Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
“I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me,” Juhani Pallasmaa writes.
This Woman’s Work
In his latest book, The Kate Inside, photographer Guido Harari presents the audacious spirit and restless creativity of iconic singer Kate Bush.
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Kinfolk’s contributing editor Hans Ulrich Obrist has turned curatorial work into a work of art in itself.
Tips: Business Cards and Hiring
Some professional gestures may seem ephemeral, but can be leveraged to have lasting impact.
From internment to avant-garde art institute: the rare life story of Ruth Asawa, the “fountain lady” of San Francisco.
Fashion designer Charlie Casely-Hayford muses on the double-edged sword that is ambition.
A uniform has the power to command something of its wearer and, in turn, from the world.
In Conversation: Group Dynamics
We invite leadership coach Kari Uman and clinical psychologist Murray Nossel to advise on collaborating more constructively.
Architect Sophie Hicks discusses how she keeps her competitive impulses in balance.
Acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto discusses his new work on the self-inflicted demise of humanity.
Set designer Janina Pedan discusses personality clashes in the workplace.
Canadian designer Philippe Malouin shares his way to beat beating around the bush.
At Copenhagen’s Glyptotek, one expects the collection of classical antiquities and French and Danish masters to come alive in the early hours.
Theresa Traore Dahlberg
When Theresa Traore Dahlberg realized that she couldn’t relate to narratives about women in West African films, she decided to make her own.
Origin of the Chair
Still standing: design historian Witold Rybczynski’s appreciation of the chair and its 5,000-year history.
The Art of Conversation
Beyond small talk and silence: How to cultivate good conversation.
More commonly known as the fear of holes, trypophobia is a word with both its etymology and experience rooted in the recesses of the internet.