Dragonfly wing Synecdoche is one of those half-remembered words that conjures memories of our high school English classrooms where we first learned to use juxtaposition correctly in a sentence. But unlike fancy words that serve to plump our linguistic egos, synecdoche strips stuff down to the foundations of what something really is: a smaller part representing the whole. A set of wheels references the whole car, not just the rounds it rolls on, and a crown can represent not just a king This story is from Kinfolk Issue Sixteen Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 22 Byredo Ben Gorham’s nose is big business. By following it, he’s expanded his fragrance brand Byredo into a global empire. Design Issue 22 Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses “I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me,” Juhani Pallasmaa writes. Design Issue 22 Sophie Hicks Architect Sophie Hicks discusses how she keeps her competitive impulses in balance. Design Issue 22 Janina Pedan Set designer Janina Pedan discusses personality clashes in the workplace. Design Issue 22 Nicole Thirty years after founding a fashion label that still bears her name, Nicole Farhi walked away and did not look back. Design Issue 22 Philippe Malouin Canadian designer Philippe Malouin shares his way to beat beating around the bush.