Kinfolk Magazine Issue 11 is out now. The Spring 2014 edition of Kinfolk explores the meaning of home, what it looks like, how different people arrange them and the qualities that the best ones share. Whether you live with your best friend, partner, strangers or a lazy hound, your concept of home will change with every coat of paint. It’s what (and who) you fill it with that counts. This special 176-page issue features a 46-page Home Tours section with lots of images from around the world.
Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine published by Ouur that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family. Founded in 2011, Kinfolk is now the leading independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals and also produces international editions in Japan, China, Korea and Russia. Published quarterly, Kinfolk maintains a vibrant contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town. Every element of Kinfolk—the features, photography, and general aesthetics—are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends.
Kinfolk Issue Eleven includes such stories as:
- Photo essays on Becoming Your Home (Maia Flore), Dreaming in Cardboard (Neil Bedford), Making a Move (Leo Patrone) and California Dreaming (We Are the Rhoads)
- Essays on creating a well-worn home; living alone and loving it; the challenges of coupledom; the meaning of a good group house; the case for wearing slippers; what a house-sitter discovers; living as a modern nomad; how a new baby changes a home; the concept of home; the memories tied to a holiday house; and one writer makes a case for digital bookshelves
- An interview with Sir Terence Conran, the hugely influential British design titan
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Feng Shui; tips on moving and having housewarming & housecooling parties; tips on entertaining at home (Paris style) & a recipe for Vegetable Tempura; How to Be Neighborly (The Housemates Edition)
- Table for One: An essay on why you should create a decadent three-course meal for one + a menu including Oysters & Mignonette, Simple Cornish Hen with Mushrooms and Apple Blue Cheese Bread Pudding
- The Chef’s Kitchen: We visit the home kitchens of three London chefs (Fergus Henderson, Florence Knight and Skye Gyngell) and each gave us a simple recipe they make often at home: Tomato Pasta, Soft-Boiled Egg with Buttered Soldiers & Chickpea and Chard Soup
- Ways to feel at home while traveling; and how to successfully work out of your home
- Illustrated verses about neglected household objects
- A special Kinfolk Home Tours section featuring a dozen homes from around that world that we wish we could live in.