Editorial

Order in the Courts

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Sporting endeavors keep us in shape and form shapes of their own: From baseball’s diamonds and snooker’s triangles to the goal lines we protect and the running tracks we circle, Kinfolk magazine took a closer look at the graphic patterns inherent in the athletic field. From Kinfolk's Design Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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. 

 
 
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Credits

Photographer Neil Bedford, Stylist Camilla Pole, Art Director Anja Verdugo, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

New Tendency

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Manuel Goller and Sebastian Schönheit believe in constantly redefining the norm and crafting fresh modes of thinking—which is why they decided to name their design studio New Tendency. Kinfolk magazine spoke to the co-founders of the Berlin-based practice about the importance of collaboration when designing timeless objects. From Kinfolk's Design Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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.

 
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“Our work is based on the topology of everyday objects. The user’s need becomes the essence of our creations.” – Manuel Goller
 
 
 

Credits

Photographer Anders Schønnemann, Writer Mary Stutzman, Art Director Anja Verdugo, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

In Anxious Anticipation

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In this article from Kinfolk's Adrenaline Issue, we set out to evoke the hair-raising emotion of anticipation with an image set of stressful scenarios. Our creative team puts our readers on the edge of their seats as the photos creatively capture an everyday stressor in a unique and mischievous way.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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.

 
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"A telltale thump of the heart, the flush feeling that starts in your chest and spreads to your fingertips, the tightening of muscles and the quickening of breath: The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains."
 
 
 
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Credits

Photographer Aaron Tilley, Set Designer Kyle Bean, Writer Jordan Kushins, Art Director Anja Verdugo, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

Jack Dahl & Kristoffer Sakurai

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Jack Dahl and Kristoffer Sakurai live and work in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their 18th-century home sits at the center of the city, where picturesque alleys, seaside parks and the royal family also reside. This feature was included in The Kinfolk Home, a home interiors book focused on slow living. 

The Kinfolk Home welcomes readers into 35 homes around the world that reflect some of the key principles of slow living: cultivating community, simplifying our lives and reclaiming time for what matters most. With 289 full-color photographs spanning 368 pages, the New York Times best seller The Kinfolk Home is a detailed exploration into living spaces from the United States, Scandinavia, Asia and more. Through a mix of portrait and interior photography, profiles and essays, we visit the homes of designers, entrepreneurs, architects, photographers and stylists.

 
 
 
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“We love it here: It feels like living in Copenhagen, London, Moscow and Paris all at the same time, but we always add a personal twist, or a little je ne sais quoi.” – Jack Dahl
 
 
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Credits

Photographer Simon Watson, Writer Alica Forneret, Art Director Anja Verdugo, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editorial Director Amy Woodroffe, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

The Hunger Games

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In this photo essay, Kinfolk playfully explores and artfully juxtaposes snacks, candies and treats in the format of well-known game boards and favorite games, such as checkers and Tic-Tac-Toe. The images invite the reader to connect with childhood memories, their imaginations active on an edible playground. From Kinfolk's Winter Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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.

 
 
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"Chocolate dominoes, shortbread Jenga and Turkish Delight checkers—who says playing with your food shouldn’t be creative?"

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Credits

Photographer Aaron Tilley, Set Designer Kyle Bean, Food Stylist Iain Graham, Assistant Food Stylist Poppy Campbell, Art Directors Anja Verdugo and Charlotte Heal, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

Seeing Double

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Identical twins may appear to be perfect imitations of each other, but when you look closely at their mirrored reflections, their minute differences can reveal much more than mismatched freckles. From Kinfolk's Imperfect Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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.

 
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Credits

Photographer Neil Bedford, Stylist Rachel Caulfield, Writer Georgia Frances King, Art Directors Anja Verdugo and Charlotte Heal, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

Frida Escobedo

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Frida Escobedo co-founded her first architecture studio, Perro Rojo, at the ripe age of 24. Just three years later, Frida began quickly stacking up awards and recognition, working on international projects and later attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In this interview, Frida discusses her work, her life, and her home. From Kinfolk's Design Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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.

 
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“With an independent firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect hopes to help transform her home of Mexico City, one artful building at a time.” 
 
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Credits

Photographer Zoltan Tombor, Stylist Alpha Vomero, Writer Taylor Weik, Art Director Anja Verdugo, Creative Director Nathan Williams

 

Selected Work

Compare and Contrast

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Crimson with burgundy, indigo with cobalt, mustard with cornflower, cerulean with turquoise: Unless you’ve equipped your life with Pantone swatches, you’ll never find a perfect palette match, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the evocative power of color’s hue-and-fro. In this photo essay, we explored and played with the power of color and contrast. From Kinfolk's Design Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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.

 
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Credits

Photographer Pelle Crépin, Photographer’s Assistants Joseph Seresin and Bruno Baptista, Stylist Ruth Higginbotham, Art Director Anja Verdugo, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

In Praise of Slowness

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When buzzing through a sped-up world where there are always battles to be won and emails to be answered, learning to slow down in the workplace is imperative to both our productivity and happiness. In this excerpt from Carl Honoré’s book In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed, he writes about the benefits of flexible hours and the importance of downtime. From Kinfolk's Entrepreneurs Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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. 

 
 
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“Many modern jobs depend on the kind of creative thinking that seldom occurs at a desk and cannot be squeezed into fixed schedules.” – Carl Honoré
 
 
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Credits

Photographer Mark Sanders, Stylist David Lamb, Writer Carl Honoré, Art Directors Anja Verdugo and Charlotte Heal, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

The Path to Success

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Our career paths can be filled with plenty of unexpected detours, speed bumps and potholes, and it isn’t always easy to decide which route to take. Sometimes it’s best to enjoy the road you’re on as you confidently stride into uncharted territory. From Kinfolk's Entrepreneurs Issue.

Kinfolk is a lifestyle magazine published by Ouur. 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. 

 
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Credits

Photographer Pelle Crépin, Stylist Aradia Crockett, Writer James Cartwright, Art Directors Anja Verdugo and Charlotte Heal, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work

Geraldine Cleary

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Geraldine Cleary’s home in Brisbane, Australia (known as the “D House”) was carefully designed in partnership with Donovan Hill Architects to facilitate multiple configurations of relationships, as well as activities and events. The modest project was the recipient of the 2001 Robin Boyd Award, Australia’s most prestigious residential architecture prize. This feature was included in The Kinfolk Home, a home interiors book focused on slow living. 

The Kinfolk Home welcomes readers into 35 homes around the world that reflect some of the key principles of slow living: cultivating community, simplifying our lives and reclaiming time for what matters most. With 289 full-color photographs spanning 368 pages, the New York Times best seller The Kinfolk Home is a detailed exploration into living spaces from the United States, Scandinavia, Asia and more. Through a mix of portrait and interior photography, profiles and essays, we visit the homes of designers, entrepreneurs, architects, photographers and stylists.

 
 
 
 
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"The atmosphere of the house as a whole is calming, uplifting and comforting, and the changes in the light and shadows from morning to night and from one season to the next are sustaining.” –Geraldine Cleary
 
 
 
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Credits

Photographer Sharyn Cairns, Writer Rachel Eva Lim, Art Director Anja Verdugo, Creative Director Nathan Williams, Editorial Director Amy Woodroffe, Editor Georgia Frances King

 

Selected Work