Kinfolk is a publication by a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. They recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors our relationships and energizes us. Kinfolk is a collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining. Every element of Kinfolk from 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. Volumes are each sold separately.
Volume 12 is the saltwater issue which will explore the world’s oldest and most used seasoning while also looking at it—and us—in its natural habitat: the sea. This issue will focus not only on the salty theme but also on encouraging people to get outside and be spontaneous in the warm weather. Sunlit, euphoric photo essays will be accompanied by salty commentary and social history: Think of it as a summer issue with a seasoning of culture.
Volume 13 The Imperfect issue. What is perfection, anyway? The Fall 2014 issue of Kinfolk explores the beauty of imperfection across food, people, ideas and more, showcasing the narratives these notions encompass. Nothing is perfect and it's often the most highly flawed things that give life its charm. So-called flaws should be embraced, diversity should be revered and eccentricity encouraged. The Imperfect Issue puts things society might deem rough around the edges under a microscope to explore their true character. Whether it's mismatched eyes, patched-up clothing or a broken plate, such unusual features often reveal lives lived to the fullest and rich with stories.
Volume 14 The Winter Issue. The issue will feature personal essays, simple recipes, uplifting photo essays and portraits of people living the good life. It also offers inspiration to do some indoor sparring; Professor Deane Curtin talking about eating in the moment; sculptures that show the way our bodies change when chilled; a visit to a hot spring; home tours in Copenhagen and Melbourne; a profile of a changing neighborhood in South East London; and something to inspire you while commuting. The issue contains a special themed section about Light, one of the most missed aspects of our winter days, with features on circadian rhythms, solstice traditions and the aurora borealis, along with profiles on artists and designers who work with light. Along with lots of things to cook, make and do, Kinfolk suggests ways to live a more creative, simple, connected life.