Kinfolk Issue Sixteen

$18

Introducing the Essentials Issue

The Essentials Issue explores life’s fundamentals and suggests ways we can incorporate them into our daily lives. We want to uncover the heart, the kernel, the foundation, the bedrock—whatever brings us back to our cores.

Deciding what is essential in our lives isn’t about paring back our belongings and forgoing our beloved but unnecessary frivolities.

Instead of determining how little we can live with, it’s about working out what we cannot live without.

DETAILS

160 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Printed in Canada.

Publication date: June 2nd, 2015

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Issue Sixteen Stories

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A Taste of Home

Sometimes it takes half a continent and an expensive toaster to realize which culinary commodities you hold dear.

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The Best Medicine

Whatever way you laugh, it’s one of the simplest joys. This photo essay explores laughter in its many forms and explains the science of a smile.

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Culinary Essentials

We asked some of our favorite chefs and food intensives what they’ve learned about life from years in the kitchen.

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Simple Philosophies

But what does it all mean? Many great philosophical minds have tried to pare down their theorems to find the fundamental truths.

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Tickled Pink: A Watermelon Menu

Whether we slice them into triangles, blend them into slushies or wear them on our heads, watermelons are a quintessential part of summer.

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Keeping it Civil

Our lives are dictated by unspoken rules that keep society moving smoothly and civilly. Without them, imagine the impolite chaos that would descend.

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Under the Microscope

Aristotle said that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but that didn’t stop photographer Justin Fantl from slicing things to their core.

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The Most Essential Oil

This photo essay pays tribute to the enduring fruit that gives so many cultures reasons to gather and enjoy meals together.

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Bread and Butter

The simple beauty of this classic pairing shouldn’t be confined to side plates. 

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