Issue Nineteen


Introducing the Adrenaline Issue

The spring edition of Kinfolk explores our relationship with adrenaline and its vital contribution to our quality of life. After all, finding joy in knuckle-whitening moments can be enlivening, not immobilizing.

Whether it’s through leaping out of a plane at 14,000 feet or cutting off all our hair, or by cliff-diving into the sea or getting a tattoo, making friends with fear opens us up to a flurry of exhilaration.

If we aspire to live life instead of just watch it, our days won’t be safe or stilted: The best stories start with the most unexpected moments, and these experiences normally come from confronting our comfort zones instead of taking the easy, expected or well-lit route.


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

Publication date: March 1st, 2016


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Issue Nineteen Stories


Prankster's Paradise

Is the nine-to-five grind approaching monotony? Arrive at the office early to even the playing field and invoke mirth for your co-workers.


Keeping Tempo: Henrik Vibskov

From creating outlandish fashion shows to drumming in several bands, Henrik Vibskov keeps things unpredictable with his freestyle approach.


In Anxious Anticipation

The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains.


A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo

With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time.


Like Clockwork

In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades.


Camille Tanoh

Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers.


Nick Wakeman

Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories.


On Courage

The English word “courage” comes from the Latin term “cor,” meaning “heart", yet we often assign this virtue to acts of mere physical fortitude.