Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Six


Introducing The Sport Issue

The winter issue of Kinfolk examines exercise and the body, exploring the values that underpin an active life: camaraderie and self-discipline, pleasure-seeking thrills, endurance, balance and leisure.

Inside, we explore the sporting life among the rolling hills of rural England with an equestrian-themed feature profile in the Cotswolds and a longform essay by David Sedaris. We also mine a history of bad dieting advice, play gymnastics with men’s fashion and have some fun in Hollywood with a glamorous water ballet troupe.

Elsewhere, our roster of regular features includes a day in the life of Spanish designer Paloma Lanna, a feature interview with musician Kilo Kish, and reportage on the work of photographer Gordon Parks and the hidden culinary talents of journalist Lee Miller. Plus, interviews with Omar Souleyman, Siri Hustvedt and Daniela Soto-Innes.


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

Publication date: November 28th, 2017


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Issue Twenty-Six Stories

Space Bakery

Space Bakery

Bread may be a staple food here on Earth but can be a life-threatening hazard in space.

Earring by Paula Mendoza Jewelry.

On The Hook

Our love/hate relationship with songs that get stuck in our heads.


Daniela Soto-Innes

Ambition has taken her career from cleaning lettuce to serving award-winning Mexican food to President Barack Obama.

Olivier wears a jacket and T-shirt by Acne Studios and trousers by Corneliani.

The Pianist

The sonatas and fantasies of a piano can stir our most grandiose and ghostly emotions.


Paloma Lanna

In Barcelona, Paloma Lanna is beginning to branch out from the fashion empire into which she was born.

Gathering in the courtyard, Farleys garden

Lunch with Lee

Fluted mushrooms and marshmallow-cola ice cream: the culinary talents of an American model turned war photographer turned dinner party host.

Dennis wears trousers and braces by Anderson & Sheppard.

The Gym

Gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding sports for the human body.