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Feature

Issue 14

This issue has a seasonal theme that brings the focus back to Kinfolk's core goals, ideas and values. It features personal essays, simple recipes, meaningful photo essays and portraits of people living the good life.

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Aurora Folklore

The northern lights have awed communities through the eras, and many fantastical theories have been imagined to explain the sky’s shifting glow.

11.25.2014
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A Cup of Goodwill

The Neapolitan custom of caffè sospeso brings a community-minded meaning to “two cups a day.” 

11.25.2014
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The Hunger Games

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

11.25.2014
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Duel Intentions

With rain beating against our windows, going inside for some physical recreation may be safer than slipping on a sidewalk, even if it involves swords.

11.25.2014
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Unexpected Pairings

We asked two culinary connoisseurs to tell us about some unusual flavor combinations that have won them over.

11.25.2014
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All Wound Up

When the right scarf finds the right neck, it can add more to its owner’s character than warmth.

11.25.2014
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Winter’s Kitchen

When the crisper months drift in, we are drawn to the home’s culinary heart.

11.25.2014
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Before the Day Starts

Making the most of morning’s predawn hours can be the best way to start the day, whether it’s for reading, ruminating or romanticizing.

11.25.2014
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How to Hibernate

Humans may not be able to hibernate in the way some animals do, but we can find moments of brief respite from the season’s chill.

11.25.2014
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A Day in the Life: Mikkel Karstad

Some folks seem to get that work-play-swim-life balance just right. Copenhagen chef, daily swimmer and father of four Mikkel Karstad is one of them.

11.25.2014
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Covering Our Commute

The daily commute can be made more bearable with a good coat, a decent book and a patient traveling companion.

11.25.2014
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Coloring the Gray

The foundations for a winter wardrobe begin with cool neutrals, but adding bursts of color can enliven even the coldest of days.

11.25.2014
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Shape Shifters

When the temperature drops, our bodies change: the way we hold them, the way we dress them and the way we move in them.

11.25.2014
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Leaders of the Pack

Yukigassen is a professional snowball-fighting match that involves the frosty slaughter between two teams of seven on a field of snow. 

11.25.2014
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The Light Brigade

Meet three lighting designers who think in fresh ways and create products we covet.

11.24.2014
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The Luminary

Artist Olafur Eliasson knows a thing or two about light: He shined a giant sun in London, made a moon with Ai Weiwei and designs portable solar lamps.

11.24.2014