Introducing the Design Issue.
Kinfolk Issue Eighteen: For our winter edition, we explore the relationship between community and design. How can design strengthen bonds with our families, friends and neighbors? And how can good design improve our quality of life? Design is a type of communication. It’s about the way an object or idea speaks to its audience. But good design not only gets its message across—it also engages us in a conversation. The voices in this issue’s pages have taught us that there’s no set of rules that govern what constitutes “good design.” Form doesn’t have to follow function, function doesn’t have to follow form—in fact, there shouldn’t be any following at all, only leading.
DETAILS 160 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper. Printed in Canada.
This volume features chapters on Northern California, USA; Antwerp, Belgium; and Panama City, Panama.
In the interlude, we examine the work of artist Agnes Martin; discuss invisible design with Vitsoe; and visit the Swiss headquarters of master watchmakers Audemars Piguet. We also present an edit of classic timepieces in CURATED.
In our literary supplement, WEEKEND, we discuss the subject of ego and interview the editor of The Gentlewoman, Penny Martin.
The publication is 176 pages, perfect bound, and printed in full colour on FSC approved uncoated paper in the United Kingdom.
THE WEEKEND EDITION
These are 48 hours to call it how you like. It’s a judgment-free zone to be as still, active, solo or social as you please. Maybe you’ll be the center of your weekend and enjoy a dinner for one, phone switched beyond silent to off. Alternatively, your two days might entail a series of catch-ups, rendezvous and soirees with good pals. No matter how you fill the hours, make sure they’re filled on your terms.
This biannual notecard collection is a practical extension of Kinfolk’s focus on cultivating community and nurturing friendships. Each edition of twelve notecards and envelopes showcases some of the most popular work from the talented international photographers featured in the magazine. In the same way that Kinfolk explores a theme within each issue, each notecard edition conveys a new concept through a fresh set of photographs. The first in the collection—The Weekend Edition—channels the joy of our days off. Packaged in a minimalist art board box, each edition includes twelve A2 folding cards with blank interiors, full-color cover photography and twelve blank envelopes.
Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team—led by editor in chief Tyler Brûlé—has created an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design. For its first-ever book, the editorial team looks at one of their core themes: how to live well.
The result is The Monocle Guide to Better Living, an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas meant to be treasured and last.
Full of writing, reports, and recommendations, The Monocle Guide to Better Living is original, informative, entertaining and comprehensive. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last.
Release Date: September 2013
Format: 20 x 26.5 cm
Features: 408 pages, full color, linen hardcover
Kinfolk Issue Twenty: The summer edition of Kinfolk not only draws attention to far-flung locations but also to those who choose to stay local and see their surroundings anew. Pulling from our global community of contributors from Stockholm to Tokyo, we embarked on ventures in more than a dozen cities on four continents. Through exposure to new cultures and foreign contexts, we often return home filled with fresh perspectives that can make the everyday seem exotic, but worldly experiences don’t start and end at the baggage claim—it’s what we do with those memories once we’ve unpacked our suitcases that really makes a difference in the long run.
THE HYGGE EDITION
When nature lowers the dial on sunlight and heat, our moods can easily sink in unison. Winter is when Danish folks savor their tradition of hygge (pronounced “hyoo-guh”), which is a sense of coziness, comfort and belonging all wrapped up in one. Hygge exists in all candlelit rooms, convivial conversations and shared meals in Denmark. But everyone around the globe can enjoy the feeling of hygge—just curl up with a book, gather in the kitchen or cuddle a furry companion.
This biannual notecard collection is a practical extension of Kinfolk’s focus on cultivating community and nurturing friendships. Each edition of twelve notecards and envelopes showcases some of the most popular work from the talented international photographers featured in the magazine. In the same way that Kinfolk explores a theme within each issue, each notecard edition conveys a new concept through a fresh set of photographs. The second in the collection— The Hygge Edition—embodies the comforting Danish tradition of hygge. Packaged in a minimalist art board box, each edition includes twelve A2 folding cards with blank interiors, full-color cover photography and twelve blank envelopes.
Journey into the world of Peter Beard
Photographer, collector, diarist, and writer of books Peter Beard has fashioned his life into a work of art; the illustrated diaries he kept from a young age evolved into a serious career as an artist and earned him a central position in the international art world. He was painted by Francis Bacon and painted on bySalvador Dalí, he made diaries with Andy Warhol and toured with Truman Capote and the Rolling Stones—all of whom are brought to life, literally and figuratively, in his work. As a fashion photographer, he took Vogue stars likeVeruschka to Africa and brought new ones—most notably Iman—back to the U.S. with him.
Hardcover, 23.4 x 34 cm, 770 pages
Puts the emphasis back into the relationships that surround eating. Let the people sharing your dinner table be the foreground and superficial details such as fancy recipes and table decorations can fade into the background. One-third cookbook, one-third narrative tale and one-third international adventure, The Kinfolk Table is a collection of 85 delectable recipes spread over nearly 400 pages from creative types around the world. Filled with gorgeous photography and design you’re used to seeing in the magazine, the book will inspire your next small gathering.
The book reflects our ideas about the way we believe entertaining should be: comfortable, simple, slow and meaningful. We traveled around the world, sharing food and collecting ideas from our growing community of chefs, home cooks, designers, bloggers, photographers and others, many of whom contributed recipes to The Kinfolk Table.
We collected recipes from all different cultures that are suitable for nearly every occasion. Some of the suggestions are refreshingly simple, like throwing freshly plucked mussels on the barbecue or filling half a cantaloupe with yogurt and honey. Others may take a little more time and patience, such as Ginger Ice Cream with Kumquat Compote or perfecting a shoulder of veal. Danish, Japanese, Mexican and Korean influences make appearances too, as do fresh takes on classics such as Sweet Potato-Quinoa Burgers, Kimchi Couscous or Spiced Raw Chocolate Mousse.
The main cities we chose to focus on were Brooklyn, Copenhagen, our hometown of Portland, Oregon, and the English countryside. Of course, great food and even greater people extend beyond these borders, so we’ve added a “Wandering Table” section, featuring tales from Salt Lake City to family secrets from founder Nathan Williams’ mother and grandmother back home in Alberta, Canada. In the future we hope to explore other neighborhood nooks and bring you more stories and recipes from the edges of the culinary world.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 368 uncoated pages. Published by Artisan Books.
Because beauty’s not always in the forefront, the Hidden Issue celebrates the unseen, the unknown and the unexplored, what is standing behind, either kept secret or yet to be discovered.
20 contributors from all over the world bring you with them on the road for chilled ice fishing sessions and memorable climbing adventures. Along to many other stories, discover a photographer’s dark room from the inside and lift-off to the space with a passionate astronaut.
– Travel notebook, photo series, essays, interviews, illustrated recipes
– Bilingual magazine (French and English)
– 144 pages
– Printed in France
– Offset- printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper