Kinfolk #21

October 2016 Surprise Unwrapped!

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Kinfolk #21

A leading independent lifestyle magazine Kinfolk, published by Ouur Media, explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family. Published quarterly, with contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town, Kinfolk also produces international editions in Japan, China and Korea.


The ‘Home’ issue of Kinfolk is as tantalising as any of its previous issues, if not more. Delving into the very nature of home, exploring what’s hidden, unseen, mysterious and sensual asking, “What have we forgotten, or overlooked, in the rituals of our daily lives?” In this issue - JOHN CLIFFORD BURNS reflects on what Swedes call “home blindness”; Indian architect B. V. DOSHI asserts in 'Architecture of Home' - if ordinary objects continue their lives without us after we die; a look at the home life of reclusive pianist GLENN GOULD; author MARY ROACH explores the science behind why certain places make us uneasy – and more.


  • Nathan Williams, Editor in Chief & Executive Creative Director
    Doug Bischoff, Managing Director
    Julie Cirelli, Editor
    Anja Charbonneau, Creative Director


The interviews with Hikari Yokoyama, Joseph Dirand and T-Michael are thought provoking and more often than not, invite catharsis. Hikari Yokoyama speaks of her motivations as she charts her own course through her association with the contemporary art world and entrepreneurship. Joseph Dirand discusses his architectural icons Carlo Scarpa and Mies van der Rohe, his predilection for techno and Land Art and his lack of pretence at home with family. T-Michael indulges into the nuances of his life, rooted from by his Ghanaian background, that resonate in his fabrics and design.

The feature titled ‘Object Matters’ explores the stories behind some of Copenhagen’s creative leaders’ most prized possessions. It’s incredibly revealing and a fulfilling read.

‘Lover’s Discourse: Villa Santi Sospir’ narrates the story of a visitor who arrived for dinner, painted the walls and stayed for 11 years till the place became a monument to the Dionysian excess of 1950s France. Coupled with fine photography, the piece is fascinating and alluring.

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