Founded in 2011 by Nathan Williams, his wife Katie Searle-Williams and their friends Doug and Paige Bischoff, Kinfolk is one of those independent magazines around which a real community has been created.
Aimed primarily at young professionals, it focuses on home, work, play, food and community through photo essays, recipes, interviews, profiles, personal stories and practical advice.
Quarterly, each issue of the magazine revolves around a theme linked to the season in which the magazine is published. Kinfolk's collaborating writers, photographers, designers and chefs hail from all over the world and the magazine is published in four languages: English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
Size: 22.5 x 29.5 cm
Number of pages: 192
Issue # 34 - The Intimacy issue
Intimacy is what distinguishes those who are dear to us from those who are simply close. This issue of Kinfolk explores the balance between our contradictory cravings for safe and stable relationships and the freedom to follow our hearts, our sexual desires and our need to be whole without the help of another. Psychotherapist Esther Perel, who has worked for clients in her New York practice, but also indirectly for millions of people through her books and Where Should We Begin podcast, offers the chance to listen to anonymous couples during therapy sessions. Perel's approach has always been to challenge fundamental contradictions in the way we think about romantic intimacy: is it really possible to expect a person to fulfill our every need, for the rest of our life?
In issue thirty-four, we experience the thrill of people and places revealing their secrets. Amaryllis Fox - a former CIA spy who spent her 20 years negotiating in some of the world's most dangerous conflict zones - opens up the mysteries of the Underground Service and what they taught her about peace. We also present the result of our international operation that has lasted for months: gaining access to an art deco style royal palace in Gujurat, India. Furthermore, our collaborators reflect on the popularity of horoscopes and what to eat at funerals. A photographic essay by Gustav Almestål explores the solitary indulgence of comfort foods, so tied to our most intimate space - our homes - and so attractive during breakups.