A Short Review: Kinfolk, volume 8

Kinfolk - Volume 8

Kinfolk is by now an established magazine, and is rather popular among the design folks. However, given its tagline as a guide to small gatherings, and seeing how we are rather hopeless at cooking, we always wondered if we would really enjoy the magazine.

We had little hesitation when it came to its eight issue, though, because it was centred on a country that we love, a culture that fascinates us. The magazine’s also changed its subtitle to “New Things to Cook, Make and Do”, which portends a wider coverage.

Kinfolk - Volume 8

Kinfolk - Volume 8

Kinfolk - Volume 8

Kinfolk volume 8 delights us so. The articles are short but there is breadth in the material covered in one magazine, and you would likely find something that interests you, inspires you, makes you want to go out there and look up at the beautiful blue sky. There is ikebana, an article about bonsai and wabi-sabi, the best coffee shops in Tokyo, uses for cherry blossoms, Fog Linen, Hideaki Hamada’s gorgeous photography, a recipe for red bean mochi.

If you appreciate or aim for a slow life, we think you will like Kinfolk.