Thursday, January 7, 2016

Book Review: The Kinfolk Home

The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living by Nathan Williams
Published by Artisan Books

I really love looking at interior design from other countries. Whether that be in blogs, shelter publications, design portfolios, websites, or in this case, books; I feel like getting a keen look into the homes of others in our world, and I mean that globally, can help us shape our own aesthetic without the expense of first class travel. That's exactly what Nathan Williams' new book: The Kinfolk Home does. It gives you a first class ticket, at the price to check a bag, into 35 homes across 5 continents that embody the values of living with our most beloved belongings, the things and people we simply can't live without.

Now, some of you may be familiar, and some of you may not. But, Kinfolk is actually a lifestyle magazine, published quarterly by Ouur. This book, authored by the editor and chief of Kinfolk is a collection of those images compiled in their shelter mag founded in 2011, with contributions from Copenhagen to Kyoto.

What I love about this book, is that you aren't just invited in these 35 homes dotted along the globe. You're introduced to their owners, the curators of the look, and given a sort of "free pass" to walk about their home and enjoy their collections. Let's take a little look-see, shall we?

The Kinfolk Home, Photo credit: Pia Ulin
The house of Jenni Kayne and Richard Ehrlich in Los Angeles, USA
 
The Kinfolk Home, Photo credit: Pia Ulin
The house of Jenni Kayne and Richard Ehrlich in Los Angeles, USA
 
The Kinfolk Home, Photo credit: Pia Ulin
The house of Jenni Kayne and Richard Ehrlich in Los Angeles, USA
 
The Kinfolk Home, Photo credit: Anders Schonnemann
The house of Jonathan & Annabel Tuckey in London, UK

The Kinfolk Home, Photo credit: Anders Schonnemann
The house of Jonathan & Annabel Tuckey in London, UK
 
The Kinfolk Home, Photo credit: Sharyn Cairns
The garden courtyard of Khai Liew & Nichole Palyga in Adelaide, Australia
 
The Kinfolk Home, Photo credit: Kristofer Johnsson
The house of Joanna Laven & David Wahlgren in Stockholm, Sweden

If you're ready to globe trot, with a cup of your favorite coffee and no passport, then take a closer look at The Kinfolk Home. Filled with design that ranges in aesthetic, but is wholesomely personal and honest, this beautiful design book will be a favorite, I'm sure. You can grab your copy via the Amazon link below.


1 comment:

  1. How impressive to see these photos and these decoration .

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