Although Kinfolk isn’t technically a coffee table book, this magazine is just too beautiful to tuck away in your standard, run-of-the-mill magazine rack. With its buttery soft cover and pretty matte finish pages, it’s a dream to flip through, and an easy choice for displaying out in the open on our coffee table and open shelving. Plus, unlike most books, you know that the fun is just going to keep coming with each subsequent release! Below, I talk details.
WHO SHOULD READ IT
Kinfolk magazine is built for a pretty sophisticated reader. It’s not just about pretty photos and interesting tips and tricks—instead, this periodical comes packed with rich content, like essays, home tours, and stories geared towards encouraging a slower lifestyle. If you love magazines for scintillating gossip and lots of graphic appeal (all noteworthy pastimes, I might add), than this one might not be the best fit for you. But if you’re drawn to simplified page designs, sleek photography, and personal short stories, than you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of Kinfolk. Truth be told, I sometimes feel like this mag is a little over my head and way too good for me, but you better believe I try!
Although I tend to gravitate towards shelter and lifestyle magazines that feature bold how-to articles and lots of colorful imagery, I love to cuddle up with an issue of Kinfolk every now and then on special occasions. Like the magazine’s mission explains, Kinfolk really does show you how to embrace a slow life and to appreciate the tiniest of beautiful things. Whenever I’m looking to get away from the chaos of big projects, trends, and advertisements, I turn to Kinfolk. It’s a breath of fresh air.
My favorite thing about this magazine is the photography. It’s a little bit wild, but also highly stylized, and ultimately unlike anything I’ve seen in other magazines. I’m a sucker for beautiful photos, and the pages of Kinfolk read more like a gallery of fine art prints than simple pages in a magazine. Don’t be surprised if you feel the urge to cut out a page or two to frame!
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