The Kinfolk Home welcomes readers into 35 homes around the world that reflect some of the key principles of slow living: cultivating community, simplifying our lives and reclaiming time for what matters most.
Through a mix of portrait and interior photography, profiles and essays, they visit the homes of designers, entrepreneurs, architects, photographers and stylists. At the heart of each living space is an aesthetic shaped by the dweller’s idea of what is essential—whether it’s a collection of inherited French antiques, a table long enough for a dinner party of a dozen, a smattering of children’s sketches pasted on the walls or minimalist rooms reserved for creative thought. What each of these homes shares in common is that they’ve been put together carefully, slowly, and with intention.
MIQUEL ALZUETA & AFRICA POSSE
Art collector and gallerist Miquel Alzueta turned his love for antiques and collectible pieces into his job. He wasn’t afraid of taking risks when acquiring certain collections and today his foundation is the reward of it all. Alzueta’s personal home is located in central Barcelona’s small suburb, that is known for its Gothic and western European architecture.
JACK DAHL & KRISTOFFER SAKURAI
The couple reside in Copenhagen’s most archetypal neighborhood’s 18th-century home. “We love it here: it feels like living in Copenhagen, London, Moscow and Paris all at the same time,” Dahl says. They designed their apartment relying mostly on grey shades and simplicity. Couple’ most prized possession is the library and their dog Jackson.
JESSICA DE RUITER & JED LIND
Former East Coasters transformed this artist’s residence into a family home sharing relaxed California lifestyle with a great neighborhood and hiking spots. “We wanted to restore rather than renovate”, says Jessica. House was built to accommodate the changing sunlight throughout the day. The couple has created an almost seamless transition from interior to exterior space using modern and minimal design details.