Intention is the name of the game with this delightful neighborhood cafe in Williamsburg. Owner of The Rabbithole, Lawrence Elliot set his sights on creating a sense of place in every detail of his business. Its wide planked wood floors, vintage decor, and backyard garden manages to create a “stay-all-day” feel.
When I moved to Boston seven years ago (having grown up in New Jersey, not far from New York City), I was struck by how small the food scene was. For a region with such a plentiful supply of produce, I was disappointed by the lack of options for getting your hands on locally grown fruits and vegetables. There have been a number of changes over the last few years and one of the most striking has been the emergence of local farms who have really made an impact on this city.
Nikaela Peters forms sentences in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her work focuses on themes of season, religion, history and ceremony. While she and her husband are prolific with their Pentax k1000, she is confident that words, properly organized, better stir the imagination than images captured on film. The cliche is backwards. A good sentence is worth a thousand pictures any day.
We recently released a recipe in Volume 6 that we wanted to share with you in US standard measurements as we only had it in metric in the issue. It's the perfect Holiday treat, worth the share, and the wait for the conversion. Enjoy.
One of the loveliest new places to head for home goods has just popped up in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, along with an online arena for those who aren’t so conveniently located in New York City. West Elm has created a branch called West Elm Market, which focuses on selling specialty goods from lesser-known makers, many of them located in New York or the broader States. Market is carrying timeless, practical pieces for the kitchen, the bathroom, the garden, and the home in general, becoming something of a general store with a little taste of everything.
We've spent the year instigating gatherings in just a few of our favorite places, and now we're extending the invitation to you, passing the baton.
We invite you to do what we've been promoting all along—take matters into your own hands: host a meal with your kinfolk.
No need for frills—just share your home, food, and drink with friends and loved ones.
When: THIS Saturday, December 15th Where: Your home What: Gatherings around the globe to celebrate your kin
*Share your get-togethers with us through Instagram or Facebook—tag ONE photo #kinfolkdinner AND #(your location).
We'll do a recap of our favorite photos following the dinner.
Our team collected a playlist of our favorite holiday tunes to welcome the season. Some of us have had enough self control to wait for the 1st of December (today), while the rest of us have admittedly been listening to these for weeks already. We'd love to hear your favorites below if you share them in a comment. Let the holidays begin!
Like any good gift, Kinfolk Volume 6 is not just another thing to gather
dust on your bookshelf--it's an enduring invitation to cozy up, quiet
down, try some fresh ideas in the kitchen, and be inspired to make the
most of your time with friends and family this holiday season.
Bklyn Larder is a retail cheese and provisions shop specializing in sustainably produced ingredients. The shop has been providing the Park Slope and Prospect Heights community of New York with handcrafted cheeses, homemade prepared foods, and hard-to-find grocery items from local and international producers since its opening in 2009, and also carries Kinfolk.
Chelsea Fuss is a prop stylist based in Portland, Oregon. After studying art history and then opening her own flower shop, prop styling was a natural progression for Chelsea. She now styles catalogs and editorials for a variety of commercial clients. Chelsea is also a blogger who loves sharing her favorite things and her creative collaborations on her lifestyle blog, Frolic!
Americans seem to have lost the tastiest part of their yearly democratic tradition: The Hartford Election Cake. This fruit-filled, communal yeast loaf is now just novelty for the culinarily curious, but this boozy cake actually played an important role in many Colonial elections. Voters would have to make long treks into the city to cast their ballots, and political parties would welcome them with a drink and a slice of cake—often in exchange for voting a straight ticket.
-Alicia and Zak of Daily Memorandum
One evening in late September a collective of young, downtown creatives came together on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island to share a dinner.
The night was hosted at the historic China Town loft of local florist Erica Smolders of Rook & Rose and curated by herself and designers Ellie Chapple and Tara Hurst.
For two months late last year, when the air was chilly and all the trees were burning red to yellow, my partner and I road-tripped through Europe. How lovely it was to stop by this rustic pumpkin stall in Switzerland and feel grateful for seeing new, beautiful things, like this, every day.
There is a little place in the heart of Copenhagen called Central Hotel & Café, which may be the smallest café and hotel in Denmark. There is a café on the ground floor (the coffee bar measures 12 square meters), and above the café you find the hotel’s only room with a view of Tullinsgade. Definitely a spot where a visitor would find a nice and quiet stay as well as good coffee and the day’s newspaper. Owner Leif Thingtved designed the place with Parisian café influences and style.