Kinfolk – Issue 30: Hospitality
Delving deeply into home, work, style and culture, Kinfolk promotes quality of life and connects a global community of creative professionals from London to Tokyo.
The winter issue of Kinfolk revisits one of our guiding principles: good hospitality. Featuring a special section dedicated to the art of hosting, Issue Thirty looks beyond recipe repertoires and honed housekeeping to unearth the secret ingredients of having a good time.
Drilling down into the heart of hospitality, we investigate its five pillars: acceptance, comfort, empathy, entertainment and trust. How has the rise in peer-to-peer services such as Airbnb changed our relationship to having strangers in our home? Does a lack of formality translate into a more comfortable environment, or do subtle rules actually make it easier for people to know how to behave? And, how do you get a guest to leave?
We receive expert advice on hospitality from leading hoteliers, culinary artists, salon hosts and party planners, and meet wunderkind chef Flynn McGarry—host of New Yorker-reviewed dinner parties since the age of thirteen. Elsewhere, we speak to actress Teyonah Parris—star of the forthcoming James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk—explore seasonal subjects such as hunkering down, hometowns and ghost stories, plus much more.
- A major profile of rising actress Teyonah Parris ahead of the release of If Beale Street Could Talk—the forthcoming feature film directed by Barry Jenkins.
- An elaborately grand Parisian hotel inspires a nostalgic fashion editorial.
- Guidance on the five pillars of hospitality: belonging, empathy, trust, entertainment and comfort.
- A day in the life spent with Parisian tastemaker Amah Ayivi.
- Longform special: Are algorithms democratizing or destroying personal taste?
- A discussion about poetry and politics with iconic punk writer Eileen Myles.
- Around the clock: Four experts from the hospitality industry offer tips and ideas on hosting guests at any time of the day or night.
- More interviews with chef Flynn McGarry, fashion designer Filippa K, musician Hamed Sinno, filmmaker John Waters and writer Akwaeke Emezi.
- Plus: how to overcome shame, prepare for disaster and persuade people, a history of pockets, ghost stories and passwords, plus more of our home tours, archival spotlights and regular features.
192 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated and coated paper. Printed in Canada and United Kingdom.