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Kinfolk Magazine

I bought Kinfolk Magazine a few weeks ago with an Amazon voucher I was given as a gift.  I'd raided my wishlist for DVDs and books but I still had a little left to spend so I looked in my recommendations for some inspiration, and found Kinfolk.  Sadly it wasn't quite despatched in time for me to receive it before the office closed for the Christmas break so it was a real treat when the Postman brought me Volume Six this morning.
 
I hadn't heard of Kinfolk before Amazon recommended it me and I'm almost surprised because it's so up my street it might as well have been secretly living next door.  Kinfolk is described as a magazine but it's almost more of a paperback coffee table type book - 144 pages of breathtaking, rustic photography, homely, heartwarming articles and delicious sounding recipes.  It describes itself as 'a guide for small gatherings' or 'inspiration for sharing food with family and friends' but it is much more than that, it's a celebration of the simple things in life - the outdoors, friends, community, traditions, good food.  Volume Six, which I bought, features articles on building a fire, evergreen trees, holiday memories and traditions and baking bread, as well as personal essays and interviews.  I love the graphics and even the paper its printed on has a wonderful quality and feel. You might remember my blog post on 'Ideas for boosting creativity' and this is certainly a place to find inspiration to write, photograph, cook and enjoy life's little pleasures.

I'm now desperate to devour Kinfolk's previous issues but they're fiendishly expensive on Amazon and previous issues through their website are around £30 with shipping.  You can currently still pick up the latest issue - Kinfolk Vol. 6on Amazon for £11.69 however and I suggest you snap it up, it really is beautiful and I shall treasure my copy (and will be pre-ordering the next!)





Here are a selection of photographs from volume five, just so you can get a feel for how awe inspiring the photography is.  I love the moments they've captured; simplicity, pleasure, warmth, nature, the everyday.  This is definitely a magazine to be enjoyed with a glass of good wine, an indulgent hot chocolate or a pot of tea; by the fire or under a warm quilt.

img credit: kinfolkmag.com

"We grew up unaware that our yearly routines were sowing and tending traditions.  The rituals engulfed and enveloped us, and our youthful naiveté told us that this was just life - how our holidays were done.  Only with age, and a healthy dose of selflessness, have we seen that this rhythm of delight and anticipation is the careful and thoughtful product of a family or parents that want to experience life together" - Kinfolk, Vol 6, P41



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15 comments

  1. I've not heard of this Rosie but I'll definitely be having a peek at it when I next come over. It sounds similar to 'The Simple Things' to which I have now subscribed.

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    1. It is very similar to The Simple Things, but that has features on shops and things to buy, this is more about articles and photography, it really is lovely xo

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  2. This looks such a beautiful magazine! Have you heard of Oh Comely magazine? Thats also a bit like this i think..well it is a beautiful read and not quite as pricey, although it maybe isnt as long as this magazine xxx

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    1. Yes! I subscribe to Oh Comely, I love it though I sometimes don't know the musicians or artists interviewed, this has a more outdoors-y, foodie feel so I think there'll be more I'm interested in! xo

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  3. It looks beautifully presented xx

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  4. This looks lovely, I'll have to have a look! x

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  5. It's actually so fascinating how many beautiful magazines like this exist without us ever knowing! Thank you for sharing. Kinfolk looks amazing.

    Happy 2013, and I'm now following you :)

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  6. My husband has had Kinfolk sat on the side for a few weeks now as he's hopefully doing some work for them this year but I haven't actually picked it up and had a look yet. I first heard of them through Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/kinfolk) as they make gorgeous little shorts to celebrate their new issues and they are what inspired the feel of my recipe videos (although mine are nowhere near as good!)
    That paragraph you've quoted at the end sent shivers down my spine though so I think my 16 hour flight to Japan on Tuesday will be spent reading it!
    x

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  7. This looks like such a lovely magazine! Love all the photography, very inspiring as you say :) Love the idea of the recipes and essays too, what more could you want from a magazine!
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  8. This looks like something I'd love! It's always so refreshing to find a great magazine that isn't all about celebrity gossip and clothes I'll never be able to afford. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. I definitely brought/blogged about this on your recommendation :). Thankyou!

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  10. Nice blog, Thanks to share your nice information and the blog. I like it..........

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