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The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living Hardcover – Illustrated, 20 October 2015
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“Nathan Williams’ first home-design book is as tightly curated as his wildly popular magazine, Kinfolk. The Kinfolk Home features 35 diverse residences across five continents, each with owners who have created environs that are authentic to their values and living style.”
—C California Style Magazine
“Advice on creating homes that foster community, center on simplicity and allow for slow living.”
“Although slow living may conjure up visions of sparsely furnished interiors, many here illustrate crowded bookshelves, art-filled walls, and rooms populated with children and pets in close to 300 color photographs. VERDICT This handsome volume filled with visuals and advice shows how to create an environment surrounded by meaningful objects and designed to facilitate the enjoyment of life.”
About the Author
Nathan Williams is the author of The Eye, The Kinfolk Entrepreneur, The Kinfolk Home, and The Kinfolk Table and the editor in chief of Kinfolk, a lifestyle magazine published quarterly by Ouur studio. Founded in 2011, Kinfolk maintains a vibrant contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town and hosts hundreds of global events each year that bring the community together.
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Fails to deliver26 May 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book because its mission, presumably, was to demonstrate a wide interpretation of slow living. And in so doing, one could define slow living through the commonalities. Why else feature so many homes from so many places? Instead, the author uses the pages to showcase a personal aesthetic instead of the deeper meaning of slow living. If you live slowly, you probably aren’t wealthy (or not anymore). You probably inherited possessions over a long time. So you have a hodgepodge of stuff. You care more about making it work than remodeling it to achieve “the right look.’ Presumably you do so so you can enjoy your family, your friends, and your hobbies. None of that is reflected in these pages. Instead this book paints a picture of slow living that is rigid, cold, and exclusive. Color is blasphemy. The children wear white linen for gods sake! The families outfits are all color coordinated in the same bland tones as their homes. Oh, and that diversity we’re promised? It doesn’t come from anyone of color. The people who like this book, like this aesthetic. They like calm. And if you left your Wall Street job for this life, I suppose you can afford to dry clean your kids white linen clothes to give you time to play games with them. I am deeply saddened by the unrealistic message and missed opportunity of this book.
22 people found this helpful
Pretty book5 July 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Not thrilled. Looked at once and done. Not intriquing enough to go back to.
17 people found this helpful
For Display Purpose but Inspired23 July 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
This book is way bigger and better than expected and although I purchased it for display- I did draw inspiration from it. I’m a sucker for nice and vibrant photos- this book delivered just that.
For Display Purpose but InspiredThis book is way bigger and better than expected and although I purchased it for display- I did draw inspiration from it. I’m a sucker for nice and vibrant photos- this book delivered just that.
Reviewed in the United States on 23 July 2020
Reviewed in the United States on 23 July 2020
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Aesthetic on an academic level13 May 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
I really liked the aesthetic and the philosophy. What was lacking was the variety of ideas within the genre - repeated Eames chairs or the simar vanity pieces in households across the world? Is that realistic? Nice ideas and very European and Japanese, not sure I can apply it in Singapore
5 people found this helpful
It would've been nice to see a little more variety than white walls5 January 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Quite honestly most of the houses pictures looked the same to me. Same aesthetic. It would've been nice to see a little more variety than white walls, MCM inspired furniture, wood floors, with various neutral decor and a house plant. The photography however, was beautiful.
35 people found this helpful