It’s a way of thinking, a way of looking at the world, a way of living. A small community of artists – and I would dare say they include some who, strictly speaking, are neither painter nor writer or photographer but, instead, artists at living – have created a kind of quiet manifesto to celebrate their take on what they find beautiful and valuable in their lives. Kinfolk is a magazine and a blog about sharing the pleasures of life within a like-minded community. It is graphically lovely. It is emotionally strong. It is other, standing courageously against the flow of fast paced, future focused, unconscious lifetyle. Within its covers you smell a cup of freshly brewed coffee, taste the warmth of sun on picked berries, hear layers of laughter and conversation around a picnic table, feel the comfort of friendship.
No, it’s not much of a source on where and what to do. It is more about the how, and it’s a how that many of us may have forgotten all about.