February 7, 2012

gather 'round

starting the day off right
photo by nathan williams of kinfolk magazine
I have been spending the better part of the past three days compiling and organizing the link above entitled "Kindred Spirits". It is my link to all the blogs I feel a strong connection with, a likeness to or I am just plain inspired by and enjoy. Instead of letting that page sit idle, waiting to be stumbled upon, I have decided to profile these noteworthy blogging endeavors on the main page and share them with you. I want to make this a regular (hopefully weekly) new feature-- link love. First up is my freshly discovered Kinfolk Magazine. According to their manifesto, Kinfolk was created with the intention of bringing together "a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings... We have come together to create Kinfolk as our collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining that we love. Every element of Kinfolk—the features, photography, and general aesthetics—are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends." 
Their website is a starting point for the quarterly magazine's subscriptions, a calendar for their regional dinner parties and a showcase for their short films. Being someone who adores an intimate gathering, cooking and cocktail parties, the aesthetics of Kinfolk completely appeal to me. I am also deeply impressed with their knack for marrying the traditions of entertaining with a modern and simple flair. See for yourself!

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