These last few years, I’ve been losing my interest in printed media. It’s sad I know, because working in printed magazine was one of my dreams back then in school years. I still bought printed magazines though, but I was quite picky. I prefer magazines with specific content than the ones that offer various kind of articles from fashion, lifestyle to health in one issue. But I’ve never been a loyal reader anymore. I decided to buy one when the content is so interesting that I couldn’t find it elsewhere. Kinfolk is a different case.
Founded in 2011, this community based magazine offers exactly what I want in magazine. Thoughtful words and unpretentious kind of pictures. Kinfolk focuses on small gatherings and finding inspirations of make, do and cook. There’s no fashion spread nor must buy items page you usually see on lifestyle magazines. And the best thing, it’s an ad free magazine. It really is too good to be true. :)
I started reading Kinfolk last year. The price is slightly higher than other magazines, but they only publish once every two months and their content is timeless. So for me, it is the kind of magazine you want to put on your book shelf so you can read it again and again.
Every issue has different topic, and their latest ‘home’ issue is my favorite. Featuring homes and stories around the globe, I love to see the meaning of home in many different perspectives. No, you won’t find any product recommendations for your living room, Kinfolk but you’ll find the meaning of being a homebody and how to make yourself at home whenever you go.
In case you wonder, I bought Kinfolk at Bobobobo. It’s one of my personal favorite online stores. All the goods they sell are carefully curated, including the magazines on books and novelties (well, I wish they had more books though :D). I also love their home section, because there are quite a lot of local handmade products. Some of them are my favorite brands. :)
I also bought Cereal magazine. Cereal is a quarterly magazine focusing on travel and lifestyle. Featuring curated travel destinations and lifestyle inspirations with great photos.
What I also love about shopping at Bobobobo is how thoughtful they are when it comes to packaging. The magazines I received were nicely wrapped in paper inside cardboard box. I had those experience when I opened my package and I found the products I’d ordered had a scratch (or worse, broken). Bobobobo also has a nice and sleek designed web store, and always updated with good and inspiring content. So, it is always a pleasure browsing through their web, even if you don’t plan to buy anything. :D
Anyway, it’s still sunday. So, I still have a little time to enjoy these magazines and a cup of hot chocolate. Xx