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For our winter edition, we explore the relationship between community and design. How can design strengthen bonds with our families, friends and neighbours? And how can good design improve our quality of life? Design is a type of communication. It’s about the way an object or idea speaks to its audience. But good design not only gets its message across—it also engages us in a conversation. The voices in this issue’s pages have taught us that there’s no set of rules that govern what constitutes “good design.” Form doesn’t have to follow function, function doesn’t have to follow form—in fact, there shouldn’t be any following at all, only leading.
Even if you usually have dinner for one at home in front of your laptop, you can't help being drawn into the Kinfolk way of life - one where you and your fellow artsy friends constantly gather to cook, entertain, or even camp together; all in a beguilingly rustic style that harks back to simpler, better times. Kinfolk has all the tips and recipes to ensure you achieve that domestic state of nirvana sooner rather than later. Hails from: USA Frequency: Quarterly (4 issues a year)