The Quarantine Chronicles: Episode 1

The Covid-19 outbreak has turned the world upside down leaving many industries in an unprecedented situation. As we continue to work and from our ‘home studios’ here at Kino, we decided to take a look at how other creatives are adapting to life under quarantine.

Ikea releases instructions for building your own fort

Together with Russian ad agency Instinct, the Swedish furniture company has posted a set of 6 instruction manuals designed to stave off lock-down boredom by showing us how to build forts and playhouses for children out of everyday furniture.


Pentagram’s “Home Poems” remind us to appreciate the simple things.

Having a bit more time on their hands than normal, Pentagram’s Naresh Ramchandani and his team thought it would be nice to put their own homes to good use.“While it’s not much fun to be stuck in our homes, there are some simple and unexpected pleasures to be found there. We thought it would be nice to share some of those pleasures with our friends and followers. And so began a many-home production,” says Ramchandani.

More Home Poems:

Celebrating the view from indoors

Art director Victoria Rosselli and Creative Robyn Frost are turning pictures of people lockdown views into vintage-style holiday postcards. In a bid to reframe how we see out homes under quarantine, the Chicago based creatives are asking people around the world to share photos from out of their windows. The images are then given a custom type treatment and turned in to postcards. So far the images have shown views of Edinburgh, Dubai, Amsterdam, London and more. This uplifting project reminds us that we’re all going through this together no matter which part of the world you are in.

Illustrator ranganath krishnamani, creates stunning isolation illustrations

Creative Director and talented illustrator has turned his hand to beautiful conceptual illustrations, reminding us to stay home, healthy, and stay safe.