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Confessions of a Builder of Things

From the Horse Brand Co. workshop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Thomas Callahan talks honestly about the importance of hand-crafting. To him, the products he creates aren’t just products; they’re objects that tell stories with which people can form a connection.

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Lagom #4

With stories from Singapore to Brooklyn, South Africa to Greenland, issue four is our most global yet. If this issue has a theme, it would be the idea of breathing new life into the old — whether that’s keeping traditions alive in our northernmost stop of Greenland, bringing silent film scoring into the 21st century, transforming a derelict building into a thriving community space in Belgrade, or shipping rum by wind-powered tall ship across the Atlantic. 

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Lagom #4 in the wild

One of the most rewarding parts of creating a printed magazine is that we get to see it appearing in stockists all over the world.

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Tour of Ara

Photographer Richard Johnson — who shot our feature on Drogo Michie — has shared his photographic account of last year’s gruelling Tour of Ara in South Africa, along with words by the tour’s founder, Stan Engelbrecht.

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Marshmallow Laser Feast

Marshmallow Laser Feast is a virtual reality company that aims to help us to see beyond our senses.

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New Dawn Traders

​Powered by the wind and aided by the latest information technology, New Dawn Traders​ take cargo shipping back to its roots.

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Taboolata

Most kitchens would be shut down for having insects behind their doors — but not Milan’s Taboolata, which has them on their menu.

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Lagom #4 is now available to buy

We’re pleased to announce that our fourth issue is now available to buy from our online shop​! It’ll be finding its way to shelves at newsstands and independent shops around the world shortly after.

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On the Right Track

Drogo Michie juggles the hectic life of an art director with the adrenalin-fuelled pastime of flat track bike racing. Although the two worlds often collide — sometimes quite literally — the sport enables him to find a true escape from the everyday.

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Artist Spotlight: Hilla Shamia

Tel Aviv-based artist Hilla Shamia’s unique furniture collection is one of contrasts: combining wood and aluminium, she preserves the natural imperfections of the wood and the industrial precision of the aluminium. Here she explains the process and thought behind her work.

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Barbara Ana Gomez’s illustrated song lyrics

Illustrators can find inspiration in just about anything, but for Barbara Ana Gomez, that inspiration stems from her favourite songs.

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Charlie Mancini in Lagom #4

Portuguese musician Pedro Marques Pereira has an alter-ego: performing music to accompany silent films in front of a live audience, he becomes Charlie Mancini — a colourful character who probably doesn’t even go to bed without wearing his trademark hat.

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Lagom #4 is on its way

Our fourth issue will be out in just under two weeks

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Of Woodstock

We all want to be a bit more ethical when it comes to everyday items, and thankfully, more and more independent businesses are popping up, sourcing sustainable, cruelty-free materials to create beautiful products that are not only eco-friendly but packed full of quality too.

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Asusu

Craig Stennett, AKA Asusu, didn’t grow up in a musical house. Whilst most of us were busy with taking up the recorder or begrudgingly heading out to a weekly piano lesson, Stennett was messing around with samples and synths.

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