Web designer and Dribbble co-founder Dan Cederholm talks about how picking up a banjo helped him to combat anxiety and how he now uses it as a way of escaping from the stresses of the day-to-day. And if you think the banjo looks hard, ‘clawhammer’ might just change your mind.
For 3 years now, the allure of The London Coffee Festival has enticed caffeine-lovers everywhere. The festival is a celebration of the city’s vibrant coffee scene and gives roasters, product manufactures, baristas, and other industry professionals the opportunity to share their love and knowledge of the world’s favourite beverage.
Nestled in the beautiful and historic Le Marais district of Paris, Artéfact offers a sanctuary for lovers of art and tea — as well as the performative art of tea, which the shop keeps alive with style and sophistication.
If you enjoyed our piece on the enduring craft of screen printing, written by The Old Market Printing Co.’s Jonny Akers, you might enjoy this short film by Alex Blogg that quickly takes viewers through Charlotte and Jonny’s process.
If a Mac repair shop and a cocktail bar sound like an odd combination, be sure to pay a visit to The MacSmiths (in the day) and The Natural Philosopher (at night). These Victorian-themed businesses that share the same space are just about strange enough to work.
Flaunting a long list of collaborative and independent exhibitions, Eloise Dörr has experimented with all manner of artistic media. Be it animation, illustration, or painting the broken decks of her skating comrades, she colourfully celebrates the makes and breaks of modern skateboarding culture.
Slowly but surely, it feels like spring is starting to make an appearance and we thought we’d celebrate with a brand new playlist. Expect to find plenty of motivational tunes, each with a slight spring in its step.
Last year marked the centenary of Edward Johnston’s iconic design work for the London Underground and to celebrate this landmark, D&B Books launched their publishing company with a new edition of Johnston’s Writing & Illuminating & Lettering, completely re-designed and with a new introduction by Paul Felton.
Just in time for spring, and ahead of a redesign of the magazine for our next issue, we’ve decided to make some improvements to the Lagom website. You might’ve noticed the aesthetic changes, but it’s not just about looks.
We’re looking for a remote, part-time Communications Intern to join the Lagom team and help grow the reach of our brand across digital channels. The role is paid and is based on an initial period of 3 months.
With its origins seated deeply in the past, the process of screen printing continues to intrigue people, with the craft seeing a revival in modern times. Screen printer Jonny Akers walks us through screen printing’s origins and current incarnation.
As New Year’s Eve approaches, you may be tempted to reach for a glass of whisky to bring in Hogmanay. But when it comes to discussing whisky, you might find it all to easy to utter some controversial words about Scotland’s most famed beverage. Fortunately, Drew Nicolson of Whisky Blendler is here to help keep those embarrassing dinner party outbursts to a minimum.
Surrounded by water and open spaces, it’s little wonder that jogging is such a popular pastime in Sweden’s capital. Turkey-born, Stockholm-based jazz musician Robert Ikiz shares some of the best locations to run around the city.
Christmas is nearly here and if you’re anything like us, you still have a few last minute presents to get. Finding quality products to give to loved ones as a gift for Christmas can be time-consuming – but don’t worry, because we’ve done the leg-work for you.
Powered by the wind and aided by the latest information technology, New Dawn Traders take cargo shipping back to its roots, as founder Alexandra Geldenhuys explains, by transporting rum and chocolate around the world in a traditional sail ship.
We’ve been giving some serious thought about whether or not to do something for Black Friday / Cyber Monday. This year we’re going to take part, but we’re going to try and do some good at the same time.
Ah, the humble GIF. A remnant of the early days of the web that disappeared for a while only to return for comedic purposes and stay well and truly put in our online lives, it might’ve just grown up: today, Swedish real estate website Nooks is launching its first ever GIF-powered home ad.
We’ve gathered some truly beautiful, functional, unique, and inspiring products for this month’s ‘Finds’. From a Bluetooth speaker to a camera bag, you might want to start making that Christmas list sooner rather than later.
From possibly the best chocolate you’ll ever have from Amelia Rope, to a stunning letterpress calendar from Mr. Cup, via notebooks from Danish shop / type foundry PlayType, we present our October finds: our favourite products from around the internet.
We thought you might like to know that in exactly one week today, our fifth issue will be available to purchase online right here from our website and will hit the shelves of shops all over the world shortly after.
With the popularity of beards reaching new heights (and lengths) in the world of style and fashion, we quizzed Eric Bandholz — founder of beard grooming company Beardbrand and online magazine / community Urban Beardsman—about the culture of beard-wearing.
Photographer Winston Struye’s first trip to Nepal found him helping out in the wake of the 2015 earthquake; a year later he returned to capture the country’s stunning beauty. Here he shares a selection of his photographs from the trip — as well as his personal thoughts on travel.
Georgia isn’t a destination frequented by many Westerners, but set against the dramatic backdrop of the Caucasus Mountain Range, the sleek and sophisticated Hotel Kazbegi might have you looking at the next available flight to this seldom-visited country.
Intrigued by its trendy-yet-informal interior, and its relaxed-yet- bustling public spaces, we were keen to find out more about The Hoxton, Shoreditch. We met with CEO Sharan Pasricha, who proudly describes the brand as being fiercely independent and fiercely local.
Nestled in the Kent countryside in a pear orchard is web designer Paul Ledbrook's log cabin, which serves as his workspace. He opens the doors to us and talks about the importance of taking time to look away from the screen.
Emily Garland works under the name Maid of Gingerbread, and is fast becoming known for her design-centric take on traditional gingerbread structures, drawing her inspiration from unlikely places such as central London coal plates, with stunning results.
Friends of Lagom magazine Brewbot have just celebrated their first year at their bar Brewbot Belfast, which also doubles up as Brewbot’s HQ. We take a look back at the bar’s first year of tap takeovers, beer pairings, podcasts, event hosting, and exciting cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s nothing better than falling into fresh bed sheets at the end of a long day. SUKU make the kind of textiles that you’ll not only want to fall into — you’ll fall head-over-heels in love with them, too.
Trends in fashion are ever changing, and consumers are encouraged to transform their wardrobes season by season. For Lizzie Harrison— founder of sustainable fashion company Antiform — the model of the fashion industry is damaging for business, society, and the environment.
“I first got into carpentry at a very young age,” begins BespOAK Interiors founder Dan Lee. “I used to sneak into my granddad’s workshop every time we went round there to see what he was making; he used to make wooden games that would often come out at family gatherings.”
Finnish-Swedish comic book artist Minna Sundberg has illustrated this beautiful linguistic family tree, which visualises the shared histories of the world’s languages, and places particular emphasis on the Nordic languages.
The possibilities of paper craft are endless; from delicate pattern work to impressive, out-of-this-world 3D creations, the humble material can often produce breathtaking work. Barcelona based artist Mar Cerdà crafts the kind of paper art that’s both exquisitely charming and technically impressive.
Rarely a day goes by at Lagom HQ without an Aeropress coffee or four getting made, but as great as the Aeropress is, there are a few little niggles, such as: what if the cup isn’t big enough? How do I know when the cup is full?
Kyle Meyer recently left his position as Product Designer at Facebook to return to independent life. Now able to set his own schedule, he’s found cycling to be a source of shower-time-style thinking for his work, and here he shares his favourite rides around the San Francisco Bay Area.
A team of Estonian architecture students loved the sounds of the forest so much, they constructed a giant wooden megaphone that not only looks incredible, but also amplifies the natural sounds of the forest.