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Video: The Old Market Printing Co.

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.

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Visit: The MacSmiths / The Natural Philosopher

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.

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Stay: The Ludlow Hotel

Step inside Manhattan's The Ludlow Hotel, where contemporary art meets vintage-inspired furniture.

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March Finds

Tea, music, and out-of-the-ordinary products — relax with this month’s edition of Finds.

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How to launch a product: This is Ground & the yellow hotel room

On Thursday night we attended an event hosted by our friends This is Ground at their Los Angeles HQ, where they introduced the Tech Dopp Kit 2.

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Artist profile: Eloise Dörr

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.

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Creative workspace: The Candy Factory

Far from the pits of chain coffee shops and poor signal wi-fi, The Candy Factory is a co-working safe haven for creatives.

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Lagom Spring Playlist 2017

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.

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Book of the month: Writing & Illuminating & Lettering

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.

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Welcome to a refreshed readlagom.com

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.

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February Finds

There are some beautiful and truly unique products designed for the table in this month’s Finds, along with an original ornament and some of the best headphones around.

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Job opening: Communications Intern (remote)

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.

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Stay at: The Treehouse, Tulum, Mexico

The Treehouse offers luxury living that has little impact on nature.

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Garden workspaces: built to be green, surrounded by green

Take some inspiration from these beautiful garden studios, designed by Ecospace.

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Enduring Crafts: Screen Printing

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.

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Raising the Bar

Louisa Canham made a bold career move to set up her own company making soaps and lotions in response to the stresses of her career in clinical psychology. She shares her story with us.

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Carving among Icebergs

We visit carver Kim Kristensen’s studio nestled high on the hills of Greenland’s west coast, and discover his passion for carving and carrying on Greenlandic tradition.

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January Finds

It's a new year, and we're happy to share with you our new product finds, which are in no short supply.

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Workspace: Ugmonk

Jeff Sheldon takes us behind the scenes of design-centric clothing and accessory brand Ugmonk.

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Whisky Talk: 6 phrases you should never say

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.

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Keeping it Sweet

Maryse St-Amand and Julie-Anne Cassidy delve into a little-known Canadian tradition and meet the men who’ll ensure that Quebec’s historic sugar shacks won’t meet a sticky end.

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Lagom Christmas Playlist 2016

We’ve put together the first ever Lagom playlist for this Christmas. Some of the tracks are Christmassy, some of them are more wintery, but we think they'll all make you feel festive.

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Jogging Stockholm

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.

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Old Schmuck cold brew cocktail recipe

California-based Outpost Coffee share their sweet and spicy cold brew cocktail recipe with us — perfect for Christmas time.

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Terrific results from our Black Friday sale – thank you!

We decided to do something different for Black Friday and raised money for charities instead of profits. Here's how we did.

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December finds

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.

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Trading Places

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.

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Doing Black Friday the right way

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.

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Using GIFs to sell houses

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.

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November Finds

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.

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Hotels to inspire

We always enjoy taking a look at Design Hotels™ collection for inspiration. Some of their newest members are luxury hotels that combine tradition and modernity in a sleek finish.

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The Whisky Bond, Glasgow

Photographer Morgane Bigault visited The Whisky Bond in Glasgow to capture the warehouse-turned-workspace in an exclusive film and photos for Lagom.

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October finds

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.

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Our essential guide to coffee shops to visit during the Prague Coffee Festival

We’ve condensed the essentials of our feature on Prague’s coffee scene into this handy accompaniment to the Prague Coffee Festival​.

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A Taste for Tradition

Helsinki restaurant Juuri is leading the way in modern Finnish cuisine with its fresh and honest ‘sapas’ dishes. We spoke to co-founder Jarkko Myllymäki about their popularity.

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Lagom #5 is now available to buy

We’re pleased to announce that our fifth 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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Artéfact, Paris

Photographer Morgane Bigault visited Artéfact in Paris and captured their unique blend of café and art space in an interview with co-owner Kaleigh Johnson, a series of beautiful photos, and our first ever Lagom film.

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Lagom #5: out next week

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.

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Will Lagom #5 be included in my subscription?

Ahead of our new issue’s launch next week, here’s a quick answer to the question many readers are asking us: “will Lagom #5 be included in my existing subscription?”

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8 Faces: Collected

​Some of you may know that before Lagom, there was 8 Faces — a magazine run by the same team, but about a very different subject: typography.

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Stay at: Casa Malca

Few places manage to combine nature and contemporary art as well as Casa Malca, located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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Uniting the Modern Beardsmen

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.

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September finds

They're hand-made, beautiful yet functional, and ethically made too. It's this month's selection of our favourite finds.

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Winston Struye’s Nepal

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.

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My Craft: Architect Paul Kariouk

For architect Paul Kariouk, choosing the right people to work with is as important as the work itself. Here, he writes about his deeply personal approach to client projects.

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Artist Q&A: Katarina Kühl

We speak with Hamburg-based illustrator Katarina Kühl.

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Workspace: Crew Collective & Cafe

Montréal-based Crew set up their co-working space to be what they describe as an ‘adult creative centre’ in one of the city’s grandest buildings

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Music Without Limits

For Kalle Paulsson, formerly of Propellerhead (the makers of Reason), no software can quite live up to the tactile experience of making music with analogue synths.

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Stay at: Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

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.

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Artist Q&A: Paul Tysall

Paul Tysall – who has recently traded in job security for the rollercoaster world of freelancing – gives a refreshingly honest account of his experience working as an illustrator.

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August Finds

In the second of our series of ‘finds’ from around the web, we take a look at some inspiring products for the home and office.

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Stay at: The Hoxton, Shoreditch

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.

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Workspace: Paul Ledbrook

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.

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My Craft: Baker Emily Garland

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.

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Space to Play With

Jaime Boddorff speaks to the New York musicians working from their living spaces, and finds that a lack of work/life separation isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Stay at: Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Italy

Daniele Kihlgren’s Italian retreat might change your opinion of spending the night in an ancient cave.

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July Finds

A selection of great products for July — the first in our series of monthly ‘finds’ from around the web.

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A year at Brewbot Belfast

​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.

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Call of the Wild Sea

Christopher Murphy explores the importance of taking time out to recharge your creative batteries. Here he shares his passion for wild swimming and the benefits of unwinding in the sea.

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Artist Q&A: Monica Lee

We spoke to Monica at her home studio to learn more about her journey as an artist, and discover that an important part of her work ethic revolves around challenges.

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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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Life and Type

Life & Type is attempting to change the laborious process of traditional letterpress with a simple, elegant solution.

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Imprint

Our partners and friends Need have today rebranded and relaunched as Imprint — and unveiled a quite wonderful iOS app in the process.

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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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SUKU

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.

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Sustaining Style

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.

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New releases from Ableton

It's been a big day for Ableton as they have released version 9.5 of Live, announced the arrival of Link, and unveiled the second version of Push.

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BespOAK Interiors

“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.”

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Linguistic Family Tree

​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.

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Canadiano

We’d never heard of a coffee maker that can remember your specific taste in coffee until we heard about the Canadiano Coffee Maker, which comes in the form of a wooden block.

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Mar Cerdà’s paper art inspired by Wes Anderson

​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.

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The Origin Stand

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?

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Pop-Up Indie Magazine Shop

Phox Pop Magazine’s first ever Pop-Up Indie Magazine Shop in Old Street.

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Eyes Only

EYES ONLY is a new project from Fandangle London that takes inspiration from personal packages, with a techy-twist.

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Makers of East London

Makers of East London is a beautiful new book that explores the area’s rich creative heritage and celebrates the latest generation of makers and their work.

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A Scenic Guide to Cycling Around The Bay Area

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.

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Sounds of the forest

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.​

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Lagom Reader Survey 2016

We'd like to get to know our readers better, so we came up with our first Lagom Reader Survey.

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Nina+Co

Taking inspiration from everyday objects, Nina+Co's ethos is to ensure all their beautifully designed products are sustainably produced.

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Miscellaneous Adventures

Miscellaneous Adventures – run by duo Andrew Groves and Emma Hughes – helps people to find their creativity away from their desks.

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Lagom Christmas cards

We're proud to announce the first ever set of bespoke Lagom Christmas cards!

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The Hoxton Amsterdam

We featured The Hoxton, Shoreditch in issue 2 of Lagom magazine, and were excited to learn of their plans to expand, opening a new branch in Amsterdam.

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Embroidered Zoetrope animations by Elliot Schultz

Elliot Schultz combined different media and techniques in order to create his impressive embroidered zoetrope animations.

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Loveland Farm

It’s always great to see companies and businesses thinking outside the box. Griffin Studio, a design company that combines fashion and lifestyle, recently came to our attention as they’re doing something pretty different, particularly for a menswear label.

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Quiggly's autumn-winter collection

Friends of Lagom Quiggleys have just launched their autumn-winter collection of high quality, hand-knitted jumpers — all made in Scotland using the finest British yarns.

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Welcome to Lagom

Hello! Welcome to Lagom. We’re a brand new lifestyle magazine and we’re currently working on our debut issue, due for worldwide publication in August.

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