If you’ve read our Editors’ Letter from Lagom #10, you’ll know that we’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about the idea of ‘balance’ being a moving target; what might feel like a great balance one day might not further down the line; shifting priorities in life change what kind of goals we set for ourselves in the moment. With all of this in mind, we’ve decided to press pause on the Lagom project.
The new is simply the past, tweaked. Mexico is made up of a rich weave of cultures — Indigenous, Spanish, French, and American — and some of its traditions have survived and evolved through millennia. Mexico City is the great collector of these cultures. Here, they arrive from the States and Pueblos to be transformed into something new. Bold thinking is brought to the old ways in food, drink, design, and art. The younger Mexican generation, with both its forward-thinking global perspective and interest in country’s past riches, is rediscovering, recuperating, and reshaping the traditions that have come before it.
The Scavenger Hut is a bespoke-designed writing studio, and the part-time home of filmmaker and printmaker Anna Hoover. Working with Les Eerkes at Olson Kundig Architects on creating a space that overlooks beautiful Puget Sound in Washington State, Anna has tailored the studio to meet her needs, with dramatic results.