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Lagom #6

With Lagom issue 6, we’re unveiling our new look: a new size, a new cover format, a revised typographic system, a number of refinements to our layout, and — above all — a decision to let the magazine’s photography really shine.

Unlike many other lifestyle magazines, who aim to sell readers an unattainable dream, we aim to inspire and motivate with genuine stories of creatives who’ve bravely set out on the road to independence, and to showcase destinations and products that are united by a love of quality craftsmanship, thoughtful design, and an entrepreneurial spirit. We celebrate creative communities across the world — some of which have already earned their place on the map; others of which are in the process of doing so. 

Person, place, or product, we celebrate those who dare to follow their own visions — and do so with their feet on the ground. 

Lagom is perfect-bound and printed on uncoated stock (300gsm cover, 140gsm interior), with a foil-blocked cover. Issue #6 contains 156 pages.

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The Surf Lodge

Situated on the eastern end of Long Island in Montauk, The Surf Lodge attracts guests from near and far to its relaxed, beach-chic interior. Owner Jayma Cardoso tells us about her unique vision for the Lodge.

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An Alternative Guide to Berlin's Techno Scene

We look at the non-club offerings for the city's discerning fans and producers of electronic music. 

Song Tea & Ceramics, San Francisco

With its tranquil atmosphere, teas hand-selected from small farms, and ceramics crafted exclusively for the store, Song Tea & Ceramics offers a small oasis of calm in the bustle of the foggy city.

Gorreana, The Azores

Visit oldest tea plantation, which still uses its original machinery from the 1840s, perfectly situated amidst the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Merge, Tofino

On the tip of the Esowista Peninsula on Vancouver Island, the small but creative town of Tofino sits modestly amidst the breathtaking scenery of the rainforest-clad islands of Clayoquot Sound. It's here you'll find the unassuming boutique shop Merge — one of Tofino's best kept secrets.

Artéfact, Paris

Blending cafe, deli, and art space, Artéfact nurtures a diverse creative community and family traditions.

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Design for Life

We speak to Erica Jung – one half of Brazil-based type design duo Pintassilgo Prints, along with Ricardo Marcin – whose time is spent juggling family life, work, musical hobbies, and outdoor life. Surely being pulled in so many different directions should be stressful, yet Erica’s refreshingly positive outlook on life is infectious. We were curious to find out how she's able to balance her time among so many demands.

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A New Design on Fair Trade: The Anou, Morocco

Although tourists have come to expect a certain style and look from the Moroccan products that line the souks, their patterns and designs often don't leave their makers feeling creatively fulfilled, or financially rewarded for their work. Enter The Anou – the organisation working to turn this around, empowering and enabling Berber artisans in Morocco's poorest areas.

History in the Making

Drawing inspiration from the ancient craft of jewellery making, Melissa Frost of Pittsburg-based jewellery studio Frost Finery speaks of the benefits of embracing age-old techniques, while combining them with modern technology.

Beavertown: the Art of the Can

In just five years, Beavertown has become highly regarded in the craft beer industry, but it's impossible to utter the brewery's name without also conjuring the image of its highly stylised cans. Adorned by the vibrant illustrative talents of the brewery's in-house Creative Director Nick Dwyer, Beavertown's beautiful, matte-finish cans have helped popularise the format and represent the brewery's passion for heightening the experience of beer.

Finds

Our curation of beautifully minimal products that don't compromise form over function.

Unwind

Running Wild

Freelance filmmaker, broadcaster, and photographer Calum Maclean lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland, and as an avid outdoor enthusiast and hill runner, he’s perfectly placed to recharge amongst the remote landscapes. 

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Pairing Wine the LA Way

Shed your expectations of pairing wine with expensive, nouveau cuisine in formal and stifling restaurants — this is Anthony Cailan’s guide to pairing wines with LA’s diverse culinary melting pot.

Explore: Bydgoszcz, Poland

Each issue we discover off-the-beaten track destinations for food, drink, and other hidden gems. In this issue we travel to the understated town of Bydgoszcz in Poland, where quality coffee, wine, and vinyl are a great way to while away a few hours down one, picturesque street.

Breathing New Life into LA's Wine Scene

Anthony Cailan is taking on LA’s wine scene with a fresh approach, changing popular, and perhaps outdated, perceptions of the world of wine. Oriana Koren caught up with him in LA’s French bistro, Marvin, over a glass of chenin blanc.

Recipe: Pine Nut Cake with Honey Frozen Yoghurt and Homemade Honeycomb

Quebec-based duo St-Amand Cassidy share their recipe for their versatile pine nut cake.

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