Lagom is a lifestyle magazine connecting a global community of like-minded creatives who care about thoughtful design, independent travel, and a balanced approach to life.

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Lagom was founded in 2014 by Bristol-based husband-and-wife team Elliot and Samantha Stocks, and the magazine is created by a team of contributors from around the world.

Team Lagom

  • Elliot Jay Stocks — Co-editor & Creative Director
  • Samantha Stocks — Co-editor & Editorial Director
  • Erik Spiekermann — Resident Typomaniac


‘Lagom’ is a Swedish word with no direct English translation, but loosely describes the concept of having just the right amount of something: not too little, not too much. This general theme of leading a balanced life pervades every issue of Lagom and guides us to new stories.

The magazine is divided into three distinct sections: Visit, Create, and Unwind. Moving through each issue is a journey, looking behind the doors of inspirational workspaces, hotels, restaurants, and homes from around the world; meeting the entrepreneurs, makers, and craftspeople creating truly unique work; and winding down to learn about the pastimes and hobbies that help attain that all-important sense of balance in our busy, modern lives.

Unlike many lifestyle magazines, we eschew pomposity and keep our feet well and truly on the ground, celebrating people rather than image. We care about the personal stories behind the products and the motivations of the world’s creatives.

Lagom is published twice a year by Margin Media, Ltd. and is stocked all over the world. If you like what we’re doing, please consider subscribing.

Our Partners

We work closely with select brands who share our vision. The support of these companies has helped Lagom become a sustainable business and we’re indebted to their generosity.

If you’re interested in partnering with us, we’d love to hear from you.

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