Lagom

Monday, November 20, 2017
One of my favorite design bloggers, Niki Brantmark, of My Scandinavian Home, has written a book that belongs on every coffee table: Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy LifeLagom means "not too much and not too little--just right", and Niki's book is the perfect example of this.  Pages are simple, yet beautifully displayed, with short lists of ways in which to incorporate balance into life, relationships, and the world.

I love the layout of this book, which includes recipes and crafts that are uncomplicated, yet add lagom to one's life in easy ways that are meaningful.  String up some rowan berries for the holidays, bake some cinnamon rolls, or make a winter bird feeder.

There are beautiful quotes within the book, such as this one by Victor Hugo:  "Don't educate your children to be rich.  Educate them to be happy, so they know the value of things, not the price."

Learn about fika (fee-ka)(n): taking time for a coffee, treats and conversations with friends.

I love the life philosophy behind lagom. I look forward to using some of Niki's ideas in my own life, and continue to deepen my life in meaningful ways. I would highly recommend ordering the book. Also, check out How to Infuse a Little Swedish "Lagom" Into the Holidays This Year over on Apartment Therapy.

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