Linnea Dunne - Lagom - Octopus

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781856753753
    • Publication date:13 Jul 2017
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781856753760
    • Publication date:29 Jun 2017

Lagom

The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

By Linnea Dunne

  • Hardback
  • £10.00

Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with Lagom.

Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report.

Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.

Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good.

By living lagom you can:

  • Live a happier and more balanced life

  • Reduce your environmental impact

  • Improve your work-life balance

  • Free your home from clutter

  • Enjoy good food the Swedish way

  • Grow your own and learn to forage

  • Cherish the relationships with those you love

Biographical Notes

Linnea Dunne was born and raised in Sweden, where she started her writing career as a columnist at the local newspaper aged 15. She left for Ireland a few years later and eventually moved to London, where she studied Creative Writing and Political Communications. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two half-Swedish kids, trying to achieve that lagom balance against all odds.

Linnea's work on subjects ranging from motherhood to women's rights and media narratives has been published by (among others) the Irish Times, the Guardian and the Irish Independent, and she also works as Editor of Scan Magazine. The irony of the fact that she escaped her home country, never made it back, and now spends the majority of her day writing about Scandinavian culture, innovation and trends is lost on no one.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781856753746
  • Publication date: 13 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Gaia
Ilex Press

The Declaration of the Rights of Women

Olympe de Gouges
Authors:
Olympe de Gouges

Ilex Press

The Collage Ideas Book

Alannah Moore
Authors:
Alannah Moore
Mitchell Beazley

Complete Puppy & Dog Care

Dr Bruce Fogle
Authors:
Dr Bruce Fogle
Mitchell Beazley

Mildreds Vegan Cookbook

Dan Acevedo, Sarah Wasserman
Authors:
Dan Acevedo, Sarah Wasserman
Hamlyn

The Mind Manual

Andrew Gibson
Authors:
Andrew Gibson

From the people who brought you the Mindapples "5-a-day for your mind" campaign, The Mind Manual is an accessible guide to what's going on in your head. From understanding how your own mind works, to making sense of the behaviour of others, this is a practical guide to managing your mind and using it to get the life you want. The book uses proven insights from neuroscience and psychology, filtered through the wisdom and experience of thousands of people in the Mindapples' global community, in order to give you a crash-course in understanding your own mind. Not only will it improve your well-being, your ability to cope with stress, and your understanding of yourself and of others, but it also will give you the tools you need to be your best self, with chapters including:How to Be YourselfHow to Keep CalmHow to Be HappyHow to Have a Healthy MindHow to Be WiseHow to Be ProductiveHow to Be ResilientHow to Be KindHow to Fall in Love

Mitchell Beazley

Meyer's Bakery

Claus Meyer
Authors:
Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer has been taking the world by storm with his fresh, Nordic cooking. Now, he turns his hands to all things baking. His bakeries in Grand Central Station and Brooklyn, Meyers Bageri, have been receiving stellar reviews. In this book, Claus shares the secrets to his success.The book is structured around the four basic types of dough - wheat, whole-grain, rye and enriched. Photographic step-by-step instructions explain each baking technique, while troubleshooting sections provide advice. Alongside techniques, Claus gives tips and tricks for achieving best results, with explanations of the best flour and equipment to use. Recipes then show you how to put your new-found skills to use, ranging from rye bread to cinnamon loaf, from spelt bread to scones. This is the perfect guide to creating delicious Nordic breads and pastries at home.

Ilex Press

What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School

Jay Calderin
Authors:
Jay Calderin
Ilex Press

The Photographer's Handbook

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

Know the equipment, refine your technique and express your style. Combining straightforward guidance with artistic insight, this comprehensive handbook is an essential piece of kit for photographers of every style and experience level. Michael Freeman shows you how to: · Make the most of the gear you have · Master the classic styles & subjects · Compose shots with skill and confidence · Share your work in a meaningful way It's everything you need to be a successful photographer.

Ilex Press

Spiroglyphics: Rock Heroes

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte
Mitchell Beazley

Prick

Gynelle Leon
Authors:
Gynelle Leon
Ilex Press

The Ballpoint Doodle Handbook

Sarah Skeate
Authors:
Sarah Skeate

This delightful activity book combines inventive doodling ideas with your own space to embellish, draw, scribble and doodle as you please. Artist Sarah Skeate clearly wasted her school days improving her books' margins and covers, and now she shares her inky-crazed imaginings with you, in the three ballpoint pens that you always have near at hand: red, blue and black. You'll create fantastical cities, crazy creatures, cure characters and dramatic patterns - so pick up your pens and let your imagination run wild!

Hamlyn

Top 10 of Everything 2018

Paul Terry
Authors:
Paul Terry

For over 27 years, Top 10s have been delighting readers with fascinating lists and mindboggling facts. Ever wondered in which country you would find the fastest roller-coaster in the world? Or wanted to know the terrifying size of the biggest shark known to man? Ever wondered who could be the biggest selling musical artist of all time? This is the book for you.Top 10 of Everything 2018 is divided into genres including Epic Structures, Outer Space, Forces of Nature and Humankind, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia.

Mitchell Beazley

Feasts

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in.' - OLIVE 'Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern-plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy' - NIGELLA LAWSON In Feasts, the highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Persiana & no. 1 bestseller Sirocco, Sabrina Ghayour presents a delicious array of Middle-Eastern dishes from breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous. Enjoy menus and dozens of recipes for celebrations and occasions with family & friends, such as summer feasts, quick-fix feasts and brunch. Recipes include: Whipped ricotta toasts Savoury pork & fennel baklava Tamarind sticky ribs Grilled corn in harissa mayo Roasted cod loins with wild thyme Spiced rhubarb cake with cinnamon cream White chocolate, cardamom & macadamia squares Praise for Sabrina Ghayour:'The golden girl of Persian cookery' - Observer'The new queen of Eastern cooking' - delicious.'Sabrina Ghayour...has made us mad for Persian Cuisine' - Grazia'Princess of Persia' - Metro

Mitchell Beazley

Fever Tree - The Art of Mixing

'The Ultimate G&T' -- Jamie Oliver'The best tonic on the planet' -- Ashton KutcherThe first cocktail book to put the mixers centre-stage, from brilliant Fever-Tree brand and created by leading bartenders around the world.Rather than starting with the spirits, this book focuses on key mixers - including tonic, lemonade, ginger ale, ginger beer and cola. Leading bartenders have created 125 classic and contemporary cocktail recipes that make the most of the botanical partnerships.The book also explores the origins of key ingredients, including quinine, lemons and elderflower, revealing the role quinine has played in geo-politics, for example, and the impact different herbs have on taste. In the way that we increasingly want to know the source and production methods of the food we eat, so this guide allows you to understand more fully what we drink - and use that knowledge to create the most delicious cocktails.

Mitchell Beazley

BrewDog

Richard Taylor, James Watt, Martin Dickie
Authors:
Richard Taylor, James Watt, Martin Dickie

**FREE SAMPLER**BrewDog is one of the world's fastest-growing food and drink brands. Well known for their crowdfunded, rapid expansion and iconoclastic approach, the company now has a wide range of award-winning craft beers (67 to date) that are stocked by every major retailer, 55 BrewDog-branded bars around the world and is just opening a major brewery in Ohio. Their first beer book will focus on explaining craft beer to the widest possible audience.It will include a survey of what makes craft beer great, how to understand different beer styles, how to cook with beer and match beers and food, right through to how to brew your own. It will be both a window into the BrewDog world and a repository of essential information.Designed in the highly individual style of the brand, the book will include quirky features such as spaces to place your drop of beer once you've ticked a particular beer off your 'to-drink' list and a DIY beer mat.We hope that you enjoy this free sampler.

Gaia

The Little Book of Chakras

Patricia Mercier
Authors:
Patricia Mercier

The chakras are vibrant, coloured energy wheels or centres of spiritual power, located within the subtle body, through which our life energy flows.This beautifully illustrated little book will help you to awaken your chakras to improve your physical health, balance energies and resolve physical, emotional and spiritual issues. With detailed descriptions of the chakras and their associations and easy-to follow exercises and activities, you will learn how to work with each of these powerful centres of energy to enhance all aspects of your life.

Mitchell Beazley

Itsu 20-minute Suppers

Blanche Vaughan, Julian Metcalfe
Authors:
Blanche Vaughan, Julian Metcalfe

In this revolutionary cookbook the authors of the bestselling itsu: the cookbook (almost 60,000 copies sold worldwide) provide simple, nutritious, easy-to-follow recipes, all of which can be made within 20 minutes. Using ingredients readily available at mini-markets, they have created 100 deliciously healthy Asian-inspired recipes with noodles, rice, grains and soups. Why resort to bland ready meals when you can cook itsu-style meals at home in minutes? itsu is dedicated to skinny but delicious food: light, green and good for you. But it's not just the calories that are taken care of; the 'superfood' ingredients in the recipes provide optimum nutrition too. And it's food that tastes as good as it looks...

Mitchell Beazley

Gizzi's Healthy Appetite

Gizzi Erskine
Authors:
Gizzi Erskine

Food writer, pop-up restaurateur and phenomenal chef Gizzi Erskine presents over 100 classic dishes from...Roast chicken to Chocolate orange truffle cakeSlow-braised lamb shoulder with lemon & orzo to Thai sweetcorn frittersCheddar, onion & potato hand pie to Mini doughnuts with blackcurrant sauceBrined spiced turkey to Gingered bread sauceSpaghetti with sausage & porcini mushrooms to Chorizo sausage rollsApple fritters to Sticky banoffee pudding

Cassell

1001 Songs

Robert Dimery
Authors:
Robert Dimery
Cassell

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider
Authors:
Steven Jay Schneider

"I have, by the way, seen 943 of the 1001 movies, and am carefully rationing the remaining titles to prolong my life." - Roger Ebert"1001 ways to give cinema new scope." - The HeraldExpert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must see-movies, cut and added films to bring the must-watch list bang up to date for 2013, from great classics like The Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind to recent Oscar winners like Life of Pi, Amour, Argo and the blockbusters that is Skyfall. Each entry tells you exactly why these films deserve inclusion in this definitive illustrated list, engaging readers in each film's concept development and production, including curious trivia facts about the movies, as well as the most famous pieces of memorabilia associated with them.Illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Dieoffers an incredible visual insight into the world of modern cinema. It puts together the most significant movies from all genres, from animation to Western, through action, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi. Movies from over 30 different countries have been included, offering a truly wide multi-cultural perspective, and the time span includes more than a century of extraordinary cinematography. Packed with vital statistics, and a few facts that might surprise you, this is a collector's must for the bookshelf as well as an entertaining read for all those who love the world of film. Whether your passion lies with The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide for all movie lovers.Contents includes... Introduction19001910192019301940 195019601970 198019902000