The Little Book of Lagom, Fika, Swedish, Sweden, The Swedish Flicka, Lagom, The Swedish Way, Balanced Living, Simple, Declutter


Shipping to United States: $10.00


This listing is for 1- (one) book: A medium to large sized book.
“LAGOM” The little Book of Lagom
-by Jonny Jackson & Elias Larsen

143 pages
Primary language: English

We promote upcyclying, recycling, and we support this effort wherever possible.

This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show small signs of wear and previous use. Overall, we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

Many items in The Swedish Flicka shop are new, however, I do offer some gently used and vintage items that are of excellent quality.



Lagom is a Swedish term for “just the right amount”. Apparently, an entire lifestyle has been built around it - living and enjoying a simpler life so that you can focus on what’s really important. It endorses a more minimalistic lifestyle, including less things (declutter, repurpose, reuse) and maintaining a smaller ecological footprint.

The book is divided into four parts: Home; Balanced Diet & Good Health; Healthy Work/Life Balance and Balance Your Needs with the Wider World. It contains home projects, craft projects, recipes, exercises etc., etc., etc..


It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to look back over the last year and see what worked for us and what didn’t. I know that something I struggled with last year was balance. My work/life balance was not at all, and I’m determined in 2018 to bring more life and less work to the balance. So while I’m still all over last year’s obsession with Danish hygge (I love comfort!), this year I’m adding lagom.

Lagom is the Swedish idea of trying to find balance in life. It’s about living simply and with intention, while leaving behind overshopping, overspending, overcrowding, and over-everything else. And the best quick introduction to lagom I’ve found so far is The Little Book of Lagom by Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen. It is small, like the title says, only about seven inches square (or whatever size your tablet is, if you’re an ereader like me), and under 150 pages. And if that sounds like a lot of pages to you, realize that there are many pages with only photos or illustrations, so it’s very fast to zip through and get introduced to the concept of lagom.

Divided into four sections, The Little Book of Lagom give advice on creating a balanced home, a balanced sense of health, that work/life balance that eluded me last year, and balance in your legacy in the world. There are lots of quick tips, a few recipes, and numerous ideas for reducing stress, decluttering, eliminating waste, and living a life that makes you happy. None of the advice is overly deep or difficult; mostly, it’s quick tips and ideas to help you get focused again and make smarter choices. It’s not about fixing everything that’s wrong in your life or living so piously that your friends no longer want to know you. It’s about finding what’s right for you, what works for you, what makes you happy and gets you closer to your goals. Lagom is that simple. And The Little Book of Lagom keeps things that simple. It makes a fantastic gift, for yourself or for anyone you know who is struggling to find balance in their life.

And now that you know all that, you probably still have one question. I know what it is. It’s pronounced lah-gom.



There are a lot more uses for Goldilocks now than there used to be, even astronomically speaking, and this could be one of them, as it is a philosophy of “not too much, not too little, just right.” Having visited Sweden often, I can attest that a lot of people really do think this way. . . which is one of the reasons I visit so often.

There’s tips to make your home more energy-efficient. There’s a crafts article on how to turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag, as well as other clothes that can be reincarnated as draft stoppers or rugs. The part about storing your clothes vertically in the drawers was a revelation, as was the advice to eat before shopping for groceries.

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I wash my Patchwork Scarf?

Patchwork Scarf Care:

Spot clean if possible. Please follow the directions on the items tag. It will direct you to wash on delicate in a mesh/ lingerie bag or tied pillow case and make sure the water is cool.

Do NOT put the Patchwork Scarf in the dryer-let it air dry on a hanger. You may iron the cotton pieces on the front side but not the fleecy squares or the reverse fleecy side or they will most assuredly melt and stick to the iron.

There is just no way to know how each washing machine will affect the items, however, they are all sturdily made and should stand the test of time. Just give proper attention prior to washing and that will ensure that it stays in fine condition.

Are The Swedish Flicka Patchwork Scarves REALLY one-of-a-kind?

YES! We make everything in small batches here, so even if we use similar fabrics and patterns, and square placement, there will never ever be two Patchwork Scarves that are exactly alike. So each one is truly a unique masterpiece!

How do I clean my Rag Rug?

You can throw the Rag Rug into the washing machine on gentle cycle with as little agitation as possible, and air dry over a stair banister OR chair back until completely dry. However, a very old fashioned & traditional way of cleaning a Rug is the freezing snow method. On a cold, clear day (25°F/ - 3° or colder) with at least several inches of fresh powder snow, take the Rug outside and leave it for a couple of hours until it has frozen. Lay the stiff carpet in the snow and whack the exposed surface with a broom. Shake the rug out, turn it over on a fresh patch of snow, and beat the other side. If you wait for a cold, dry day, the rug will barely become wet when you clean it this way. Just brush off any loose snow before you take it inside.

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We gladly offer wholesale pricing for some of our items, upon request. Thank you for enquiring!

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Our items are all carefully packaged to look extra 'gifty' already, but if you need more fluff to make it look like an official present then just let us know and we can make it look just right-for an additional $5.00. We can arrange a gift wrap listing and small note tucked in, just for you!

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How do I wash my Patchwork Baby Blankie?

Patchwork Blankie Care:

We understand baby accessories require lots of washing. So to extend the life of your Blankie, we suggest washing it on a delicate cycle. It has already been washed and dried here at our studio so we hope your washing machine is as gentle as ours.

There is just no way to know how each washing machine will affect the items, however, they are all sturdily made and should stand the test of time. Just give proper attention to washing and drying, and that will ensure that it stays in fine condition for your enjoyment.

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