Coordinates: Marfa, Texas

Marfa is the Russian derivative of Martha in English. Derivative has a negative connotation, for we often fail to see the creativity and brilliance behind imitation. Just as Marfa is a more striking version of Martha, its study in contrasts will strike you.

Coordinates: Stockholm, Sweden

Lagom is not a byword or slogan — it is the Swedish ethos. It is deeply stamped in what it means to be a Swede and there is no better place to live this refreshing sense of lagom than in the Swedish capital, Stockholm.