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mahabis stories // discovering gotland

  At mahabis, our design aesthetic is largely based on scandinavian minimalism. From Larvik to Skane, each of our brand colours is named after a specific Scandinavian town or city. We decided to celebrate the influences behind the names of our colours and styles, beginning with our Gotland Green....

the tree hotel // sweden

  Found in Harads, northern Sweden, this mirrored glass box hides the perfect getaway location. Suspended high in the trunk of a tree, this 4x4x4 metre cube is built with reflective glass to reflect its surroundings and the sky. Designed by Tham & Videgârd, its camouflaged image reflects the...

mahabis interviews // ian andrew nelson

  Before we begin, describe what you do in a sentence. I am the Creative Director for Remember Nhu and a Freelance Commercial and Travel Photographer.      When did you start taking an interest in photography? Actually it was when I first got an iPhone about 6 years ago! My whole life I've alwa...

sunday guide to // valencia

  Continuing our Sunday guide series, we travel to Valencia. Read on to share in our recommendations on what to see, do and eat before resting your head in one of Spain's most vibrant year-round destinations.   see // Valencia is so diverse that it's certainly not possible to see even a fractio...

innovative light, by arturo alvarez

  We take a look at the work of designer Arturo Alvarez. Inspired by nature and the relationships between humans, he creates unique handmade lights to convey a more emotional lighting. Alvarez works with specific materials so that his lights surpass the everyday, and instead express much more thr...

how to create your downtime haven

  A bedroom can be a sanctuary away from the world. A beautiful fort of comfort, and a place to hide away and renew your strength. Making your bed an expression of tranquility can change your mindset when you finally flop down between the sheets, it can invite downtime and dreams. Take a look at ...

china. japan. morocco. // tea culture around the world

  Coffee can shake our senses and streamline our mind for productivity. Yet, sometimes caffeine can cause us to surpass the simple art of relaxation. When you want to melt into your softer side, the ritual of tea can be a great replacement. The art of tea is practiced across the world; from mint ...

relaxing road trips

  “Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.” ― Elizabeth Berg.   The open road shimmering on the horizon, a destination unknown, and the power of feeling that you are in the driver’s seat. Thi...
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