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dads. on downtime.

dads. on downtime.

  We chat with some of our mahabis dads about their lifestyles, and how they like to relax. Between doing the school run and getting the kids into bed, it can be a challenge to find time to slip into your mahabis and put your feet up every once in a while....

eddie garcia

mahabis interviews // eddie garcia

  We chat to content creator Eddie Garcia, about his lifestyle as a photographer split between Geneva, Miami and London, and where he finds his creative inspiration. Check out Eddie's work here, and read on to find out more about he likes to unwind...   Before we begin, describe what...

procrastination

how procrastination can change your life for the better

  “Because if you don't know how to manage time, time can rule you like a tyrant.” ― Frank Partnoy, Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination   Every day we make 35000 decisions, some refer to the colour of our socks, others to investing heavily in the stock market, some...

bobby burrage

bobby burrage, on dad-time and downtime

  We chat with Bobby Burrage, Creative Director of The Click Design Consultants, a branding consultancy and co-Creative Director of Nor–Folk. Father to Stanley, aged four, and husband to Fiona Burrage, we find out how Bobby makes time for both dad-time and downtime.   Bobby's choice of mahabis: larvik dark...

make time for downtime

make time for downtime

  Most of us can relate to bragging about how busy we are, or comparing notes with friends regarding how little sleep we get, we reel off endless lists of all the things we must get done. As we roll our eyes It seems like we are complaining, but somewhere...

the mahabis luxe

reinventing luxury // joe cooke, lead designer

  From the sheepwool lining of the mahabis classic, to the lightweight breathable mesh that forms the summer edition, we thought we'd share the inspiration behind the creation of the mahabis luxe. We chat to lead designer Joe Cooke about how he designed the luxe, and how it differs from our timeless classic...

camping

top four camping spots

  “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” - John Muir   The thought of summer nights make us gaze longingly at the world outside our window, so we though we'd get ahead and find some ideas of where to head next time camping is on the...

discovering skane

mahabis stories // discovering skåne

  Continuing our journey through our namesakes, we migrate to Skåne County. Known in English as Skania, it is the southernmost county in Sweden. As it borders Denmark there has been contention about incorporating it as 'Greater Copenhagen'. This was proposed back in 2015 and swiftly rebuked by Sweden. They...

the benefits of living at a slower pace

stop rushing. start wasting time.

  From the second we open our eyes to the moment we go to sleep – it’s easy to get swept down the rapid-fire river of 21st century life. We live in a world deliriously on the go; we climb career ladders, we stomp across the globe, we're constantly setting ourselves...

mahabis mums

mahabis stories // designers. bloggers. photographers.

  In light of upcoming Mother's Day in many countries, we thought we'd take a look at some of our mahabis mums, and how they like spending their downtime. Interestingly, Mother's Day is celebrated at different times in different parts of the world. The UK celebrates Mothering Sunday but uses the...

mahabis interviews

mahabis interviews // marie dahlstrøm

    We catch up with Danish singer-songwriter, Marie Dahlstrøm. From performing on stage, to recording at her home in London, we find out what it is that makes Marie feel relaxed and comfortable. Influenced by her experiences in both Copenhagen and London, Marie's music is a mixture of singer songwriter style, and soulful R&B sound....

skien, norway

mahabis stories // discovering skien

  The namesake of our classic black is one of Norway's oldest cities. With town history as far back as the middle ages, it was declared a market town in 1358. It used to be Norway's primary port town, and as the norse derives from 'Skiða' which means 'straight plank' many...

kids slippers

reinventing the kids slipper // joe cooke, lead designer

  We catch up with our lead designer, Joe Cooke, about his inspiration when designing mahabis, and more recently, the mahabis kids range. Read on to find out how comfort and the importance of downtime have led to the creation of our timeless mahabis slipper.   "mahabis are created to help to give you space,...

enclothed cognition

the importance of enclothed cognition

    In the thrum of our modern world we have become accustomed to different dress for different modes. At home, we slip out of our work clothes and into soft slippers and cozy clothes. Even the very act of taking a watch off your wrist can cause an immediate...

bank holiday

bank holiday. feet up.

  With the bank holiday coming up, we thought we'd look at how some of our mahabis wearers choose to put their feet up and enjoy their downtime.    feet up together //   photo: @livingnotes check out our larvik light grey slippers here.   feet up in morocco //...

the history of the slipper

the history of the slipper

  Feeling comfortable is one of life’s simple pleasures. Whether it’s sleeping on a pillow, lying on a soft mattress, or slipping into warm slippers, these little luxuries have all become part of our daily routines. And from travel pillows to memory foam mattresses, most have evolved to keep up...

slippers

mahabis moments

  mahabis is the slipper for your everyday adventures, and we thought we'd take a look at how they fit into our mahabis wearer's everyday lives, and the various activities they become part of.    on the go // Step out in comfort, with our detachable soles. photo: @cirkeline   packing...

rjukan, norway

mahabis stories // discovering rjukan, norway

  The place behind the name for our Rjukan Red sits at the foot of Norway's most beautiful mountain, Gaustatoppen. Rjukan itself is a UNESCO world heritage site, and has a rich history to boot.  The town is named after Rjukan Falls, a 104m waterfall to the west. Literally translated it...

mahabis reviews

mahabis reviews // part one

  We love hearing back from our mahabis wearers about what they think of their mahabis, so we've picked a few of our favourite reviews to share.   'never been a big slipper wearer,  have barely taken them off as they are so comfortable. try a pair - you won't...

discovering larvik, norway

mahabis stories // discovering larvik

  Continuing our coverage of the origin stories of our colours, we move on to Larvik. One of our classic colours, Larvik Grey is named after a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The birthplace of explorer Thor Heyerdahl, and the first entry point of the vikings is edged with lighthouses. They...

mahabis worldwide

mahabis around the world

  We love seeing how our mahabis wearers like to wear their mahabis, and the variety of locations that they end up in across the world. From Nami Island to Madrid, from sea to snow, we decided to take a look at where in the world our mahabis wearers are deciding putting their feet up.  ...

spring traditions

mahabis journal // spring traditions around the world

  Spring as a season offers many things. The change in daylight savings, the blue reappearing in the sky and the flowers emerging from the ground signify the end of winter. For some places, it also indicates the future success of the harvest and new life. Many cultures celebrate with parties, fiestas,...

the mirrorcube, sweded

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 starting point of the...

mahabis ambassador // ian andrew nelson

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...

sunday guide to valencia

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...

arturo alvarez

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 through their brightness, character and uniqueness. This play...

how to create your downtime haven

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...

tea culture around the world

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...

into the fog, by joel silva

into the fog, by joel filipe

  We look at the work of digital designer and creative director Joel Filipe. On a walk on a foggy day in Madrid, Filipe captures some of Madrid's stunning buildings as they disappear in the sky. Living in a world where we often walk with our heads down, caught up in our...

sunday guide to rome

sunday guide to // rome

  Italy is one of those romanticised places, heavily featured in film, television and even music. Not without good reason, though; the language, the food, the architecture and the atmosphere... Certain places in Italy invoke those feelings of freedom and openness which lead to the creation of irreplaceable memories. Rome...

norway

atmospheric norway, by nikita shuliahin

  Norway is often known for being one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From it's glaciers to it's fjords, there is no denying the overwhelming natural beauty you can encounter there. We decided to take a look at some of Ukranian photographer Nikita Shuliahin's work, whose 'Atmospheric...

wa series

minimalist seating series, by wootek lim

  Eastern and Western cultures consider the concept of space very differently. Whilst Eastern cultures are traditionally seen as preferring floor based sitting and slippers, Western cultures prefer sitting on chairs and sleeping on beds. Wootek Lim's 'wa series' takes these two different lifestyles and combines them into one. His design, combining the...

feet up. slippers on. unwind together.

feet up. mahabis on. unwind together.

  At mahabis we truly value our downtime. In the midst of the chaos of our day to day lives it’s important to take time to enjoy everything that you work so hard for. Often we focus on the serenity of spending time alone. It's at these times we're sure...

lunar effect, mika suutari

lunar effect, by mika suutari

  We take a look at the work of Finnish photographer Mika Suutari. Keen to take photos with a powerful atmosphere, Suutari's 'lunar effect' series captures night time at its best. The clear sky allows us to take in the magnitude of the universe we live in. Sit back, relax,...

minimalist instagram inspiration, pt 2

minimalist instagram inspiration, pt 2

  A short while ago we put together a few lesser known minimalist accounts. Here's another installation of inspiration to keep you going. Sit back, put your mahabis on, and enjoy.   lifestyle // @labuchta is a Czech food blogger with a line of books. Featuring a lot of the stunning imagery and recipes from...

getaway cabins

relaxing cabin retreats

  “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden   While the whisper of spring is still far from the horizon, now...

top ten coffee shops

top ten coffee shops to visit worldwide

  As complex as wine, as ripe as spring, and a daily fix that boosts our energy – coffee can bring calm to a world of chaos. For dreamers, creatives, and those who dabble in small moments of luxury – coffee is nothing short of a ritual. Coffee shops can...

work-life balance in iceland

work-life balance in // iceland

  Iceland is a country of contrast. Hot springs of the Blue Lagoon steam amid bitter winters. Rugged snow-covered terrain underneath a swirled canvas of Northern Lights. For the 330,000+ citizens of Iceland, this contrast can also be found in their quest for a satisfying life outside of their normal...

minimalist instagram inspiration

minimalist instagram inspiration

  Here at mahabis, we like things clean and simple, so we've put together a few lesser known minimalist accounts. Sit back, put your mahabis on, and let the simplicity of the images inspire you.    geometry // @danica_firulovic is a Sydney based artist who has transitioned from urban perspectives to 'Albescence' - a...

arctic light

arctic light, by bjørg-elise tuppen

  Between the 29th of November and 28th of January, the sun is under the horizon in Arctic Northern Norway. Whilst this period is called 'the time of darkness', the sky is in fact lit up with magnificent hues that are constantly changing. Photographer Bjorg-Elise Tuppen captures the stunning colours that...

sunday guide to // san francisco

sunday guide to // san francisco

  San Francisco has had many nicknames during its rich history; 'Fog City', 'The City by the Bay' or even 'The City that Knows How'. These days it's mostly known for tech start-ups, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, but none of this goes even halfway to accounting for its charm...

black. white. colour.

in a world of black, white, and colour.

We look at the work of photographer Julian Schulze. Focused on geometric abstraction and minimalistic compositions, this particular series captures the interplay of colour in a world of black and white. Fluctuating between abstract and concrete architecture, Schulze's series also challenges our perspectives and understanding of the world around us.       ...

5 ways to use 5 extra minutes

5 ways to use 5 extra minutes

  No matter how thorough the planning and organisation, our daily life involves wait time. The inevitable late train, heavy traffic or delayed meetings could leave you twiddling your thumbs for 5 minutes here and there, but, it need not be time wasted. We share 5 ways to make the most of...

minimalist lighting

minimalist lighting collection, by michael anastassiades

  Today's post looks at some of interior designer Michael Anastassiades's work. Starting out with his first studio in 1994, Anastassiades was interested in using his art and design skills to create thought and discussion. Still today, his eponymous brand succeeds in drawing those around into his engaging arrangement of physical materials. Whilst these objects...

nanuya lailai // mahabis journal

top 5 island retreats

  As our day to day lives seem get gradually busier and busier, there’s often nothing better than packing a bag and escaping from it all for a couple of weeks. Although slow city breaks and relaxing road trips can be great, sometimes only an isolated island retreat will do. We’ve...

mahabis journal // the house of the infinite

mahabis journal // the house of the infinite

  Alberto Campo Baeza is a Spanish architect and professor, whose works have been widely recognised. Inspired by his innovative designs, we decided to look at one of our favourites from his collection, known as 'house of the infinite'. Built in the earthly paradise that is Cádiz, this particular house faces towards the infinite Atlantic...

mahabis visuals // abstract architecture

mahabis visuals // abstract architecture, by johnny kerr

  We look at the work of fine art photographer Johnny Kerr, who has been interested in the world of art since he was a child. Now, it is his interest in graphic and minimalist design that greatly influences his photography.  We've picked a few of our favourites from his project 'Abstract Architecture.'...

mahabis travel // polar nights in tromso

mahabis travel // polar nights in tromso

  Winter in Scandinavia is unlike any winter season found around the globe. It's frozen cold months feature daylight hours so short they've been forced to create words which don't translate, in order to weave a more liveable lifestyle. Hyyge has been touted as a "vague cultural concept which doesn't translate easily into...

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

mahabis interviews // stefaan and sarah

    Before we begin, could you introduce yourselves and talk us through what you do? Hello! We are Stefaan and Sarah, travel photographers and co-founders of Miles & Miles, an interdisciplinary brand that creates beautiful stories across media. In 2012 we left our design jobs in NYC to travel...

mahabis travel // new year. new getaways.

mahabis travel // new year. new getaways.

With the first days of winter now behind us, you may be questioning how long we will have to endure the drizzle and wind. Fortunately, not everywhere in the world is subjected to ambiguous seasons and winter can be a magical time of year. Whether you prefer stars and snow...

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