journal

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...
relaxing road trips

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...
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 own busy lives, taking the...
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 irr...
ice, fire and feasts; five scandinavian foods to love

five scandinavian foods to try

  When the world outside is stark and white with skeletal trees and frozen lakes; nothing can compare to curling up beneath a blanket and indulging in pure comfort food until Spring. Fortunately, Scandinavia knows how to whip up wonderful feasts from foraged berries, the land and the sea. Read on...
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 'Atmospheri...
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 lifesty...
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 to put our mahabis on and breathe a sigh of...
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, and lost yourself in so...
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