journal

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 your wai...

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 ...

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 pulled together ...

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...

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 Architec...

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 does...

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.

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 or sun and shining seas,...
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 or sun and shining seas,...
mahabis guide // no interruptions day

mahabis guide // 'no interruptions day'

As we draw close to the end of the year, it's easy to crave the feeling that something has been accomplished. Although in all likelihood the year has been filled with hurdles and successes, it's easy to allow small tasks to hang over your head like a grey cloud.     why // Feelings of a lack of ...
mahabis lifestyle // the perks of winter

mahabis lifestyle // six perks of winter

In the depths of winter, especially in colder countries, it's often tempting to be sucked into wishing away the time until spring. Bonding over complaints about the weather and succumbing to colds and sniffles almost becomes commonplace. However we'd like to explore a more positive side of winter...
mahabis sounds // winter playlist

mahabis sounds // winter playlist

  Now that we are getting well and truly into winter, we thought we'd put together a playlist that you can listen to whether you're staying cosy indoors or out walking in the fresh winter air. So, headphones in or speakers on, listen, and relax.    1. kiasmos - looped    2. kidnap kid - moments ...
mahabis lifestyle // feet up. book open.

mahabis lifestyle // feet up. book open.

   Today's post takes a look at how short fiction might be the ideal way to relax this winter. With dark nights drawing in, temperatures dropping, and our lives getting constantly busier, what better way to switch off from it all than to get lost inside a fascinating fictional world. The winter s...
mahabis visuals // silence series, by claire droppert

mahabis visuals // silence series, by claire droppert

  "Silence is the lack of audible sound or presence of sounds of very low intensity." We look at the work of Claire Droppert, a photographer based in the Netherlands. Claire's work focuses on simplicity and minimalism, and this week we chose to pick some of our favourite shots from her two 'Si...
mahabis ambassadors // downtime in december

mahabis ambassadors // downtime in december

  With Christmas almost upon us, we thought we’d find out how some of our mahabis ambassadors choose to spend their festive time. The holiday season can often be crammed full of festivities, and a hectic time of year, so we’re focusing on how people choose to unwind amongst the chaos. We spoke to...
mahabis guide // dining culture around the world

mahabis lifestyle // dining culture around the world

Here in the UK and in America, it’s often customary to eat your dinner on the sofa whilst catching up on your favourite TV show. If you have guests, you may set the table and indulge in dinner time conversation, but allocating an hour each evening to simply sitting and dining has generally becom...
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