journal

how to celebrate midsummer the scandinavian way

It is said that a midsummers eve should start with flowers and end in fire.  After endless days of winter darkness, Scandinavians are more than glad to welcome the midnight sun that barely dips its head beneath the horizon before rising again. White nights are a time of softness and celebration...

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. Read on to see how Jamie Day and Craig H...

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 you do in o...

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 to just bagel toppings. D...

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: ...

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 deep down, there is also a smattering of ...

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 timel...

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 agenda. We think these wild camp...
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 agenda. We think these wild camp...
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 Sw...
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 incredibly high tasks. A fast-p...
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 ...
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 believe it was named aft...
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 giv...
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 shift in relaxation.     Yet when it co...
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