journal

mahabis guide // how to embrace the greek concept of volta

  If you’ve been stuck at a desk all day, then a relaxed stroll around town can be a great way to de-stress in the evening.  The Greeks take this one step further with the concept of volta, a word with no direct English translation. Volta involves taking a leisurely stroll along the main prome...

sit less. stand more.

  In today's world of ongoing technological advances, an average of 70% of people sit for most of the working day. More technology inevitably means more work enabled by computer, and less manual, physical work necessary to get us out of our chairs.   However, the effects of a sedentary lifesty...

mahabis travel // lofoten, norway. by warwick cairns.

  Last week we caught up with Warwick Cairns, the celebrated writer and author of The Master Thief, who shared with us details of his past trip to Lofoten in Norway. Read on for some Scandinavian holiday inspiration.       "Way up North in Lofoten, in the Arctic North of Norway, they call it Pol...

journal // valentines day

  For some, Valentine's Day is an inconsequential holiday. Avoiding the clichéd heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and overbooked restaurants at this time of year can be a minefield. Instead, we put together a few examples of low-key ways to mark the occasion with your significant other. After all,...

mahabis travel // alternative nordic city breaks

    Stockholm. Copenhagen. Oslo. Helsinki. Amongst some of the most stylish and culturally interesting cities in Europe and boasting a never-ending list of things to do and see, these Nordic cities are our first choice for a short break.   However, the Nordic region of Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, N...

mahabis photography // iceland, by daphne kotsiani

        Iceland is like nowhere else on earth; the perfect destination to get away from it all and unwind surrounded by nature’s beauty. The landscapes range from tumbling waterfalls and dramatic mountains to ancient lava fields and bubbling mud pools. This diversity of both moody and ethere...

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...

mahabis chill // five apps to help you unwind

    There seems to be an app for everything these days, from the alarms that wake us up, to the music we listen to, emails we send, and social networks we browse. The abundance of apps available means that it's not just our productivity that can be assisted by technology, but our relaxation too. ...

mahabis chill // five apps to help you unwind

    There seems to be an app for everything these days, from the alarms that wake us up, to the music we listen to, emails we send, and social networks we browse. The abundance of apps available means that it's not just our productivity that can be assisted by technology, but our relaxation too. ...
mahabis guide to unwinding in under five minutes

mahabis downtime // how to unwind in under five minutes

   It can be hard to incorporate relaxation into your day to day life. When you've got a busy schedule, finding the time to fully commit to downtime is can be difficult. At the end of a busy and stressful day, most people simply want to sit in front of the television, or unwind with a drink. But ...
weekend in morocco

weekend escape. to morocco.

  Morocco is a place that doesn’t go gentle on the senses. From the scorched Sahara Desert to the lyrical bustle of Marrakech’s marketplace, the sunbaked pink medinas under the soaring High Atlas Mountains, and the salt whipped coastal towns where life feels a little more laid back, nowhere captu...
power of disorganised moments

the power of disorganised moments

  Oftentimes we feel like we aren’t doing enough with our days. We’re anxious to be busy and productive and get things done. Productivity and organization have become a societal obsession and media pushes us to constantly believe we need to be doing more. Everywhere you look online you can find “...

10 untranslatable words for relaxing around the world

This week, we've collated our favourite 'untranslatable' words from around the world that describe that feeling of ultimate relaxation.  Whether you're hanging out with friends and enjoying a beer, meditating in the outdoors, or getting cosy with a glass of wine, there's a word for it all. From S...
mahabis stories // discovering gotland

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....
microhabits

macro effects of micro-habits

  We live in an era of self-improvement – whether it’s the glare of social media or the glow of just wanting to reach our full potential, our time is filled with big ideas, promises to be better, and grandiose designs to change our life. Often, we fail and often we feel terrible. Micro-habits can...
mahabis december playlist

mahabis sounds // january playlist

  With the start of 2018 already underway, we've put together a playlist to help you take a step back and relax into the new year.   sit back, slippers on, and enjoy!     callum pitt // rabbits     tycho // a walk     tom odell // another love (zwette edit)     petit biscuit // you     slende...
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