journal https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal living the mahabis lifestyle Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:08:59 GMT en-us mahabis visuals // breathtaking views of the universe https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-insight-astronomy-photography https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-insight-astronomy-photography Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:56:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   In light of the announcement of this years winners of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition, a fascinating exhibition held at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, we thought we'd share some of our favourite images from this years winners and runners-up.  From China to Norway, the exhibition features work by photographers from all... work-life balance in // belgium https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/work-life-balance-in-belgium https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/work-life-balance-in-belgium Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:26:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   When considering which country has the best work/life balance, most of us would immediately think of one of the Nordic countries boasting the happiest people in the world: Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Norway or Finland. You may be surprised to learn that recent studies placed Belgium in the top five... mahabis visuals // architectural dreaming, by kim høltermand https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visuals-architectural-dreaming-by-kim-holtermand https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visuals-architectural-dreaming-by-kim-holtermand Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:54:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   We look at some of Kim Høltermand's work, an award winning Danish photographer who captures some fascinating architecture and landscapes. Wrapped up in the busyness of our everyday lives, we often don't take the time to look around and appreciate our surroundings. So why not put your feet up and relax by... mahabis interviews // arrested development https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-arrested-development https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-arrested-development Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:19:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Trailblazers of the hiphop scene in the early nineties, Arrested Development pushed the boundaries with the messages their music conveyed. Songs such as Mr Wendal and People Everyday are still enjoyed years after release, not just for their melodic mash-up of different genres, but also for the fact that they deal with social issues... mahabis guide // how to live in the now https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-how-to-live-in-the-now https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-how-to-live-in-the-now Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:14:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   ‘Live in the now’ is a phrase that you probably hear every single day, as we are starting to become aware of our tendency to focus more on our past and future, rather than living in the moment. The idea of being mindful isn’t a new one; it’s all to do with... mahabis travel // best european squares https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-travel-best-european-squares https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-travel-best-european-squares Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:11:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   All across Europe, towns and cities boast squares or piazzas where locals flock to sit al fresco and relax, whilst tourists swarm to admire the architecture. This culture of lounging in chairs outside cafes watching the world go by is quintessentially continental, associated with a slower pace of life.... mahabis lifestyle // embracing the unknown https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-lifestyle-embracing-the-unknown https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-lifestyle-embracing-the-unknown Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:18:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Being in one’s comfort zone implies familiarity, safety, and security. Creating a comfort zone is a healthy adaptation for much of our lives. But so is stepping out of our comfort zone when it’s time to transition, grow, and transform." - Abigail Brenner M.D     Stepping outside of... mahabis lifestyle // 10 ways to inspire creativity https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-lifestyle-10-ways-to-inspire-creativity https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-lifestyle-10-ways-to-inspire-creativity Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:09:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Creativity comes natural to some people, waking up with their heads brimming with ideas and inspiration every morning. The rest of us sometimes need a little help with encouraging our creative juices to flow, whether that involves adhering to a routine or allowing yourself moments of spontaneity.    ... mahabis travel // inspiring views from around the world https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-travel-best-views-around-the-world https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-travel-best-views-around-the-world Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:41:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Travel destinations are chosen on a variety of merits: tourist attractions, culture, ancient monuments, weather. When searching for a stillness rarely experienced in the daily grind, you may want to plan your next trip to absorb the awesomeness of one of these amazing views from around the world. From city,... mahabis interviews // eric pilon-bignell https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-ambassador-eric-pilon-bignell https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-ambassador-eric-pilon-bignell Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:43:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     We talk to adventurer and explorer Eric Pilon-Bignell and find out how even the most fearless people need their downtime too.  Eric tells us how, in between ascending some of the world's tallest peaks and spending time participating in high-adrenaline sports including wakeboarding, snowboarding and surfing, he too likes to chill. Keep... mahabis guide // reclaiming meal times https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-reclaiming-meal-times https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-reclaiming-meal-times Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:59:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   All too often we rush through eating, grabbing a breakfast bar during the morning commute, eating lunch at our desks and ignoring the dinner table in favour of consuming our evening meal in front of the television. In keeping with a slow living lifestyle, it’s time to reclaim our... mahabis journal // our guide to zero tasking day https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-zero-tasking-day https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-zero-tasking-day Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:28:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Historically, most countries in the world adhered to daylight saving time as a way of maximising productivity during daylight hours. And yet, each year, more countries abandon the tradition, as it becomes less necessary in the modern world. As many countries still adhere to it, however, we focus on... mahabis kids // stories from mini mahabis ambassadors https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-kids-ambassador-stories https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-kids-ambassador-stories Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:10:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     In light of our kids launch, we decided to hear from some little ones themselves about what they think of their mahabis, and what they like to do with their playtime/ downtime. From drawing to reading, we find out that no matter how old you are, having fun,... work-life balance in // brazil https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/work-life-balance-in-brazil https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/work-life-balance-in-brazil Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:23:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   We have delved into the work life balance in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. All three have systems which promote a healthier distribution, but what about countries outside of Europe? Of the entirety of North and South America, Brazil is second only to Canada according to the Better Life... mahabis guide // the calming effects of hiking https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-relax-the-calming-effects-of-hiking https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-relax-the-calming-effects-of-hiking Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:19:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Fresh air, dramatic views and a chance to stretch your legs; we all know that walking is good for your physical health, but were you aware that taking a long walk in the countryside can help to clear your mind and relieve stress? Being cooped up indoors can hinder... mahabis guide // winding down at the weekend https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-winding-down https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-winding-down Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:12:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   It’s a common experience to feel like your weekends are slipping away. With working hours creeping later and later, weekends should be our respite, where we don’t have to feel guilty about relaxing. But in fact, for most people it seems to be the opposite; Saturdays and Sundays are spent rushing around... mahabis guide // does coffee boost creativity? https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/coffee-culture-how-caffeine-can-boost-your-creativity https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/coffee-culture-how-caffeine-can-boost-your-creativity Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:14:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   There’s nothing better than a steaming hot cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning, another one half way through the morning to help retain our focus at our desk, and perhaps a third several hours later for an afternoon energy boost. But can your daily coffee... mahabis guide // the art of visual note taking https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-visual-note-taking https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-visual-note-taking Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:46:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   When we pick up a pen and notebook it's easy to be inclined to stay between the lines and ignore the blank pages. However, visual note-taking or sketch-noting is a technique that allows your notes to be more engaging. Reams upon reams of text in clunky handwriting is hardly aesthetically pleasing,... mahabis guide // idyllic winter escapes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-travel-winter-escapes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-travel-winter-escapes Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:40:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) lake bled, slovenia  Bled is a small town in northwestern Slovenia, overlooked by mountains and forests and bordered by a uniquely stunning lake. Curious and picturesque, Lake Bled is warm enough to swim in summer, yet also freezes for ice skating in winter. It was formed from the melting of the Bohinj glacier... mahabis guide // the upside of downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-upside-of-downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-upside-of-downtime Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:24:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” Rainer Maria Rilke   We live in a hectic world where moments of relaxation are often limited, and those that we do have are frequently spent worrying about what's next.... mahabis guide // how to find your creative space https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/finding-your-creative-space https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/finding-your-creative-space Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:08:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   ‘To be creative you must create a space for yourself where you can be undisturbed…separate from everyday concerns.’ - John Cleese   During the day our thoughts come and go, a relentless chatter in our minds. We become used to the chatter as we take in our surroundings, thoughts... visual guide to chill // part five: on the horizon https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visual-guides-to-chill-on-the-horizon https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visual-guides-to-chill-on-the-horizon Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:23:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) There’s little more relaxing than the feeling of looking out over the horizon. That’s why, for this edition of visual guides to chill, we selected photos to make you feel free, taken in positions where the line of sight is unobstructed for miles.     photo: osman rana, jenn richardson,... mahabis guide // the power of putting pen to paper https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-putting-pen-to-paper https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-putting-pen-to-paper Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:45:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) A creative outlet. A repository for thoughts, ideas, memories. The written word, treasured.  The mahabis notebook, available now.      Writing can be many things to many people; a creative outlet, a learning tool, an organisational crutch. For those whom creativity flows from unexpected crevices of the world, whether the... mahabis retreats // the minimalist chapel https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-retreats-minimalist-chapel https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-retreats-minimalist-chapel Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:20:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Although it is named ‘A Chapel’, Predrag Vujanovic’s minimalist structure does not adhere to any particular religion; rather, it provides a tranquil space for people to gather or meditate. The Stockholm-based architect drew inspiration from American sculptor Richard Serra when designing his minimalist retreat. Serra famously works with... mahabis candles // creating hygge in your home https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-creating-hygge-in-your-home-with-candles https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-creating-hygge-in-your-home-with-candles Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:46:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   There’s something about lighting a couple of candles that can transform any space into a cosy sanctuary. The combination of soft flickering candlelight, subtle fragrances and a tranquil ambiance creates the perfect ingredients for the Danish tradition of hygge.   Hygge. It’s a word that’s getting thrown around a... visual guide to chill // part four: desaturate https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guide-to-chill-part-four-desaturate https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guide-to-chill-part-four-desaturate Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:16:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     In a world so overwhelmingly full of colour, contributing to the ever-present sensory overload, sometimes it’s good to pare back. For this edition of the visual guides to chill we remove a level of the composition and allow ourselves to appreciate the structure of the image; the line,... mahabis guide // preparing your home for the winter months https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-how-to-prepare-your-home-for-winter https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-how-to-prepare-your-home-for-winter Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:45:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)    The days of lounging outdoors and soaking up the evening sun may be gone for another few months, but don’t dismay. These early autumn days are the perfect time to transform your home to embrace hygge and unwind indoors, no matter how bad the weather seems outside. What are you... the sunday guide to // lisbon https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-lisbon https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-lisbon Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:57:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: diogo tavares    We prefer to take our time when exploring a new city, slowing things down and wandering around at a relaxing pace. Rather than rushing to tick off the usual tourist hot spots, we slow things down and dig a little deeper to find the more peaceful... visual guide to chill // part three: looking up https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guide-to-chill-part-three-looking-up https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guide-to-chill-part-three-looking-up Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:07:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In the busy day-to-day we find ourselves hustling to the next meeting, looking down at our phones, or digging in our handbags for our wallet. It’s rare to take the opportunity to look up. So, for this part of mahabis' visual guides to chill, we combined two of the most... a slow road trip down // norway's atlantic road https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/a-slow-road-trip-norways-atlantic-road https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/a-slow-road-trip-norways-atlantic-road Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:31:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: unsplash   If you’re seeking dramatic scenery but looking for somewhere peaceful where you can get away from the crowds, head to Norway for an unforgettable drive. The winding road from Bergen to Trondheim includes the five-mile-long Atlantic Road, a stretch that sweeps and curves over eight iconic bridges to... visual guide to chill // part two: the great outdoors https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guide-to-chill-part-two-the-great-outdoors https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guide-to-chill-part-two-the-great-outdoors Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:30:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We understand the pressures of modern life mean that you can’t always pause to read an article or absorb a book. That’s why we created our new ‘visual guide to chill’ series of journal posts, designed to offer a brief respite where you can take just a couple of minutes... mahabis retreats // up in the clouds https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-retreats-up-in-the-clouds https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-retreats-up-in-the-clouds Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:58:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: igor trepeshchenok   As summer is drawing to a close, we're looking beyond the beach for our next relaxing getaway. Instead, we’re embracing the colder weather and plotting long weekends unwinding above the clouds in mountain-top resorts. Wondering where to head for high altitude downtime? Read on to discover our... mahabis guide // how to embrace the greek concept of volta https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-to-volta https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-to-volta Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:54:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   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... slow adventures // sailing around the greek islands https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/slow-adventures-sailing-around-the-greek-islands https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/slow-adventures-sailing-around-the-greek-islands Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:15:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: jay mantri   For the next article in our ‘slow adventures’ series, we are once again stepping away from the more typical summer holidays of beach retreats and city breaks. Demonstrating that it is indeed possible to enjoy adventures at a slow and relaxing pace, we suggest spending a few... the sunday guide to // marseille https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/sunday-guide-marseille https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/sunday-guide-marseille Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:36:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   When we travel, we like to take things easy. Rather than trying to cram in as much as possible during a short city break, we recommend slowing things down and wandering around your new location at a relaxing pace. You’re supposed to be on holiday after all, and that... mahabis guide // embracing autumn https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-embracing-autumn https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-guide-embracing-autumn Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:22:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: veronika sulinská   It’s that funny time of year, when there are still the odd warm days that delay you from packing away your summer clothes, but you can feel the chill in the air and sense that autumn is just around the corner. The thought of shorter days and... mahabis lifestyle // rest and recovery: stretching https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-lifestyle-rest-and-recovery-stretching https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-lifestyle-rest-and-recovery-stretching Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:22:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) "Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily" - James J Corbett   The art of luxuriating in something simple is one of the purest pleasures that can be found. Whilst the renaissance of mindfulness has nudged many to consciously... notes on downtime // part two https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/notes-on-downtime-part-two-the-importance-of-downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/notes-on-downtime-part-two-the-importance-of-downtime Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:01:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   The Importance of Downtime From a young age we are taught the importance of hard work, and of success. We learn how these elements are key in living a happy life, but what is often overlooked is the importance of downtime. Some extremely successful people have given opposing accounts... mahabis interviews // olya hill https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-olya-hill https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-olya-hill Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:03:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) This week, San Fran mother of six, creative director, ballerina, and model Olya Hill talks to the mahabis journal. If there were anyone deserving of some downtime, we reckon it’d be Olya. But despite juggling multiple roles and a busy household, Olya still makes time for me-time during the day. ... the sunday guide to // budapest https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-budapest https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-budapest Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:38:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: emma lavelle   Our collection of Sunday Guides demonstrate how to get the most out of a city break by taking the trip at a slow and relaxed pace. Rather than rushing to tick off everything in your guidebook, allow yourself to slowly meander around your new destination, soaking... the 15 hour work week and non-finite downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-15-hour-work-week-and-non-finite-downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-15-hour-work-week-and-non-finite-downtime Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:37:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     "What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are." - George Eastman   The idea of a great deal of leisure time can feel like something which should be reserved for holidays, and even then,... mahabis interviews // benjamin degenhardt https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-benjamin-degenhardt https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-benjamin-degenhardt Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:17:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   This week we caught up with acclaimed Pilates teacher and mahabis ambassador Benjamin Degenhardt. With over 15 years of experience, Benjamin is the creator of an immersive education program called 360° Pilates. Though he live in Brooklyn, he presents his work around the globe, and is rapidly growing a... notes on downtime // part one https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/notes-on-downtime-part-one https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/notes-on-downtime-part-one Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:41:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Honouring national relaxation day, we gather thoughts on downtime from top creatives and mahabis ambassadors. From their morning rituals, to their evening routines, and everything in between... Read first-hand accounts about relaxation and lifestyle, in our latest series: "notes on downtime".      Nicolas Roope // multi-disciplinary designer, artist and creative "I... mahabis // national relaxation day 2016 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/national-relaxation-day-2016 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/national-relaxation-day-2016 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:58:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   This year, National Relaxation Day falls on a Monday, possibly the least relaxing day of the week for most people. However, don't let the Monday blues get in the way of your downtime; here we discuss why we'll be honouring the day along with a sneak peek of our... mahabis guide // how to embrace the german concept of 'gemütlichkeit' https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/how-to-embrace-gemutlichkeit https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/how-to-embrace-gemutlichkeit Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:09:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In previous posts, we have looked to Scandinavia and discussed the untranslatable concepts of fika, hygge, mysa and friluftsliv. But it isn’t just the Nordic countries, however, who have specific phrases that they use to describe a particular sort of downtime. The German gemütlichkeit is very similar to the Danish... the sunday guide to // zurich https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-zurich https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-zurich Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:37:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: bucketlistly   Our Sunday Guide travel series has dotted across the world, bringing alternative recommendations for visiting some of the most interesting cities in countries as far spread as Sweden, Canada and Australia. For this latest instalment, we’re sharing our secret tips for a relaxing, slow-paced getaway to the largest city... mahabis lifestyle // morning rituals and slow living https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/morning-rituals-and-slow-living https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/morning-rituals-and-slow-living Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:53:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Alarm rings. You snooze it until the last possible minute. No time for breakfast. Rushed commute. Sound familiar?  Not the ideal way to wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Allowing yourself a slow and relaxed morning will set you off on a better foot for the rest of the day.... the sunday guide to // barcelona https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-barcelona https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-barcelona Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:44:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: jarmoluk   Continuing our series of relaxing city guides, we are visiting Barcelona to discover the tranquillity away from the crowds that gather at the Ramblas.   Barcelona // Spain’s second city is renowned for being a throbbing cultural hub, filled to the brim with dramatic architecture, exciting contemporary art... a slow road trip around // new zealand's south island https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/slow-road-trip-new-zealands-south-island https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/slow-road-trip-new-zealands-south-island Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:29:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: via bucketlistly   Continuing with our Slow Road Trip series, we are outlining the ultimate road trip around New Zealand’s lesser-populated South Island. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors, a route around the island offers dramatic scenery, towering mountains, icy glaciers, luscious rain forests, pristine beaches and... the sunday guide to // riga https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-riga https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-riga Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:46:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   photo: igor trepeshchenokI   We continue our Sunday Guide series of relaxing city breaks by heading to the Baltic States for a visit to the Latvian city that is known as the ‘pearl of architecture’, Riga.   riga // Based on the coast of the Gulf of Riga and at... mahabis minimalism // simplify. declutter. streamline. https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/simplify-declutter-streamline https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/simplify-declutter-streamline Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:26:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   photo: samuel zeller   Inspired by Tiffany and Ilaria's #aminimalminute concept, we're taking a closer look at embracing minimalism in daily life. What does it mean to be minimalist and why do we covet minimalism? It seems that we are continuously trying to streamline our homes, our wardrobes and... remote destinations // lofoten islands, norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/remote-destinations-lofoten-islands https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/remote-destinations-lofoten-islands Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:54:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)    photo: switchback travel   Many visitors who head to Norway aiming to reach the Arctic Circle flock to Nordkapp, so that they can brag upon returning home that they stood on the northern-most outcrop of Europe. If you’re seeking midnight sun and spectacular scenery, yet yearn for a quieter... the sunday guide to // gothenburg https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-gothenburg https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-sunday-guide-to-gothenburg Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:12:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: via wikipedia   Our Sunday Guide travel series visits bustling cities across the globe, detailing how to spend a relaxing weekend exploring the sights. Put away your guidebooks and take your time exploring Sweden’s second city as we share our secret tips for how to spend a tranquil Sunday... mahabis visuals // the sonoma coast, by nathan wirth https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visuals-the-sonoma-coast-by-nathan-wirth https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visuals-the-sonoma-coast-by-nathan-wirth Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:42:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) As we celebrate the launch of our new ‘black edition’ summer slippers, we are continuing our series of posts with a dark theme by sharing the work of Nathan Wirth. Nathan’s dark and brooding photographs of California’s Sonoma Coast at once evoke feelings of isolation and beauty. Rather than the... mahabis interviews // julien ratel https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-julien-ratel https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-interviews-julien-ratel Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:51:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: icebergs in the disko bay | west greenland   Imagine uprooting your life to move to one of the world's most isolated countries to enjoy your days guiding tours and photographing the natural landscapes.  Julien Ratel has done just that, moving from the French Alps to Iceland five years ago... mahabis downtime // the art of doing nothing https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-art-of-doing-nothing https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-art-of-doing-nothing Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:17:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: via pixabay    "Sure, we all know how to do nothing. We all know how to lay around and waste time. But many of us are too busy to do it much, and when we do it, our minds are often on other things. We cannot relax and enjoy... mahabis visuals // monochromatic cityscapes, by dennis ramos https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/monochromatic-cityscapes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/monochromatic-cityscapes Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:30:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Continuing our series of darkness-themed posts to promote our new black edition summer slippers, we showcase the monochromatic photography of Dennis Ramos, displaying the architectural beauty of the New York skyline.     Seen in snippets through gaps in between buildings, iconic buildings are portrayed in black and white.... mahabis visuals // the black coastline, by martin rak https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visuals-the-black-coastline https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/mahabis-visuals-the-black-coastline Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:35:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   To tie in with the launch of our new ‘black edition’ summer slipper, we’re taking things over to the dark side and revelling in the beauty of darkness. Here, we share the photography of Martin Rak, who showcases the magnificent shadows of the German Baltic coast.     A lonely... a slow road trip down // the garden route https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/a-slow-road-trip-the-garden-route https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/a-slow-road-trip-the-garden-route Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:47:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Continuing our series of slow and relaxing road trips, we’re heading to South Africa to explore one of the most iconic journeys in the world: the Garden Route. The diverse 800km drive takes in mountains, lagoons, game reserves and breath-taking vistas of the Indian Ocean, as well as... work-life balance in // the netherlands https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/work-life-balance-in-the-netherlands https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/work-life-balance-in-the-netherlands Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: amsterdam, alexandra stan   We’ve previously discussed the perfect work-life balance in Sweden and Denmark, commenting on how the way of life in these countries has helped them to regularly be named at the top of the list of the best countries for happy and content residents. Whilst we... the art of slow living // taking #aminimalminute https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/a-minimal-minute https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/a-minimal-minute Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:04:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Today we're handing over to Tiffany Grant-Riley and Ilaria Fatone, two interior stylists, and founders of #aminimalminute on Instagram. They share their views on Slow Living in a fast-paced world, and why it's important to take a step back, take your time, take a minute.    @curatedisplay   You... mahabis visuals // architecture in malmo, by andrès gallardo https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/architecture-in-malmo https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/architecture-in-malmo Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:00:54 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Seeking a relaxing weekend getaway with plenty to offer in terms of sights and culture? Head to Malmo, where you can spend long lazy days wandering the streets and admiring the array of interesting architecture.     Malmo might not be as popular a holiday destination as Stockholm or... mahabis guide // creating a work-life balance when working from home https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-work-from-home-balance https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/the-work-from-home-balance Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:08 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Working from home isn’t all lie-ins and lounging in comfortable clothes. In some ways, it can be more stressful and tiring that working a traditional nine-to-five, where you at least have a clear boundary of where work finishes and your downtime begins. Read on to discover our thoughts... mahabis guide // how to embrace the norwegian concept of 'friluftsliv' https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/how-to-embrace-the-norwegian-concept-of-friluftsliv https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/how-to-embrace-the-norwegian-concept-of-friluftsliv Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:34:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   In previous posts, we have discussed the meaning of untranslatable Scandinavian words that all have links to downtime and how they can be incorporated into our own lives. Leading on from fika, hygge and mysa, we are delving into the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv, loosely translating as 'free air... hidden places // secret geothermal pools in iceland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/hidden-places-secret-geothermal-pools-in-iceland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/hidden-places-secret-geothermal-pools-in-iceland Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:28:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Our new ‘hidden places’ series of posts will share some of our best kept slow travel secrets, detailing secret places to unwind in some of our favourite destinations. Our first post in the series looks beyond the Blue Lagoon to share some of Iceland’s hidden hot water havens. The... visual guides to chill // part one: stop. scroll. enjoy. https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guides-to-chill-part-one https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/visual-guides-to-chill-part-one Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:15:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   These days, we're often too busy to stop and read, and instead we're just too accustom to scrolling continuously on our smartphones, consuming image-by-image at lightening speed. But whilst we're keen advocates of taking time out to escape in a novel, sometimes time just is pressured. There are times where... mahabis interviews // anika islam https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/118523652-mahabis-interviews-anika-islam https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/118523652-mahabis-interviews-anika-islam Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:15:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)      Scandinavian inspired. Minimalist designs. Iconic denim signatures. The young UK denim brand Wåven has made its mark, so we took the chance to catch up with the founder, Anika Islam. Having launched the brand soon out of University, she's been busy with its international expansion, new releases, and retail... mahabis father's day // the perfect gift https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/118478660-mahabis-fathers-day-the-perfect-gift https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/118478660-mahabis-fathers-day-the-perfect-gift Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:15:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     The perfect gift, for the perfect Dad.    ...but don't take our word for it. We ask Jamie Day, Dad to Edie (3y) and Arlo (6m) about how he balances dad-time and downtime, in his mahabis.      "I think all hands-on, modern day dads will agree, you need... mahabis relax // finding a city oasis in a concrete jungle https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/118143428-mahabis-relax-finding-a-city-oasis-in-a-concrete-jungle https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/118143428-mahabis-relax-finding-a-city-oasis-in-a-concrete-jungle Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:29:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: oliver wendel   Feeling suffocated by the busy city streets and overwhelming architecture? Fear not, London has an extensive network of secluded green spaces hidden away in the most unexpected places. Forgo the obvious parks and fields and seek out a more sophisticated city oasis.   Spending time amongst... slow adventures // urban photography from a new perspective https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117879300-slow-adventures-urban-photography-from-a-new-perspective https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117879300-slow-adventures-urban-photography-from-a-new-perspective Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:00:18 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Exploring a city, whether it is brand new to you or somewhere you have lived all your life, can be the perfect way to unwind. By abandoning public transport and slowly wandering the streets, you can bypass the typical tourist spots and your favourite haunts to become fully immersed... mahabis photography // secluded beach strolls, by amy wallace https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116119620-mahabis-photography-secluded-beach-strolls-by-amy-wallace https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116119620-mahabis-photography-secluded-beach-strolls-by-amy-wallace Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:00:12 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Wild, untamed and empty. We love this photo series entitled 'beachy dream' by Amy Wallace. In stark contrast to tourist beaches filled with deckchairs and debris, or bays with crystal clear waters, Wallace's beach is isolated and secluded.      The little Talbot Island State Park, located on a... slow adventures // the norwegian west coast https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117884868-slow-adventures-the-norwegian-west-coast https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117884868-slow-adventures-the-norwegian-west-coast Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:00:14 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Not all travel can be pigeon-holed within city breaks, beach getaways and road trips; sometimes you need to set off on a true adventure into the wild in order to truly unwind. For the first in our new series exploring slow adventures, we delve into the ultimate trip exploring... mahabis guide // dining al fresco https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117882180-mahabis-guide-dining-al-fresco https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117882180-mahabis-guide-dining-al-fresco Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:00:35 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Summer is here, perhaps only fleetingly, and the time is now to embrace outdoor dining as you seek to maximise your time in the sun. Rather than hurrying meal times in an attempt to escape back outdoors, plan al fresco gatherings and see dining as a social occasion... mahabis guide // how to celebrate midsummer the scandinavian way https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117450372-mahabis-guide-how-to-celebrate-midsummer-the-scandinavian-way https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117450372-mahabis-guide-how-to-celebrate-midsummer-the-scandinavian-way Mon, 30 May 2016 10:50:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   photo: josefin brosche hagsgård   When your winters are long and dark, celebrating the height of summer to the full is the natural thing to do. Midsummer is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year across Scandinavia, with people of all ages gathering to celebrate the longest... mahabis explore // abandoned spaces https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117447172-mahabis-explore-abandoned-spaces https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117447172-mahabis-explore-abandoned-spaces Fri, 27 May 2016 09:23:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   There is a certain beauty and tranquillity of places long abandoned that have been left to nature. Over time and for various reasons, buildings, parks and entire cities have been completely abandoned by people, allowing nature to take over and create serene spaces. Silent, peaceful, and eery - take... mahabis interviews // will satch https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117574468-mahabis-interviews-will-satch https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117574468-mahabis-interviews-will-satch Mon, 23 May 2016 13:43:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     British rower, Will Satch broke through as one of the teams that took home the bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Since then, Will has won three consecutive World Championship titles and has taken home medals from two European championships and several World Cup golds. In... remote destinations // iceland’s west fjords https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116930052-remote-destinations-iceland-s-west-fjords https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116930052-remote-destinations-iceland-s-west-fjords Mon, 23 May 2016 13:20:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Sometimes, in order to truly get away from it all and experience the ultimate relaxing getaway, you have to travel to one of the most remote corners of the earth. These isolated yet beautiful places are the ideal locations for enjoying your own company and allowing yourself to fully... relaxation lessons from the past // part two: conservatories https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117440708-relaxation-lessons-from-the-past-part-two-conservatories https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/117440708-relaxation-lessons-from-the-past-part-two-conservatories Fri, 20 May 2016 16:09:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In the first of this series, we looked back at a variety of the leisure habits of our ancestors; pre-email, pre-smartphones, pre-technology, back to relaxation habits of the medieval age. We covered the dawn of spiritual relaxation, burgeoning meditation practices, and the change in work-life balances as the industrial age beckoned.  Today... mahabis photography // the isle of skye, by anthony robin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115353348-mahabis-photography-the-isle-of-skye-by-anthony-robin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115353348-mahabis-photography-the-isle-of-skye-by-anthony-robin Thu, 19 May 2016 17:27:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     If you are looking for a place of solitude, where you can enjoy your own company in the great outdoors, surrounded by beautiful and dramatic scenery, look no further than the Isle of Skye.     Located off the west coast of Scotland, connected to the mainland by... mahabis interviews // jo caird https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115853124-mahabis-interviews-jo-caird https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115853124-mahabis-interviews-jo-caird Tue, 17 May 2016 12:33:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Professional photographer, Jo Caird has been photographing athletes for over twenty years. Since becoming the All Blacks first official photographer back in 1998, Jo has established a mutual trust with the team, ventured behind the scenes, and worked at the forefront of action on the pitch, shooting the... mahabis retreats // among the tree tops https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116973444-mahabis-retreats-among-the-tree-tops https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116973444-mahabis-retreats-among-the-tree-tops Mon, 16 May 2016 14:56:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     When an innovative concept like this catches our eye, we have to share it. The Beauty Treehouse is a proposal for a series of contemporary tree-houses to be installed all across Slovenia, providing sustainable, modern and comfortable accommodation right beside nature. The elegantly designed structures provide secluded sustainable... mahabis guide // how to embrace the swedish concept of ‘mysa’ https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116923524-mahabis-guide-how-to-embrace-the-swedish-concept-of-mysa https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116923524-mahabis-guide-how-to-embrace-the-swedish-concept-of-mysa Fri, 13 May 2016 09:46:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: lya leslie   We’ve previously discussed untranslatable words that cannot be summed up into one word in the English language. Complementary to their relaxed pace of life, Swedes have many words that sum up the experience of relaxing and enjoying the company of others. Our readers will already know... mahabis guide // travel essentials for a relaxing break https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113057220-mahabis-guide-travel-essentials-for-a-relaxing-break https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113057220-mahabis-guide-travel-essentials-for-a-relaxing-break Tue, 10 May 2016 17:17:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     It doesn't matter where you're heading; when it comes to packing your suitcase, there are some essentials that you need for any trip. We've curated a list of items that you should always pack to make your trip easier, more comfortable and less stressful.    Noise-cancelling headphones There's... mahabis retreats // fogo island studios https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116129732-mahabis-retreats-fogo-island-studios https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116129732-mahabis-retreats-fogo-island-studios Fri, 06 May 2016 16:12:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Sometimes, you stumble across something wondrous in the most unlikely of places. Newfoundland architect, Todd Saunders created a collection of striking modern structures on a tiny island off the north-east coast of Canada, providing quiet and reflective spaces for artists to retreat and work in the quiet seclusion of the... mahabis interviews // tristan cameron-harper https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116574468-mahabis-interviews-tristan-cameron-harper https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/116574468-mahabis-interviews-tristan-cameron-harper Wed, 04 May 2016 16:59:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Tristan Cameron-Harper, one half of the talented blogging duo North-Blog, is in his third season with the Braehead Clan, a Scottish professional ice hockey team. However, when off the rink, you'll find him exploring the Scottish highlands, modelling behind the camera, shooting the latest brands, and chilling in his mahabis. We... mahabis architecture // the meditation pod https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115353796-mahabis-architecture-the-meditation-pod https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115353796-mahabis-architecture-the-meditation-pod Tue, 03 May 2016 17:17:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Have you ever wished for a space at work that you can retreat to relax? Polish sculptor, Pawel Althamer commissioned Basel-based architect, Piotr Brzoza to create a studio space with its very own meditation pod.     The large gold structure is unlike anything seen before, protruding from the upper floor... mahabis interviews // ali dover https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114650756-mahabis-interviews-ali-dover https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114650756-mahabis-interviews-ali-dover Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:34:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     This week, we caught up photographer and designer Ali Dover. Ali started her journey into designing her own woven wraps after a series of realisations about parenting, lifestyle choices, and slow living. We talk to her about these revelations, how it affects her life and brand, and how... mahabis getaway // the best city parks to retreat to https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115863876-mahabis-getaway-the-best-city-parks-to-retreat-to https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115863876-mahabis-getaway-the-best-city-parks-to-retreat-to Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:22:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   A relaxing getaway can create quite a conundrum. You don’t always want to opt for a beach retreat, but it can be tricky to negotiate a new city whilst avoiding the crowds. Whilst you can have a peek at our series of relaxing city guides to plan your next... the sunday guide to // rotterdam https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115421956-the-sunday-guide-to-rotterdam https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115421956-the-sunday-guide-to-rotterdam Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:49:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: skitter photo   Our Sunday Guide series travels to cities across the globe, detailing how to enjoy a relaxing weekend break without rushing around ticking off every single tourist destination. Take things slow and enjoy your surroundings as you explore the diverse and creative city of Rotterdam.   Rotterdam... mahabis retreats // 'waldhaus', a contemporary cabin in the woods https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114970564-mahabis-retreats-waldhaus-a-contemporary-cabin-in-the-woods https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114970564-mahabis-retreats-waldhaus-a-contemporary-cabin-in-the-woods Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   A far cry from a ramshackle hut, Waldhaus is a contemporary relaxing retreat, situated in a dense pine forest near the German city of Dortmund. The white wood-clad interior creates a soothing and tranquil aesthetic, providing the perfect ambience for unwinding. Designed by architectural firm Atelier ST, the cabin... mahabis architecture // the seinäjoki library in finland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114968196-mahabis-architecture-the-seinajoki-library-in-finland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114968196-mahabis-architecture-the-seinajoki-library-in-finland Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:00:39 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   A good library should be quiet, tranquil and relaxing; the perfect place to settle down in privacy with the company of a good book. Seinäjoki library in Finland has been designed with relaxation and privacy in mind. The defining features of the library’s interior are its carpeted private pods,... mahabis interviews // nicolas roope, plumen https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115080708-mahabis-interviews-nicolas-roope-plumen https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115080708-mahabis-interviews-nicolas-roope-plumen Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:30:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)       We caught up with Nicolas Roope, a multi-disciplinary designer, artist and creative. Founder of Plumen, the world's first designer energy-saving light bulb, Nik tells us about how he balances his time between developing his ideas, and switching off. Despite being a man of many jobs, (Jury Chair of The Lovie... mahabis retreats // 'specere', the timber mountain shelter https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114076612-mahabis-retreats-specere-the-timber-mountain-shelter https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114076612-mahabis-retreats-specere-the-timber-mountain-shelter Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:00:26 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Specere is the Latin word for 'to see'; the perfect name for this secluded structure that beautifully frames it's surroundings in its numerous openings Located on the top of the 1900 foot summit of Deadwater Fell, Northumberland, this stark timber structure provides shelter from the exposed elements, and... mahabis photography // sand dunes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114966532-mahabis-photography-sand-dunes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114966532-mahabis-photography-sand-dunes Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:00:11 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   The sands of time move slowly, as can be witnessed by watching the constant changes to the pattern of sand dunes. Kim Høltermand perfectly encapsulates this with her serene images of Råbjerg Mile, the largest migrating sand dune in Europe.     Råbjerg Mile moves an astonishing 18 metres... mahabis travel // a guide to taking it slow on holiday https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421316-mahabis-travel-a-guide-to-taking-it-slow-on-holiday https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421316-mahabis-travel-a-guide-to-taking-it-slow-on-holiday Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:00:10 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: relaxing island getaway   Travelling, and the planning involved in organising a trip can be incredibly stressful. We’ve compiled a simple guide to help you to slow things down, concentrating more on enjoying the moment that planning strict itineraries.   Booking flights, finding the perfect accommodation and planning to... a slow road trip down // the wild atlantic way https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115037124-a-slow-road-trip-down-the-wild-atlantic-way https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/115037124-a-slow-road-trip-down-the-wild-atlantic-way Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)    photo: ireland.com   Journeying along remote coastal roads, teetering on the edge of cliffs and offering almost constant views of the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is reminiscent of the dramatic drives down America’s west coast. Sit back, enjoy the views, and take your time to drive one... mahabis photography // iceland, by daphne kotsiani https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421380-mahabis-photography-iceland-by-daphne-kotsiani https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421380-mahabis-photography-iceland-by-daphne-kotsiani Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   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 ethereal landscapes is perfectly... mahabis architecture // the champalimaud centre, by charles correa https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114423940-mahabis-architecture-the-champalimaud-centre-by-charles-correa https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114423940-mahabis-architecture-the-champalimaud-centre-by-charles-correa Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Charles Correa was more than just an architect, he was a thinker of urban space who considered both the surrounding environment and the usage of the building when planning his designs. His design for the Champalimaud Centre of the Unknown provides a soothing, relaxing and futuristic outdoor space... the sunday guide to // porto https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421572-the-sunday-guide-to-porto https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421572-the-sunday-guide-to-porto Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:04:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: rockstart   Our Sunday Guide series travels to Portugal’s second largest city, Porto to discover why many travellers flock here for a relaxing alternative to a traditional city break. Unwind with a glass of port whilst enjoying the thermal spas, prolific arts scene and quiet beaches that Porto has... mahabis travel // unconventional getaways by boat https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114429060-mahabis-travel-unconventional-getaways-by-boat https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114429060-mahabis-travel-unconventional-getaways-by-boat Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:14:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: jay mantri   When you hear the word ‘cruise’, you may wrinkle your forehead at the thought of extravagant dinner parties, hordes of Disney characters, an unaffordable credit card bill, or a boat load of pensioners. There are, however, a variety of boat trips that appeal to people who 'don't... mahabis photography // silence series, by claire droppert https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421188-mahabis-photography-silence-series-by-claire-droppert https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114421188-mahabis-photography-silence-series-by-claire-droppert Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:04:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Claire Droppert’s intriguing photo series explores the tranquillity and absence of sound in the places that she visits. By photographing peaceful scenery with the lack of any human interaction, her images conjure up visions of a land where humans have never stepped foot.     Silence [ˈsaɪləns]  1. the... mahabis interiors // contemporary warsaw apartment, by KUOO https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114294276-mahabis-interiors-contemporary-warsaw-apartment-by-kuoo https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/114294276-mahabis-interiors-contemporary-warsaw-apartment-by-kuoo Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:34:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Founded by Katarzyna Kuo Stolarska, the KUOO architect and design studio has been running for nearly 10 years. Their functional, yet pure, and minimally designed projects have attracted a growing audience on Behance.      Our favourite includes this contemporary apartment in Warsaw. The design strikes a great balance... a slow road trip down // the great ocean road https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113984772-a-slow-road-trip-down-the-great-ocean-road https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113984772-a-slow-road-trip-down-the-great-ocean-road Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:46:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: reefoutback   Known as one of the most scenic road journeys in the world, Australia’s Great Ocean Road can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace in just a couple of days. We recommend taking things slowly, stretching the trip out to a week to make time to linger on... mahabis guide // europe's best contemporary galleries https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113241284-mahabis-guide-europes-best-contemporary-galleries https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113241284-mahabis-guide-europes-best-contemporary-galleries Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:37:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Art, as we know it, has changed. With instagram in your back pocket, and access to images across the web in an instant, you can pull up almost any piece of art, check out virtual galleries, and scroll through online exhibitions. But there's something to be said for the experience of... mahabis retreats // the air-lifted slovenian alpine shelter https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113420804-mahabis-retreats-the-air-lifted-slovenian-alpine-shelter https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113420804-mahabis-retreats-the-air-lifted-slovenian-alpine-shelter Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:24:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   retreat noun: a quiet and secluded place in which one can rest and relax.    In life, there are some spaces, some settings, that can transport you elsewhere. Within those four walls, you could be anywhere in the world, but you feel at home. Whether it's the comfort of your... the sunday guide to // milan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113264708-the-sunday-guide-to-milan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113264708-the-sunday-guide-to-milan Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:02:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: travel & leisure   Our Sunday Guide series takes an alternative approach to city guides, seeking out the best ways to relax and unwind whilst exploring a new location. Our latest article suggests a series of relaxing ways to enjoy the romantic city of Milan.   milan // Milan... mahabis photography // modern world, by andreas levers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113162628-mahabis-photography-modern-world-by-andreas-levers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/113162628-mahabis-photography-modern-world-by-andreas-levers Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:11:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)    This week, we've come across the work of Andreas Levers, a German photographer and media designer.      From Icelandic roads to brutalist concrete structures, Levers focuses on the juncture between architecture and nature.  His Modern World series features seven separate photo collections characterised by desaturated modern landscapes. From... a slow road trip in // montenegro https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/112879940-a-slow-road-trip-in-montenegro https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/112879940-a-slow-road-trip-in-montenegro Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:52:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: alexandrasuites   Perhaps not somewhere that you would immediately associate with road trips, Montenegro offers an array of terrifyingly beautiful cliff-top roads, sweeping down mountains with views of the Adriatic Sea below. If you’re seeking both beautiful scenery and an adrenaline-fuelled unforgettable drive, the road circling the Bay of Kotor... work space spotlight // part one https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/112876804-work-space-spotlight-part-one https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/112876804-work-space-spotlight-part-one Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:54:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     The place that you work from can make a huge difference to your productivity. Too much clutter and too many distractions surrounding you can be off-putting to your work, especially if you work from home.  Our new Work Space Spotlight series will be browsing home-offices around the world, from... mahabis travel // seeking out the northern lights https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88939140-mahabis-travel-seeking-out-the-northern-lights https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88939140-mahabis-travel-seeking-out-the-northern-lights Tue, 08 Mar 2016 16:45:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) One of our favourite destinations for travel this year is Iceland. From slow road trips around the ring road to street art in Reykjavik, the famous land of fire and ice has become a must-visit on our list.  But one of the most spectacular sights it offers is the aurora borealis.... mahabis stories // mothers, on downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88947460-mahabis-stories-mothers-on-downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88947460-mahabis-stories-mothers-on-downtime Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:55:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   In light of Mother's Day, we spoke to some of our favourite mums about their downtime.  Not just a luxury, downtime should be a necessity. But amidst the chaos of work and family life, finding an oasis of calm can be rare. Whether it's the small rituals of relaxing... mahabis guide // how to experience fika, outside of sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88445060-mahabis-guide-how-to-experience-fika-outside-of-sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88445060-mahabis-guide-how-to-experience-fika-outside-of-sweden Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:02:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   You can't visit Sweden without being bombarded by fika. Cafes are always full of groups of friends, enjoying steaming cups of coffee and sticky cinnamon buns, spilling out onto the pavement at any time of year. Time is even made for fika during office hours, with the majority of Swedes pausing twice... a slow road trip in // scotland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88498628-a-slow-road-trip-in-scotland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/88498628-a-slow-road-trip-in-scotland Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:34:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: sunriseoversea   Scotland may not be the first destination that you think of when planning a road trip, but it's wild and untamed beauty is to be rivalled with that of Canada or New Zealand. Among towering mountains, sweeping glens, secluded beaches and moody lochs, you will also discover a... work-life balance in // denmark https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/86306564-work-life-balance-in-denmark https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/86306564-work-life-balance-in-denmark Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:49:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: anthony delanoix      Denmark In our second post delving into work-life balances around the world, we are looking to the country whose residents are frequently named among the happiest people in the world: Denmark. Akin to neighboring Sweden, the Danes place a huge emphasis on creating the ideal... mahabis interviews // matthew miller https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85710724-mahabis-interviews-matthew-miller https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85710724-mahabis-interviews-matthew-miller Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:51:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Known under many monikers, fashion illustrator Matthew Miller or ‘sunflowermatt’ talks to us about his illustrations, his nomadic lifestyle, and why he’s always working.    Before we begin, talk us through what you do in just one sentence. I create visual content for Menswear Brands to engage with... mahabis interviews // warwick cairns https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/87277316-mahabis-interviews-warwick-cairns https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/87277316-mahabis-interviews-warwick-cairns Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:20:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     In our recent series of posts, we've been championing mahabis ambassadors, and shedding some light on the stories they have got to tell. Amongst our customers, we came across British author Warwick Cairns, who we knew would have more than tale or two worth sharing. Between growing up on Europe's... mahabis guides // scandinavian inspiration for a more relaxed lifestyle https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/86297860-mahabis-guides-scandinavian-inspiration-for-a-more-relaxed-lifestyle https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/86297860-mahabis-guides-scandinavian-inspiration-for-a-more-relaxed-lifestyle Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:04:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: jose murillo   The Scandinavian's seem to have it sorted when it comes to enjoying a relaxed, slow paced lifestyle. Their work-life balance is much more geared towards downtime than here in the UK, and they make time daily for getting together with friends and indulging in a little hygge. There... a slow road trip in // california https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85774468-a-slow-road-trip-in-california https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85774468-a-slow-road-trip-in-california Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:35:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: visit california   For the second article in our new slow road trips series, we're taking a journey to California to discuss one of the most iconic road journeys in the world. Taking in a diverse landscape of sun-drenched beaches, national parks, scorched desert and coastal highways, there's such a... mahabis interviews // martin 'atjazz' iveson https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/86055364-mahabis-interviews-martin-atjazz-iveson https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/86055364-mahabis-interviews-martin-atjazz-iveson Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:00:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Renowned producer, sought after remixer, floor filling DJ, and dad of two.  Martin ‘Atjazz’ Iveson has made an imprint on the audio world since taking a job at the video games development company Core Design Ltd, at the age of just 17. Now synonymous with Lara Croft and the... mahabis reads // the best independent magazines https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85750724-mahabis-reads-the-best-independent-magazines https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85750724-mahabis-reads-the-best-independent-magazines Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:52:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: creative boom   When you've come home after a long day and all you want to do is put your feet up, kick of your shoes, and unwind, there are a few things you want close to hand. Your favourite slippers, a good drink, and some quality pages to... the sunday guide to // short breaks in the uk https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85264580-the-sunday-guide-to-short-breaks-in-the-uk https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85264580-the-sunday-guide-to-short-breaks-in-the-uk Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:14:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   You don’t have to go abroad to experience a relaxing city break. We've pulled together Sunday Guides to three UK cities to demonstrate how you can relax and unwind amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.      Manchester It may not be the first place that you... work-life balance in // sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84693764-work-life-balance-in-sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84693764-work-life-balance-in-sweden Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:06:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: an urban village   Working nine-to-five might be the norm in the UK, but how do other countries balance their time between the office and their own lives? Throughout this new series of posts, we will be delving into cultures around the world to discover the differences in work-life... a slow road trip in // iceland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84645124-a-slow-road-trip-in-iceland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84645124-a-slow-road-trip-in-iceland Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:20:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)    photo: breathe with us   We’ve waxed lyrical about road trips before; explaining how much more relaxing it is to take your time from getting from A to B. When slowing down your travel and making the journey itself into your holiday, you allow yourself more time to enjoy... mahabis guide // how to create hygge in your home https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85244612-mahabis-guide-how-to-create-hygge-in-your-home https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/85244612-mahabis-guide-how-to-create-hygge-in-your-home Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:58:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: splitshire   If you have visited Denmark in winter, you will be familiar with the warm, cosy and relaxing atmosphere that emits from coffee shops, bars and homes. People come together with their friends and family to create the perfect ambience in which to enjoy delicious food, warm up... mahabis interviews // kaylie and karla, ternary london https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84694788-mahabis-interviews-kaylie-and-karla-ternary-london https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84694788-mahabis-interviews-kaylie-and-karla-ternary-london Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:20:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   This week, we caught up with Kaylie Mountford and Karla Boncompagni from Ternary London. Having recently launched their new accessories brand, they tell us a little more about how they balance their work, downtime, and everything else in between.        You both originate from creative backgrounds, how... mahabis sounds // february playlist https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82943684-mahabis-sounds-february-playlist https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82943684-mahabis-sounds-february-playlist Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:00:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   One month in, and the year seems to be flying by already. Why not slow things down and take a listen to our February downtime playlist. Some old, some new, all chilled.    1. Låpsley - Falling Short    2. Jack Garratt- Worry   3. Elliot Moss - Slip  ... mahabis journal // where did downtime go? https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/52640516-mahabis-journal-where-did-downtime-go https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/52640516-mahabis-journal-where-did-downtime-go Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:25:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Sometimes it can feel as though 21st Century life is chipping away at our downtime. When we travel to and from work, we are plugged into technology, either scrolling through our social media feeds on the train, or listening to digital radio with our phones plugged into the hands free in... mahabis visuals // monochrome prints by 'daily minimal' https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81367876-mahabis-visuals-monochrome-prints-by-daily-minimal https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81367876-mahabis-visuals-monochrome-prints-by-daily-minimal Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:09:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We're a firm believer in the idea that simpler is better. Stripping back the unnecessary and keeping things minimal is something infused within mahabis, so when we came across 'Daily Minimal', we had to look further.  Run by a 20 year old graphic designer, this art blog is dedicated to... mahabis explore // where to travel in 2016 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82941316-mahabis-explore-where-to-travel-in-2016 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82941316-mahabis-explore-where-to-travel-in-2016 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:05:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) One of our favourite things to do at the start of a new year is to plan our holidays for the next twelve months. It can become quite overwhelming deciding where to head to for a relaxing break, so we have curated a list of some of the must-visit destinations... mahabis travel // geothermal retreats https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84270788-mahabis-travel-geothermal-retreats https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84270788-mahabis-travel-geothermal-retreats Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:42:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Sometimes you want your holiday to be all about relaxing, but you don’t necessarily wish to be cooped up indoors at a spa. Luckily, there are a selection of places around the world where you can laze in natural geothermal waters whilst admiring spectacular scenery. Read on to discover four... mahabis guide // coffee table essentials https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84219780-mahabis-guide-coffee-table-essentials https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/84219780-mahabis-guide-coffee-table-essentials Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:14:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: kaboompics    A carefully curated coffee table can be the centrepiece of your living room. It’s the place where you can keep your most treasured belongings close to hand, as well as being the perfect surface on which to display reading material, and select pieces that bring the decor... mahabis downtime // how to unwind in under five minutes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81219268-mahabis-downtime-how-to-unwind-in-under-five-minutes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81219268-mahabis-downtime-how-to-unwind-in-under-five-minutes Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:14:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)    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... mahabis interviews // julieanne kost https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/83288068-mahabis-interviews-julieanne-kost https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/83288068-mahabis-interviews-julieanne-kost Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:23:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) When we posted about Luc Busquin's series of airborne skyscapes, we became transfixed by photography of these scarcely seen perspectives of the world.      Having explored the work of other aerial photographers, we came across the amazing Julieanne Kost. Like Busquin, her images have a dream-like aspect, displaying vast landscapes... mahabis chill // how to spend your downtime this january https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82190532-mahabis-chill-how-to-spend-your-downtime-this-january https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82190532-mahabis-chill-how-to-spend-your-downtime-this-january Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:43:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: gratisography   It's colder, wetter and a year to wait until next Christmas. But there’s no need to stay inside and sulk throughout the entire month, check out our top tips for enjoying January.    Plan a getaway January is the perfect time for a winter retreat to warmer climes and... mahabis photography // asian cityscapes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/83289668-mahabis-photography-asian-cityscapes https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/83289668-mahabis-photography-asian-cityscapes Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:59:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Shanghai based, French photographer, Raphael Olivier has got us transfixed by his urban landscape photography.  Covering mega-cities, urban jungles, and sky-scapes, his work mixes the industrial with the natural. Our favourites are the hazy shots taken at dawn and dusk.    Olivier has lived in Asia for 10 years, travelling extensively... mahabis photography // architecture of instagram https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81774276-mahabis-photography-architecture-of-instagram https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81774276-mahabis-photography-architecture-of-instagram Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:49:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) There’s a community on instagram for almost every niche imaginable. Take architecture as an example, and you’ll find feeds dedicated to every style that you can think of. Here at mahabis, we like things clean and simple, so we’ve pulled together a list of eight of our favourite Instagram accounts that... the sunday guide to // new york https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/78398020-the-sunday-guide-to-new-york https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/78398020-the-sunday-guide-to-new-york Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:19:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Is it possible to enjoy a relaxing Sunday in the city that never sleeps? New York may be famed for its never-ending night life, bustling shopping streets and hordes of tourists, but it is possible to visit the Big Apple and bypass all of this. There are plenty of opportunities... mahabis 2016 // downtime resolutions for a relaxing year https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81995652-mahabis-2016-downtime-resolutions-for-a-relaxing-year https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81995652-mahabis-2016-downtime-resolutions-for-a-relaxing-year Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:56:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Make 2016 a productive and relaxing year. Follow our downtime resolutions, and share yours with us.    Downtime shouldn't be a luxury. It's essential. Set aside time to actively disengage. Invest in it. Savour it. Unwind, fully.    Don't settle for less. To keep you at your best, at... mahabis escape // ten airbnb spots for ultimate downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37580932-mahabis-escape-ten-airbnb-spots-for-ultimate-downtime https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37580932-mahabis-escape-ten-airbnb-spots-for-ultimate-downtime Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:00:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Do you need to get away from it all? When the stress of your 9 to 5 hits, there is nothing better than heading on a relaxing retreat where you can rejuvenate and take a break from everyday life. There’s no need to splash out on expensive hotels with our selection... mahabis downtime // our guide to hibernating over the holidays https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82183044-mahabis-downtime-our-guide-to-hibernating-over-the-holidays https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/82183044-mahabis-downtime-our-guide-to-hibernating-over-the-holidays Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:30:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) As tempting as it is to indulge and over excess in gifts, food, alcohol and socialising at this time of year, it can be more rewarding to retreat to the comfort of your own home and spend your time off work hibernating. If other animals can do it, why can't... the sunday guide to // melbourne https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80773188-the-sunday-guide-to-melbourne https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80773188-the-sunday-guide-to-melbourne Wed, 23 Dec 2015 14:13:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) If you’re serious about coffee and culture, chances are that Melbourne features high up on your wanderlust list. With so much to see and do, it can be quite overwhelming to arrive in the city and wonder where to visit first. We’ve pulled together a relaxing guide for spending a... mahabis photography // a world upside down https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81084548-mahabis-photography-a-world-upside-down https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81084548-mahabis-photography-a-world-upside-down Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:42:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Since checking out graphic designer Victoria Siemer's unique coffee cup manipulations, we've been drawn in by her designs across Behance.   title: daydreaming   Our favourites include these geometric reflections of tranquil landscapes and bustling cities. Turning the world on it's head, Siemer uses de-saturated tones, double exposure and striking imagery. ... mahabis chill // five apps to help you unwind https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81773508-mahabis-chill-five-apps-to-help-you-unwind https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81773508-mahabis-chill-five-apps-to-help-you-unwind Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:08:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     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,... mahabis downtime // relaxing around the world, part one https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80784324-mahabis-downtime-relaxing-around-the-world-part-one https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80784324-mahabis-downtime-relaxing-around-the-world-part-one Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:33:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)      Why not take a step out of the ordinary and think outside the box when it comes to downtime? Forget curling up with a book and a cup of tea, try japanese coffee baths and swedish flotation tanks. We’ve looked all around the world at how different cultures... mahabis interviews // yogogirls https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81488708-mahabis-interviews-yogogirls https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81488708-mahabis-interviews-yogogirls Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:04:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     This week we catch up with Michelle Thomas and Debby Siegel, founders of YoGoGirls. Self-confessed edge dwellers, this spiritual duo push the boundaries of extreme activities and balancing acts. Juggling their work as brand marketers, designers and photographers, they are also passionate cyclists and the inspiring brains (and bodies) behind YoGoGirls. Having... the sunday guide to // aarhus https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81295300-the-sunday-guide-to-aarhus https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81295300-the-sunday-guide-to-aarhus Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:17:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Visitors to Denmark tend to flock to Copenhagen, but all that seems set to change as the countries second city, Aarhus is named as the European Capital of Culture for 2017. Those in the know already visit Aarhus for its art galleries, fine dining and beautiful scenery, so why not... mahabis stories // ski touring in the andes, konrad bartelski https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81286084-mahabis-stories-ski-touring-in-the-andes-konrad-bartelski https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/81286084-mahabis-stories-ski-touring-in-the-andes-konrad-bartelski Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:18:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) This week, the journal has been taken over by mahabis ambassador, Konrad Bartelski. Avid photographer, and still Britain's most successful World Cup downhill racer, Bartelski talks us through his latest ski tour in the Andes.      "November is when the snow starts to arrive in the Northern Hemisphere, so... mahabis interviews // luke jarvis, jiu jitsu photographer https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/51328324-mahabis-interviews-luke-jarvis-jiu-jitsu-photographer https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/51328324-mahabis-interviews-luke-jarvis-jiu-jitsu-photographer Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:45:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Wearing his mahabis everywhere from the studio to the jiu jitsu mats, photographer Luke Jarvis takes some time out from martial arts to talk to us about his downtime.    Describe what you do in one sentence… I’m a photographer for Neal’s Yard remedies and full time jiu jitsu... mahabis interviews // niji adeleye, jazz musician https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80769604-mahabis-interviews-niji-adeleye-jazz-musician https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80769604-mahabis-interviews-niji-adeleye-jazz-musician Fri, 04 Dec 2015 10:32:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   In between London and New York, we caught up with rising jazz musician Niji Adeleye. From starting the piano at age 13, to working in finance after university, Niji is now pursuing his music career, having reached Number 3 in the iTunes Jazz Charts with the release of his album... mahabis lifestyle // embracing winter light https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/77415812-mahabis-lifestyle-embracing-winter-light https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/77415812-mahabis-lifestyle-embracing-winter-light Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:38:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: pixabay   Once the clocks have gone back and the days begin to shorten, it's easy to feel less energetic. As the evenings draw closer, and darkness seems to strike earlier every day, many of us can sympathise with feeling a little stricken by the winter blues.  Naturally, humans require... the sunday guide to // tokyo https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80144068-the-sunday-guide-to-tokyo https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80144068-the-sunday-guide-to-tokyo Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:36:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) A dream destination for many, Tokyo is drastically different to anywhere else in the world, championing new technologies and displaying exciting sights. It may not be the first destination that you consider for a relaxing getaway, but there are plenty of ways to indulge in a little downtime in between... mahabis chill // our guide to relaxing long-haul https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80137732-mahabis-chill-our-guide-to-relaxing-long-haul https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/80137732-mahabis-chill-our-guide-to-relaxing-long-haul Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:58:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Travelling by plane isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Yes, it’s the quickest way to get you from A to B, but it’s hardly the most relaxing way to travel. Factor in long queues, even longer waiting times, uncomfortable seats and fears of heights and you start to... mahabis downtime // our guide to a slow christmas https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/78402436-mahabis-downtime-our-guide-to-a-slow-christmas https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/78402436-mahabis-downtime-our-guide-to-a-slow-christmas Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:20:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Just like every year, Christmas has snuck up on us faster than we'd probably like. Whether it's carols in the stores, adverts on television or a chill in the air... there's a sense of urgency that the holiday season is approaching.  The next four weeks leading up to Christmas are guaranteed... the sunday guide to // stockholm https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53908740-the-sunday-guide-to-stockholm https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53908740-the-sunday-guide-to-stockholm Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:43:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) This week, our Sunday Guide series travels to Stockholm, a city renowned for its abundance of leisure activities, coffee shops and laid-back way of life. Read on for our top tips of how to spend a relaxing Sunday in the Swedish capital.   Stockholm Located on a vast archipelago, the... mahabis interviews // goldie https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/79093700-mahabis-interviews-goldie https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/79093700-mahabis-interviews-goldie Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:01:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Yoga and slippers are two words you might not associate with the Godfather of Drum and Bass, Goldie. However, our latest ambassador, whilst famed for his gold teeth, graffiti and renowned album Timeless, is now successfully proving that yoga is 'not about being a tree hugger'.  Quite literally turning conceptions of meditation on it's... mahabis travel // relaxing winter retreats https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/77813764-mahabis-travel-relaxing-winter-retreats https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/77813764-mahabis-travel-relaxing-winter-retreats Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:54:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Escape from the city this winter and retreat to a secluded location to rest and relax. We have pulled together a few resorts from around the world that are idea for an indulgent week or two of winter downtime. Whether you prefer sand or snow, all that matters is that... mahabis interiors // natural lighting with 'boom #1' https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/79141060-mahabis-interiors-natural-lighting-with-boom-1 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/79141060-mahabis-interiors-natural-lighting-with-boom-1 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:06:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   When it comes to light fittings, BOOM#1 certainly make a statement, bringing a whole new meaning to the idea of natural lighting. We love the look of this striking piece, and the fusion between indoor and outdoor fits perfectly with the mahabis lifestyle.     A Dutch design company introduced this timeless piece,... mahabis lifestyle // clear space. clear mind. https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/74370116-mahabis-lifestyle-clear-space-clear-mind https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/74370116-mahabis-lifestyle-clear-space-clear-mind Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:51:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Sometimes it takes a clear-out in order to completely relax and de-stress. Whether it's a messy workspace or a packed inbox, chaos and clutter can cloud your mind and distract you from the task at hand.  Modern life is full of distractions, and in order to fully relax and... the sunday guide to // reykjavik https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/77517892-the-sunday-guide-to-reykjavik https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/77517892-the-sunday-guide-to-reykjavik Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:39:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Iceland is fast becoming a must-visit destination for those seeking thrills, adventure and spectacular scenery. If you are seeking a more relaxing holiday, there are also plenty of opportunities for relaxing and unwinding during a short break to the Icelandic capital. The streets of Reykjavik are filled with cosy cafes... mahabis downtime // embracing a slow morning https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/74052868-mahabis-downtime-embracing-a-slow-morning https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/74052868-mahabis-downtime-embracing-a-slow-morning Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Mornings can be stressful and hectic. Sleeping in late, rushing around, missing breakfast and running for the train. Avoid getting up on the wrong side of the bed. Learn to slow down your mornings, get ready for the day with a relaxed pace, and set yourself up for the day.  Ween yourself... mahabis retreat // the 'relax park' in ukraine https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/76269764-mahabis-retreat-the-relax-park-in-ukraine https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/76269764-mahabis-retreat-the-relax-park-in-ukraine Mon, 09 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Head to the middle of a pine forest. Relax in the comfort of a modernist retreat. Check out this 'Relax Park' designed by YOD design lab. With a collection of individual guest houses, this complex in the Ukrainian region of... mahabis visuals // 'airborne' by luc busquin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/76067076-mahabis-visuals-airborne-by-luc-busquin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/76067076-mahabis-visuals-airborne-by-luc-busquin Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:49:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   There’s something incredibly poignant about looking down on the world from above. Professional pilot and photographer, Luc Busquin has perfected his art of skyscapes; combining his fascination with the sky and love of photography to present thought-provoking views and scarcely seen views of the world.     Although Busquin... mahabis visuals // top scandinavian instagrammers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/47982980-mahabis-visuals-top-scandinavian-instagrammers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/47982980-mahabis-visuals-top-scandinavian-instagrammers Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:27:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Whether it’s for the mountains, fjords and forests, the stylish cities, the nordic cuisine and inspiring design, there’s something about the Scandinavian way of life that is enviable. Not convinced? Follow these inspiring Scandinavian Instagrammers and see if they can change your mind.   @sheilalam Discover another side of Copenhagen, browse her... the sunday guide to // helsinki https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/59557956-the-sunday-guide-to-helsinki https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/59557956-the-sunday-guide-to-helsinki Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:04:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  photo: blogs.helsinki.fr   Often overlooked in favour of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, Helsinki isn’t the most obvious destination for a Nordic getaway. Yet, the Finnish capital is just as desirable a location as the aforementioned cities, and is slowly becoming more popular with holidaymakers seeking an alternative city to explore... mahabis chill // windhover contemplative centre https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/56998212-mahabis-chill-windhover-contemplative-centre https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/56998212-mahabis-chill-windhover-contemplative-centre Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:05:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   The Windhover Contemplative Centre  has been designed to be a spiritual refuge on the campus of Stanford University. Mirroring Japanese design features, the building aims to be the ideal place to visit to relax and unwind.  Named after the ‘Windhover’ series of paintings by Californian artist, Nathan Oliveira that are... mahabis downtime // our 14 step visual guide to chill https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/59579524-mahabis-downtime-our-14-step-visual-guide-to-chill https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/59579524-mahabis-downtime-our-14-step-visual-guide-to-chill Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:00:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Sometimes, pictures speak louder than words. So slip on your mahabis, put your feet up, and scroll through our visual guide to chill. Take yourself to that downtime sanctuary, the place where you feel most relaxed, wherever that may be.      Click on this ready-to-go tweet, or any of the images to... mahabis photography // nature’s panoramas by paulus kristanto https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/57020612-mahabis-photography-nature-s-panoramas-by-paulus-kristanto https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/57020612-mahabis-photography-nature-s-panoramas-by-paulus-kristanto Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:46:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Sit back and unwind as Paulus Kristanto’s stunning panoramas transport you to secluded beaches and sunset-lit piers. The Indonesian photographer’s series, The Beauty of Nature effortlessly captures relaxing scenes that evoke feelings of tranquillity.     Although Kristanto’s background is in Graphic Design, he has a keen eye for... mahabis lifestyle // how to spend your extra hour this weekend https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/56697668-mahabis-lifestyle-how-to-spend-your-extra-hour-this-weekend https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/56697668-mahabis-lifestyle-how-to-spend-your-extra-hour-this-weekend Thu, 22 Oct 2015 18:03:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   In preparation for the clocks going back this weekend, we’re suggesting ways in which you could spend your extra hour. The end of Daylight Saving Time may mean shorter days, but for this weekend at least, we get to enjoy the annual treat of an entire extra hour! We... mahabis photography // adventures in java by reuben wu https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/56987076-mahabis-photography-adventures-in-java-by-reuben-wu https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/56987076-mahabis-photography-adventures-in-java-by-reuben-wu Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:57:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     "In my visual work, I am driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, constantly open to serendipity and with an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden." This week, we're fascinated by the work... mahabis chill // learning relaxation lessons from the past https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53924484-mahabis-chill-learning-relaxation-lessons-from-the-past https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53924484-mahabis-chill-learning-relaxation-lessons-from-the-past Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10:23:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Photo: Unsplash   There's no better time than now to look to the past and learn a lesson or two about relaxation from our ancestors. Think pre-technology, before we were plugged into 24/7 emails, and hark all the way back to the leisure habits of centuries past.  Looking back... mahabis photography // wanderer by tiina törmänen https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53913668-mahabis-photography-wanderer-by-tiina-tormanen https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53913668-mahabis-photography-wanderer-by-tiina-tormanen Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:22:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Finnish landscape photographer, Tiina Törmänen shot this spectacular collection of images in the isolated national parks of Finnish Lapland, focusing on the otherworldly displays of the Northern Lights.   Entitled ‘Wanderer’, Törmänen’s images make us realise how small we truly are, in the grand scheme of things. Other than... the sunday guide to // london https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/52432388-the-sunday-guide-to-london https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/52432388-the-sunday-guide-to-london Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:26:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) This week, we’re taking our Sunday Guide a little closer to home. Whilst the UK's capital is known more for it's busy streets, vibrant history, bustling transport and tourism, there are plenty of pockets in London for a spot of relaxation and serenity. We've selected some of the city's most... mahabis photography // half light by jurgen beullens https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53462916-mahabis-photography-half-light-by-jurgen-beullens https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/53462916-mahabis-photography-half-light-by-jurgen-beullens Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:38:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  "I used to only photograph in the early morning. I like the calm and peacefulness of the waking hours. There are usually few people around and there isn't a constant annoying chatter in the air." This series of images entitled 'Half Light' represent fine artist Jurgen Beullens' unmistakable photographic... mahabis architecture // labyrinths and light play with selgascano https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/52637124-mahabis-architecture-labyrinths-and-light-play-with-selgascano https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/52637124-mahabis-architecture-labyrinths-and-light-play-with-selgascano Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:27:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) photo: avollio   As this year’s Serpentine Pavilion installation comes to an end, we take a look at 'Selgascano', the work of José Selgas and Lucia Cano, the Spanish architect duo behind the colourful plastic creation.   photo: dezeen   The accolade of who will be designing the annual Serpentine... the sunday guide to // portland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49679620-the-sunday-guide-to-portland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49679620-the-sunday-guide-to-portland Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:41:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)    original photo: william woodward, wheretowillie.com   This week our Sunday Guide series is travelling to Portland, a city best known for its proximity to the wilderness and some of the best cups of coffee in the world. Whilst you may think of hiking, cycling and the great outdoors when you... mahabis travel // alternative nordic city breaks https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/50928644-mahabis-travel-alternative-nordic-city-breaks https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/50928644-mahabis-travel-alternative-nordic-city-breaks Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:23:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) 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, Norway and Finland has... more rest. more focus // microbreaks in the workplace https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/44539972-more-rest-more-focus-microbreaks-in-the-workplace https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/44539972-more-rest-more-focus-microbreaks-in-the-workplace Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:24:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Actively distracting yourself from work may not sound like the most productive way to get things done... But according to recent studies, taking microbreaks regularly throughout the day can help keep you more alert and inspire creativity.      We are usually instructed to abolish all distractions in the... mahabis travel // top hotels for ultimate relaxation https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49886404-mahabis-travel-top-hotels-for-ultimate-relaxation https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49886404-mahabis-travel-top-hotels-for-ultimate-relaxation Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:55:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Sometimes you need to just get away from it all and enjoy your downtime in a luxurious environment away from the hassles of daily life. We’ve handpicked a selection of the most relaxing retreats in the world, where you can spend time indulging and recharging in stylish surroundings. Read on... colin wright, the exile lifestyle https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49898308-colin-wright-the-exile-lifestyle https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49898308-colin-wright-the-exile-lifestyle Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:19:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Meet Colin. In 2009 he put his lifestyle in the hands of his blog readers, and decided to move to a different country every few months based on their votes. Adventuring across the globe from Iceland to India, Colin documents his stories on the Exile Lifestyle, and funds his... mahabis lifestyle // remote working from silicon bali https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49355844-mahabis-lifestyle-remote-working-from-silicon-bali https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/49355844-mahabis-lifestyle-remote-working-from-silicon-bali Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:51:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   It has become a viable option for many people to take a never-ending holiday without giving up their jobs. This new era of digital nomads tend to be freelancers or entrepreneurs, who have the freedom to work from anywhere with a wifi connection – and a great deal of... home is where you hang your hammock https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/45694404-home-is-where-you-hang-your-hammock https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/45694404-home-is-where-you-hang-your-hammock Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:35:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and unwind, and what better way to indulge in complete relaxation than to climb into a hammock and sway gently to sleep. photo: ekies resort, vourvourou bay   Synonymous with both luxury travel and adventure, they can be easily propped up... disconnection rituals // unplug. unwind. relax. https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/47074692-disconnection-rituals-unplug-unwind-relax https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/47074692-disconnection-rituals-unplug-unwind-relax Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:35:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   It is important to take a break from constantly being connected to technology. Smart phones and tablets may make our lives a lot easier, but they also make it incredibly difficult to switch off and allow time out. Unplugging yourself from the gadgets and devices that you rely on... mahabis time // the circular calendar https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/45307652-mahabis-time-the-circular-calendar https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/45307652-mahabis-time-the-circular-calendar Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     "The round form represents the endlessness of time" says designer of the circular calendar, Sören Lachnit. Turning the traditional rectangular grid design on it's head, Lachnit has reinvented the calendar with this minimalist creation.      Time is cyclical in it's nature, so why are our calendars divided up... slow travel // an ode to road trips https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/47511620-slow-travel-an-ode-to-road-trips https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/47511620-slow-travel-an-ode-to-road-trips Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:50:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     Summer may be over, but there’s no reason why your holidays have to be. It’s important to take regular breaks from everyday life and escape, whether it’s just for a weekend or a little longer. As with all elements of daily life, why not take things slowly and... the sunday guide to // oslo https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/45692036-the-sunday-guide-to-oslo https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/45692036-the-sunday-guide-to-oslo Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We are continuing our Sunday Guide series in the capital of Norway, a city that is renowned for taking things slowly. Whilst many shops, restaurants and cafes close for business on Sundays in Oslo, with the locals preferring to spend their day of rest relaxing or getting out into the... mahabis rides // the slow cycle movement https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/44729476-mahabis-rides-the-slow-cycle-movement https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/44729476-mahabis-rides-the-slow-cycle-movement Mon, 07 Sep 2015 10:42:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Contrary to popular belief, not all cyclists don Lycra, skip red lights and compete with cars for top speeds. There are a growing number of individuals embracing the slow cycling movement, who commute at an unhurried pace and enjoy a relaxing ride.  The Slow Bicycle Movement group on Facebook has... mahabis sounds // september playlist https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/44714180-mahabis-sounds-september-playlist https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/44714180-mahabis-sounds-september-playlist Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:11:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) As the summer comes to a close and the evenings draw in, it's the perfect time to sit back, slip on your mahabis and relax. We've put together our favourite sounds for the season that are perfect for unwinding to, so take a listen.      Nick Mulvey - Cucurucu... the sunday guide to // bath https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/43331780-the-sunday-guide-to-bath https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/43331780-the-sunday-guide-to-bath Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:09:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) You don’t have to get on a plane to have a relaxing weekend away. Our latest installment of The Sunday Guide visits one of England’s most beautiful small cities, famous for its striking limestone architecture and Roman baths.   Bath Britain’s most famous spa town is an obvious choice for... escaping the nine-to-five https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/42018628-escaping-the-nine-to-five https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/42018628-escaping-the-nine-to-five Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:10:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Like it or loathe it, working a strict nine to five job forces you to adhere to getting out of bed at a certain time every morning and retiring to bed at a reasonable hour every night to ensure that you get a good eight hours sleep. This way of... slow cooking // the best social supper clubs https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/43325892-slow-cooking-the-best-social-supper-clubs https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/43325892-slow-cooking-the-best-social-supper-clubs Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:04:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) The concept of slow cooking has spawned a new and innovative way of enjoying cuisine: supper clubs. Read on to discover a selection of the best supper clubs on our radar.   Kinfolk Gatherings Hosted in cities all across the world, lifestyle magazine Kinfolk aims to bring together groups of... slow living // fast wi-fi https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41999940-slow-living-fast-wi-fi https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41999940-slow-living-fast-wi-fi Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:30:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In the age of mobile offices and digital nomads, it has become more acceptable to take your work away from a traditional office scenario and discover more relaxing places to work. Read on for our guide of spots where you can ditch the desk, but still maintain productivity.   Breather... mahabis photoessay // long coffees. slow living. https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/42003908-mahabis-photoessay-long-coffees-slow-living https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/42003908-mahabis-photoessay-long-coffees-slow-living Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:36:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Spanish food photographer and writer, Mia Sarri, focuses her work on the concept of slow living and taking time over the preparation of food and drink. Read on to discover her atmospheric images that will have you craving a freshly brewed coffee, and to discover more about the slow living... 10 untranslatable words for relaxing around the world https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41788676-10-untranslatable-words-for-relaxing-around-the-world https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41788676-10-untranslatable-words-for-relaxing-around-the-world Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:46:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) 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 Spanish to Swedish, each of... the sunday guide to // copenhagen https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41015300-the-sunday-guide-to-copenhagen https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41015300-the-sunday-guide-to-copenhagen Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:25:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) For the second instalment of our ‘Sunday Guide’ series, we are focusing our attention on a city that frequently tops lists of the world’s most liveable cities: Copenhagen. The Danish capital is renowned for its cleanliness, boasts the highest number of bicycle users per city in the world, and has... national relaxation day https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41023236-national-relaxation-day https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/41023236-national-relaxation-day Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:22:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) As a nation, we aren’t particularly adept at taking time out and relaxing, seemingly preferring to follow a gruelling week in the office with technology-filled evenings and action packed weekends. As this Saturday is National Relaxation Day, we are taking a step back from our busy lives and offering up a selection... rest and recharge // the perfect power nap https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37588164-rest-and-recharge-the-perfect-power-nap https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37588164-rest-and-recharge-the-perfect-power-nap Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:20:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) As the concept of ‘slow living’ gains popularity, so has the awareness of the benefits that napping can give you. With many of us living fast-paced lives that involve rushing to work and then rushing to get our work done on time, could slowing down and resting half way through the day... slow photography // from digital to analogue https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/39316740-slow-photography-from-digital-to-analogue https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/39316740-slow-photography-from-digital-to-analogue Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:30:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)     There seems to be a backwards shift in photography at the moment, with more and more photographers making the shift from digital to analogue mediums. We take a look at why people are shooting film, and what the advantages are of embracing slowness in photography.      Digital photography... the sunday guide to // berlin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/39185924-the-sunday-guide-to-berlin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/39185924-the-sunday-guide-to-berlin Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:25:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) When we heard Sundays were becoming the new Mondays, we thought it was due time to bring back the day of rest. So, each week we'll be posting a 'sunday guide' to downtime in different cities across the world. Whether you live there, are simply visiting, or are just looking... rest and refuel // coffee houses from seattle to singapore https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/38631876-rest-and-refuel-coffee-houses-from-seattle-to-singapore https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/38631876-rest-and-refuel-coffee-houses-from-seattle-to-singapore Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:38:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   What better way to spend your downtime that refuelling with a flat white in your favourite coffee house? Coffee is a way of life for many people, and coffee houses are currently challenging craft beer bars as the favourite hipster hangouts in many cities worldwide. We’ve compiled a list... design story // slippers. for summer. https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37415812-design-story-slippers-for-summer https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37415812-design-story-slippers-for-summer Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:17:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Lead designer Joe Cooke talks us through the decision to design a type of footwear never developed before. The recently launched mahabis summer, a unique lightweight slipper, has been designed for ultimate comfort and breathability. Challenging the boundaries of standard footwear design, this new summer range combines the signature elements of... chasing dawn and dusk with bruce getty https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37386308-chasing-dawn-and-dusk-with-bruce-getty https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37386308-chasing-dawn-and-dusk-with-bruce-getty Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:04:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Renowned for his breathtaking sunrise and sunset shots across Instagram, Bruce Getty of @gettyphotography took some time to talk to us about how he spends his time behind the camera lens. His dramatic cityscapes and long exposure experiments with light have attracted over 127 thousand instagram followers, and he now... wanderloved // inspiring travel photographers for the summer https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37033476-wanderloved-inspiring-travel-photographers-for-the-summer https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/37033476-wanderloved-inspiring-travel-photographers-for-the-summer Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:42:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) The second best thing to travelling yourself is to scroll through the stunning photographs of other travellers. We love the inspiring images from these travel photographers, whose images invoke a sense of wanderlust in us. This list of our favourite travelling instagrammers has got us thinking of the places to... solargraphy // time in a tin can https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/36216260-solargraphy-time-in-a-tin-can https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/36216260-solargraphy-time-in-a-tin-can Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:26:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   "One tin can. One sheet of photo paper. All the time in the world." Using a handmade pinhole camera, photographer Al Brydon has captured the following series of photographs tracking the path of the sun across the sky.  The result is surreal, and captures something usually unseen to the human eye- a... mobile furniture by harry thaler https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/35109252-mobile-furniture-by-harry-thaler https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/35109252-mobile-furniture-by-harry-thaler Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:37:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We love Harry Thaler's mobile furniture and these beds in boxes that were commissioned by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Museion in Bolzano, Italy. This studio (called Atlierhouse) is used as a temporary home for visiting artists and curators.The brief involved furnishing the artist in residence studio and living space. Thaler worked... mahabis interiors // reinventing the bean bag https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34536772-mahabis-interiors-reinventing-the-bean-bag https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34536772-mahabis-interiors-reinventing-the-bean-bag Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:05:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Bean bags were a seventies classic for their funky simplicity and colourfulness in an era when the world embraced all things synthetics and fast manufacturing was ripe. But lets face it, for decades the image of the old cord or plastic bean bag has been badly damaged by that same... mahabis ambassador // lisa congdon, artist https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34816260-mahabis-ambassador-lisa-congdon-artist https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34816260-mahabis-ambassador-lisa-congdon-artist Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:34:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Having recently moved from California to Oregon, artist Lisa Congdon purchased some mahabis to help with the move to the slightly cooler environment of Portland. Now working from home in her new apartment, we spoke to Lisa in between her recent book deadlines to ask her a little more about... the secret sauna https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34577924-the-secret-sauna https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34577924-the-secret-sauna Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:48:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) If you've ever felt like finding a serene spot and melting into the landscape, you might need a trip to this remarkable sauna near Toronto in Canada. Perched at the northwest edge of a low cliff on exclusive Sans Souci Island on Lake Huron near Toronto, the Grotto Sauna is both majestic... the reinvented shed // garden studios for creative minds https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/33642692-the-reinvented-shed-garden-studios-for-creative-minds https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/33642692-the-reinvented-shed-garden-studios-for-creative-minds Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:16:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Whether you are an artist, a meditator or a tinkerer of some kind, you may be yearning for a space of your own that is away (but not too far away) from the mundane and the every day. Perhaps you already have just such the spot at the bottom of... father's day favourites // slippers and vinyl https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34190020-fathers-day-favourites-slippers-and-vinyl https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/34190020-fathers-day-favourites-slippers-and-vinyl Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:17:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Slippers. Father’s Day. It’s an age-old combination. But this June, spare the old fashioned loafers and the gimmicky cartoon slippers.  Present an old man with new tricks: slippers that are built for the 21st century, rather than a pipe and pension plan… With a stylish take on the traditional design,... sit, pause and unwind with a stairway library https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/33723332-sit-pause-and-unwind-with-a-stairway-library https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/33723332-sit-pause-and-unwind-with-a-stairway-library Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:36:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) While the idea of doubling up spaces for different uses is not new among architects and interior designers, modern thinkers are doing some cool things with the old classics. Lining or creating stairs around a bookcase is not just a way to find a solution in limited space but a... compact living in the big city https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/26431108-compact-living-in-the-big-city https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/26431108-compact-living-in-the-big-city Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:30:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Once upon a time they said 'an Englishman's home is his castle' but for many Londoners, like other big city dwellers around the world, the notion of owning your own house has become a pipe dream.  With a lack of affordable space in a city with an expanding population, the time has... unconventional photography with laurent rosset https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/33194692-unconventional-photography-with-laurent-rosset https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/33194692-unconventional-photography-with-laurent-rosset Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:09:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Italian photographer Laurent Rosset has begun to take Instagram by storm. Experimenting with photo manipulation and multiple exposure, he breaks the normal conventions of photography, creating surreal fantasies and dreamy shots. His photographs challenge scale and gravity, as he plays with reflections and depth.    photo: everyday adventures in mahabis  ... the 25th hour series https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18337220-the-25th-hour-series https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18337220-the-25th-hour-series Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:59:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   "If only there were more hours in the day."  With time becoming more of a commodity than ever, we're constantly looking for new ways to maximise the 24 hours of each day. But what would you do if you actually had an extra hour? We asked a host of mahabis... three serenely relaxing chairs https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/19314564-three-serenely-relaxing-chairs https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/19314564-three-serenely-relaxing-chairs Thu, 28 May 2015 09:26:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Just like Goldie Locks who found some beds too hard and soft, or too big and small, we are in search for the perfect chair. For our purpose we aren't looking for your standard chair to pull up to a desk or table, but that special chair that offers us... exploring norway with jonas jacobsson https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/25601092-exploring-norway-with-jonas-jacobsson https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/25601092-exploring-norway-with-jonas-jacobsson Wed, 20 May 2015 10:19:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) If you have ever felt the urge to grab a camera and disappear into a faraway land, this photo essay and Scandinavian journey may just inspire you to do so right now, rather than sometime in the future.     In July last year, Swedish photographer Jonas Jacobsson headed across the border... the dune house https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/19004228-the-dune-house https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/19004228-the-dune-house Mon, 18 May 2015 10:21:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) What better place to get away or if you're lucky, work remotely... This unusual Dune House has got our imagination flying with its homely warmth set in a tranquil and yet dramatic setting.     The outside of the house blends into the scenery, whilst the architects have channelled the... blurred lines // dance calligraphy in taiwan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18317764-blurred-lines-dance-calligraphy-in-taiwan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18317764-blurred-lines-dance-calligraphy-in-taiwan Wed, 13 May 2015 09:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Amid the business of modern life and the buzz of modern technology we think it is important to acknowledge the importance of human movement and the tactile world. So these stunning performances and visions artistically captured by Jeffrey Wang have inspired us to slip into our slippers and observe in awe... indoor-outdoor retreat // casa meztitla, mexico https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/19001156-indoor-outdoor-retreat-casa-meztitla-mexico https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/19001156-indoor-outdoor-retreat-casa-meztitla-mexico Mon, 11 May 2015 17:54:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Adjacent to a national park and designed by a young Mexican team, Casa Meztitla takes some of atmosphere from pre-Colombian indoor/outdoor architecture, throws in some futuristic 60s funk, cave-like comforts and brings it all together with modern sustainability and understatedness. Head architect Luis Arturo Garcia told Wallpaper magazine recently that the house was... mahabis ambassador // david whitehouse, author https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18057584-mahabis-ambassador-david-whitehouse-author https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18057584-mahabis-ambassador-david-whitehouse-author Fri, 08 May 2015 09:15:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In between the promotion of his latest book, Mobile Library, we caught up with author David Whitehouse and asked him a few questions about how he chooses to unwind. Working from home, balancing publishing with increasing admin work, and procrastinating wildly with mahabis on...    David's mahabis of choice: larvik dark... carl honoré // from speedaholic to slow movement guru https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18548292-carl-honore-from-speedaholic-to-slow-movement-guru https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18548292-carl-honore-from-speedaholic-to-slow-movement-guru Wed, 06 May 2015 09:35:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   For a man tipped as the ‘unofficial godfather of a cultural shift towards slowing down’, the ‘international spokesman for the concept of leisure’, and ‘inarguably the world’s leading evangelist for the Slow Movement’, Mr Carl Honoré responds to emails with almost lightning speed. Within a couple of minutes of... mahabis photo essay // hitting the californian coast on an electric bolt https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18047224-mahabis-photo-essay-hitting-the-californian-coast-on-an-electric-bolt https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18047224-mahabis-photo-essay-hitting-the-californian-coast-on-an-electric-bolt Fri, 01 May 2015 09:58:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) This photo essay and the story behind it is essentially a behind-the-scenes look at a product shoot by freelance photographer Monica Semergui . While we wouldn't usually indulge in a commercial photo shoot this one was a bit different- the product was the Bolt M-1, a high tech, fully-electric motorbike produced by a local San Francisco company... mahabis ambassador // konrad bartelski, on skis and mahabis https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18355140-mahabis-ambassador-konrad-bartelski-on-skis-and-mahabis https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18355140-mahabis-ambassador-konrad-bartelski-on-skis-and-mahabis Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:57:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In 1981, Konrad Bartelski became the best performing British skier in the Alpine Skiing Downhill World Cup with a finish time just 0.11 seconds behind Austria’s Erwin Resch.  Having conquered the World Cup Circuit, Bartelski has since moved into presentation and commentary roles for TV and radio. We talk to... the lomas i5 beach house // 180° views of the pacific coast https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18066320-the-lomas-i5-beach-house-180-views-of-the-pacific-coast https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18066320-the-lomas-i5-beach-house-180-views-of-the-pacific-coast Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:46:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) This striking Peruvian beach house breaks all the clichés of palm trees, bamboo and balmy starlit nights in the tropics. Instead it showcases the majesty of a dramatic coastline steeped in the history of ancient civilizations on the moody side of the Pacific. It's all highlighted by the design of... mahabis inspiration // five coffee breaks around the world https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18094956-mahabis-inspiration-five-coffee-breaks-around-the-world https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18094956-mahabis-inspiration-five-coffee-breaks-around-the-world Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:31:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) The fuel of the 21st century worker. Coffee.  Whether you grab a filter coffee on the way to work, down a double espresso, or drag out a latte over a lunch break, there’s no denying that a great deal of us depend on that mid-morning caffeine hit to keep us... mahabis interiors // rethinking the desk https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18035224-mahabis-interiors-rethinking-the-desk https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18035224-mahabis-interiors-rethinking-the-desk Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:18:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) A lot of desks in the last two decades have been all about holding desktop computers and their gadgets, and yet today most of us use a laptop that we pack up and take away with us.  Many of us even prefer to do at least some of the leg... mahabis interiors // retro loft in berlin by vintagency https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18035140-mahabis-interiors-retro-loft-in-berlin-by-vintagency https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/18035140-mahabis-interiors-retro-loft-in-berlin-by-vintagency Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:10:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   We love this colourful 'vintage' loft apartment located in a former language school building in Berlin, Germany. It is a really cool example of not just renovating and reinventing life in the inner city, but also promoting small living, slow living and working at home in style. The former... mahabis ambassadors // how this ironman triathlete duo choose to relax https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17989156-mahabis-ambassadors-how-this-ironman-triathlete-duo-choose-to-relax https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17989156-mahabis-ambassadors-how-this-ironman-triathlete-duo-choose-to-relax Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:55:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)  original photo: christophe guiard for triathlete magazine   “Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles. Brag for the rest of your life”- John Collins, IRONMAN co-founder.   This 140.6 mile endurance test was originally designed as a challenge for a group of Navy SEALS. It is now an... life in the fast lane // the world’s speediest cities https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17998244-life-in-the-fast-lane-the-world-s-speediest-cities https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17998244-life-in-the-fast-lane-the-world-s-speediest-cities Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:54:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) original photo: clashot   Most city-dwellers can understand the frustration of being stuck behind a slow walker.  If you’re a long-term Londoner, it’s likely that you will have mastered the art of weaving through Piccadilly Circus on foot. We slip sideways through crowds of tourists, run up the left-hand-side of... mahabis lifestyle // how to live like an italian https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17827272-mahabis-lifestyle-how-to-live-like-an-italian https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17827272-mahabis-lifestyle-how-to-live-like-an-italian Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:46:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   Ah, Italia, home to the eternal city and emperors, the renaissance, Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Romeo and Juliet. Gondolas in canals, Vespas winding through the streets and luxury sports cars. Fresh espresso, pizza and home-made pasta. Not to mention the fine tailoring of Armani, Versace and more... From the divine and sophisticated... slow down. turn off the damn phone. climb a hill and howl at the moon. https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17959436-slow-down-turn-off-the-damn-phone-climb-a-hill-and-howl-at-the-moon https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17959436-slow-down-turn-off-the-damn-phone-climb-a-hill-and-howl-at-the-moon Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:45:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   ...These are the words of advice from National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys.  Whilst Humphreys has canoed the Yukon, cycled around the world and rowed the Atlantic, his National Geographic title was awarded for an expedition that lay a little closer to home.  Pioneering the concept of... mahabis architecture // sustainable luxury in a californian ranch https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17854404-mahabis-architecture-sustainable-luxury-in-a-californian-ranch https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17854404-mahabis-architecture-sustainable-luxury-in-a-californian-ranch Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:08:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) This sustainable house in California (the West Marin Ranch), somehow carries us back to wagon trails and the prairies when the West was still the new frontier. As well as giving a sense of peace, optimism and freedom, this unique mini ranch is modern, sustainable and rather clever with a shell... reinventing the slipper // joe cooke, lead designer https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17881568-reinventing-the-slipper-joe-cooke-lead-designer https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17881568-reinventing-the-slipper-joe-cooke-lead-designer Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:44:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) When it struck us that the slipper market lacked a brand we could identify with, we sought to create the ultimate slipper. A product with not only a unique design, but a lifestyle brand that encapsulated what the slipper is all about. Downtime. In comparison to sneakers and women’s designer... mahabis photo essay // abandoned places iceland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17708560-mahabis-photo-essay-abandoned-places-iceland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17708560-mahabis-photo-essay-abandoned-places-iceland Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:58:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) "Like a needle in a compass, graphic designer and photographer Jan Erik Waider keeps being drawn north." We've come across this amazing series of photographs by Jan Erik Waider. Flitting between the freezing cold landscapes of Iceland, Greenland and the North Sea, Waider captures an eerie sense of tranquility that steals... mahabis architecture // a bachelor pad in beirut https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17812108-mahabis-architecture-a-bachelor-pad-in-beirut https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17812108-mahabis-architecture-a-bachelor-pad-in-beirut Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:55:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis)   In our pursuit for the perfect work, play and living space, we've unearthed this amazing attic space. But what astounds us more is that this project is actually hyper-realistic CGI, created by KFrame Lab. The photographic realism of the work is incredible, and we'd love to visit the end-result. What... mahabis adventure // owen perry's remote canadian road trip https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17785352-mahabis-adventure-owen-perrys-remote-canadian-road-trip https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17785352-mahabis-adventure-owen-perrys-remote-canadian-road-trip Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:54:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Nothing says freedom like a road trip through some of the most remote, untouched and harsh landscapes in the world. We love how Owen Perry brings us along on his majestic journey through the far north wilderness of his beloved Canada.     CIRCA 1983 is the fine art photography work... a new focus // slow photography https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17799052-a-new-focus-slow-photography https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17799052-a-new-focus-slow-photography Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:51:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In this world of selfies and digital DSLR cameras that supposedly do it all for us (at 30 snaps a second), we at mahabis have become fans of art photographers that work outside the box. We love the following quote from American landscape photographer Ansel Adams. It reminds us how... slippers on. volume up // 10 tracks to help you unwind https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17777352-slippers-on-volume-up-10-tracks-to-help-you-unwind https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17777352-slippers-on-volume-up-10-tracks-to-help-you-unwind Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:38:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) The working week has begun and if you're already looking to unwind this evening, then look no further. We've put together 10 tracks to that are perfect for sitting back and relaxing to. It might be raining outside, but our mixtape will help you to shut the world out and... mahabis architecture // loft living in sofia https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17682676-mahabis-architecture-loft-living-in-sofia https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17682676-mahabis-architecture-loft-living-in-sofia Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:56:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Returning home to Sofia after a few years working in London, architect Dimitar Karanikolov and interior designer Veneta Nikolova found a tiny attic apartment on top of a new urban development. Taking over the space, they spent two years reconstructing the area with outstanding results.     The pair turned... the 25th hour interview // juniper lai https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17456568-the-25th-hour-interview-juniper-lai https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17456568-the-25th-hour-interview-juniper-lai Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:14:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We've seen mahabis worn indoors and outdoors, but last week mahabis made their debut on the catwalk. That's right.. mahabis adorned the feet of models strutting along the runway this London Fashion Week.  This year's FAD show at Fashion Scout tasked young designers to create two looks to meet the... mahabis photo essay // berlin crosswalk by hans findling https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17472756-mahabis-photo-essay-berlin-crosswalk-by-hans-findling https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17472756-mahabis-photo-essay-berlin-crosswalk-by-hans-findling Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:30:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We look left and right, we look out for other people and traffic, but have you ever looked right at the pedestrian crossing itself? Have you ever really seen it? Hans Findling's photo essay about a crosswalk in Berlin draws out patterns in the pavement that the busy city often ignores... the 25th hour interview // grant spanier https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17456316-the-25th-hour-interview-grant-spanier https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17456316-the-25th-hour-interview-grant-spanier Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:47:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) "If you had an extra hour in the day, how would you spend it?" ...That’s the question we’ve been asking to a range of creative people that we’re inspired by. And to kickstart our 25th hour campaign, this week we spoke to the compelling Grant Spanier, founder and co-host of the 10,000... mahabis design // the living cube https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17473064-mahabis-design-the-living-cube https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17473064-mahabis-design-the-living-cube Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:16:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We love the way Swiss designer Till Könneker thinks. When he moved into a tiny apartment without a storage room he saw an opportunity to design something unique. The result is a sturdy but minimalistic cube consisting of shelving for his vinyl collection, a spot for his tv, and racks for his... the slow movement renaissance // unwind with mahabis https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17454364-the-slow-movement-renaissance-unwind-with-mahabis https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17454364-the-slow-movement-renaissance-unwind-with-mahabis Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:27:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) "Stop the world, I want to get off." Whilst this phrase most famously lends its title to a broadway musical, it’s also an apt anecdote for 21st century life. In this age, we’re continually catching up with the treadmill of life, and it’s no surprise that ‘the slow movement’ has... mahabis photojournalism // a trip to helter skelter records https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17243900-mahabis-photojournalism-a-trip-to-helter-skelter-records https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17243900-mahabis-photojournalism-a-trip-to-helter-skelter-records Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:47:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we love rumbling through old record stores looking for forgotten and collectable bits of music. music that can't be found on iTunes and can't be uploaded anywhere. this is just the type of afternoon that emerging photographer jordan pettitt has captured perfectly. the name of this store 'helter skelter' fittingly comes from... mahabis travel // tibet prayers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16560324-mahabis-travel-tibet-prayers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16560324-mahabis-travel-tibet-prayers Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:13:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) perhaps there has never been a better time for the world to explore tibetan beliefs. the country practiced peaceful resistance despite decades of violences, and although the losses have been great (in the 1950s more than 5000 monasteries were destroyed) the soul of the kingdom endures. here are some images... mahabis architecture // german mountain house by pedevilla architects https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16927608-mahabis-architecture-german-mountain-house-by-pedevilla-architects https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16927608-mahabis-architecture-german-mountain-house-by-pedevilla-architects Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:23:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) haus am muehlbach muehlen in taufers, germany is a family house created by pedevilla architects. located in the mühlwalder valley about 862 metres above sea level in the german alps, we just love the way it has been conceived around views, with each window a frame to the landscape. the... mahabis photo essay // insomnia in finland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17107544-mahabis-photo-essay-insomnia-in-finland https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17107544-mahabis-photo-essay-insomnia-in-finland Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:50:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) although entitled 'insomnia' we are not sure if these pictures are more like a dream or a surreal sleepwalk, or the no man's land caught between. shot in finland by mika suutari, the exaggerated glow of the moon looks like the sun rising behind the sleepwalker as he takes his... mahabis photography // double exposure on film, by brandon kidwell https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17107688-mahabis-photography-double-exposure-on-film-by-brandon-kidwell https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17107688-mahabis-photography-double-exposure-on-film-by-brandon-kidwell Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:04:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) before digital cameras made photography about fast clicks and photoshop, a lot of the magic of photography was done in the darkroom. life lessons by brandon kidwell is a modern take on those slower, more thoughtful and more artful times. life lessons is based around the technique of double exposures... mahabis architecture // plug in and relax, the vipp retreat https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17002652-mahabis-architecture-plug-in-and-relax-the-vipp-retreat https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/17002652-mahabis-architecture-plug-in-and-relax-the-vipp-retreat Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:34:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) plug-in and relax, quite literally. the vipp shelter is a mobile home, set in glass around a steel frame that can be constructed in 3 to 5 days. all you need to do is find a place in the forest and plug it in. what we like about this box-like iron clad... mahabis interior design // small apartment living https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16896232-mahabis-interior-design-small-apartment-living https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16896232-mahabis-interior-design-small-apartment-living Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:55:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) don't let a lack of space cramp your style or imagination. tiny living doesn't mean less style. while the tiny apartment movement might be common in the far east because of lack of space, and in eastern european cities due to lack of budget and a surplus of style, the logic is... mahabis landscape photography // the last light norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16927900-mahabis-landscape-photography-the-last-light-norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16927900-mahabis-landscape-photography-the-last-light-norway Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:55:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) there are many photographers capturing vibrant sunsets these days. but we love the gritty uniqueness of these very natural shots celebrating the most remote part of europe, northern norway, during the unusual time of last lights after one of their very long summer days. norwegian photographer bjorg-elise tuppen has used her eye and... mahabis art // modern japanese ink paintings https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16785584-mahabis-art-modern-japanese-ink-paintings https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16785584-mahabis-art-modern-japanese-ink-paintings Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:55:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) there's something about this artwork that seems spontaneous (even if it was actually meticulous conceived) that inspires a sense of freedom and optimism. we love these unusual ink paintings by abu dhabi based australian artist natasha kowalski. kowalski majored in japanese woodblock while studying fine art at university and spent... mahabis music // movement from sydney https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16786216-mahabis-music-movement-from-sydney https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16786216-mahabis-music-movement-from-sydney Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:33:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we are loving the sounds of sydney indie electronic band, movement. their seductive nocturnal music created in their suburban bedrooms somehow has the ambience of something that organically evolved and yet was meticulously devised at the same time. the trio uploaded a demi tune onto youtube in 2012 and shortly... mahabis fashion photography // lay down by juco https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16492992-mahabis-fashion-photography-lay-down-by-juco https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16492992-mahabis-fashion-photography-lay-down-by-juco Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:40:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) it's hard to do anything new in fashion which is why we find this editorial spread for book moda magazine worth some closer examination. shot by the juco team these innovative 'real life' images imitate an illustration in their design and composition, rather than the usual other way around. the model, elena sartison,... mahabis photo essay // dusk in japan, by takeshi tanaka https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16691556-mahabis-photo-essay-dusk-in-japan-by-takeshi-tanaka https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16691556-mahabis-photo-essay-dusk-in-japan-by-takeshi-tanaka Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:39:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we love this journey through japan showing different facets of the country as it winds down at the end of a day. this photo essay by takeshi tanaka entitled 'sunset' is much more about its effect on everyday people in japan than the actual colour of the sky or glow of... mahabis interior design / new york loft living, the wabi-sabi residence https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16675440-mahabis-interior-design-new-york-loft-living-the-wabi-sabi-residence https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16675440-mahabis-interior-design-new-york-loft-living-the-wabi-sabi-residence Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:53:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) caught between the dream of big city living and country living, we think this new york loft apartment is an amazing space for creativity, entertaining and just kicking back. the wabi-sabi residence has been featuring across the best interior design magazines in the last 6 months, although the actual owner,... mahabis furniture // rapide chair by martin saar https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16507256-mahabis-furniture-rapide-chair-by-martin-saar https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16507256-mahabis-furniture-rapide-chair-by-martin-saar Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:48:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) the rapide chair is boasting the 'sit wherever you want' factor. we love the concept of comfort, design and versatility in a clever demure shape. it may just be the perfect piece of furniture for the new trend of small house living (which encourage living with less space and clutter and... mahabis architecture // two hull house nova scotia https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16308108-mahabis-architecture-two-hull-house-nova-scotia https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16308108-mahabis-architecture-two-hull-house-nova-scotia Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) if you are dreaming of life on the high sea but don't have sea legs, this house might be the next best thing. created up by mackay-lyons sweetapple architects, two hull house sits perched above rocks watching the crashing waves from its protected glass front in nova scotia, canada. we love the design.... mahabis christmas // christmas lights & the winter festival https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16357184-mahabis-christmas-christmas-lights-the-winter-festival https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16357184-mahabis-christmas-christmas-lights-the-winter-festival Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:53:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) as the holiday season is coming to an end, we thought we would do a themed blog post on the history of festive decorations and lighting. you might already know that a lot of a christmas imagery predates christianity and a lot of the symbolism goes back to the pagan winter... behance design // christmas wrapping https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16357788-behance-design-christmas-wrapping https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16357788-behance-design-christmas-wrapping Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:36:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) it's not what you give, it's the thought that counts...the pleasure is in giving, not receiving... all i want for christmas is you (world peace and a pair of socks).... in western society people indulge themselves throughout the year and though it may be hard to express an authentic reaction of surprise from... mahabis fashion // belgium pop & mosaert patterns https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16336628-mahabis-fashion-belgium-pop-mosaert-patterns https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16336628-mahabis-fashion-belgium-pop-mosaert-patterns Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:39:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) while we love mosaert's geometric prints and retro shapes, we are even more inspired by the creativity of this funky promotional shoot. there is something brilliantly whimsical about the models' serious stares, neat appearances and conservative expressions, yet the quirkiness of their styling. mosaert is based out of belgium and was set... mahabis photo essay // clonbrock by zoltan bekefy https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16192296-mahabis-photo-essay-clonbrock-by-zoltan-bekefy https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16192296-mahabis-photo-essay-clonbrock-by-zoltan-bekefy Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:02:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we've been totally carried away by these shots of galway. photographer zoltan bekefy has shot these breathtaking photographs, and portrays the mystery of the landscape and reveals the remnants that man has left behind. to enhance the mood, bekefy has dramatically reduced the saturation until just pastel highlights and haunting silhouettes guide the... mahabis music // modern folk artist denai moore https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16192056-mahabis-music-modern-folk-artist-denai-moore https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16192056-mahabis-music-modern-folk-artist-denai-moore Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:37:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) born in jamaica and raised in london, singer/songwriter denai moore says 'folk music to me is what you've lived through.' she echoes a smooth and thoughtful version of her blended cultures with a modern folk edge, and we're loving her new music video. moore has previously collaborated with electronic artist sbtrkt on the track 'the... mahabis photo essay // jet by arthur mebius https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16129356-mahabis-photo-essay-jet-by-arthur-mebius https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16129356-mahabis-photo-essay-jet-by-arthur-mebius Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:55:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) 'come fly with me, come fly, come fly way' sang sinatra back in the days when air travel was new and chic, and flight attendants were air hostesses and usually ex-beauty pageant titleholders who dreamed of seeing the world. with the exception of the hostesses, air travel was a predominantly male arena,... mahabis interior design // an apartment in stockholm by daniel reutersward https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16104372-mahabis-interior-design-an-apartment-in-stockholm-by-daniel-reutersward https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16104372-mahabis-interior-design-an-apartment-in-stockholm-by-daniel-reutersward Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:57:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of stockholm-style living spaces may be mass produced ikea interiors or perhaps abba-kitsch furniture. however stockholm is one of the most beautiful, fashionable and livable cities in europe. designers in stockholm are translating traditional scandinavian style into the perfect spaces to chill,... mahabis photo essay // istanbul by yosun https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16044180-mahabis-photo-essay-istanbul-by-yosun https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16044180-mahabis-photo-essay-istanbul-by-yosun Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:43:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) what we love about these black and white images of the legendary city of istanbul is that they have not been manipulated in anyway. turkish photographer yosun has shot these images in pure old fashion analogue. these untouched photos use old chemical film to show their authenticity; this is what... mahabis furniture design // the rocking chair no 1 by reed hansuld https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16019316-mahabis-furniture-design-the-rocking-chair-no-1-by-reed-hansuld https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/16019316-mahabis-furniture-design-the-rocking-chair-no-1-by-reed-hansuld Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:40:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) if you think a chair is a chair, and it's something to sit on that hopefully matches your decor, rocking chair no 1 might make you think again. we don't think this the chair for slouching in or that grandpa is going to fall asleep in it. we do think... mahabis photo essay // cuts by frank bohbot https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15977124-mahabis-photo-essay-cuts-by-frank-bohbot https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15977124-mahabis-photo-essay-cuts-by-frank-bohbot Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:46:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) welcome to the world of brooklyn's old style barber shops. we love this series of photographs by frank bohbot and the barbershop tales they convey. shave and cut (and some good conversation) is what you get for some loose coins in your pocket. the sheer experience of a social outing to... mahabis photo essay // 'gray' by mayumi sugi https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15927044-mahabis-photo-essay-gray-by-mayumi-sugi https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15927044-mahabis-photo-essay-gray-by-mayumi-sugi Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:30:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) life is not black and white, the most interesting parts are played out in the gray area, many writers and philosophers have said it in slightly different ways. the photographer of this photo essay, mayumi sugi, hails from the icy northern japanese city of hokkaido. this series entitled 'gray' captures... mahabis music // danish indie band efterklang https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15819440-mahabis-music-danish-indie-band-efterklang https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15819440-mahabis-music-danish-indie-band-efterklang Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:50:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we've only just discovered them but efterklang are a household name in denmark.  when they announced 'the last concert' tour early this year, many of their danish fans were dismayed. however, 2014 is a not so much a death for the indie band as a rebirth into a new creative force.... mahabis photo essay // early morning hike by lukas furlan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15804244-mahabis-photo-essay-early-morning-hike-by-lukas-furlan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15804244-mahabis-photo-essay-early-morning-hike-by-lukas-furlan Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:21:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) is there anything more invigorating than an early morning hike in the mountains? we love this refreshing and inspiring series of photos by austrian photographer lukas furlan.  furlan has caught the sharp lines, soft light and enormity of the natural environment, which evokes the feeling of being dwarfed by nature.... mahabis design // the perfect winter corner by artist ngurah arya https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15737488-mahabis-design-the-perfect-winter-corner-by-artist-ngurah-arya https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15737488-mahabis-design-the-perfect-winter-corner-by-artist-ngurah-arya Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:55:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) if winter is on its way in your part of the world you might be considering some quiet time indoors with a book, a creative pursuit, or simply great conversation. all you need is the perfect corner to curl up in. so what would that consist of? a soft sofa... mahabis design // japanese rock gardens in kyoto https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15737552-mahabis-design-japanese-rock-gardens-in-kyoto https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15737552-mahabis-design-japanese-rock-gardens-in-kyoto Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:54:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) while investigating the curiosity of a japanese rock garden, we've found ourselves caught between a rock and an infinite place. that is what we love about zen design. japanese rock gardens (枯山水 karesansui) use minimalism to symbolize the essence of nature and are designed to serve as an aid to meditation.  ... mahabis photo essay // homage to the golden age of egyptian cinema by omnia magdy https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15711576-mahabis-photo-essay-homage-to-the-golden-age-of-egyptian-cinema-by-omnia-magdy https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15711576-mahabis-photo-essay-homage-to-the-golden-age-of-egyptian-cinema-by-omnia-magdy Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:56:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) here at mahibis we love retro glamour and world cinema. but what is particularly significant about this photo essay is that the images inserted are all of egyptian film stars from the 1940s to 1960s, a time when egypt was a much more open place,  yet the creator of these pieces - a young... mahabis gastronomy // japanese slow drip coffee https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15408769-mahabis-gastronomy-japanese-slow-drip-coffee https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15408769-mahabis-gastronomy-japanese-slow-drip-coffee Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:28:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) in our modern pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee we've noticed these sculputuristic contraptions in coffee shops from sydney to san fransico. the contraptions, variations of japanese drip coffee, look like they would be more at home in a science lab or an art gallery than a café. so could it be sayonara to... mahabis landscape photography // stockholm archipelago by anders sellin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15680756-mahabis-landscape-photography-stockholm-archipelago-by-anders-sellin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15680756-mahabis-landscape-photography-stockholm-archipelago-by-anders-sellin Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:06:00 GMT info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) swedish photographer anders sellin has captured the stockholm archipelago in a series of photographs that portray the ambience of a simple scandanavian cottage in a sweeping landscape. we too are swept up with the idea of huddling away the spring in a remote cottage and potentially writing an avant-garde masterpiece.... mahabis architecture // konrad jamrozik's concrete country house https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15680228-mahabis-architecture-konrad-jamroziks-concrete-country-house https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15680228-mahabis-architecture-konrad-jamroziks-concrete-country-house Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:27:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) is this the future of country houses? we love the visualisation for this country house by polish architect konrad jamrozik, and how he rethinks the roles of concrete and nature within his design. set in the woods, jamrozik's country-house looks like the kind of design that will blend with the environment unobtrusively... mahabis fashion film // rachel antonoff's dressed rehearsal https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15642952-mahabis-fashion-film-rachel-antonoffs-dressed-rehearsal https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15642952-mahabis-fashion-film-rachel-antonoffs-dressed-rehearsal Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:59:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) rachel antonoff is a young ny designer known for quirky mod sundresses worn by the likes of zooey deschanel. the uberhipster's website tells her story succently (with a little tongue in cheek)  'rachel antonoff is a natural blonde living and working in new york city.' we love rachel's fondness for... mahabis photography // julien douvier's cinemagraphs https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15595256-mahabis-photography-julien-douviers-cinemagraphs https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15595256-mahabis-photography-julien-douviers-cinemagraphs Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:56:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) it`s a little surprising that this cute technique hasn't been used more often in fashion and art photography. 'cinemagraphs' are still photographs with tiny repeted movements in certain parts. the term was coined in around 2011 byphotographers kevin burg and jamie beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion images. however... mahabis music // kyu sakamoto and the legacy of the sukiyaki https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15594596-mahabis-music-kyu-sakamoto-and-the-legacy-of-the-sukiyaki https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15594596-mahabis-music-kyu-sakamoto-and-the-legacy-of-the-sukiyaki Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) if you are feeling like something a little sweet from the east that has a retro kick, we've dug up some classic sukiyaki for your listening pleasure. in 1963, the ballad was a world wide smash. sukiyaki was the first and only japanese song to make number one on america's billboard chart. it was written... mahabis photoessay // maria svarbova the dinning room https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15421285-mahabis-photoessay-maria-svarbova-the-dinning-room https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15421285-mahabis-photoessay-maria-svarbova-the-dinning-room Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) slovakian photographer maria svarbova has worked on numerous photo essays satirizing modern life. in this particular one, the dinning room, she invites us 'home' for dinner. we love her austere, overexposed and retro style, though we will probably pass on the pudding. svarbova makes her models look like dolls, carefully positioned in clinical... mahabis photoessay // jacques szymanski faith https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15421853-mahabis-photoessay-jacques-szymanski-faith https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15421853-mahabis-photoessay-jacques-szymanski-faith Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) perhaps it's not the god we worship, nor the temple, church or mosque we attend, but the very fact that we share faith that unites the human race. this series of photographs entitled faith by french photographer jacques szymanski has certainly got us contemplating higher things. the images, possibly taken between his landscape and... mahabis music // metronomy's month of sundays https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15421401-mahabis-music-metronomys-month-of-sundays https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15421401-mahabis-music-metronomys-month-of-sundays Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:59:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we are loving metronomy’s latest release, month of sundays, for its mellow electronic swing and playfulness. metronomy are a quirky electronic music quartet formed in devon, england, in 1999. the name comes from metronome, a piece of equipment musicians use to keep tempo. image and music work together for metronomy, with each musican accomplished... mahabis photograpahy // nicoline patricia malina, dance, peace, love https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15418441-mahabis-photograpahy-nicoline-patricia-malina-dance-peace-love https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15418441-mahabis-photograpahy-nicoline-patricia-malina-dance-peace-love Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) while many fashion photographers from the west go to exotic locations to enrich their portfolio, nicoline patricia malina was born into an architectual and natural wonderland. we love the way her camera lens and subjects seem at home in our exotic. from her insider's eye, we see a matrix of... mahabis photoessay // graham brown on andy goldsworthy`s spire https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15374069-mahabis-photoessay-graham-brown-on-andy-goldsworthy-s-spire https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15374069-mahabis-photoessay-graham-brown-on-andy-goldsworthy-s-spire Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:13:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) at first sight, spire stirs up images of the type of natural phenomenon that have inspired architects to reach for the skies for hundreds of years. but these steeples are actually man-made from fallen wood, and rethought by british natural artist andy goldsworthy. it's a case of art imitating nature imitating art.... mahabis design // philipp von hase & his norwegian wood furniture https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15400685-mahabis-design-philipp-von-hase-his-norwegian-wood-furniture https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15400685-mahabis-design-philipp-von-hase-his-norwegian-wood-furniture Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) growing up and training in germany before taking a 'craftsman's journey', philipp van hase found himself in the picturesque norwegian town of bergen. the carpenter and furniture designer says it`s a place where people understand wood, so he stayed. what we love about von hase's unique designs is their ability of a simple... mahabis music // the dove and wolf french lounge music https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15400565-mahabis-music-the-dove-and-wolf-french-lounge-music https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15400565-mahabis-music-the-dove-and-wolf-french-lounge-music Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:08:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) french guitar duo paloma gil and louise hayat-camard were introduced by their parents while on holiday in martinique when they were 14, and started playing music together almost immediately. eight years later, they are the dove & the wolf, and have just released their first ep, a four-song collection of ethereal... mahabis music // imogen heap's entanglement https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15331653-mahabis-music-imogen-heaps-entanglement https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15331653-mahabis-music-imogen-heaps-entanglement Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:12:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) 2014 is proving to be a renaissance year for british sonic music pioneer imogen heap. in march she launched her concept album sparks. the album hardly had any tracks attached, but rather a series of suggestions, when unleashed on the public. heaps is creating the tracks every three months from 'sound... mahabis fashion film // anna kras with lou & grey https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15332629-mahabis-fashion-film-anna-kras-with-lou-grey https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15332629-mahabis-fashion-film-anna-kras-with-lou-grey Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:55:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we love the synergy between this new lifestyle brand lou & grey and model ana kràs who graced their first ever fashion film shot in marfa, texas. kràs, a serbian-born furniture maker, illustrator, photographer and model, turned the camera on her film makers during the campaign,  our favourites are her spontaneous landscapes snapped... mahabis architecture // dreimeta, urban jungle house https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15221689-mahabis-architecture-dreimeta-urban-jungle-house https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15221689-mahabis-architecture-dreimeta-urban-jungle-house Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:20:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) a jungle house in urban germany could end up with all the qualities of the borrowed word ‘kitsch’, but we are in love with the way forward-thinking design cooperative dreimeta redesign a dreamhouse in Augsburg with their innovative interpretation on the theme. lets start with the balance and the environment.... mahabis music // lee 'scratch' perry, king of dub https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15234737-mahabis-music-lee-scratch-perry-king-of-dub https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15234737-mahabis-music-lee-scratch-perry-king-of-dub Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:27:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) keith richards calls him the salvador dali of music and his name is often prefixed with ‘seminal’.  we love 78 year old lee 'scratch' perry for his realness and rawness, and for bringing reggae and dub from jamaica to the world. dressing as loud and as free as his music,... mahabis photoessay // justyna zduńczyk, unseen moments japan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15220169-mahabis-photoessay-justyna-zdunczyk-unseen-moments-japan https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15220169-mahabis-photoessay-justyna-zdunczyk-unseen-moments-japan Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:57:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) what fascinates us about this series of photos taken from hidden spots by photographer justyna zduńczyk is that on the surface it looks like a study of urban Japanese life, commuters and workers but these people have been snapped unwittingly and the moments stolen without their knowledge or permission. the expressions are... mahabis photoessay // beth orton, call me the breeze https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15209157-mahabis-photoessay-beth-orton-call-me-the-breeze https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15209157-mahabis-photoessay-beth-orton-call-me-the-breeze Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:34:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) We love the tranquil feel of these photos that match perfectly with the lyrics of Beth Orton's 'call me the breeze'. Scroll to the bottom to hear the song in full and appreciate these amazing images.  Call me the sea Call me the stream Call me the sky Call me the... mahabis architecture // john robert nilsson arkitektkontor, minimal summerhouse https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15192757-mahabis-architecture-john-robert-nilsson-arkitektkontor-minimal-summerhouse https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15192757-mahabis-architecture-john-robert-nilsson-arkitektkontor-minimal-summerhouse Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:39:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) freedom is why we love minimal aesthetics, and this modern summerhouse by architects john robert nilsson arkitektkontor is just our type of summerhouse. flat, dark lines, set against an open vast landscape. located in sweden, at the stockholm archipelago, this modest-sized home features high ceilings, glass walls, and an uncompromising attention to... mahabis photography // osborne macharia, maasai home keepers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15165137-mahabis-photography-osborne-macharia-maasai-home-keepers https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15165137-mahabis-photography-osborne-macharia-maasai-home-keepers Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:19:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we're amazed by this portrait series by osborne macharia, a compelling depiction of the grace and strength of the maasai home keepers. the role of the maasai culture is to watch over the cattle and protect them from animal and human intruders. they have remained the foremost cattle keepers in... mahabis photography // viola cangi, italy https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15164837-mahabis-photography-viola-cangi-italy https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15164837-mahabis-photography-viola-cangi-italy Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:48:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we're big fans of viola cangi. we came across her work not so long ago, and think the edge and moodiness of the shots captures those quiet life moments that easily go uncaptured. she's a twenty-something photographer from perugia, italy. M+A (+V), september 2013 tu parlavi una lingua meravigliosa, july... mahabis places // skien, norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15094689-mahabis-places-skien-norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15094689-mahabis-places-skien-norway Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:50:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) ѕkіеn, situated in sоuthеrn nоrwау, оn thе ѕkіеnsеlvа rіvеr is the inspiration for our black soles. one of the smartest looking soles in our classic collection.  оrіgіnаllу thе sіtе оf а mоnаstеrу, thе tоwn, fоundеd іn 1110, іs оnе оf thе оldеst іn nоrwау. the place is steeped in a sense... mahabis places // gotland, sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15052141-mahabis-places-gotland-sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15052141-mahabis-places-gotland-sweden Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:22:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) today we take a look into the swedish municipality which was the tonal influence behind our green soles, gotland. the immediate association of gotland's rural, agrarian setting really struck a chord with us and was something we wanted to capture in our debut spring/summer '14 range. pictured above is the... mahabis photography // photos of the week vol. 2 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15044269-mahabis-photography-photos-of-the-week-vol-2 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15044269-mahabis-photography-photos-of-the-week-vol-2 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:01:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we've collated some of our favourite photographs from this week. check out the following, and click-through for their sources. love the colours on this portrait by lera mashiro stunning scene taken from the summer journeys collection by anna laznya marcellus cruz demonstrating the perfect execution of fusing architectural and high... mahabis // roomoon hanging tent https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15032221-mahabis-roomoon-hanging-tent https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15032221-mahabis-roomoon-hanging-tent Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:11:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) at mahabis we have a passion for the marriage of everyday comforts with forward thinking design. we take a look at dorset based hanging tent company's latest offering; the roomoon, which takes chilling to the next level! the roomoon is a portable hanging tent boasting an assembly time of just... mahabis photography // photos of the week vol. 1 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15005649-mahabis-photography-photos-of-the-week-vol-1 https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/15005649-mahabis-photography-photos-of-the-week-vol-1 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:30:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we've collated some of our favourite photographs from this week. check out the following, and click-through for their sources. amazing dawn shoot by kuba ryniewicz shot in poland. love the tranquility captured in this beijing landscape shot by sarah bernhard. dream-like mountainious portraiture by our favourite nadine cordial stunning blue... mahabis places // skåne, sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14975169-mahabis-places-skane-sweden https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14975169-mahabis-places-skane-sweden Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:48:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) the inspiration behind our yellow outsole comes from the swedish region skåne. widely considered as one of the most dynamic and forward thinking areas in northern europe. skane hosts a diverse offering of scenic backdrops, from the rolling countryside hills to the metropolitan skylines of its influential cities. the twisting torso tower... mahabis places // rjukan, norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14908637-mahabis-places-rjukan-norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14908637-mahabis-places-rjukan-norway Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:10:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) our next stop is rjukan. we used it to name our rjukan red soles. sitting in the heart of norway, the town boasts a tiny 4,000 inhabitants. at one point rjukan was famed for the huge quantities of electricity it generated from a 104-metre waterfall; at one-time boasting the world's... mahabis photography // randy p martin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14878197-mahabis-photography-randy-p-martin https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14878197-mahabis-photography-randy-p-martin Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:50:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we're a huge fan of the work of Oregan, USA photographer Randy P Martin. his photography at once communicates grandness, human perspective and (in)significance, adventure, isolation, colour, diversity, the list literally keeps going... but don't take our word for it, here are some of our favourites, and you can check... mahabis places // larvik, norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14850757-mahabis-places-larvik-norway https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14850757-mahabis-places-larvik-norway Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) we often get asked what our range is named after. well. the answer is scandinavian towns and cities. so we thought we'd take the chance to tell you a little bit more about them and show you what they look like. the name that most of you who have bought... mahabis inspiration // photographer matthias heidrich https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14806573-mahabis-inspiration-photographer-matthias-heidrich https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14806573-mahabis-inspiration-photographer-matthias-heidrich Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:59:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Hamburg based landscape photographer Matthias Heidrich finds the serene in the manic energy of urban life. Where others see clutter, he sees simple forms, angles and colours. His minimalist depictions of Berlin challenge our preconceived notions about industrial space.               All images taken by... mahabis travel // gullane beach https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14796449-mahabis-travel-gullane-beach https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14796449-mahabis-travel-gullane-beach Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:33:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Gullane Beach stretches between Musselburgh and Dunglass on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Only a twenty-minute drive from Edinburgh, this peaceful coastline offers a quiet refuge for the Scottish capital’s population. Backed by large sand dunes that are covered by swathes of marram grass and sea-buckthorn, Gullane... mahabis launch photoshoot https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14764429-mahabis-launch-photoshoot https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14764429-mahabis-launch-photoshoot Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:46:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) In the lead up to our launch on Monday 7th of July we want to share number of images from our most recent photoshoot. In a bid to evoke the clean, stripped back simplicity of Mahabis we chose to shoot our opening range of slippers on a bright June morning... 5 beautiful spaces to relax in https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14708253-5-beautiful-spaces-to-relax-in https://www.mahabis.com/blogs/journal/14708253-5-beautiful-spaces-to-relax-in Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:26:00 BST info@mahabis.com (Mahabis) Our slippers are conceived to help you feel at home and at ease, and they're designed in the spirit of minimalism, functionality and comfort. A home that features the same traits can only be perfect for unwinding after a day's work. We believe that a beautiful, uncluttered space is crucial for...