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The Simplicity of Japanese Décor | Haiku Designs Blog

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

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What if life thrived on simplicity and the common denominators that most mathematicians agree on? Let’s go a bit deeper . . . If you had a bedroom with limited space to work or play with, what would you do? Would you hang things from the ceiling? Or would you divide the room with a Shoji screen to make it look more spacious? Even if your bedroom is big enough to accommodate a sleepy choir, it would still acquire an element of mystery by adding a room-divider here and there, especially in front of your closet. Whether your bedroom is large or small, the nice thing about screens or room-dividers is that you can move them anytime and anywhere you want. You can use them to block an irritating draft or create a mobile dressing-room. These make-shift walls are the perfect representation of the themes of simplicity and convenience, ideas at the core of Japanese Décor and Interior Design

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Purify Your Home & the Air You Breath With Plants | HaikuDesigns Blog

Posted on Aug 01, 2014


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If you are one of those people who want to minimize the amount of technology and machines you have in your life, create a simpler more harmonious life, and a home that is about health and wellness, there are several things to consider. First check your sleeping environment and bedding to see how toxic or non-toxic it may be.  Investigate some cleaner, less toxic alternatives. Secondly, take a look at your furniture as much furniture manufactured today is loaded with chemicals and off-gassing toxic compounds.  Although hard to find there are some good quality furniture selections made in a cleaner, healthier manner. 

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Organic Latex Mattress, non-toxic, all natural 

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Organic Cotton Sheets for Comfort & Health | Haiku Designs Blog

Posted on Jul 21, 2014

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Here at Haiku Designs we are big fans of Organic Bedding of all types, organic sheets, mattresses, comforters and more. All of the manufacturers we offer are companies committed and dedicated to serving the small but constantly growing “Organ Sleep Product” market. Our Organic Cotton Sheets set are a great example of the type of healthy sleeping products we offer.  These sheets are made from 100% organic cotton sateen for a soft, yet durable feel. With a 400-thread count, these sheets have the highest thread count of all that we carry here at Haiku Designs.  The fitted sheet has an 18-pocket depth to fit some of the thickest mattresses, and reinforced elastic around the edge for a good fit on thinner mattresses. The flat sheet is stylish with a clean 1.5” hem along the top, and ½” hem along the sides and bottom. We are excited to feature the Sweet Dreams catalogue of bed-clothes, toppers, and silk comforters along with our broad array of mattresses and bedroom furniture. 

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Latex Mattress Vs. Memory Foam Mattress | Haiku Designs Blog

Posted on Jun 25, 2014

latexLatex mattresses were once sold at Sears, and they've been around since the 1950's. Although they are one of the healthiest and most eco-friendly mattresses available, their comfort is relative since the more natural they are the firmer they tend to be. A memory-foam mattress offers your body a different style of sleep surface, with contouring support as a significant benefit. Most memory foam, however is made using harsh chemicals, and petrochemical compounds.  Petroleum-based memory foams are made with carcinogens and have been linked to itchy eyes, respiratory issues, and headaches, along with other negative reactions. So, making the healthy choice (natural latex) or comfortable choice (memory foam) is often a dilemma for consumers. 

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Platform Beds | Haiku Designs Blog

Posted on Jun 09, 2014

tentaiBamboo Timber Furniture for the Bedroom

Bamboo is suddenly over the last few years making a huge appearance on the home décor and home interior products scene.  From textiles to construction materials, bamboo is declaring its Strength, Versatility, and Earth Friendly qualities.  A wide range of furniture products including platform beds, bedroom furniture, and dining room furniture is now being made from bamboo timber.  Bamboo timber is stronger and more sturdy than solid oak wood, and is resistant to cracking, chipping or warping. In addition, bamboo timber can shrink or expand slightly in moist or dry conditions, meaning that furniture from solid bamboo timber is equally suited for environments that are moist and humid, such as Florida, but is also great for places such as Arizona, where the humidity is much less. 

Bamboo grows like a weed, and after it is cut, the root system stays in tack so new trees can grow. Unlike pine and oak forests, which take decades to recover, bamboo is a sustainable resource with the resilience to grow back quickly. Wood is a natural substance, although it doesn’t grow at the same rate as bamboo, which can grow up to five inches every day. While bamboo can be harvested within the first year, pine, oak and mahogany take decades to be replenished. The root systems of bamboo also create an underground trap for water, preventing mudslides. Behaving more like a weed than a tree, bamboo is considered to be among the most quickly developing plants on earth.

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