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Why Dust Mites Hate Natural Latex Mattresses & Why That Matters

Posted on Oct 08, 2014

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Did you ever wonder why your skin itches? Well, one reason is the existence of dust-mites on the surface of your body. As microscopic critters that can also live by the millions in your bed, dust-mites thrive in stale, dark, moist environments, and are often found in mattresses made from synthetic or unnatural foam materials. The honeycomb structure of synthetic foam and the synthetic fibers in spring-coil mattresses provides the perfect habitat for these creepy creatures. Experts agree that one of the main causes of allergies and illness today is the allergic reaction to dust mites and their waste-products in our sleeping environment. Dust-mites live on human skin cells and thrive in any type of synthetic mattress. Itchy, red eyes, undue fatigue, skins rashes, restless sleep, congestion, coughing and sneezing fits, runny noses and other allergic reactions—these are often the signs of dust-mite contamination. http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/dustmites.php

In many instances older mattresses, which have been used for many years often can have a significant amount of these microscopic creatures and their droppings.  It is gross to think about, but this can sometimes equal up to 25% of the weight of a mattress and can contribute to all sorts of health problems, and compromised immune systems, contributing to allergies, illness and lost of vitality. 

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The Angle on Platform Beds

Posted on Sep 29, 2014

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Modern Bed Design Combining contemporary looks with the platform style of Mattress support

Haiku Designs has been offering an extensive collection of Platform beds in Modern, Japanese, Traditional, and European Styles for many years.  Each platform bed has been chosen for its quality, durability and beauty, as well as being a part of a broader theme with complimentary furniture, such as dressers and nightstands. Thematic styles like these are common with Japanese design, the same way that simplicity and harmony are common features. 

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Romanticizing Your Bedroom - The Yin Approach

Posted on Sep 08, 2014

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Love Calligraphy Framed Art Print

Yin and Yang can be thought of as complementary forces--rather than opposing forces--that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both Yin and Yang qualities; for example, light cannot exist without shadow. Either of these two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular person, place, or thing, depending on the criterion of the observer or the perspective of the observation. Yin is the passive female principle, and Yang is the active male principle.

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Romanticizing Your Bedroom—The Yang Approach

Posted on Sep 03, 2014

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Love Callilgraphy Throw

Yin and Yang can be thought of as complementary forces--rather than opposing forces--that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both Yin and Yang qualities; for example, light cannot exist without shadow. Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular person, place or experience, depending on one’s point-of-view. Yin is the passive female principle, and Yang is the active male principle. Together, they form an ‘electrical’ human circuit with unlimited potential for mutual growth.

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The Simplicity of Japanese Décor

Posted on Aug 20, 2014

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Japanese Interior Design

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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