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Latex Mattresses & the Science of Sleep

Posted on Apr 25, 2014


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Is it possible that switching to an all-natural Latex mattress could help change the sleep habits of millions of tired Americans for the better? Could something as simple as creating a peaceful, healthier sleep environment help with the chronic sleep problems that many American experience?  Recent studies suggest Yes to both of these questions.  It seems that today our plugged-in culture is experiencing levels of sleep deprivation like never before. Research indicates that only one-third of Americans get the recommended seven to nine hours of rest each night, and some estimates show that about 10% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia. Natural ways for getting a better night’s sleep include sticking to a bedtime routine, only using your bed to sleep, exercising regularly and avoiding caffeine consumption in the evening. Natural supplements include Melatonin, Valerian root, Kava Kava, and L-Tryptophan. Listening to delta-wave binaural beats music as part of your bedtime routine is also known to facilitate sleeping better. Another effective method for relaxation before sleeping is breathing slowly, deeply and rhythmically in and out through your nose.

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Luxury in a Small Package: The Takuma Modern Bed

Posted on Apr 11, 2014

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How  “Beauty Comes in Small Packages” rings true with the simple aesthetic of the Takuma Bed, creating a peaceful environment for rest & enjoyment.

This isn’t your grandmother’s four-poster bed. The days of stuffy frames that require dust ruffles and a ladder to get onto them are thankfully over, and today’s bedroom styles are all about clean lines, saving space, and luxury in the form of chic simplicity.

At Haiku Designs, we specialize in furniture that’s eco-friendly and gives a nod to the spare beauty embodied by Japanese interiors. The Takuma is perfect for any size home, but particularly beloved for those in small spaces.

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Asian Furniture, Japanese Beds & Feng Shui

Posted on Apr 07, 2014

Feng Shui

What is Feng Shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for the people who inhabit that space. To translate, Feng means wind, and Shui means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good Feng Shui came to mean good fortune, while bad Feng Shui means bad luck or misfortune. Historically, Feng Shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of Feng Shui, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.

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How “Floating Beds” Can Bring Simplicity to Your Life

Posted on Mar 24, 2014


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Some wise men and women say that true freedom is more about subtraction than addition. In other words, simplicity is less about complication and more about the practicality of getting to the heart of the matter. This idea of simplicity is especially important in creating a space or home environment that is nurturing, relaxing, and welcoming, and can be influenced by the selections of furniture and accessories one chooses.

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Eco-Friendly Storage Platform Beds & Milieu Therapy

Posted on Mar 10, 2014

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Although Milieu therapy is often used in the field of mental-health and social-services, it is also a definitive term (and a process) that refers to the way a person, a family or a group of housemates can occupy, organize and decorate their domestic environment to create the most harmonious conditions for cultivating and maintaining a deeper sense of well-being in the home. Milieu is the French word for “middle place”, so we could think of it as a nice, safe ‘middle ground’ that everyone can appreciate. The beauty of expanding milieu therapy beyond a clinical setting in this way is that you and your family and/or your housemates are the ‘therapists’ or interior designers who make the practical and aesthetic decisions regarding the content and layout of your home and how it serves your purposes and pleases you the most. At a time when the world around us is changing so fast, whether we like it or not, you still have the power and the flexibility to create the reality of your domestic environment and how it positively influences your daily life.

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