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Asian Minimalist Design and Seasonal Versatility

Posted on Jan 10, 2017

THE TENTAI WRITING DESK Versatility for Seasonal Entertaining

" In the city fields
  Contemplating cherry-trees...
  Strangers are like friends "

                 ~ Kobyasha Issa

One of the biggest advantages to Asian inspired design today is versatility. Creative types express their taste and originality in their home environments, and often “set the stage” for a new season by transforming their living spaces to greet each season throughout the year. Japanese minimalist design provides the ideal blank palette. Choose the right pieces, and you can completely transform the room with art, plants, soft furnishings, and accessories.  

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Sleeper Sofas So Stylish Your Guests Won't Want to Leave

Posted on Jan 06, 2017

Sleeper Sofas too stylish sleepers that simply too Stylish & comfortible

" My arm for a pillow,
  I really like myself
  under the hazy moon. "

                 ~ Yosa Buson

Long gone are the days of old-fashioned sleeper sofas that doubled as torture devices for family or friends brave enough to sleep over. When it was time for bed, you would sheepishly gather fresh bedding for your guests, then unpack the unwieldy, cumbersome eyesore and make the bed. You'd send your friends to bed with an apology, hoping they would be able to rest amid the myriad lumps and potentially hazardous metal springs.      

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The Art of Japanese Minimalist Design

Posted on Nov 29, 2016

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Simplicity Sparks Your Creative Muse

" Don't imitate me;
 it's as boring
 as the two halves of a melon."

                 ~ Matsu Basho

Japanese Minimalism is the ideal complement to almost any style of art. It is no coincidence that modern art museums and galleries opt for modern, minimalist furnishings – the sleek lines and uncluttered look accents the original works of wildly divergent exhibits, without detracting from the works themselves.   

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Hybrid Organic Futons: the Best of Both Worlds

Posted on Nov 02, 2016

Aspen PLatform

Prepare for the Best Sleep of Your Life 

"The lamp once out
Cool stars enter
The window frame"

                 ~ Natsume Soseki

We get it: you love the idea of a traditional Japanese futon. You've got your eye on a gorgeous platform bed, which is the most stylish bedroom furniture on the market today. Yet you're slightly worried about switching to an entirely new type of bed, and you worry that you might miss the softer feel of a traditional mattress.  

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E-1 Certification: The Gold Standard of Green Living

Posted on Oct 28, 2016

Aspen PLatform

E-1 Certification: The Gold Standard of Green Living

"Wake, butterfly
it's late -
we've miles to go together."
                 ~ Matsu Basho

A heartening trend in modern manufacturing is a new emphasis on green production practices and the use of sustainable materials. In some sectors of society, we have a long way to go, but in general the trend definitely favors being friendly to Mother Earth. Many modern furniture manufacturers embrace this standard of conscientious business practices; E-1 Certification is awarded only to those who meet the most exacting standards.  

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