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Mid Century Modern and Japanese Furniture Design - Can we be friends?

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

The Catalina Bedroom Set.Mid Century Modern and Japanese Furniture Design

 "  Fallen petals of
    the crimson plum I pluck
    from the tatami. "

                           ~ Masaoka Shiki

Today Mid Century Modern Design is a popular growing resurgent trend and becoming hugely popular in furniture collections, home designs, remodeling, and architecture. The name is referenced in magazines, online, and in many current magazines and blogs.

What exactly is Mid Century Modern and why is it so popular? What does that have to do with Japanese home spaces? 

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How the Hybrid Construction of Our All Natural Eco-Rest Futons Makes All the Difference.

Posted on May 18, 2018

Take a deep breath and relax, take in nature in your bedroom environment.East meets West — Get the best of Both Worlds

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

                           ~ Yosa Buson

Remember the futons you had when you were younger? For the boomer generation, it would be the futon you had in your apartment or dorm room, that you enjoyed while listening to the Allman Brother, Jethro Tull or Pink Floyd.

For Generation X it would be the Futon that you enjoyed while grooving on the Cars or Billy Idol. For younger generations, the futon would be the same and the music background would be… Well, you get the point. 

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Experience the Beauty of Simplicity

Posted on May 03, 2018

Zen Scene - Rain drops falling lightly on a pond.
Come to rest with the tomaru Japanese platform bed

 "  The old pond;
    a frog jumps in,
    splash. "

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo

In Japan, Tomaru can be translated as "Come to rest" and our Tomaru Platform Bed is the perfect expression of simple comfort, and what is sometimes called Asian fusion design. The Tomaru Bed embodies the Zen principles of simplicity, and balance with an end result that is both comfortable to the senses and pleasing to the eye. Untie your shoes, take a load off, and “Come to rest” on the new Tomaru low-profile platform bed. 

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Try the Goddess of Sleep-For a Better Nights Rest Guaranteed

Posted on Apr 26, 2018

Nidra gives you a good nights rest
The Nidra All-Natural Inner Coil Mattress

 "  Taking a nap,
    feet planted
    against a cool wall. "

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo

One translation of the Sanskrit word Nirda is the Goddess of Sleep. Another meaning is geared more towards a meaning of Deep Sleep or meditative sleep or what has sometimes been referred to as “Yogic Sleep” or “Physic Sleep” referring to that space of deep relaxation between wakefulness and sleep. With an estimate of almost 1/3 of the American population suffering from sleep problems and sleep issues, it is clear that anything that can help give a better nights sleep is a big plus. 

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Dine like you're in nature with the Mokuzai Live Edge Dining Table

Posted on Mar 20, 2018

MokuzaiBe one with Nature with our George Nakashima inspired Dining Table 

 "  The old pond
    A frog leaps in.
    Splash!   "

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo

 

Inspired by the creations of Japanese-American George Nakashima, the father of the American craft movement which ushered in working with traditional craft materials such as woods, glass, and or metals in the early 20th century.    In accordance with this tradition, we are proud to showcase the Nakashima-inspired Mokuzai (木材) Live Edge Dining room table. 

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