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The Strength & Flexibility of Bamboo Furniture

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

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The Nagoya eco-friendly platform bed pictured above is made from solid bamboo ‘wood’.   Solid Bamboo wood is fast ushering in a new era in furniture construction offering a durable, heavy-duty solid wood product that it completely sustainable, completely eco-friendly and completely renewable

In Japanese, Nagoya means harmonious or peaceful.   When considering a furniture purchase it is nice to know that you can buy a high quality bedroom or dining room furniture set that is also eco-friendly bamboo.  In Japan the term Nagoya represents strength, integrity, and bravery all qualities that bamboo furniture and the Nagoya set represent.  The Nagoya bamboo bedroom collection combines a classic Japanese panel design with the warmth of a caramelized finish that compliments both traditional and contemporary decor in your home.

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The Next Right Angle on Platform Beds

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

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King Tut’ had a lot of gold and a lot of dedicated constructions workers, but he also had something just as good as gold—a platform bed. Of course, his bed and his bedroom were unique to his time in ancient Egypt, where pyramids were popping up left and right, but like today’s modern platform bed, King Tutankhamun’s bed had no need for a cumbersome box-spring, and I’ll bet my miniature gold-plated mummy that his mattress was made from some kind
of natural material, perhaps sand bags from the Sahara desert (I recommend a natural latex mattress because they’re never lumpy).

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Rug-rats Unite (Part 4)

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

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Welcome to the world of Eco-friendly All Natural Floor Converings, a natural alternative to synthetic rugs and carpets that release toxic gasses and take many years to biodegrade in landfills. Today we are speaking on the luxurious Paper Shag Rug. Not only is this progressive yet simple form of flooring crafted from 50% recycled paper, but it’s hand-woven on a loom, and it features a durable backing, made from natural latex and cotton, which stays in place. Constructed only from sustainable materials, these shag rugs are very soft on your feet, and they adapt well to any room. They come in various sizes and two colors—cacao and cream—and they have a plush appearance that is unique, when compared to conventional shag rugs and carpets. If you want to protect the environment, have your floor look prettier, and warm your feet with a bit more depth, then take the next step by considering a paper shag rug. Below, you’ll find instructions about how to care for this exceptional rug over the long course of time http://anjimountain.com/. 

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Natural & Organic Latex Mattresses: Live Healthy, Sleep Happy

Posted on Feb 09, 2015


Would you rather sleep on mattress made of unnatural materials or on a more natural sleep surface,  made from products that come from Mother Nature such a natural latex, organic cotton and untreated wool? In the past, people slept on things like leaves or straw or furs, without a second thought for other options, because the printing-press hadn’t been invented yet, and the Media was confined to the stars. Today, most people sleep on mattresses made from synthetic fibers that come from petroleum. The invention of plastics and other synthetic materials made in laboratories seemed like a gift from God when they first appeared, but now we know that they originated from oil, an earthly resource that might have been better off if it stayed where it belonged. Consider this food for thought the next time the price of gas goes up.

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Mother Nature’s Organic Cotton for Health and Comfort

Posted on Feb 04, 2015

Organic cotton and other raw materials are the heritage of the past and the wave of the future. The term organic means different things to different people, but essentially it means growing food or other natural resources, such as cotton (or how wool is obtained from sheep) by certain standards that covers many variables and procedures that differ from what is often referred to as conventional growing methods, which are actually recent development, historically speaking. The word organic is this context is a relatively new term, because it is often used to differentiate its meaning from its opposite, which is commonly referred to as inorganic or unnatural or man-made. These ‘polar opposites’ have been the subject of much debate among those who work or perform research in the agricultural community, and the argument has been going on for approximately 50 years, maybe longer. For more details about the standards of organic growing methods and organic certification, please, visit Wikipedia.

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