Posted on Jun 12, 2015
Until the Industrial Revolution began around 1760, humanity made things by hand. Once machines took over, everything changed . . ….. Some inventions, like the steam-engine and the cotton gin, served humanity well, but other subsequent inventions—like extracting flammable petroleum from the ground to feed the automobile, and weapons of destruction —caused a lot of suffering. U2 has just released a new album called Songs of Innocence, the title of which they borrowed from William Blake’s book of poems, entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience. Blake had serious concerns about the systematic mechanization of society, and Charlie Chaplin echoed this in his satirical motion picture Modern Times.
Posted on Apr 20, 2015
Milieu therapy is clinical term for how one’s physical and social environment can increase one’s wellbeing. Traditionally, Milieu therapy is applied to people who suffer from some kind of serious mental-illness, but its principles can be applied to anyone who wants to live a healthier and more gratifying life. For example, reorganizing a cluttered space can not only free you of unnecessary possessions but it also creates the space you need for new things to enter your life, and it makes it easier to move around your house without bumping into something. On a social level, using preventive medicine and being proactive by asking those you live with what they need each day and honoring their boundaries goes a long way towards maintaining a peaceful home. And if they irritate you later on, then you can always apply Milieu therapy by demolishing a roll of toilet-paper with a baseball bat in your backyard when no one’s looking.
Posted on Apr 08, 2015
Of course, no one wants to sleep nonstop for 20 years, unless you’re Rip Van Winkle or really tired, but 8 hours of deep sleep is necessary for most people. The polar opposite of Sleeping Beauty is the ever-vigilant insomniac, who struggles to get a good nights rest. There are many steps one can take to help support a good and sound sleep, but one step that many people neglect to consider is the idea of a comfortable, exceptional quality mattress and all natural bedding, which can be a great help, in getting a better night rest. No one knows for sure what kind of mattress Sleeping Beauty slept on, but it must have been comfortable, because it took a prince to wake her up. So, whether you want to sleep your life away or daydream for eternity, Haiku Designs Furniture and Natural Bedding Company has the perfect solution—Move to the Republic of Boulder, CO (a phrase coined by a jealous Denverite), where you’ll find the most comfortable latex mattresses ever seen, even in a fairytale. (If you do suffer from insomnia, then visit this website for helpful tips: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=47584 )
Posted on Mar 25, 2015
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.
Posted on Mar 13, 2015
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).