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How “Floating Beds” Can Bring Simplicity to Your Life

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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


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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May the Horse Be with You in 2014 – the Wooden Horse That Is

Posted on Feb 24, 2014

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Taking Care of Where You Spend 1/3 of Your Life - The Bedroom

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

Did you know that the Bedroom furniture, Mattress and Bedding choices you make can have a direct impact on your health and sense of well-being?

Like it or not… it is true.  We spend over 1/3 of our lives horizontally in bed, or at least most us do, and it is clear that the type of furniture and bedding one uses has a direct impact on one’s health, sleep and sense of wellness

It is a proven fact that sleeping in an environment of synthetic products, chemically treated fabrics, petro-chemical foams, mattresses sprayed with flame retardant chemicals, furniture that is made toxic glues, particle board, much of which off –gasses VOC- Volatile Organic Compounds directly into the sleeping environment is detrimental to our health.  This can take the form of a compromised immune system, allergic sensitive’s, restless sleep, frequent colds, or allergies, low energy and lethargy.

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A Simple Platform Bed - Japanese Style for Easy Comfort

Posted on Jan 31, 2014

raku bed

 In Japan, Raku can be translated as "comfort” or “simple comfort", and our Japanese Raku bed is the perfect expression of simple comfort. In a practical sense, this translates into a bed-frame that is easy to assemble and yet so secure in its assembly that it won’t come apart by sliding it into a new location.  Also referred to as the Tatami bed, and available with or with out grass straw Tatami mats; the Raku bed embodies the Zen principle of simplicity, both in its style and its harmony with nature.  This type of Japanese furniture as well as much of Japanese interior design expresses a theme that is pleasing to the senses, and a harmony in look and feel that is balanced, and welcoming.

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