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Asian Furniture, Japanese Beds & Feng Shui

Posted on Apr 07, 2014

Feng Shui

What is Feng Shui? This is a simple question that can be difficult to answer. Feng shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure health and good fortune for the people who inhabit that space. To translate, Feng means wind, and Shui means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health, thus good Feng Shui came to mean good fortune, while bad Feng Shui means bad luck or misfortune. Historically, Feng Shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of Feng Shui, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.

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How “Floating Beds” Can Bring Simplicity to Your Life

Posted on Mar 24, 2014


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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

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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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