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Elegant Furniture That Won't Make You Sick - The Aspen Bedroom Furniture Collection

Posted on Jan 15, 2018

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The Aspen  Collection 

 "  Sleep on horseback,
    The far moon in a continuing dream,
    Steam of roasting tea.  "

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo




Bring the highest quality Italian style to the most personal place in your home- the bedroom.  The Aspen Platform Bed & Collection is a sleek and beautiful bedroom set that truly makes your room stand out.   In addition,  the Apen bed, and matching dressers and nightstand has been certified as  "E-1", the Eurpean Union certification  for low release of tox gas emissions from furniture. The result?  A heathier nights rest. Better for the environment...both yours and the planets. 

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Classic Italian Design Meets the Platform Bed - A Match of Timeless Elegance

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

Styles that don't seem to ever go away!


 "  April's air stirs in 

    Willow-leaves...a butterfly
    Floats and balances "

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo



Traditionally Italian mid century-esque designs have been sought after hundreds of years, and these days it is the fashion trend that never seems to go away. Back in 1998, the New York Times noted in an article how big this trend was becoming, and wrote another article recently discussing how these styles have become ever more popular.  

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The Ingenious Design of the Raku Japanese Platform Bed

Posted on Dec 07, 2017

Tatami
The Raku way of life

 "  A snowy morning--
    by myself,
    chewing on dried salmon.

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo

The Japanese, the word Raku means “comfort, ease, or relief” in English, and another translation compares it to the word “pleasure”. What’s so amazing about the design of the Raku bed-frame is the easy yet exquisite locking mechanism that joins the rails and the feet together.   

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Japanese Furniture is Akin to a Zen Koan

Posted on Nov 07, 2017

Tatami
Living Conversions through Japanese FurniturE

 "  In Kyoto,
    hearing the cuckoo,
    I long for Kyoto.

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo

Zen is a term that comes from the Japanese pronunciation of Chan, a Chinese word that finds its origin in Dhyana or meditation. Zen emphasizes rigorous self-control, meditation-practice, insight into Buddha-nature, and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others.    

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Float on a Floor of Tatami Mats

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Tatami
FLOAT everyday - WHILE YOU WALK, EAT, AND LIVE

 "  All the day long-
    yet not long enough for the skylark,
    singing, singing.  "

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo

As opposed to having a cheap, unnatural particle board core, faithful Tatami mats have a rice straw interior and a rush grass exterior, forming a true and traditional marriage in the Japanese spirit. It takes more time to manufacture a mat layered with straw that comes from rice, but the end result is more durable over the course of time.  

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