Posted on Mar 29, 2017
" Summer night -
even the stars
are whispering to each other. "
One of the most frustrating things about shopping for clothing is that sizes are anything but standardized. Sizes change over time, and differ from one brand to the next. In the 1950's, Marilyn Monroe wore a vintage size 14 – which meant that she sported an enviably tiny, 26-inch waist. (In today's sizes, she'd be closer to a size 4.) And as if that weren't confusing enough, some clothing lines have given up on traditional numbered sizes altogether, and replaced them with cheerfully vague adjectives like “Lovely,” “Gorgeous,” and "Beautiful.”
Posted on Mar 22, 2017
" Ah me! I am one
who spends his little breakfast
Morning-glory gazing "
~ Matsuo Bashō
One of the major trends in home design these days is to create spaces that work for more than one purpose. The perfect place to begin is to add hidden storage with cleverly designed modern furniture. Another big trend is the new push to create “hotel suite” functionality in your bedroom, resulting in a relaxing haven that is no longer simply a place to catch some zzz's. With a little imagination – and some fabulous pieces from Haiku Designs – you can transform your home into a multifunctional masterpiece, even when space is limited.
Posted on Mar 16, 2017
" In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus -
A lovely sunset "
Modern design in 2017 is anything but tepid. Everywhere you look, designers are using lush, vivid jewel tones for everything from accent pillows to accent walls. A logical extension of the current emphasis on natural materials in home décor, jewel tones add a pop of color that brings to mind the glory of a sunset or the subtle glint of a precious gem. And the perfect counterpart to dramatic colors is the elegant, understated note of minimalist furniture.
Posted on Feb 13, 2017
" Clouds come from time to time -
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon. "
A comfy bed is nothing to sneeze at. For the ultimate in a healthy sleep experience, it's important to choose all natural materials that resist dust mites and other allergens. Haiku Designs offers an array of wonderful mattresses, all of which are carefully chosen to be the highest quality mattresses available, crafted from all natural, environmentally sustainable, materials. Our organic, latex mattresses provide comfortable support, and will change along with your if your sleeping preferences change.
Posted on Feb 08, 2017
" Live in the moment:
the smallest dewdrop
reflects eternity. "
~ AE Thorne
Modern life is so cluttered. Frankly, it's a mess. Especially for urban dwellers, the daily world can feel like an incessant barrage of sights and sounds, a collage of never ending motion and constant demands on your time. The time-honored solution for this is simple: give away all your belongings, don a skimpy cotton robe and uncomfortable sandals, and go find a mountain to sit on. Problem solved.