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New Year - New Furniture - New Attitude

Posted on Jan 05, 2015

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Christening a new year always involves a planetary shift, and sometimes a personal shift. On a personal level, this often means setting ambitious goals and making positive changes to your life-style. Global warming has become a serious concern for many people. We have a conscious choices to make, every day, about everything we do, from the food you eat to the water you consume to the clothes you wear to the way you travel to the way you communicate and to the way that you relate to your daily trash and leftovers. In other words, a resolution means replacing a worn out style of life with a new one that fits better, all the way around.

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Eco-Friendly Shades of Green & Our Future

Posted on Dec 19, 2014

phone guyMany companies these days are going Green to one degree or another; even Walmart has made some mildly sincere efforts to do so. In fact, there is a relatively new index or option for investing in Eco-Friendly, and Green Companies. In contrast to the Dow Jones and the Standard & Poor (S&P 500) indexes, “the MSCI Global SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) Indexes are benchmarks for investors seeking disclosure to companies with outstanding sustainability profiles and avoiding exposure to companies that produce goods and services considered to have highly negative social or environmental impacts.” http://www.msci.com/products/indexes/esg/sri/ 

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Organic Bedding & What It Means Today

Posted on Dec 12, 2014

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Synthetic Fabric Molecule 

Many companies today are touting the benefits of Organic Bedding and Sleep Products as opposed to bedding products produced from synthetic and petrochemical fiber materials.  As more products are being introduced almost on a daily basis, it is important to consider exactly what is the point of organic bedding and by the way:

What Exactly is the difference?? 

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Tatami Mats - Rug Rats Unite! (Part 2)

Posted on Dec 05, 2014

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Continuing our series of blogs on alternative flooring options constructed from natural materials, this installment features Tatami Mats, specifically featuring the  Haiku Designs authentic, traditional Japanese Kaiteki Tatami Mats. These mats are perfect for floor covering, comfortable enough to walk on and yet soft enough to lie on. Tatami Mats are designed to withstand years of heavy use, which makes them a good choice for foyers, dining- rooms, and bedrooms or martial arts studios. Kaiteki is translated from Japanese as "comfort", and it could be construed as the joining of two distinct qualities: firmness with a flexible cushion.  

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7 Principles of Japanese Furniture Design

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Japanese interior design is challenging to define but easier to describe. The first thing to know is how it fuses both traditional Japanese design and modern principles of design. However, Japanese interior design also incorporates numerous other styles and elements that make it difficult to integrate into a simple definition. Nevertheless, this blog will organize the principles that are common features of Japanese interior design: 

1. Flexibility 

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