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Organic Futons: A great match for almost any room

Posted on Sep 24, 2017

A Versatile, Cost Effective, Comfortable, and Healthier way to sleep

 "  Arise from sleep, old cat,
    And with great yawns and stretchings...
    Amble out for love.  "

                           ~ Bashō Matsuo

If you are a millennial or gen X'er you may associate futon mattresses with sleeping on an uncomfortable, low-quality futon placed on a squeaky metal frame often found in places like Wal-Mart. We're here to tell you that not all futons are the same! Futons (布団) come from Japan, being a traditional quilted Japanese sleeping mat or mattress (敷き布団, i.e. shikibutton). 

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Non-Toxic Furniture for your Children, Tweens, and Teens

Posted on Jun 29, 2017

KidsProtecting your loved ones from noxious chemicals

 "  Puddles of sky.
    A child's first step
    in the clouds.  "

                  ~ Sandi Pray, USA

Families across the globe spend small fortunes on their children's needs, wants, and demands.  In 2017 expert's estimate the global children's clothing market will be worth $173 billion dollars!  With such a strong focus on providing the best for our most precious loved ones we often ignore the fact that they spend a 1/3 of their lives sleeping on beds that emit noxious chemicals!

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Modern Multifunctional Spaces: The Guest Room / Home Office

Posted on Jun 06, 2017

ElanUtilizing Multifunctional Space in your Guest Room or Home Office

 "  Experimenting...
    I hung the moon on various
    branches of the pine. "

                  ~ Hokushi

Guest rooms are often the smallest bedroom in the house, so it's common practice to use the room for other purposes when guests aren't staying over. This very modern approach to utilizing valuable space is a wonderful design trend, but it can be tricky to pull off well. Because guests often visit in pairs, you'd probably prefer to avoid a Twin or Full size bed if you can avoid it. However, a larger bed simply might not fit – or if it does fit, there won't be much floor space left over for your desk area, art easels, or crafting table.  

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A Modern Twist on the Classic Platform Bed

Posted on May 30, 2017

Kanal CanopyThe Canopy Style Platform Bed - Modern yet traditional

 "  The lamp once out
    Cool stars enter
    The window frame.  "

                  ~ Natsume Soseki

Few pieces of furniture in today's modern bedroom are as popular or as aesthetically pleasing as a simple platform bed. However, never one to be outdone, we at Haiku Designs have stepped it up a notch. Meet the new bed of your dreams: the Kanal Canopy Platform Bed! 

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Good-Trendy: The Natural Latex Mattress Revolution

Posted on May 17, 2017

Slumber Platform StorageThe Natural Latex Mattress revolution

 "  A lovely thing to see:
    through the paper window's hole,
     the Galaxy. "

                      ~ Issa

Some trends deserve to be relegated to the graveyard of bad ideas, never to return again. We're betting that future generations will have nothing particularly good to say about harem pants, mullets (“business in the front, party in the back!”), Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts for cities the wearer has never been to, or the practice of renting out valuable dermal real estate for permanent, corporate logo tattoos. In fact, anyone who eventually winds up with grandchildren will doubtless have some explaining to do. 

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