The Beauty of Simplicity: Japanese Furniture for Modern Homes

Posted by HaikuDesigns on March 24th, 2017

Maximumism (Is That a Word?)

Despite the fact that more action can sometimes be helpful, the western approach to improvement is often fraught with unforeseen pitfalls, like tripping over our own feet. The cause of this may be sociological or, from a Jungian viewpoint, collectively archetypal, but whatever the psycho-spiritual origin, North American was blessed with an almost unnatural abundance of natural resources. Unfortunately, these resources were foolishly exploited, and because of that, they’re running dry at a rabid pace. Even our ground-water supply is significantly depleted compared to what it was only 10 years ago, and yet the ocean tides seem to be rising, leading one to believe that even water seems to be in conflict with itself. The relevant point is that the conservation and preservation of natural resources and different forms of energy is an ethical, political, economic, material, spiritual, karmic and common-sense responsibility, even if our misguided and wasteful way of life wasn’t in jeopardy.

Minimalism

Musical Minimalism usually refers to music that is somewhat repetitiouswith sparse melodies and simple harmonies. Examples of this would be compositions by musical artists such as John Adams,Philip Glass, La Monte Young, and Terry Riley. The word minimalist is a colloquialismthat refers to something that is sparse, something that only bares the essential elements. In the art of Theater or Drama, minimalism has been attributed to the novels and plays ofsomeone like Samuel Beckett, and plays such as Waiting for Godot or The End Game. The term has also been applied to various architects, as well as Colin Chapman’s unique automobile designs. The word minimalism was initially used in the English language in the early 1900’s to describe a painting of a black square on a white background by a Russian painter named Kasimir Malevich.

Finding a Balance

When it comes to natural land-mass and artistic architecture, the Japanese may be the quintessential minimalists. Since they have so many craving free space and so little land to bargain for, they have been forced over the decades to build vertically as much as possible and horizontally as little as possible.Up and down. Side to side. In the end, what matters most is finding a center of balance. Furniture always plays a big part when a person or a family moves to new home. For example, one needs to decide what to keep and what to release. Letting go of possessions that no longer serve a daily purpose can expand one’s sense of freedom, and keeping those items that will serve us in the future can be just as freeing. A perfect example of such a long-term investment would be a solid-wood platform bed made of mahogany or bamboo.

About the Author :

This article was written by Mark Klosterman who worked at Haiku Design. Since its inception, Haiku Designs has provided the finest collections of modern furniture for home and offices. It offers all kinds of bedroom , living room, dining room, office furniture items and more. Apart from this, Haiku Designs also offers natural bedding, floor covering and other accessories.

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