Monthly Archives: April 2011

William and Kate

The queen mother slept on it, Queen Elizabeth sleeps on it and now William and Kate will be sleeping on it. Hypnos the holder of 2 Royal Warrants, completely natural and hand-made.

The most comfortable beds in the world are now available at Dormio Organic Beds.  On display in their own room and available for private shopping, come visit us and try one out.  They are not us expensive as one may think. Queen size set starting at $3000.00

 

Hypnos Royal Collection

Deep pocket-spring beds are the trademark of Hypnos. Elegant handmade beds which are still produced by craftsmen, many of whom have worked at Hypnos since their apprenticeship and who all take a great personal pride in the skilled work that goes into producing each Hypnos bed. The skills used by these craftsmen have been handed down through generations and the art of making a quality bed lives on from father to son, mother to daughter, through Hypnos.

Choosing a bed is a very personal decision and one not to be undertaken lightly. When you consider that up to a third of your life will be spent in bed, it only makes sense to spend that time in Royal Comfort. Hypnos makes that perfect bed to suit your specific needs, for a supportive and restful night’s sleep.

Hypnos beds are still made in a similar way to those slept on by our fathers and grandfathers. Every detail on a Hypnos bed is considered; from the natural fillings in the mattresses, to the specially balanced springs in the Royal box, to the expertly cut high quality Belgium damask cloths, to the selected soft and hard woods, to the fine handmade wool tufts. Considered, tried and tested producing the ultimate in comfort, quality and craftsmanship.

 

Since 1155 tradesmen and women have served their sovereign by providing goods and services, from making regalia to repairing roofs and making fine jewellery. Originally the recognition was in the form of a Royal Charter which was granted to trade guilds, later known as livery companies. The earliest recorded Royal Charter was granted to the Weavers’ Company in 1155 by Henry II. In 1394 Dick Whittington obtained a Royal Charter for his own company, The Mercers, who traded in luxury fabrics.

By the 15th century individual tradesmen were being recognized by means of a Royal Warrant of appointment. One of the earliest recipients was William Caxton, the first English printer, who was appointed King’s printer in 1476 by Edward IV after setting up his press at Westminster.

In 1684 Charles II’s list of Royal Warrant holders included, a Sword Cutter, an Operator of Teeth and a Goffe-club Maker.

Whilst Under George III in 1789 some of the Warrant holders included a pin maker, a mole catcher, card maker and a rat catcher.

By the 18th century if you were honoured with a Royal Warrant you were bestowed the privilege of displaying the Royal Coat of Arms on your premises and stationary.

Under Queen Victoria’s 64 year reign (1837-1901) the Royal Warrants gained even more prestige and honour which they enjoy today. Under Victoria’s rule such companies as Fortnum & Mason, Schweppes and Twinnings Tea were honoured with the Royal Warrants, all of whom still hold Warrants.

To be a Warrant holder you must first supply the Royal Household with unrivalled quality products or services for five consecutive years. The Lord Chamberlain (head of the Royal households) advises the grantors on the granting of Royal Warrants but the final decision rests with the grantor concerned. Thereafter the Warrant is reviewed every five years.

Hypnos has been handcrafting the finest bespoke mattresses for two Royal Warrant holders. Queen Elizabeth II and The Late Queen Mother only the finest quality products are associated with the Royal Warrants and Hypnos is extremely proud to have carried the Royal Warrants of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and The Late Queen Mother for over 37 years. To be honoured by two Royal Households is unprecedented. Other Royal Warrant holders include; Rolls Royce & Bentley Motorcars, Dunlop, Aston Martin, Burberry Limited, Royal Doulton, Jaguar Motorcars, Austin Reed Group PLC, Steinway & Sons and Land Rover & Range Rover.

 

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Best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and bedding in the Toronto area!

Marriage is a Major Milestone in Life

Marriage is a major milestone in life. For many people, it’s the first time that they really have to think about a mattress purchase and what they should sleep on.

Most young couples rely on their parents for guidance and usually end up buying a mattress based on what they think is good. Others purchase what is on sale that particular week or may even buy a mattress because some stores give out free gifts to entice people to shop at their place. When shopping for a mattress you should really take the time to understand what helps you sleep better and not what size TV comes with your mattress.

Choosing the right mattress is very important and will help determine whether or not you will get off to a great start. A lot of things have changed since your parents got married, including the ingredients that are used to make today’s mattresses. Latex mattresses may be more expensive than the traditional mattresses, but, are the best value in the long run. You may purchase up to four conventional mattresses for every one latex mattress. http://www.dormio.ca/browseproducts.asp?catID=11

Firmer is not necessarily better. A firm bed resists rather than conforming to the natural position of your body. Therefore, your body must constantly adjust in order to get comfortable.

A warm, inviting bedroom can often be the key to keeping the romance alive in your love relationship. Fresh flowers by the bed are nice. Your bedroom is a haven for intimacy. While luxurious sheets and plush pillows can contribute to a romantic effect, it’s important to start with the foundation of your bed – a great latex mattress. A comfortable new mattress will make all the difference, leaving you well-rested and energetic.

When you shop for a new mattress, shop together. Make sure that both partners’ needs for comfort, support and space are met. Most of our latex mattresses are dual comfort. With so many styles and comfort levels to choose from, every couple should be able to find the mattress that’s perfect for both of them on their side of the bed.

Shopping for the best value, not the lowest price, is a healthy investment in your quality of life.

For more information on how to shop for a new mattress that’s perfect for you and your mate, come visit our showroom. Just drop by, we have convenient shopping hours or call us and book our showroom for private shopping.  See you soon.

 

Dormio Organic Beds…naturally better

Best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and bedding in the Toronto area!

 

What are Moulds?

Moulds are simple plants without the green color. They’re all around us feeding on other plants and animal matter and growing wherever moisture is present. You usually need a microscope to see moulds, but as they grow, they become visible and can become a health problem, releasing microscopic spores that aggravate symptoms of allergies and asthma in some people.

Moulds belong to the group known as fungi, which also include mildews, yeasts, mushrooms and puffballs. They are made up of interwoven filamentous forms that have rounded “spores” at their tips. These “spores” are very tiny and light, can travel on air currents and are always looking for a good place to grow. Because mould spores are always present in outdoor air, they will migrate indoors and be deposited on soft and hard surfaces, including building material surfaces.

What is Mildew?

Mildew is a mould. The term mildew is usually used to describe visible growth of mould on surfaces such as unpainted wood, leather goods, paper and books, clothing and textiles, upholstery, mattresses and rugs, etc.

Mould and Health Problems

Most of us can tolerate low levels of mould. However, for some people, even trace amounts of common indoor mould can cause allergic reactions such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, and in more serious cases, respiratory illness. Some scientists believe a large percentage of asthma related deaths are caused or aggravated by mould. Studies have also linked black mould or Stachybotrys to memory loss and lung tissue damage.

Where do you Find Mould and Mildew?

Moulds grow especially well in warm and humid areas like bathrooms, but they can also be found in many other places, including mattresses. The best way to control mould is by controlling moisture.

To control mould and mildew, Hypnos reduces or eliminates moisture. By using natural fibres, calico wrapped coils and brass or silver air vents, the Hypnos mattress is designed to breathe, so that the cup of moisture you lose each night can be taken from you and passed out of the mattress. The end result is the inside of the mattress is cleaner and you wake up feeling more refreshed.

Dormio Organic Beds…naturally better

Best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and bedding in the Toronto area!

 

3 Day Sale

3 Days Only

Thursday April 28

Friday April 29

Saturday April 30

Receive an additional

15% OFF

our already sale prices

 

For 3 days only take off another 15% off our tagged prices.  Most of the items are already on sale, but for 3 days only we are discounting everything an additional 15%.

Take the Hush-a- bye mattress for example.

The queen mattress is regularly $2499, on sale for $1499 and for 3 days only you save another $225

That’s a total saving of $1225………………INCREDIBLE!

 

Dormio Organic Beds…naturally better

Best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and bedding in the Toronto area!



The Comforts of Latex Mattresses

One of the greatest revolutions in the mattress industry is the discovery of this type of bed. According to sleep institutions and experts, latex mattresses are capable of rejuvenating a person by having a night’s full of relaxing and comforting sleep. Believing that sufficient sleep helps keep a person energized and mentally alert, all these would depend on the kind of mattress that one sleeps on. A latex mattress or even just a latex mattress topper ensures that the sleeper is provided with the level of comfort that matches the sleeper’s level.

Don’t allow yourself to get stuck with a mattress that forces you to have poor sleeping habits or a sleeping condition that is less than ideal.

You deserve to be successful. You’re one latex mattress away from getting a great night’s sleep. Check them out, they are not as expensive as one may think.

Dormio Organic Beds…naturally better

Best selection of natural and organic quality mattresses and bedding in the Toronto area!