12.29.2008

show me to my bed.

This bed stole 4 hours of my life. Probably more like 10 if you count all the time I spent at Ikea.
Hopefully it gives me thousands of peaceful hours back. And it looks pretty nice, right? Well don't let those beautifully woven bed slats fool you, I had to do that all myself. Thank you Ikea for always testing our patience in reading bad infographics. I will report back on the comfort after the back pain from moving stuff—or more likely, from building Ikea stuff—subsides.

I decided to get a latex mattress after reading tons of disconcerting stuff about polyurethane foam mattresses (off-gassing for one thing). But there are so many funky smells in my apartment right now (it was just painted) that I can't tell if this mattress smells. I guess they all have to be sprayed with fire retardant which is not good for you. I would love to be able to afford an organic mattress but unfortunately they are pretty pricey.

1 comment:

Lori Jane said...

Just saw this article about organic mattresses and it made me think 'bout this post.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/garden/15mattress.html?_r=1&partner=rss