Monthly Archives: March 2012

What’s in a Frame?

The frame is an important part of the sofa design process. What’s in a frame? We’re glad you asked.  The sofa frame is a very important part of the sofa design process, since it gives the entire piece its shape and acts as a basic skeleton, helping to keep all the … Continue reading
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Cleaning a Microfiber Sofa

Microfiber sofas are remarkably stain-resistant, but they do require a little cleaning every now and again to stay fresh Microfiber sofas are made from microsuede fabric, a dense man-made polyester fabric that can be knit from both natural products and synthetics.  It’s remarkably durable, stain-resistant and able to withstand daily stress with ease.  However, this doesn’t mean that a … Continue reading
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How Stress Helps Us Achieve

Stress can help you hunker down and achieve On the Contempo Sofa blog, we tend to give stress a bad rap and why not?  We’ve all seen the negative effects it can pose on a person’s physical and mental health.  However according to a recent article in Woman’s … Continue reading
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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Bed bug As winter leaves, it’s time to get serious about one serious issue that always pops up with the rising temperatures: bed bugs. They’re a disgusting pest and it’s important to make sure that they don’t sneak into your home.  Here’s … Continue reading
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Cleaning Leather Furniture with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter can give you leather a clean, healthy sheen Okay, bear with me here.  About a month ago, the Contempo Sofa blog ran a story about cleaning solutions for leather upholstery.  However, we missed one of the most crucial items: peanut butter. Yeah, you read that right.  Peanut butter … Continue reading
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Product Review: The Diego Leather Sofa Collection

diego Contempo Sofa’s primary objectives are simple: luxury and elegance.  Relaxation is a key tenet of life.  Whether you live in an Upper East Side townhouse, a SOHO loft, or a cozy house in the suburbs, when you come home at … Continue reading
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The Longest Sofa on Earth

Sykkylven Bridge Do you ever feel like you have a hard time finding a sofa big enough for your home?  Well maybe you should have a look at Sykkylven’s record-setting longest sofa on Earth.  On June 14, 2009, 300 volunteers from ten … Continue reading
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Here Comes the Sun: Daylight Savings

George Vernon Hudson was the first to propose the modern notion of daylight savings Daylight Savings Time comes every year (Sunday, March 11 this year), but I’m willing to bet good money most of you have no idea how it started.  If you think it was Benjamin Franklin’s idea, you’re only partially right.  Franklin … Continue reading
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Hamburg Artist Designs Public Street Furniture

Oliver Show's sculptures act as public seating for Hamburg residents Oliver Show, a young German artist, took on what he saw as “the commercialization of public space” with a daring, inventive project in the German city of Hamburg, according to Architizer.   Using flexible, yellow drainage pipes, Show turned bike racks, … Continue reading
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Getting a Full Night’s Sleep When You Couldn’t Actually Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Even if you didn't get a full night's sleep, you can always fake it. Life’s busy and sometimes we can’t always get the recommended eight hours of sleep we need.  So how can you stay alert in the morning when you’re running on less than your best? recommends a few special tips: First … Continue reading
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