To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 11.1.0 or greater is installed.
Success O a sis
The Cradle from Richard Clarkson Studio is much more than just the coolest-looking rocking chair
ever. The company did significant research into Rhythmic Movement Disorder and the results are
incorporated into this head-turning design.
T E X T BY SA N DY L I N D S E Y
“This rocking chair is named “Cradle” as it epitomizes what the
chair is all about,” says the chair’s creator Richard Clarkson.
“It’s about creating a safe, comfortable and relaxing space
in which the user can dissipate the overstimulation of their
senses.” The design was heavily directed by a synthesis of
research into Autism and children with Rhythmic Movement
Disorder (RMD) as well as safety, sustainability, function,
and aesthetics. While the emphasis was placed on creating a
solution for sufferers of RMD, this handmade chair is designed
for everyone and will bring relaxation, comfort and calmness
to anyone who uses it; RichardClarkson.com.
Feng Shui is touted as a
simple way to get the most
out of life, but there’s
nothing simple about it.
Before you reposition
every sock and kitchen
appliance in the house,
give these fast tips a try.
T E X T B Y S TAC Y W Y N N
26 KEEP CLOSED
Perhaps the simplest Feng Shui
tip is to put the toilet lid down.
The toilet is a drain that if left
open will allow positive energy
and money to literally drain
out of your home. Similarly,
you shouldn’t ever work with
your back to a door. This is a
compromised position. Facing
the door will make you feel
more powerful. No choice? Add
a mirror or reflective surface so
no one can “sneak up on you.”
If you don’t already have a pair
of nightstands, it’s long overdue.
While this is traditionally used to
attract love, even if you’re happily
single, it creates a more balanced
bedroom. The second nightstand
doesn’t have to match the first.
While you’re out shopping, get
some plants for nature, growth,
creativity and better air. The more
electronics in the house, the more
plants you’ll want…without going
overboard, of course.
Fixing what is broken in your
house removes the items’
negative energy. If you can’t
fix it, toss it. Either way, this
is a first step to fixing other
lingering issues in life. And
then there’s the #1 nemesis of
Feng Shui: Clutter. If you even
get rid of 1/3 (to start) of your
unnecessary stuff, your entire
world will feel lighter. Some
people report weight loss and
an elimination of headaches.