You hit the nail on the head with your statement that although it's "simultaneously harder to find the money to spend", consumers are "smarter" and want to know the provenance of what they buy. Why we need box springs and mattress flipping are great additions to the family business story. For anyone in the UK looking for a similar company, I can recommend Norris Bedding in London. Five years ago I bought a 19th c French faux bamboo bed frame. No slats or support. An odd size (I've since learned it's a "small double" or 4 ft bed). No conventional mattress would fit, nor could I find anyone who could put it together and create a new base for slats . Last September at Decorex I met the folk at Norris Bedding. They are a small family company and make mattresses and box springs by hand. Their business includes re-assembling antique beds and making bespoke mattresses. They collected my bed frame and redelivered it six weeks later expertly reassembled with a bespoke mattress and box springs. They even made four "extra" feet to give added support. You can't see them unless you get flat on the floor, but they give added peace of mind the bed is sturdy. I highly recommend Norris, and while they are the luxury end price-wise, I'm with ARzondzinska - it's a false economy to skimp on your mattress.
A Visit to Shifman Mattress Company
Newark, New Jersey
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If anyone fancies reading how COVER magazine reported on AT's question, head on over to http://covermct.wordpress.com/. Oh and Juleeann? Hope you're right, as I recently finished handsewing an interlined set of curtains using a Heals 1970s Art Nouveau inspired fabric, and added leading and bottom edges in 1960s orange cotton velvet I salvaged (with permission) from a historic house in Devon . . .
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My Sigg hot water bottle is now in my lap thanks to your suggestion! Great idea and it stays warm longer than a hot water bottle.
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