The usual selection of mattress (& bedding) sizes often reads to me like a recitation of the vowels: A, E, I, O, U, & sometimes Y. Where California King equals the “sometimes Y.” Figuring out the basic differences between Twin, Full, Queen, & King isn’t rocket science – the next is bigger than the one before it, right? Except that logic doesn’t quite hold when you pit the “regular” King (also known as the Eastern King) against its western cousin. Given that Cal King typically comes at the very end of the mattress size spectrum (aside from the mondo specialty sized Grand King), it’s easy to assume that it would trump the Eastern King in size. This is only half true. The Cal King comes in at an impressive 84 inches long – 4 inches longer than an Eastern King – making it the perfect choice for taller individuals, especially people over 6 feet. However, this extra length comes at a price. The Cal King is “only” 72 inches wide – 4 to 6 inches narrower than an Eastern King which measures between 76 & 78 inches wide. The Eastern King provides couples with the most individual sleeping space, equivalent to two extra long twin beds pushed together. But for taller people, it might be worth the sacrifice on width to have a bed that allows one to stretch out comfortably. But really, either way you cut it, it’s good to be the king.
Brooke has been a bonafide bedding snob since 2002 & has learned the pleasure of sleeping on truly fabulous sheets. In her spare time she bakes copious amounts of yummy, not-so-good-for-you food; reminisces about how she used to have lots of spare time for reading; & does her best to keep her 3-year old, tiny-dictator-of-a-son away from certain danger.
Wow! I can't believe the Monet fabric is still around! I remember when that 1991 cover came out - I was working for the company at the time and remember the first time I saw it. I think I might be IN that catalog, actually ... :) 20 years goes by so quickly.Liana on: Monet bedding – customer fave for 20+ years!
Hi I think this add shows a lot of humor and presents the products in a new brave way! Congrats to Cuddledown for that!! Why all the negative response on this? Why does Americans feel threatened by this quit so innocent picture? Why hesitate to have more humor in the bedroom??Bente on: Cuddledown’s “Naked Pillow” catalog caption contest
Great advice! The only way to really fail is to not try.Adjustabeds on: DIY Fail – when not to throw in the towel