What is a futon?

From blow up mattresses, to pull-out couches, to trundle beds, there are a lot of options when it comes to temporary sleeping arrangements—but none quite compare to the futon. But what exactly is a futon, and how is it different from a regular bed?What is a Futon?Put simply, a futon is a type of convertible couch that you can fold or slide out to form a bed in the evenings. Futons are t...

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Phoenix Start Up Week | The Five Things to Know About Your Sixth Year

In support of our local start up community, we put together a list of the five lessons we learned when we hit our sixth year in business. Check out the excerpt and head on over to Phoenix Start Up Week's blog to read the rest.If you’ve ever been brave enough to share your amazing new business idea with a friend or family member, you’ve undoubtedly been met with a hesitant head tilt and the ...

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The Big Quiet Visits Tuft & Needle

The Big Quiet is a mass meditation movement that gathers thousands of people for large-scale moments of quiet, connection and special performances at some of the most iconic places in the world.Right off the bat, the concept of The Big Quiet is appealing to not only those who practice mindfulness, but really, anyone. It’s even attracted the interest of Oprah Winfrey (as though there were anot...

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Meet Your Mattress Soulmate

Whether you've got a hot date lined up, or celebrating singledom, Valentine's Day can be a lot of pressure. That’s why we’re trading expensive flowers and fancy restaurants for a new kind of eros that you don’t need to leave the house for. That’s right—we’re talking about mattresses. But this isn’t just about staying in bed. It’s about finding your mattress soulmate, the kind you want to cozy u...

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What is Tencel?

There are a lot of buzzworthy brands to keep up with when it comes to sustainability, but most of them don’t live up to the hype. After all, consuming sustainably is still consuming, and it’s hard to feel good about any products when even our recycling often ends up in the landfill. At the same time, making the right choices as a consumer is one good thing we can do for the environment, and now...

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How to Wash a Wool Blanket

When it comes to how to wash a wool blanket, it can seem like a high maintenance product, but you just need the right tools and a little prep.Nothing beats snuggling up with a heavy wool blanket during the cool winter months. Not only do wool blankets provide extra warmth thanks to their thick fibers, but they’re also durable enough to last a lifetime, as long as you treat them right. Ever ...

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Your Worst #SleeplessDecisions of 2019

Late last year, we worked with comedian Neal Brennan to recap some of the decisions America could (and should) have slept on over the past year. From bad chicken sandwich inventory planning to Area 51 “raids,” there were a lot of things we maybe should have… not. This got us thinking—what #SleeplessDecisions are our Twitter followers making?Here’s a round up of our favorite portraits of sleep...

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You’re Invited to our Grand Opening!

Hey, Glendale!We're coming to The Americana at Brand and we can't wait to see you. Our eighth store is celebrating their grand opening with Mobar & Co. Coffee, free pillows, and plenty of Zzz's.Come check us out! Date: Saturday, Feb 1Time: 10am - 8pmLocation: 230 S Grand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204 (We're next to the Warby Parker!) Grab a coffee on us un...

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Coffee with Anna | Head of Retail

Just before the opening of our Glendale, CA store, we sat down for some coffee, lemon bread, and conversation with Anna Johnson, our Head of Retail.   Originally hired for retail-focused Customer Experience in 2015, Anna has covered many roles at T&N. She has worked in hiring and was a leader on our CX team before she was convinced to become the Scottsdale Store Le...

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Sleep Technology over the Decade

From the rise of influencers to the explosion of wellness fads, a lot has changed in sleep technology over the last decade. But it’s not just dairy alternatives and 12-step skin care routines we have to be thankful for. Along with rising trends toward healthy living, there’s a new appreciation for a good night’s sleep, and the tools you need to achieve it. Throughout the decade, CEOs and sh...

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5 New Year’s Restolutions to make in 2020

2020 feels like it should be your biggest year ever, right? Something about a fresh decade feels more significant. So why not commit to 5 simple habits for better sleep to kick 2020 off with a snooze?1. Set a bedtime.We know, it sounds juvenile, but your mom knew best after all. Studies show that creating regular sleep patterns not only help you get better sleep, but can also lowe...

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