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In Search of Sunshine

In Search of Sunshine

In Search of Sunshine

A fact we always knew, but have felt with certainty this year, is the value of sunshine in our days. Eternal source of energy through warmth, light and life, we’ve equally come to appreciate its role as clock and truth teller, indicating when it’s time to unwind, rest and recover.

Little wonder that sunlight has inspired everything from art and literature to our upcoming bath and bedding collection – Vitamin D. Our selection below captures the joy of lifelong discovery and salutation to nature’s ultimate giver:

Courtesy Helmut Newton Foundation

Have you ever seen


in your life

more wonderful


than the way the sun,

every evening,

relaxed and easy,

floats toward the horizon


and into the clouds or the hills,

or the rumpled sea,

and is gone –

and how it slides again


out of the blackness,

every morning,

on the other side of the world,

like a red flower

The Glass House, courtesy Paul Mpagi Sepuya


streaming upward on its heavenly oils,

say, on a morning in early summer,

at its perfect imperial distance –

and have you ever felt for anything

such wild love –

do you think there is anywhere, in any language,

a word billowing enough

for the pleasure


that fills you,

as the sun

reaches out,

as it warms you


as you stand there,

empty-handed –

or have you too

turned from this world –


or have you too

gone crazy

for power,

for things?

- Mary Oliver, The Sun


The Glass House, courtesy Paul Mpagi Sepuya

The Glass House, home of Philip Johnson, in New Canaan, Connecticut, reflects natural light to extraordinary effect.
We have a special place in our hearts for the iconic daybed (above) designed by Mies Van Der Rohe.

On A Clear Day, Agnes Martin

Snapshots from a day trip to shoot our lookbook for Vitamin D. Proposing lightness through vibrant hues and textures, nourishment resides in moments of sun-drenched skin, and feelings of buoyancy that arrive as radiant messengers of hope.


In the spectacular large-scale projects he's famous for – such as bringing the sun to The Tate in London (Weather Project, 2003) – Olafur Eliasson creates art from a palette of space, distance, colour and light. This idea-packed talk begins with an experiment in the nature of perception.

Jantar Mantar, courtesy Camila Gutierrez


Built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is an astronomical observatory, which features
the world’s largest stone sundial. India has five of them, and the largest one is in Jaipur.

An Ode to Fall

Andy Warhol, Sunsets, 1972

“With sunrise came a sense of clarity for the songs I’d been mining for. Whatever the morning gifted me was unreachable at night; and that morning could not be if not for what went on at night. I started sleeping with the curtains drawn; my room illuminated by the same sun I used to hide from.”

These words by Bangalore-based composer, Jeeven Antony, reveal the notes behind Sounds of Himêya - Volume II –
our original soundtrack that we hope will leave you resting and breathing easier. Out now on

Feature: The Keys to the House No. 46, Suffolk 2010, courtesy Juergen Teller.