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It's time to create a pre-summer playlist starting with Here Comes the Sun. Today, I'm in the mood for Nina Simone's version.
Decorative pieces and places, clockwise from the top left:
Lulu DK's new Sunburst fabric.
The pool at the Jay Paley house designed by architect Paul Williams.
Artist and owner of Belvedere, Julia-Carr Bayler, with showroom manager Stephen Tancibok rocking pants made from the Tony Duquette-for-Jim Thompson fabric, Tibetan Sun.
Children's linoleum prints via The Long Thread.
A 17th-century Japanese lacquer writing box with flowers under the sun, created by Igarashi Doho and part of LACMA's collection -- I wish I'd included the box in this post.
And lastly, from the Freer + Sackler galleries, a late-17th-century Japanese Kyoto Ware serving bowl in the shape of a sedge hat. These hats were traditionally worn as a form of sun protection.