Journey of Dreams – vol.2 ARTS&SCIENCE with friends

In this day and age, many of us have become accustomed to traveling around the globe freely. Now we find ourselves in a moment in which we must suspend this privilege. Night time and the space of our dreams are more important than ever and, for many of us, have become the only possible moments for nourishing our connections. This "Journey of dreams" is a project born from our imaginations and the joys of traveling.

— Dreaming of the day when we can travel freely

We asked our designers who were involved in creating our special "nightwear to dream in," to share about certain locations in the lands of the country they live in, with their hopes for you to visit these places one day. It may be a dream theme for now, but we hope soon the day will come when you can actually make these visits.

Please see the Vol.1 contents here.

U.S.A by Alice Waese

1 — Upstate New York
“The night sky with friends and the bright stars that I always miss in the city.“

2 — Long Island, and The California Desert
“The bleached-out colors, trees that look like they are from the moon, the forest of giant wind turbines leading the way, the tacos, and a general feeling of spacing out.“

3 — Long beach, California
“A brief escape to the beach, clear blue water, and long sand beaches.“

Upstate New York
1 — Upstate New York
Long Island, and The California Desert
2 — Long Island, and The California Desert
Long beach, California
3 — Long beach, California

FRANCE by Gareth Casey

1 — Prieuré Notre Dame d’Orsan
“The Prieuré dʼOrsan is a former monastery established in 1107 in the heart of the Berry region. This is where Casey Caseyʼs designer Gareth Casey lives today. The Prieuré dʼOrsanʼs gardens are inspired by a mix of medieval tapestries and modern architecture. It gives inspiration to Gareth as much as it is a way for him to express his creativity. The gardens are open to the public and Gareth is more than happy to welcome visitors in spring and summer.”

2 — Château de Meillant
“After visiting the Prieuré dʼOrsan, travellers can easily continue their journey to the Château de Meillant, another gem of the Berry region. The castle was built in 1510 and is a wonderful mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The castle's graceful silhouette is mirrored in the moat it is surrounded by. Gareth Casey loves walking around the park, in its calming and inspiring natural scenery,, in the shade of giant centuries-old trees.”

3 — Abbaye de Noirlac
“Just a stoneʼs throw away from the Chateau de Meillant, the Abbaye de Noirlac is an abbey founded in the 12th-century. It is still one of the best-preserved abbeys in France. Gareth Casey loves the relaxing atmosphere around the abbey, the silence and the room it leaves for thinking and reconnecting with oneʼs feelings and thoughts. One of the most stunning things to see in Noirlac are the Abbeyʼs modern white stained-glass windows which represent original monastic values of this place, purity and simplicity. They were designed by French artists Jean-Pierre Raynaud and Jean Mauret. The latter who also designed the windows for Gareth Caseyʼs home, the Prieuré dʼOrsan.

Prieuré Notre Dame d’Orsan
1 — Prieuré Notre Dame d’Orsan
Château de Meillant
2 — Château de Meillant
Abbaye de Noirlac
3 — Abbaye de Noirlac

INDIA by Asami Nagashima Sarabhai

1 — Flower markets
“Whenever you visit a city or town in India, you must make a point of waking up early and heading to the markets to experience the vibrant pulse of the country. At flower markets, immerse yourself in fresh fragrances, enjoy being a witness to lively sellers speeding by with enormous baskets or carrying heaps of flowers wrapped in cloth. In the midst of all the chaos, women in regional saris peacefully thread jasmine to make ornaments for a bride or other offerings for temple goers. Here, in the picture, Kanu-bhai spreads out Lotus flowers, Roses, Marigolds and Hibiscus he had bought in the market to re-sell to regular worshippers of an old temple our studio is adjoined to.”

2 — Step-well
“In the semi-arid region of Gujarat & Rajasthan, traditional water harvesting step-wells not only provided its community with access to clean water, but also created a space for freer social interactions especially for women. When you visit one such step-well during the heat of the day and take steps down its partially covered structure, you will be astounded to feel the air so cool, and with every downwards step the sensation increases. My favourite time of the day to visit is late afternoon/ evening when the sun starts to cast shadows on its wondrous structures.”

3 — Kalamkhush handmade paper centre
“It is always a treat to find a place which takes you back in time.. A paper mill in Ahmedabad where Mahatma Gandi established his ashram still makes handmade paper in the exact same method. Scrap fabrics from textile mills are recycled and made into paper for government books and other uses. In a vast room with the only light being sunlight seeping through the glass slits in the high ceiling, you will find yourself wondering through rows and rows of drying sheets of freshly made paper. With so much space above you, the rhythmical sound of sieving the fabric pulp travels gently from the workshop in the corner, enhancing the medieval atmosphere.. It is a space where you get lost in time.”

Flower markets
1 — Flower markets
Step-well
2 — Step-well
Kalamkhush handmade paper centre
3 — Kalamkhush handmade paper centre

ENGLAND by Erica Toogood & Faye Toogood

1 — The North Norfolk Coast
Erica toogood “The North Norfolk Coast near Blakeney. This is an area of unspoilt coastline on the North Sea with vast sandy beaches backed by dunes, cliffs and pine trees. I enjoy long weekends here with my family and friends. We walk for miles along the beach collecting shells and fossils. I love the smell of the sea air and the pine trees. We go sailing and crabbing and at the end of the day eat fish and chips looking out to sea.”

2 — The North Coast of Cornwall
Faye toogood “The North Coast of Cornwall in the South West of England. This part of Cornwall is known for its dramatic coastal scenery looking out on the Atlantic Ocean, its wild moorland landscape and small fishing villages. I visit Cornwall for family summer holidays with my young children. We spend days exploring the many hidden bays, swimming in the sea, exploring rock pools and eating delicious seafood.”

3 — Winchester
Erica toogood & Faye toogood “Winchester is a cathedral town in the South and was the ancient capital of England dating back to the Iron Age. We spent some years of our childhood in Winchester and our parents now live there. We both love the country walks around the city and along the river Itchen that runs through it. The city feels steeped in history, with its dramatic Gothic Cathedral and the oldest Public School in the UK, all surrounded by walls made of flint stone. Itʼs also the resting place of writer Jane Austen.”

The North Norfolk Coast
1 — The North Norfolk Coast
The North Coast of Cornwall
2 — The North Coast of Cornwall
Winchester
3 — Winchester

ITALY by Marco Zanini

1 — Sudtirol
“The Alps near the border with Austria. That region is known as Sudtirol, and I adore going there in summertime because the nature and the landscape are simply breathtaking. This past summer I spent two weeks over there and it was wonderful to go hiking in such dreamy surroundings.”

2 — Lake Como
“To travel by car around Lake Como is stunning in spring and autumn when few tourists are around... The view is beautiful anywhere there, and to visit the magnificent stately villas that are open to the public is truly magical.”

3 — Liguria
“Liguria is the seaside region in the north of Italy where I always love to go for a weekend off-season, like in early June or mid-September. The small picturesque villages like Portofino are of course worldwide famous, but almost any small town along the seaside is charming in one way or the other. The important thing for my taste is to avoid the more crowded months of July or August.”

4 — Milano
“I need to add a fourth travel location to my list: my hometown Milano! Here is where I live, and I just love it: Millan has a distinctive charm of its own that it's beautiful to discover by just walking around especially on a Sunday morning.”

Sudtirol
1 — Sudtirol
Lake Como
2 — Lake Como
Liguria
3 — Liguria
Milano
4 — Milano

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