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What AnOther Loves This Week: Marbled Crockery & Kinky Boots

Lift your spirits with this week's @anotherloves edit: a selection of excellent accoutrements and paraphernalia to help inspire a positive outlook

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Frequently, when decorating and furnishing a house, you find yourself so drained by the hours spent elbow-deep in paint, or trawling around IKEA with a giant trolley, that kitchenware can slip right down to the bottom of your list of priorities. But considering that we're confronted by our choice of cutlery and crockery every time we sit down for a home-cooked meal, it's silly to neglect the opportunity to invest in a great set of dishes. Fortunately for us, Liberty London have a solution that is both beautiful and affordable: their Royal Stafford tableware range, which consists of marbled plates, bowls and mugs, in two colour-ways, which joyously resemble hand-marbled paper. Fine dining, here we come!

Ever the fans of surrealist accoutrements, this brilliant three-finger-bearing hand earring by Parisian jeweller Yvonne Léon had us from the get-go. Add into the equation the use of 18k gold, precious diamonds and enamelled rubies and you have an example of fine jewellery at its finest. Hailing from a long line of jewellery makers, Léon has a treasure trove of vintage pieces at her disposal – her principal source of inspiration – but although the past is integral to her approach, she is devoted to making pieces that are timeless in their appeal. Other highlights from her collection include a tsavorite-encrusted palm leaf stud and array of gorgeous lobe earrings that gently trace the lower ear. 

Following today's Brexit news, it's hard to find a positive thread to cling to when looking to our future, so a brief sojourn back into the past – courtesy of a covetable set of Comme des Garçons postcards – is a welcome distraction. The house "has never resorted to attention grabbing stars or even conventional fashion images" in their production of campaign imagery, as Tish Wrigley noted in an article for AnOther. "[It prefers] to prowl the line between fashion and art, serving up unexpected and beautiful work that we would like to put on our wall and stare at forever." Booksellers IDEA feel the same, writing alongside the works, "The world needs fresh hopeful beautiful images." And we couldn't agree more.

"With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60," the celebrated actor once quipped. And while you shouldn't require a spectacular pair of shades to feel fantastic, it sure can help on days when you're feeling a little lacklustre. Just in time for summer (as rainy as the first few official days have been) come Miu Miu's new Scenique eyewear collection, boasting sinuous, sculptural profiles defined by gold or black rims and an array of different coloured lenses. Just what's required for a rose-tinted season.

Rings, barbells and other piercing paraphernalia represent a tiny hint of rebellion in an ocean of conformity, so it makes sense that, should you find your actual bodily piercings insufficient in demonstrating your distaste for the mudane, you should turn to your clothes instead. Enter these white ankle boots by Dora Teymur, the London-trained shoe designer who has made nostalgic shapes, minimalist construction and meticulous craftsmanship his bread and butter. Not only does the block heel and gently squared toe scream of a 1970s influence, reimagined for a contemporary customer, but the oversized silver hoop embellishment hints at other, less visible accessories. The name, Nizip, couldn’t be more appropriate.

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