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What AnOther Loves This Week: Life Improvements

This week's @anotherloves edit looks to elevate your day-to-day existence through beautiful, functional objects

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"At all times love and discipline have led to a beautiful environment and a good life." An excellent Charles Eames quote to accompany this delectable, salmon pink Shell Chair by the designer and his wife and collaborator, Ray Eames. The duo's close-knit relationship and devotion to their craft embodied this sentiment, spawning nothing but the most desirable designs.

This week, intermittent showers and cloying humidity have made getting dressed nothing short of an ordeal. The solution? Wear to bed what you can wear to work. Enter this elegant, silken smoking jacket by Raey, the androgynous basics brand spearheaded by Rachel Proud (previously design director at Christopher Kane). Louche and luxuriant, it looks just as good over jeans as it does lingerie. Winner!

Sometimes the thought of another trip to the dry cleaners is unbearable. Luckily Byredo's Ben Gorham is here to help with the world's chicest alternative to Febreeze: Toile, the new fabric spray from his completely covetable perfume brand. One spritz will tranform smoke infused garments into pristine, cotton fresh perfection. It works on cushions and carpets too, making it the ideal gift to present at a party – no longer will the morning after feel quite so stale.

Loewe's puzzle bags have quickly become a modern must-have, capturing as they do Jonathan Anderson's contemporary reworking of the heritage Spanish brand renowned for their leather goods. Here in duck egg blue, it's the ultimate summertime carry-all; chic enough for fancy restaurants, but equally roomy enough to keep sandwiches in for impromptu al fresco dining. The multipurpose puzzle: solved.

Never has imitation crocodile looked quite so appealing as when converted into these bold Stella McCartney pumps. Simultaneously modern and a throwback to Elizabethan court shoes, we are justifying them as a timeless purchase – plus, at the moment, we want all of our shoes to come complete with an over-sized buckle and block heel. 

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