This week's @anotherloves edit spans sculptural earrings, rare books and a spin-painted Damien Hirst chair
1970s colour palettes, graphic shapes and rich, textural combinations are part and parcel of Marni’s DNA – all three of which are distilled in the solid sculptural form of these beautiful earrings from the brand’s pre-A/W16 collection. Cast from a dusky pink resin and constructed using a gold-toned metal, their size and satisfying weight cause them to click quietly with every turn, bringing a tactile and sensory new dimension to any outfit.
If like us you’re hopelessly devoted to both cats and to horoscopes, this 1975 book will be an irresistible purchase – combining the pair with a retro design influence, questionable astrological detail and dreamy monochrome photographs to boot. Available courtesy of Big Ego Books, the Sydney-based bookseller exploiting Instagram’s image-based format for the good of coffee tables the world over Cats Around the Zodiac promises sections on ‘Cats and the Occult’, ’12 Cat Personalities’ and ’12 Cat Sun Signs’ – an important and necessary read for anybody with a feline counterpart, wouldn’t you say?
It's a fact: Miu Miu makes marvellous pumps. From crystal-adorned Mary Janes to sky-high 70s-inspired platforms boasting bold linear patterning, their current offerings are each as covetable as the next. But it is this delectable pair, complete with block heel, oversized buckle (a key detail of the A/W16 collection) and complementary shades of deep red and pale pink that have stolen our hearts this week. Pair with a Miu Miu checked wool and mohair-blend pencil skirt to channel Mrs Prada's executive brand of chic.
This wonderfully paint-splattered chair looks like it could be the handiwork of Jackson Pollock, but it is in fact the creation of another artist powerhouse – Damien Hirst. Its unique decoration is the result of the spin technique – whereby fresh paint is applied to a vessel before being rotated on a high-speed platform to create a randomised pattern. Hirst first became interested in this artistic method as a child and began to experiment with it in the 1990s, during which time he famously set up a spin art stall with fellow artist Angus Fairhurst at Joshua Compston’s artist led street fair, dubbed ‘A Fête Worse than Death’. The duo enlisted their performance artist friend Leigh Bowery to make them up as clowns (including the painting of their private parts). They then charged visitors £1 to create their own spin paintings, to be signed by them both, and asked for a further £1 donation to reveal their embellished manhoods. While this chair doesn't come with a £1 peep show, it's guaranteed to catch eyes nevertheless.
As photogenic rock stars go, the late, great David Bowie was surely top of the list – thanks to his otherworldly features, frequent style transformations and general ability to look amazing whether on stage or off. For evidence of this look no further than the above snap, taken by Denis O'Regan in 1980s Tokyo, which sees a 3-piece tweed-suited Bowie cutting a dash alongside Japanese composer Riyuichi Sakamoto and a beautiful turbaned female counterpart. This and a selection of other brilliant Bowie snaps are currently up for auction through online charity platform Givergy, with all prodeed going to Cancer Research UK. A better reason to expand your photography collection you will not find.