Objects of Desire

Notes on our most coveted art & design pieces and collaborations. 


Objects Mini Neneh Bag, Roksanda


Crafted in super supple butterscotch calf leather, this compact version of the Roksanda’s ‘Neneh’ bag from the AW24 collection features signature sculptural details – lilac strap and wooden handles – a playful artsy touch. Elevated and sleek, the Neneh has become a core design in Roksanda’s collections for a good reason. Frequently referencing art and architecture, and known for her collaborations with artists, a Roksanda bag feels like an apt companion for the Biennale.


The Wick - Objects LØCI trainers

Objects LØCI trainers

From £135

This week at The Wick Culture we are obsessing over what to pack for Venice. Our founder Katy Wickremesinghe has selected the essential items she will be packing for a busy week of events, and top of the list are a pair of LØCI vegan trainers, timeless Minimalist designs that go with everything and are sourced and created ethically in Europe. A perennial must for all that cobblestone walking, disembarking vaporettos – and chic enough for cicchetti and spritz.

The Wick - Objects Detour 2.0 Limited Edition Collector's Box, Moleskine

Objects Detour 2.0 Limited Edition Collector’s Box, Moleskine


This hardcover, limited edition notebook invites all your reflections on the art – a collaboration between Moleskine and Malagasy monochrome master Joël Andrianomearisoa. Joël Andrianomearisoa is known for his refined, elegant minimalist expressions in paint and textiles, but has also turned his hand to design collaborations with select brands (see also candles for Diptique and his Dior handbag).

Our founder Katy loves the perfect ivory-hue, acid-free paper in this notebook, and practical details like the expandable cloth and cardboard inner pocket, rounded corners and ribbon bookmark. This limited edition version comes in a special collectors box – and each purchase contributes to the Moleskine Foundation Creativity Pioneers Support Fund. Venice’s magical scenery inspires poetry, and this is the place to pen it.

The Wick - Objects Celine headphones

Objects Celine headphones


Here’s some ear candy for you. Celine’s new headphones – first worn around the necks of models in Hedi Slimane’s S/S 2024 womenswear collection, titled ‘La Collection de la Bibliothèque Nationale’ – bring a little luxury to everyday listening. Made in collaboration with New York-based audio company Master & Dynamic, they come in natural calfskin and lambskin and feature the French fashion house’s distinctive branding, as well as the ‘Triomphe’ monogram, inspired by the railings of Paris’ Champs-Élysées. Expect ‘precise and expansive sound’, says Celine, including ‘clear highs and rich lows as well as sound isolation’. They are equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 and up to 30 hours of battery life to keep you listening on the move.

The Wick - Oura Heritage Ring

Objects Oura Heritage Ring

From £299

If you – like us – find smartwatches and fitness bands a little too clunky, then the Oura ring is just the thing. Packaged inside this beautifully simple design are sensors to track everything from sleep, heart health, period prediction, stress levels, and sudden shifts in skin temperature, indicating early illness. It’s the smartest – and chicest – way to monitor your health.

The Wick - The Dark Side of the Moon turntable, from Pro-Ject Audio Systems

Object The Dark Side of the Moon turntable, from Pro-Ject Audio Systems


On The Wick this week, we’re coveting technology with art and design credentials. Full marks go to this limited-edition turntable – a tribute to Pink Floyd’s album of the same name, which became a global sensation after its release 50 years ago. Part of Pro-Ject Audio Systems’ Artist Series, the turntable recalls the cover artwork of the album, which features a prism that elegantly splits white light into a spectrum of colours. Press a switch on this device and – as your record spins on the platter – an LED-backlit rainbow brings the original artwork to life.


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The Wick - Gaia Blue Rattan Flower Placemats (set of 4), Maison Margaux

Objects Gaia Blue Rattan Flower Placemats (set of 4) from Maison Margaux


These swirling Gaia Blue Rattan Flower placemats from the table top masters at Maison Margaux will set the stage for your Easter menu. Handwoven by skilled artisans, they will pep up a plain tablecloth or add some extra flourish to patterned textiles.

The Wick - Faye Flamingo (Pair), Mrs. Alice

Objects Faye Flamingo (pair), from Mrs Alice


Alice Naylor-Leyland, aka Mrs Alice, has redefined the art of tablescaping, so we’re turning to the doyenne herself for inspiration for our Easter spread. Every festive table needs a pink flamingo, of course, and these two will stand proud, keeping an eye on your guests.

The Wick - Alcea In White, 
Lucy Whitford

Objects Alcea in White candlestick by Lucy Whitford


South London-based artist Lucy Whitford creates clay forms that tell stories about fragility, strength and tenderness. We like the way this flora-inspired stoneware candlestick leans to one side, adding an off-kilter touch to a table top and celebrating the beauty of nature’s imperfections.

The Wick - Redouté. The Book of Flowers

Objects Redouté. The Book of Flowers


A timeless classic to celebrate the arrival of Easter and the onset of spring. No one has illustrated the floral kingdom quite like Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840), who devoted his life to capturing the splendour of blooms in Parisian gardens and greenhouses. Often dubbed “The Raphael of Flowers”, he was highly sought after by wealthy patrons, even counting Napoleon’s wife Joséphine as a fan. His watercolour paintings were published as copper engravings, accompanied by botanical descriptions. This collection brings together the finest colour engravings from Redouté’s illustrations of Roses, Lilies, and Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits). Place it on your coffee table to brighten up your home.