Objects of Desire

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

The Wick - Objects Lemon Jug by &Klevering

Objects Lemon Jug by &Klevering

£36.50

A zesty little number to elevate your summer dining experience comes in the form of this delectable dolomite fruity jug by &Klevering, the Amsterdam-based homeware brand known for their colourful and inventive creations designed to bring cheer into your everyday. We love the textural, tactile look of this lemon-adorned piece, giving a sculptural feel. The lemon jug can be combined with lemon plates for the ultimate summer evening table.


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The Wick - Objects Capri Dolce Vita, Assouline

Objects Capri Dolce Vita, Assouline

£85

Summer holidays incoming: live your best life vicariously or throw this into your suitcase, a delicious exploration of the storied Mediterranean island of Capri, a destination with a history dating back to the Roman Empire, and cherished by everyone from from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set. A celebration of a place that might be close to paradise on earth.


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The Wick - Barbuda Sunray Ribbed Swimsuit by Melissa Oabash

Objects Barbuda Sunray Ribbed Swimsuit by Melissa Oabash

£254

In case you hadn’t clocked, lemon is having a serious moment. Continuing the summer vibe The Wick is lusting after this Melissa Oabash bandeau swimsuit, with SPF 50 protection built in and sunshine guaranteed. We love the chic ruching and tortoiseshell ring detail, and the joyful and flattering hue. As with all Oabash swimwear you can expect this to last way beyond your next holiday too – it’s crafted in premium Italian swim fabric, with a luxe ribbed finish. It’s giving tropical holiday vibes.


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The Wick - Objects The Great Women Sculptors, Phaidon

Objects The Great Women Sculptors, Phaidon

£49.95

The third book on The Wick’s reading list this week is The Great Women Sculptors, the latest in a series of volumes exploring the women who have shaped art history in different mediums. We have been particularly excited about the arrival of this one, as women have been underrepresented in sculpture yet have contributed some of the most exciting and innovative works. This weighty hardback is the proof: more than 300 artists from 60 countries, spanning 500 years, from the very familiar (Barbara Hepworth, Yayoi Kusama, Phyllida Barlow and Simone Leigh, to name but a few) to young rising stars (our favourite discovery is Hannah Levy, who is currently showing at MASSIMODECARLO London). An inquisitive, expansive and visually stunning survey we can’t wait to dive into. Available for pre-order now.


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The Wick - Objects I carry Her photo with me by Lindokuhle Sobekwa, MACK

Objects I carry Her photo with me by Lindokuhle Sobekwa, MACK

£30

Lindokuhle Sobekwa began this project after finding a family portrait with his sister Ziyanda’s face cut out. His sister later disappeared from his life for more than a decade, and when she returned she was unwell. By then, Sobekwa was a photographer – he wanted to take her picture once, but she refused. She died soon after. This moving book is a dedication to his late sister, and the strange relationship between memory and photograph, presence and absence. It is a deeply personal book – with a scrapbook aesthetic and handwritten notes – but reflects wider issues of disappearances and dislocation in the aftermath of apartheid and colonialism.


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The Wick - Objects Tracey Emin, Paintings, Phaidon

Objects Tracey Emin, Paintings, Phaidon

£79.95

There’s no better time to pick up a time on Dame Tracey Emin. This week, Emin made it onto the King’s Birthday Honours List, and is now officially a Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Emin spoke movingly of receiving the hard-won recognition – having left education at 13 – the same week she received the all clear from cancer. This book simply titled ‘Paintings’ is the first ‘serious study’ of the celebrated British artist, and includes an essay by Jennifer Higgie, and a conversation with painter David Dawson, a friend of Emin’s who studied with her at the Royal College of Art in the 1990s. And of course there are images galore – more than 300 of them. This is bound to fly off the pre-order shelves (the book officially comes out in September).


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The Wick - Objects Simon wash bag in waxy orange by Ally Capellino

Objects Simon wash bag in waxy orange by Ally Capellino

£65

Ally Capellino’s Simon wash bag is available in this endorphin-inducing new colourway for spring summer 2024. The details and quality remain the same: easy-clean nylon lining, water-resistant British waxed cotton and useful pockets a plenty. A joyful travel companion that will endure for years to come. Also available in the black and lilac, but personally we love the punchy orange – a colour that sends a message of happiness, hope and youth.


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The Wick - Objects Premium Tasting Club Subscription, The Dram Team

Objects Premium Tasting Club Subscription, The Dram Team

£45

Is there a Dad out there who doesn’t love a dram of whiskey of an evening? Look no further than this subscription, regularly voted the best for whiskey – a bi- monthly delivery to your dad’s door of six delectable and delicious drams. The sizes in each box vary and include a “Dream Dram” sample of a super premium bottle worth £250 or more. A way to discover new whiskeys, even for the true connoisseur. Always drink responsibly!


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The Wick - Objects Black 'Signature Stripe Block' Billfold And Coin Wallet, by Paul Smith

Objects Black ‘Signature Stripe Block’ Billfold And Coin Wallet, by Paul Smith

£225

This week at The Wick we are looking for last minute gifts for the father figures in our lives. First up is this Paul Smith wallet, the perfect balance between fun and functionality with its soft, supple calf leather (tactile thanks to the subtle grained finish) and textured ‘Signature Stripe Block’ pattern on the front adding a pop of vibrant colour that elevates. With space for four cards, a handy press stud coin pocket, compartments for extra storage and a large compartment for notes and receipts, there’s ample storage no matter how you want to pay…


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The Wick - ‘Roman Graffiti - Omnibus’ - by Kelly Jessiman - 2024

Roman Graffiti – Omnibus, by Kelly Jessiman

£625

Sculptor Kelly Jessiman creates beautiful small-scale hand built ceramic pieces for the home, using her expertise to craft objects that will wow for decades to come – all created at the dinner table at home in St Leonard’s – in case you’re wondering, the firing and glazing takes place in the back garden shed.
Created in a domestic environment and destined to bring beauty into the homes of others, this original sculptural vessel in off white, glazed stoneware features a Roman graffiti detail, the perfect collision between ancient and contemporary.
We love the roughness and tactility of Jessiman’s vessels, where you can feel the hands and the heart of the artist – those small imperfections are what gives each piece its unique touch.


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