Objects of Desire

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

The Wick - Begg x Co + Queercircle superfine cashmere scarf

Object Begg x Co + Queercircle superfine cashmere scarf

Begg x Co + Queercircle superfine cashmere scarf
£195

In June 2022 Queercircle, a LGBTQ+ charity working at the intersection of arts, culture and social action, opened its first permanent space in London. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Begg x Co teamed up with British artist Jakob Rowlinson to create a collection of limited-edition, handkerchief-style cashmere scarves. Each scarf features a sprawling rosebush in an imaginary queer garden that sprouts miniature hands instead of roses that wave and signal to one another. Proceeds from the partnership will go towards Queercircle’s ambitious programme of events. We’ll take it in pink please.


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The Wick - Le Corbusier x Tekla blanket

Object Le Corbusier x Tekla blanket

Le Corbusier x Tekla blanket
£665

Cosy up at home with this striped mohair blanket from Tekla. It is one of four blankets in Tekla’s limited-edition capsule collection inspired by the colour palette of Le Corbusier, the French-Swiss architect best known today for ushering in Brutalism and his concrete Cité Radieuse housing project in Marseille. Each blanket is hand-woven in Spain and signed with a unique number as part of the limited edition. We love the striped version, but it also comes in a delicious rose pink, green-grey and cobalt blue.


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The Wick - Strawberry Thief socks by William Morris

Object Strawberry Thief socks by William Morris

Strawberry Thief socks by William Morris
£17.50

The Christmas countdown is on. Which means it’s time to start your Christmas shopping. And we’re here to help. If you’re looking for chic and affordable stocking filler ideas or a little something for the budding aesthete in your life, look no further than this pair of socks featuring William Morris’s Strawberry Thief design. Handmade in Wales by Corgi, and created in collaboration with the William Morris Gallery, they will add just the right amount of colour and quirk to monotone winter looks. Add to basket now.


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The Wick - Object Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Object Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
£245

Counting down the days until Christmas? So are we. Make the run-up that much sweeter with a present per day from Liberty. Yes, the original beauty advent calendar is back — and more valuable than ever. The 2022 edition includes 30 must-have products, 20 of which are full size, spanning cult buys, niche names and fresh launches from Liberty’s world-renowned beauty hall. Expect skin care, perfume and make-up from the likes of Sam McKnight, REN, Kate Somerville and UOMA. Plus, five lucky winners will find a golden ticket worth £1000 hidden inside one of the drawers. Not surprisingly, these calendars sell like hot cakes, so place your order sharpish.


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The Wick - Object Wedgwood 2022 Advent Calendar

Object Wedgwood 2022 Advent Calendar

Wedgwood 2022 Advent Calendar
£695

The ceramics lover in your life will appreciate this very special Wedgwood advent calendar, featuring 24 mini porcelain ornaments inspired by the brand’s iconic blue and white jasper. Of the decorations inside, our favourites include the Venus bust, Panther vase and 18th-century soup tureen. But it’s not only filled with traditional Wedgwood models. You’ll also find a mini snowman, Christmas tree and snowflake. What better way to add a magical artisanal touch to your home interiors this festive season?


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The Wick - Object Diptyque Advent Calendar

Object Diptyque Advent Calendar

Diptyque Advent Calendar
£370

Get in the festive spirit with Diptyque’s ultra-indulgent advent calendar in deep black. This year’s edition has a celestial theme and is decorated with the phosphorescent Milky Way. Each of the 25 drawers corresponds to a new constellation and glistens with sparkling stars and letters. Inside, you’ll find a mix of full-size and discovery-size Diptyque goodies, including three limited-edition festive scents. Also included are five mini eaux de toilettes, a scented soap and three limited-edition festive decorations. Trust us, this will delight anyone on your Christmas gift list.


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The Wick - Forces of Nature
by Kate MccGwire x  Royal Salute

Object Royal Salute x Kate MccGwire: The Art of Wonder Object

Royal Salute x Kate MccGwire: The Art of Wonder
Price on Request

Forces of Nature, the first iteration of Royal Salute’s The Art of Wonder Collection, pays homage to the age-old craft of whisky making and comprises a limited-edition series of collectible sets conceived in collaboration with British artist Kate MccGwire. Each of the 21 sets includes a bespoke sculpture by MccGwire made of pheasant feathers and a handblown decanter of 53-year-old blend of Royal Salute, decorated with hand-engraved gold feathers. The set is presented inside a Scottish oak cabinet crafted by John Galvin Design. ‘The particular feathers that I’ve used resonated very well with the colour of whisky,’ MccGwire has said. ‘There are parallels between my work and the whisky making process — starting with a humble ingredient, we arrive at an end result that’s really quite magical.’


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The Wick - The Makers Project, The Balvenie

Object The Balvenie Makers Project

The Balvenie Makers Project
Various prices


To celebrate the 60-year career of Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart (the longest serving Malt Master in the industry), The Balvenie has launched The Makers Project. Inspired by the craft history of whisky-making and the unique connection between Stewart and his co-creator Kelsey McKechnie, the initiative celebrates collaborative creativity across categories and the intrinsic values and process of making. For the next iteration of the project, Balvenie has invited artists Walter & Zoniel and Tishk Barzanji to create a collaborative work for their archive. As the work is still under wraps, discover the taste of creativity with Balvenie’s craft range of limited edition Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Cheers.


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The Wick - Jeppe Hein x Ruin Art

Object Ruinart x Jeppe Hein

Ruinart x Jeppe Hein
Various prices

Ruinart has teamed up with Danish artist Jeppe Hein for the 2022 edition of its Carte Blanche project, an initiative established in 2017 to raise awareness around the Maison’s creative legacy. Titled ‘Right Here, Right Now’, Hein’s carte blanche commission invites visitors to embrace the moment and engage with all their senses through mindful participation. In addition to the physical installation, which has appeared at Ruinart’s partner art fairs around the world, there is a digital iteration which viewers can explore from the comfort of their own home. ‘I want to inspire people with something they’re not used to, to try to open up their boundaries and hearts, to let them feel more freedom,’ Hein has said. Pop open a bottle of Ruinart’s finest, savour the fizz and participate in Hein’s multi-sensory experience online. It might just surprise you.


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The Wick - Kusama Large Plush Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama

Object Kusama Large Plush Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama

Kusama Large Plush Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama
£784

For Yayoi Kusama, pumpkins are a source of comfort in the visual hallucinations she has suffered since childhood. ‘With their infinite spirituality they contribute to the peace of mankind across the world,’ she once said. ‘Pumpkins bring about poetic peace in my mind.’ Kusama painted her first pumpkin as a teenager, but it was not until the 1980s that she covered them in her signature dots. Today her black and yellow spotted pumpkins are among her most celebrated works. Snap up this sculptural variety from c.2015 and you’ll be Halloween ready in no time.


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