Objects of Desire

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

The Wick - Matilda Goad & Co x Anthropologie Scalloped Cushion

Object Matilda Goad & Co x Anthropologie Scalloped Cushion

Matilda Goad & Co x Anthropologie Scalloped Cushion
£38

Matilda Goad is one of London’s go-to interior designers. She shot to fame in 2016 after lunching her now-iconic scalloped lampshade on Instagram. Six years on, she is a household name with plans to expand to the US and celebrity fans including Alex Eagle and Margherita Missoni. She is revered in the world of interiors for her playful take on the British countryside aesthetic. Think scalloped edges, whimsical patterns and pops of vibrant colour. This scalloped heart-shaped cushion is part of her new capsule collaboration for Anthropologie. It’s already on backorder but buy it now and you’ll get it in time for Christmas.


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The Wick - Crimson Floor Lamp by Xanthe Somers

Object Crimson Floor Lamp by Xanthe Somers

Crimson Floor Lamp by Xanthe Somers
£3,200

If you’re after a statement floor lamp, look no further than this crimson model by Xanthe Somers, the London-based ceramics artist best known for her large-scale hand-built sculptures made out of clay. She is influenced by Zimbabwean Postcolonial culture and the ideas that we imbue into objects, artworks or systems. Her works offered via the Partnership Editions online platform are no exception. The vibrant red colouring of this voluminous floor lamp will uplift any interior, while its striking shape lends a playful touch.


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The Wick - Martyn Thompson x Jo Malone Design Edition Collection

Object Martyn Thompson x Jo Malone Design Edition Collection

Martyn Thompson x Jo Malone Design Edition Collection
Various prices

Currently installed across the Jo Malone London Townhouse is an exhibition of new work by the multidisciplinary artist Martyn Thompson. It features layered photographs, jacquard textile screens and painted ceramics alongside the second Design Collection of home scents created in collaboration with Jo Malone. Expect signature scented candles such as Pomegranate Noir, Peony & Blush Suede, and Lime Basil & Mandarin dressed in Thompson’s painterly designs. Light it when you finish work to instantly enhance your home and mood.


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The Wick - A Cup of Tea Case by Casetify x David Shrigley

Object A Cup of Tea Case by Casetify x David Shrigley

A Cup of Tea Case by Casetify x David Shrigley
€70.99

With September comes the inevitable back-to-school feeling: a potent mix of sadness that summer is over and excitement that another hectic season is about to begin. Find the perfect balance with David Shrigley’s Cup of Tea iPhone case for Casetify, featuring a teapot illustration and a typically wry Shrigley message. Placed on your desk, it will remind you to break from the madness and enjoy a moment of calm with the most quintessential of British tipples — best served with a splash of milk and a spoonful of sugar. The ideal comforter when September overwhelm sets in.


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The Wick - Bob & Roberta Smith Notebook

Object Bob & Roberta Smith Notebook

Bob & Roberta Smith Notebook
£8

The beginning of September marks the start of a new chapter and an intense new season in the city. From buzzy new exhibitions and hotly anticipated restaurant openings to London Fashion Week and the London Design Festival, September can feel a little overwhelming after the long summer lull. Whether you’re jotting down your to-do list or setting new daily goals, get your thoughts in order with this Bob & Roberta Smith notebook featuring the work Draw Hope, as seen in the Royal Academy’s 2021 Summer Exhibition. Putting pen to paper has never felt so good.


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The Wick - Patron of Art Homage to Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 888 Mont Blanc Fountain Pen

Object Patron of Art Homage to Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 888 Mont Blanc Fountain Pen

Patron of Art Homage to Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 888 Mont Blanc Fountain Pen
£8,000

As summer begins to wind down, London gears up for another jam-packed season of events, openings, launches and parties. Keep your diary up to date with this limited edition 888 fountain pen, Mont Blanc’s homage to the legendary art collector Peggy Guggenheim. The pattern on the cap and barrel is inspired by her modern art collection, while the straight shape of the cap, barrel and clip are inspired by the geometric lines of the Art Deco movement. Look closely at the cap ring and you’ll see engraved lion heads, a nod to the decorative lions found at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Peggy’s former residence on the Grand Canal. The nib design, meanwhile, features dog paws which recall those of her 14 beloved Lhasa Apso dogs. It’s time to plan for September in style.


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The Wick - Luke Edward Hall x Rubelli Rose Garden fabric

Object Luke Edward Hall x Rubelli Rose Garden fabric

Luke Edward Hall x Rubelli Rose Garden fabric
Prices vary

Luke Edward Hall’s latest capsule collection for Rubelli, Return to Arcadia, comprises 13 printed, woven and plain fabrics inspired by his English country garden and love for Greek and Roman art and architecture. Expect to see lyres, temples and classical faces mixed with flowers, leaves and stars against colourful or patterned backgrounds. Of all the fabrics in the collection, our favourite has to be ‘Rose Garden’, which harmoniously combines sketches of classical statues, leaves and red roses. Ideal for an office reboot.


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The Wick - Charming Baker Stronger Sex Tea Towel

Object Charming Baker Stronger Sex Tea Towel

Charming Baker Stronger Sex Tea Towel
£40

If you’re shopping for anyone but your granny, consider gifting this Charming Baker tea towel from Laz Emporium, the art gallery and shop from Banksy’s former art dealer Steve Lazarides. Made and printed at their West Country studio, it features new sketches of female nudes that are sure to cause a stir in the kitchen. If you’re feeling daring, look to the silk fabric lampshades with the same design. Need more convincing? At £40, it’s a steal.


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The Wick - Anna Mason x Maison Margaux Ophelia placemat & napkin set

Object Anna Mason x Maison Margaux Ophelia placemat & napkin set

Anna Mason x Maison Margaux Ophelia placemat & napkin set
£110

Pretty up your lunch table this summer with Anna Mason’s Ophelia placemat and napkin set for Maison Margaux, the luxury British homeware brand behind the phenomenal rise of tablescaping. Each set is made to order and includes two placemats and two napkins with floral motif and pale pink border. Ophelia’s simple yet elegant design is inspired by the ‘Cascarin’ print featured in the Summer 2022 Anna Mason Collection. Pair the set with a maximalist tablecloth, pink glassware and pastel hued blooms to add a sprinkle of glamour and whimsy to your alfresco gathering.


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The Wick - Euphoria by The Rug Company x Sarabande

Object Euphoria by The Rug Company x Sarabande

Euphoria by The Rug Company x Sarabande
£3,773

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, The Rug Company has teamed up with Sarabande on a collection of five new designs based on the works of Sarabande alumni Castro Smith, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Stephen Doherty, Mircea Teleaga and Shinta Nakakima. The Rug Company worked closely with each of the five artists to transpose their vision into floor rugs crafted from silk and wool. Of the five designs, we’re particularly taken by Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s Euphoria, featuring coloured botanical motifs around a centre of pure wool. The vibrant border evokes a sense of elation, while the nude centre symbolises the emptiness that can often follow. Just love.


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