Objects of Desire

The Wick - Il Leone Medallion Necklace

Object Il Leone Medallion Necklace

Alighieri Jewellery has taken the world of fashion by storm. Founded by Rosh Mahtani in 2014 and worn by the likes of Jodie Comer, Tom Daley and Sandra Oh, it celebrates ‘the beauty of imperfection and vulnerability’. Alighieri necklaces are inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy and made from recycled 24-karat gold-plated bronze, rhodium and solid gold and silver. Of all the talismans up for grabs, we’re most taken by the signature Leone Medallion, designed to bring you courage on your adventtures. ‘I created the Leone Medallion as a reminder to myself to be strong in moments of self-doubt,’ says Mahtani. Just love.


The Wick - Adidas x Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini Bag

Object Adidas x Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini Bag

There’s much talk this week about the new Adidas x Gucci capsule collection — and for good reason. Designed by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, it includes a selection of clothes, bags and shoes emblazoned with the iconic motifs of both houses. We love the sliders and sweatshirts but it’s the 1955 mini bag that’s got us chomping at the bit. This model in black and white leather features the Trefoil print, horsebit detail and gold-toned hardware. Sling it over a white summer dress or shorts and a tank for ultimate style kudos.


The Wick - Ed Ruscha: Science is Truth Found Out (Red)ition Scarf

Object Ed Ruscha: Science is Truth Found Out (Red)ition Scarf

Silk scarves are the perfect summer accessory. Whether you wrap one around your head to keep the evening chills at bay or around your neck à la Grace Kelly, they are an effortless way to add glamour to any outfit. This limited-edition silk twill scarf by Ed Ruscha is no exception. Produced by Massif Central and released by (RED) and Gagosian, it is based on a 1986 Ruscha drawing which was inspired by a phrase that the artist saw inscribed above the entrance to the science block of Los Angeles’s storied Hollywood High School. The bonus? All the sale proceeds go to (RED) to support their fight for equitable access to Covid relief.


The Wick - Blue and White Side Plate by Henry Holland

Objects Blue and White Side Plate by Henry Holland

Planning an alfresco dinner party soon? Look no further than Henry Holland’s line of plates and side plates in a variety of delicious colour combinations and patterns. Showcasing the intricacy of Holland’s signature marbling technique, this little gem is made from a mix of blue and white earthenware clay and finished with a high gloss transparent glaze. The raised lip will help prevent any spillages between kitchen and table, while the soft palette will complement the greenery of the garden. In our eyes, it’s all about working in harmony with the setting — and these plates will blend right in. Add candles, a neutral tablecloth and some freshly cut flowers for ultimate summer party vibes.

The Wick - Lambswool Cashmere Blanket by Begg X Co + Bruce McLean

Objects Lambswool Cashmere Blanket by Begg X Co + Bruce McLean

Begg X Co has teamed up with the Scottish sculptor, painter and performance artist Bruce McLean on a limited-edition woven jacquard blanket. And we love it. The Begg X Co design team has carefully translated paintings from McLean’s ‘Gardenworks’ series, which are inspired by the play of light and shade in the garden of his Menorca studio. With alfresco dining in full swing, now’s the time to add a statement throw to your hamper. Who said you can’t picnic in style?


The Wick - Objects Breast Friend Ceramic Vase by Anissa Kermiche

Objects Breast Friend Ceramic Vase by Anissa Kermiche

Since launching her eponymous jewellery line in 2016, Anissa Kermiche has garnered a loyal following of A-list fans, collaborated with high-profile brands and expanded her range of products to include delightful homeware. She’s revered in the world of interiors for her playful approach to the female form: curves, soft lines and circles are integral to her blueprint aesthetic. This breast shaped vase is one such brilliant example. Fill it with flowers and set it centre stage in your sitting room — a sure-fire way to get the party started.


The Wick - Victoria Grant Jubilee Hat

Objects Britain Rocks Beret by Victoria Grant

Get into the Jubilee spirit with this striking Union Jack Beret by Victoria Grant. Revered for her eccentric take on millinery, Grant has dressed the trendiest heads in fashion, from Dolce & Gabbana to Dita Von Teese. Now, it’s your turn. Hand-made in London, this glorious creation features petersham ribbon, a crystal chain and a small crystal crown. Whether you don it to a glamorous garden party or celebratory alfresco dinner this bank holiday weekend, you’ll be commemorating Her Majesty in right royal style. Long live the Queen!


The Wick - Jubilee Tree Planting Tea Towel by Emma Bridgewater

Objects Jubilee Tree Planting Tea Towel by Emma Bridgewater

To mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne, Emma Bridgewater has released a range of limited-edition Platinum Jubilee souvenirs. Think Union Jack mugs, ‘God Save the Queen’ cake tins and royal-themed teapots. We’re opting for this cotton tea towel, as a portion of the proceeds from each tea towel will go towards The Queen’s Green Canopy, a not-for-profit initiative which invites people across the UK to plant a tree for the Jubilee. At just £12, it’s the perfect commemorative gift for royal fans with green fingers.


The Wick - The Platinum Jubilee Celebration Picnic Hamper by Fortnum & Mason

Objects The Platinum Jubilee Celebration Picnic Hamper by Fortnum & Mason

Never has there been a better time to indulge in a fabulous foodie feast — and we know just the thing. In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Fortnum & Mason has created the ultimate hamper for luxury alfresco dining. We’re talking cheeseboard essentials, including wedges of Blue Stilton, multi-seed Sourdough and three varieties of moreish crackers, smoked salmon, scotch eggs, a large sharing pie and a vegan-friendly antipasti. It also includes bottles of Fortnum’s limited-edition Platinum Jubilee English Sparkling Brut and Côtes de Provence Rosé. Yes, it costs £500, but it’s sure to be appreciated by those lucky enough to tuck in. Cheers, Your Majesty!