Objects of Desire

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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The Wick - Object Spider Ring by Sue Webster

Object Spider Ring by Sue Webster

Spider Ring by Sue Webster
Price on request

Few artists make jewellery as dangerous to wear as Tim Noble and Sue Webster. Their provocative jewels, cast in skull, bone, skeleton and spider shapes, are now collected by A-listers and artists alike. In need of a Halloween pick-me-up? Treat yourself to this Sue Webster silver spider ring. Conceived during lockdown, Webster’s spider series is as majestic as it is macabre — a testament to her belief that ‘you can find beauty in anything.’ Pair it with a full-black ensemble on the most spooky of days for just the right amount of eerie.


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Maeve Gilmore Dinah Tea Towel

Object Maeve Gilmore Dinah Tea Towel

Maeve Gilmore Dinah Tea Towel
£15

Get into the spirit of Halloween with this limited-edition tea towel, exclusive to the House of Voltaire, featuring a sinister black cat by Maeve Gilmore, the British painter, writer and illustrator best known for her shrewd depictions of domestic life. Though she found success exhibiting in the 1930s, Gilmore later committed herself to the work of her husband, the writer and poet Mervyn Peake. In 2022, 39 years after her death, Studio Voltaire in London staged the first institutional show of her work, featuring 20 paintings, selected in consultation with her family. Never has there been a better time to spread word of her remarkable artistry. Add to basket now.


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Object Emotional Baggage Tote: Navy by The School of Life

Emotional Baggage Tote: Navy by The School of Life
£35

Feeling fragile from the craziness of Frieze London? This tote bag from The School of Life has you covered. With slogan-adorned clothing having been all the rage this year, this humorous, yet all too relatable tote bag allows you to your ‘emotional baggage’ with style. Known for their ethos of improving one’s mental well-being and creating tools to bring growth, calm and understanding to users, The School of Life has designed this bag with the people in mind. Modelled in heavy-duty canvas and complete with internal pocket features and thick straps, this is the perfect accessory during Frieze week.


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The Wick - Object Day Off Tote 33 Quote by Off-White

Object Day Off Tote 33 Quote by Off-White

Day Off Tote 33 Quote by Off-White
£1120

Fashion and art have always been intertwined. When the late chief executive officer and founder of Off-White and former Louis Vuitton artistic director Vigil Abloh first showed his iconic ‘SCULPTURE’ bag on 2017 Fall/Winter runway this partnership became even clearer. Since then, the Milan-based label has reproduced the iconic design on other handbags including the Binder Clip Bag and the bucket tote bag all in various colourways. The newest edition of the ‘SCULPTURE’ bag is a large calf leather wide tote in black that is available for pre-order to, incidentally, arrive right in time for Frieze Week.


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The Wick - Object Handwriting Print Tote Bag by Saint Laurent x Nick Turner

Object Handwriting Print Tote Bag by Saint Laurent x Nick Turner

Handwriting Print Tote Bag by Saint Laurent x Nick Turner
£75

If you’re after an understated, yet motivating tote to inspire positivity in fellow Frieze goers, look no further than this Saint Laurent x Nick Turner collaboration. The American artist and photographer is no stranger to the luxury brand, having previously exhibited work in the Saint Laurent Rive Droite stories in Paris and Los Angeles earlier in the summer. Inspired by his deep interest in nature and the human condition, the tote is adorned with the phrase ‘natural selection doesn’t always select the popular kids, select the cool kids’ written in the artist’s handwriting. Also available as a t-shirt, Turner’s words are a motto for life.


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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 - 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 - 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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