Objects of Desire

The Wick - Rock Bottom Tealight Holder Set of Three by Anissa Kermiche

Object Rock Bottom Tealight Holder Set of Three by Anissa Kermiche

Paris-born, London-based designer Anissa Kermiche has made her name in the world of interiors for her sculptural designs celebrating the female form. Since launching her eponymous jewellery brand in 2016, she’s expanded her line to include ceramic home furnishings that capture her signature sense of mischief. Crafted from earthenware and finished with a hand-painted speckled effect, these decorative tealight holders are mini versions of Kermiche’s Popotin pots. Place them centre stage and you’re sure to cause a stir. Look to the black terracotta-style finish for added va-va-voom.

The Wick - X Laguna B set of two Cosimo coupe glasses by Campbell Rey

Object X Laguna B set of two Cosimo coupe glasses by Campbell Rey

Christmas, Boris announcements pending, is the perfect time to entertain. If you’re looking to upgrade your glassware, look no further than Campbell Rey’s blue Cosimo coupe glasses, with a fluted brim and slender green stem. Conceived in collaboration with Murano glass manufacturer Laguna B, they are handmade in Italy from thermal shock-resistant borosilicate glass, making them ideal for serving ice-cold champagne or refreshing deserts. They come in pale pink with a sunflower yellow stem, too. An elegant addition to any table setting, they’re a great gift for those who love to throw dinner parties.

The Wick - Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 x Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition

Object Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 x Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition

Christmas calls for champagne, especially after the rollercoaster ride that has been 2021. Whether you’re looking to raise a glass at a festive feast or ring in the New Year with friends or family, this limited-edition 2012 Brut, with bottle and gift box designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, could be just the ticket. For this unique collaboration with La Grande Dame, Kusama has reworked her signature polka dots to resemble champagne bubbles. The floral motif printed on the front of the box adds a touch of joy and optimism. Didier Mariotti, the house’s Cellar Master, describes it as ‘playful, lively, laughing.’ We’ll drink to that!

The Wick - Tudia Salt Grater Set by Soho Home

Object Tudia Salt Grater Set by Soho Home

If you’re looking to spoil yourself or the resident foodie in your life, this Tudia salt grater set from Soho Home might do the trick. Taking its cue from the clashing colours at Soho House in Hong Kong, it features a brass-finish grater and round Rosso Levanto marble base, recognised for its deep cherry-red tones and white veining. Also included is a small piece of Himalayan rock salt. Place it centre stage and you’re sure to get the table talking. This is a touch of luxury worth splurging on.

The Wick - Facci Feast Bowl by K.S. Creative Pottery

Object Facci Feast Bowl by K.S. Creative Pottery

It’s hard to think of a British broadcaster with more flair for interiors than Laura Jackson. Her home and its curated contents have flooded Instagram feeds for aeons and have been featured in nearly every glossy out there. Now, it’s the turn of Glassette, Jackson’s freshly launched online homewares marketplace.

A one-stop-shop for British craft and homewares, it features around 120 hand-picked independent and emerging brands, offering everything from glassware and planters to candles and ceramics. Among the standout pieces available exclusively on Glassette is this blue and white Picasso-esque Facci Feast Bowl. Crafted from white Staffordshire stoneware, it features a beautiful hand-painted cobalt blue design and natural edge that shows the maker’s hand. It’ll up your mid-week dinner game instantly – or, indeed, make a gorgeous gift if you can bear to give it up.

The Wick - Floral-print silk-satin eye mask by The Vampire’s Wife

Object Floral-print silk-satin eye mask by The Vampire’s Wife

The beginning of December marks the start of party season and from now until Christmas the city will be buzzing with a dizzying array of drinks parties, dinners and festive shindigs — Boris announcements pending. Which means late nights galore — and disrupted sleep patterns! If you need a little help drifting off — whether it’s a quick afternoon nap or a post-party recharge — look no farther than this super soft floral-print eye mask from The Vampire’s Wife. Thanks to the mid-weight satin, padding and ruffles it blocks out the light and sits gently on the eyes, allowing you to slip happily into the land of nod anytime day or night. We’ll take it pretty in pink.

The Wick - Bone China Zambezi Bauble by Emma J Shipley

Object Bone China Zambezi Bauble by Emma J Shipley

Spruce up your festive fir with this limited-edition bauble from Emma J Shipley. Made from bone china and hand-painted by skilled artisans in the UK, it features celestial decoration, lush foliage and spotted elephants with trunks intertwined in understated blue and green hues. Topped with a golden crown, this elegant and timeless ornament will make a charming addition to any festive scheme. Just don’t forget the presents.

The Wick - Object Bauble Tree Decoration

Object Bauble Tree Decoration

With holiday season in full swing, it’s time to unbox the festive decor. We’re talking twinkly lights, door wreaths and pine scented candles galore. If, like us, you’re itching to update your stash of tree decorations, look no farther than this quirky bauble cloaked in cotton and dipped in cherry hues and eye-catching prints. Available online and in store, it’s perfect for interiors lovers looking to make a statement this Christmas — mix and match with different styles for a striking and eclectic curation.

The Wick - Van Gogh Paintbrush Glass Tree Ornament, Liberty

Object Van Gogh Paintbrush Glass Tree Ornament

Nothing says winter cheer more than a glorious, joyful Christmas tree. Whether you like traditional schemes or totally over-the-top glam, there are tons of brilliant new tree decorations to spark festive inspiration this season. Piquing our interest is this hand-painted, mouth-blown Van Gogh paintbrush ornament from Liberty. The bronze metallic finish and glitter accents will add a sprinkle of sparkle to your festive centrepiece, while the black Vincent branding will showcase your creative side. Hang centre stage for maximum impact.