Objects of Desire

The Wick - Object Savi Gemstone Beaded Necklace

Object Savi Gemstone Beaded Necklace

Savi Gemstone Beaded Necklace

In celebration of the Year of the Rabbit, Missoma has teamed up with the Beijing-based creative SAVISLOOK on a collection of domed hoops, beaded gemstone bracelets and sculptural pendant necklaces. In Chinese culture, red and gold are auspicious colours and are widely seen during times of celebration, especially throughout the Lunar New Year. Go above and beyond this festive season with this beautiful red gemstone beaded necklace with gold plated lucky charms. We’re in love.

The Wick - Object Killing Me, Softly by Charming Baker 

Object Killing Me, Softly by Charming Baker 

Killing Me, Softly by Charming Baker

The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac and is regarded as the most gentle and tender of the 12 animal signs. It is also thought to be the luckiest. Whether or not you celebrate Chinese New Year, it’s a brilliant time to wish a loved one happiness, great health and prosperity, and spoil them with a lucky gift. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choice of bunny-themed pressies, look no further than this special-edition rabbit print with rose gold leaf by Charming Baker. It’s so pretty you may even be tempted to keep it for yourself.

The Wick - Object Mid-heel Slide Sandal by Gucci

Object Mid-heel Slide Sandal by Gucci

Mid-heel Slide Sandal by Gucci

Lunar New Year is fast approaching. As we say goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and hello to the Year of the Rabbit, a symbol of beauty, hope and longevity in China’s zodiac, it’s time to treat a loved one (or indeed yourself) to a rabbit-themed gift. And top of our list is this pair of gorgeous sandals from Gucci, featuring a snakeskin heel and black moiré bow shaped like bunny ears. Bring on the lucky Lunar vibes and here’s to a brilliant 2023.

The Wick - Object J’adore x India Mahdavi

Object J’adore x India Mahdavi

J’adore x India Mahdavi
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Few perfume bottles can have the same instant recognisability as Dior’s J’adore: since its launch in 1999, it’s been personified by a golden Charlize Theron and lauded by A-listers including Kate Winslet and Chrissy Teigen. In a striking turn of events, Dior invited India Mahdavi of sketch re-design fame to reinvent the emblematic bottle. The result is as elegant and sensual as the floral and voluptuous perfume it contains.

‘When you hear ‘J’adore’, you think of course of the eponymous fragrance,’ says the interior designer. ‘But let’s not forget the first meaning: it’s a cry from the heart — the cry of emotion, faced with something that appeals to all of our senses, that seduced us and transports us.’

The limited series of 1000 pieces, each one unique and numbered, was made in Venice by Salviati and its historic Murano master glassmakers. No doubt, it will soon be a collector’s item. Enquire in store now.

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Object Fromental x Natalia Miyar

Fromental x Natalia Miyar
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Since opening her eponymous interior design studio in 2016, Natalia Miyar has completed high-profile residential and commercial projects around the world, including the recent renovation of Mayfair’s The Twenty Two. She is revered in the world of interiors for her artful use of pattern, colour and texture, as well as her focus on balance and proportion.

These design elements also characterise her striking collection of wallcoverings for Fromental that celebrates her Cuban roots and love of Latin American culture. The palette of Vedado, the initial expression for the collection, was inspired by La Jungla, a brightly coloured canvas by the renowned Cuban painter Wilfredo Lam. Building upon the original colourway, Miyar and Fromental worked to develop three additional variations, each recalling the grandeur of Old Havana.

Equally striking is the collection’s exquisite texture. Miyar experimented with a variety of techniques that include hand-painted marbling and paint speckles. The specialist cracked eggshell inlay creates the effect of colour-blocking from afar. Once printed, the design is hand-finished with metallic foil to frame each segment of the wallcovering. We’re in love with the Vedado iteration. You?

The Wick - Object Polkra Wiggle Collection Tablecloth x Jess Wheeler

Object Polkra Wiggle Collection Tablecloth x Jess Wheeler

Polkra Wiggle Collection Tablecloth x Jess Wheeler

Nothing makes us happier than being surrounded by loved ones around a table. Whether that’s eating, drinking or playing a wholesome game of cards. And so, we just love Polkra’s vibrant new tableware collection conceived in collaboration with artist and designer Jess Wheeler.

The hand-painted wiggle designs and bold, brilliant colours are sure to add joy to any occasion at home. Pair the tablecloth in racing green with Wheeler’s set of linen napkins (each set comes with one napkin in six different colours) and you’re sure to get the party talking. Too maximalist? Opt for plain white napkins and simple tableware. A match made in heaven.

The Wick - Object Cecil Beaton’s Cocktail Book

Object Cecil Beaton’s Cocktail Book

Cecil Beaton’s Cocktail Book

If you’re after a quirky stocking filler, this Claridge’s cocktail book might do the trick. Created by the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with Claridge’s Bar Manager Denis Broci, it includes recipes and stories behind the Jazz Age’s most celebrated drinks, from the Corpse Reviver to the St Bernadette. Also featured are Cecil Beaton’s humorous illustrations and black-and-white photographs of the ‘Bright Young Things’. Bringing the glitz and glamour of the Roaring 20s to life, this deliriously decadent book is sure to delight any fan of the era.

The Wick - Object Bella Freud Plate Set

Object Bella Freud Plate Set

Bella Freud Plate Set

Buying for the art lover in your life? Or thinking of treating yourself? This colourful Bella Freud plate set is perfect. Each plate in the set of four has a gold border and features a word pertaining to the art world. Of all of the plates, our favourite has to be the pink one with postmodern emblazoned in the centre. Use them to serve canapes this holiday season and you’re sure to get the party talking. Need a little something extra? Add the Bella Feud Art Dealer mug at checkout.

The Wick - Object Ayo Game

Object Ayo Game

Ayo Game

You can never have too many games at Christmas. If you’re sick of scrabble and charades, look to Yinka Ilori’s beautifully designed Ayo Game, a popular strategy game among the Yoruba people of western Nigeria. Often dubbed the ‘Game of the Intellectual’, it holds a special place in the designer’s heart. For this edition, Ilori has reimagined the set in his own style and palette, transforming it into a coveted collectible. For a good dose of wholesome fun, play with friends and family after a festive get-together.