Objects of Desire

The Wick - OFF-WHITE
New Trek logo-detail striped canvas sandal

Fashion New Trek logo-detail striped canvas sandal by Off-White

Sandal season has arrived and we’re swooning over Off-White’s new trek striped canvas model. Set on a chunky lime-green rubber sole, the multicoloured canvas straps are woven with the brand’s logo and fasten with an adjustable clip. Comfy as they are cute, they’ll look just as good with a summer dress as with shorts suited to a countryside hike. Plus, they’re now on sale. Those who prefer subtler shades should look to the black model with green straps and fuchsia sole. Not surprisingly, they’re selling like hotcakes so add to basket now.

Now £282


Fashion Iqushion x Yinka Ilori Toe-Posts for FitFlop

If you’re ready for a footwear refresh, look no further than Yinka Ilori’s first collection for FitFlop, which includes sandals, slippers and a limited-edition clog. For the much-hyped collaboration, the London-based designer has reimagined the brand’s bestselling models, adding his bold, vibrant colours and geometric patterns to the soles and straps. Not only are they super comfy but they’ll also put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. We’ll take the Toe-Posts in yellow, pink and orange please – dopamine dressing at its finest.


The Wick - CHLOÉ
Wavy woven leather slides

Fashion Wavy woven leather slides by Chloé

Passports have arrived and you’re heading off on holiday. Finally. But you need a bikini, sun cream and a pair of summery sandals that make your feet happy. We’ve got you covered. Enter Chloé’s leather slides in off-white with woven strap and scalloped wooden sole. Perfect for daytime musings or dinner alfresco, they will make a versatile addition to your summer wardrobe. Complete the look with a colourful mini or midi dress — and an aperol spritz, of course. It’s time to embrace that holiday joie de vivre…


The Wick - Art Against Despair: Pictures To Restore Hope by School of Life

Objects Art Against Despair: Pictures To Restore Hope by School of Life

The sun may be shining, but sometimes we all need an extra hit of dopamine. Enter this new book from The School of Life — a sumptuous collection of artworks specifically chosen to console and uplift. The 100 images span ancient to contemporary works, by artists from across the globe, with each accompanied by a short essay that explores how the specific image is able to provide comfort through a challenging time, whether it’s coping with heartbreak, work stress or simply feeling overwhelmed by daily life. A portable piece of art therapy, this gorgeous book will happily have a place on your bookshelf and can easily be packed away for support when travelling abroad.

The Wick - The Story of Art without Men by Katy Hessel

Objects The Story of Art without Men (Hardback)

The highly anticipated debut book from art historian and founder of @thegreatwomenartists Instagram account Katy Hessel is finally available for preorder. A timely and fascinating read, Hessel’s breaks open the secret history of female artists from across the ages, tracing the lives and influence of female artists who have largely been ignored by the art world establishment. Uncovering figures and tales from across the world, from Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, to the radical work of Harriet Powers in 19th century America, to the women artists breaking ground today, this is a comprehensive and illuminating must-read for 2022.

The Wick - A Few Collectors by Pierre Le-Tan

Objects A Few Collectors by Pierre Le-Tan

A treasure trove of a book, this new release sees Parisian artist and designer Pierre Le-Tan — best known for his New Yorker magazine cover illustrations — explores the enthralling world of collectors. From the eclectic to the serious, Le-Tan has created 70 of his distinctive pen and ink drawings with vibrant colour palettes that open a window on collectors from around the world. Amongst the pages you’ll find aristocrats and Hollywood royalty, famed art world figures and more, sharing a glimpse of their personal collections in Paris, the Côte d’Azur, North Africa, London and New York. Inspiring and heartwarming in instant measure, Le-Tan’s book is a collectible in its own right.

The Wick - Anya Hindmarch Large Eyes Keep Safe

Object Large Eyes Keep Safe by Anya Hindmarch

Large Eyes Keep Safe by Anya Hindmarch

If you’re after this season’s must-have travel accessories, look no further than Anya Hindmarch’s quirky ‘Keep Safe’ pouch. Perfect for keeping flight essentials such as passport and boarding pass safe and separate within a larger bag, it features the brand’s signature eyes motif and leather tassel zip. This is the larger of the two ‘Keep Safe’ pouches, so size down if you’re looking for something to hold just your phone and keys.

The Wick - David Shrigley x Globe Trotter Carry-On

Object David Shrigley x Globetrotter Carry-On

David Shrigley x Globetrotter Carry-On

This carry-on is on the pricey side but has a quirky design by David Shrigley that will never go out of style. The British artist has teamed up with Globetrotter, known for its beautiful, handcrafted luggage and leather goods, on a limited-edition collection of carry-on suitcases featuring two unique designs in azure blue. We love the ‘Be An Ass’ model, with cobalt blue corners studded with brass rivets, but the bag that reads ‘I have some baggage but it is not much of a problem’ is sure to raise a smile at check-in. Get ready to flaunt and fly.

The Wick - Känken Art Laptop 15

Object Känken Art Laptop 15″

Känken Art Laptop 15”

If you must take your laptop on holiday, look to Kånken’s Art laptop backpack. The Swedish brand, celebrated for its focus on simplicity and practicality, has long been a favourite of nature lovers and celebrities alike — yep, Olivia Wilde and Alexa Chung have both been spotted toting Kånken bags. But this special-edition model, designed by Swedish colourist, designer and photographer Tekla Severin, is as stylish as it is roomy. Available in three colour ways, it has a padded pocket for your laptop, padded shoulder straps and even a padded seat. The bonus? Part of the sale proceeds will go to Fjällräven’s Arctic Fox initiative in support of environmental and climate-related projects.