Objects of Desire

Object of Desire: Pair of Diamond “Black Lace” Cuff Bracelets by Michelle Ong

July 2, 2013 Jewellery & watches

This pair of Diamond “Black Lace” Cuff Bracelets by Michelle Ong for Carnet, Hong Kong, 2000 are currently on display by the exceptional gem and jewelry dealers Siegelson at Masterpiece London 2013, and are one of the most entrancing pieces of jewellery in the entire show. The design of this pair of semi-rigid cuff bracelets is […]

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Object of Desire: Tangle Globe Hanging Light by Tord Boontje

March 23, 2013 Objects of Desire

When I move into my House of Dreams (TM Anne of Green Gables), it will have Tord Boontje’s glorious Blossom light piece for Swarovski suspended from the ceiling. In the meantime, the Tangle Globe is on my shopping list. His laser cut metal Garland was designed originally as the Wednesday Light in 2000, and has become […]

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Object of Desire: Ikaria by Ancient Greek Sandals

January 17, 2013 LLG Fashion

Ikaria by Ancient Greek Sandals £130 from Net-a-Porter. Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglou’s line of handmade leather sandals combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, reflecting the duo’s love for Ancient Greek sculpture and mythology. Previous Objects of Desire here    

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Object of Desire: L’Wren Scott Minnie Mouse Ears at Barneys New York

November 20, 2012 Accessories

Want. Want. Want. I do love a veil. I got a taste for them when Piers Atkinson lent me a hat with a glorious spangled one for Vidal Sassoon’s memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral last month, and feel these ears + veil could be a key part of the Christmas party outfit arsenal, which […]

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Object of Desire: The Pandora Perspex Clutch by Charlotte Olympia

November 13, 2012 Accessories

Last night I got dressed up and headed to the global premiere of Breaking Dawn 2 here in Los Angeles. (I was given tickets through my agent – thank you, lovely, who was in town because one of the stars  (begins with R, ends with B) of the movie is also a Curtis Brown client.) […]

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Object of Desire: Beats by Dr. Dre Executive Headphones

October 23, 2012 Objects of Desire

Every time I get on a plane and read the SkyMall brochures I pause and gaze longingly at the photos of Bose or other noise-cancelling headphones. What bliss, I think, to have the din of the world around me muted at my whim. And therein of course lies the absolute irony: if you dream of […]

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Objects of Desire: Anthropologie jewellery tree

September 23, 2012 Design

I am not supposed to be buying anything right now, both for fiscal reasons and because my living space is gradually disappearing under a mountain of  stuff. But when I saw this glorious jewellery stand in Living Etc magazine this month, it occurred to me that it was a perfect solution for the boxes of costume […]

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Object of Desire: Nike x Liberty Dunk Sky High Liberty Print Wedge Trainers

August 3, 2012 Accessories

I’m not a particularly acquisitive fashion lover. You won’t ever find me lining up outside a store for the launch of a new collection, or joining waiting lists for It Bags. But, once in a blue moon, something captures my imagination and my want want want alarm button goes off. Which is what happened with […]

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Object of Desire: Anndra Neen Cage Clutch

December 21, 2011 Accessories

This clutch from Anndra Neen is so deceptively simple, & so covetable. I’d put my things inside a small black velvet pouch, the better to show off the cage work. Or perhaps I’d just pare everything down to a phone, a Tom Ford lipstick & a credit card.

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Object of Desire: Chisel & Mouse Architectural Models

December 6, 2011 Design

Fit Battersea Power Station into your living room with help from Chisel & Mouse! Chisel & Mouse, Sussex architectural model-makers, have launched phase one of their collection of handcrafted plaster models of iconic buildings, available to purchase at www.chiselandmouse.com.  The models are approximately 25cm high and cost between £59 and £95; they are made of fine […]

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