Objects of Desire showcases the ultimate artisanal, specialty
and bespoke objects that elicit desire and those strong emotions
that one would never expect an inanimate object to produce. Culled from around the globe, the selection of these luxurious objects might sometimes be surprising, but most always the ones that are lusted after and adored for their unique design and painstaking craftsmanship based on the highest degree of human focus and ingenuity. These precious objects possess a kind of beauty that establishes intimate emotional connections that are based on traditions of artistry and integrity, free of any traces of showiness and the overt vulgarity of the “better with bling” era. Serving as tangible reflections of personal histories and expressions of good taste, these desired pieces enter lives to become tomorrow’s heirlooms. To own one of these desirable items may be a little costly, but the surrender is so sweet.
Lucia Van der Post, one of Britian’s most esteemd style experts, got
her start writing about fashion and culture in the swinging 60s
London. From there, she went on to become one of the founding editors of the Financial Times’ How to Spend It magazine. The sound style advice she dispatches in her weekly “Van Der Postings” column are one of the many reasons she is esteemed as a reigning queen of good taste. She pens another weekly style advice column for the Times of London called ‘Ask Lucia’ and is the author of several books on elegance, entertaining and luxury. Lucia, whose expertise in luxe goes unparalleled, is also the editorial consultant for the Quintessentially Group.