Tete a Tat Christmas List

Updated: 2 days ago

I asked the kind people of Tete a Tat whether they would let me in on what they wanted this Christmas. The questions I posed were:


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

Something under £100?

First up, Emily Tobin Creative Director of The Calico Club and Arts Editor at House & Garden at Condé Nast Britain.


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

I imagine this might take a lot of wrangling with The Landmark Trust but what I'd really love for Christmas, if money was no object, are the keys to The Farmhouse at Lower Porthmeor in Cornwall. It sits a little way back from one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK and I promise I would look after it beautifully. 


Something under £100?

I'd like five of these porcelain tealight holders by Rebecca Cowie, please. They show their real beauty when they're lit and glowing. £20 each. 


Founder of Balineum, Sarah Watson.


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

My anything in the world gift is a trip to Antarctica.


Something under £100?

Lulu Lytle’s book 'Rattan: A World of Elegance & Charm' (but if you’ve already bought this for yourself like I have: the other design books on my to-buy list are: Natalie Farman-Frmaa, Kate Hume and Beata Heuman who all have books are launching soon, if not already).


Artist, Wayne Pate


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

'Chez Stamos' by Howard Hodgkin - signed three times, titled and dated 1998 four times on the reverse, oil on wood. Sold through Sotherbys for £641,000


Something under £100?

Fashion Eye Greece, Photography by François Halard - Edited by Patrick Rem

Writer, Ros Byam Shaw

Anything In The World?

This is assuming it would be cheating to ask for world peace or a global agreement to halt climate change - I have thought and thought and considered various beautiful and desirable houses, works of art, and suchlike, but in the end, decided that a lifetime’s supply of excellent champagne (I would let an expert choose) would be as good as it gets.  


Something for under £100?

As for something under £100 I would like as many bars of Floris Stephanotis bath soap as that would buy - the big, oval ones.  The scent reminds me of my Granny, and I love the shape and the moulded garland of flowers.  Bath time luxury.

Founder of Daydress & House & Garden’s Creative Director, Gabby Deeming.


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

Obviously for this virus to take a massive hike, otherwise, I'd like the perfect, romantic, right-side-of-crumbly house in Italy, please!!!  I promise to share it with my friends. 


Something under £100?

A bundle of these slim and beautifully tonal candles.  Get a flower pot and fill with sand or gravel, stick these in at different angles, bit of greenery around the bottom. Delightful!


8 Celebration Candles - Green Tea, £22, from Wax Atelier


Designer, Adam Bray


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

If we exclude acts of radical philanthropy which would be ideal then this extraordinary walrus ivory sculpture of Christ sold by Paris Dealer Brimo De Larousslhe to the Met. Priceless on many levels.


Something under £100?

Custom luggage tags from Mount St Printers, (they will have them up online soon just under 100£ for 25)  for all the holidays I’m going to take.

Founder of Partnership Editions, Georgia Spray


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

I'm having a baby in December, so I've been dreaming of getting Julianna Byrne to do a bespoke mural in the nursery. At the moment we live in a one-bed flat, so sadly this fantasy will have to wait.


(Tat here - Julianna is available for commissions email - georgia@partnershipeditions.com for more details.)


Something under £100?

As an avid coat collector and a lover of a tidy hallway, this wonderful coat hook (Tat special) caught my eye. I love that you can fold the hooks to one side when you're not using it. Great for small spaces like my flat. 

Director of fennica, Terry Ellis


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

A surprisingly difficult question to answer. Either I’m content with my lot or I lack imagination. 

I’ve decided to go with World peace and a large collection of the ceramics of Shoji Kamoda.


Something under £100?

I’ve chosen a denim tool tote bag priced at ¥7000 ( around £50). It’s also available in the canvas at a higher price but still, under £100, I think. We sell a simpler version of the denim tote in the store, made by Hiroshi Matsunoya.

Designer, Gavin Houghton


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

How about a Duncan Grant Oil painting, please.


Portrait of Mary Hutchinson,

1915


Something under £100?

One of my plates & cups

(Tat here, its on mine!)


Designer, Camilla Guinness


Anything in the world, not matter the price?

A botanical painting or drawing by Sarah Graham


Something under £100?

I love these needles in the little wooden tube. Useful and stylish.

Self-threading Needles – Saker Tool Official


Interior Designer, Rachel Chudley


Anything in the world no matter the cost?

I would like this insane bed by Garouste and Bonetti please!


One thing under £100?

One of Fee Greening's icons, please.


Founder of Howe, Christopher Howe


Anything in the world no matter the cost?

My own team of builders.



One thing under £100?

A piece of aged Compté





Founder of 8 Holland Street, Tobias Vernon

Anything in the world no matter the cost?

A few things I’m coveting for Christmas so take you pick:


- A week at Ett Hem in Stockholm

- A tapestry by Swedish-designer Marta Måås-Fjetterström

(Tat here - money is no issue, so why not both!)


One thing under £100?

I would buy a piece of slipware by ceramic artist Ali Hewson or a single Campbell-Rey Murano-glass tumbler. I’m also coveting several studio pottery pieces from Molde.


Founder of Studio Ashby & Sister, Sophie Ashby


Anything in the world no matter the cost?

A cottage by the sea!


One thing under £100?

The tea set we’ve launched on Sister, love the colours and glazes, Modernist Tableware Espresso Cup.