We don’t do gift guides here on Design Milk because everyone does them. We like to be different. Last year, we did staff wishlists and once again we thought it would be fun to continue this new tradition and ask each current contributor what was on their wishlist this holiday season — realistic or pipe dream. So, for 2 weeks we featured staff wishlists — see them all here.

If you haven’t already heard on the interwebs, Mr. Design Milk and I have purchased a house. And not just any house, but our long-awaited, dream house. A mid-century modern ranch house that is the essence of all things Design Milk. But, until we move in, we’re all about dreaming, thinking, and planning about decorating, designing, renovating and remodeling! You can be sure to hear a lot more about the Design Milk House next year, but for now, here are some of the things on my house wishlist… and a few things for me too!:

1. A bold, yet minimalist white watch
Like this Hexagon one or the Nixon Vega.

2. Red LCWs
A dream of mine for my new house is to have a pair of red Eames LCWs in the living room.

3. A pair of Heima Candlesticks
To make my dream dining room tablescape complete!

4. Boots like these Bikkembergs
I want a really casual pair of tough-looking black boots that can take me through the elements but could still look cool with a skirt.

5. Zigzag Rug in Iron/Ivory/Fez Red from West Elm
I have lusted over this rug for so long. I have no idea where I would put it, but I know I want it somewhere.

6. Nelson Saucer Lamp
I bought a complete 1950s/1960s dining room set for my new house, but it needs the right lighting to showcase its mid-century beauty. I’m definitely getting a Nelson Saucer. I’ve actually been dreaming of this for years now and it will be great to see it all come together when we move in next year.

7. Zenzation Athletics Yoga Mat BagHoliday Wishlist 2010: Jaime in technology style fashion interior design home furnishings  Category
I’ve gotten really into yoga the past few months and I desperately need a mat bag. This one is fairly modern in style, simple and doesn’t have lots of hippie embroidery or crazy patterns. It appears to have a nice, thick shoulder strap, too. I think it suits me quite well.

8. Best Before Vases
To complete my milk carton collection, I need to get all three sizes of these milk cartons from Ricochet Studio.

9. The King is Dead by The Decemberists
Unfortunately, it’s not being released until mid-January but at least it’s available for pre-order!

10. Butterfly Chairs
I’ll take two, please! YUM.

11. Drop Bank
To make the ugly man valet full of change disappear from the top my dresser.