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 next 2 weeks we’ll be featuring staff wishlists. Let’s start off with Joel!

1. Converse Jack Purcell Johnny
Unassuming, clean looking and back to basis. This is what a shoe must be. Always.

2. Bitosi Ceramics in Rimini Blu
The craftsmanship is amazing. I love how delicate they look.

3. LaCie WhizKey 8GB
Small enough to carry everywhere and convenient to put it in your key ring and forget about it!

4. Gedore Letter Punch Set
I will be branding everything that I can with these!

5. GenevaSound Small
It’s small enough that you can bring it to your office and play your favorite tunes.

6. Officine Panerai Base Logo
I have more complicated watches from the brand, but I really like how spartan this one is. Very basic.

7. Copeland Light
A nice option from the usual Tolomeos (that I adore!) They have a modern look to it without going overboard.

8. Mouille Three Arm Ceiling Lamp
This industrial looking lamp, will have you with neck pain as soon as you install it because you cannot take your eyes out of it.

9. Nelson Polygon Clock
What can I say? I’m a sucker for these things. Do I need it? no. Do I want it? Yes. Enough said.

10. Apple MacBook Air
Would I be replacing my trusty iPad with this? We’ll see!