We don’t do gift guides here on Design Milk because, well, everyone does them. We like to be different. So we decided to go in another direction this year. Since our staff is getting larger, we thought it would be fun to ask each person what was on their wishlist this holiday season. So, every day for next 2 weeks we’ll feature a staff wishlist. Here’s what Catrina wants, although something tells me those last ones might not be available…

1. Attack of Literacy Print by Joshua Kemble
I fell in love with this illustration when I saw it on Society6 while I was browsing applicants’ work for the Design Milk Mini-Interview and Post opportunity. It isn’t available as a print (although I would really love that, so maybe I’ll put in a little hint for him), but it is available as a graphic tee on Threadless. It’s sold out at the moment, unfortunately. I can definitely see why.

2. Super Secret Spy Lens from Photojojo
Somehow, people have a sixth sense for knowing when the camera lens is on them, which isn’t helpful when I’m trying to capture some good candids! These “spy lens” from Photojojo can help eliminate that little problem I have by attaching to the lens of my Nikon DSLR camera.

3. A History Of The World In Six Glasses by Tom Standage
This book explains the significance of six different beverages (beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola) and how they helped shape human history. I find it an interesting approach to giving insight from the Stone Age to today.

4. An endless supply of Cheddar Cheese Popcorn from Popcorn Palace
I love gourmet popcorn. I’d really like to have a gigantic tin on the floor in my room for the popcorn along with endless refills of popcorn being sent to me every month.

5. Mix Tape USB Drive from Fred Flare
I’ve seen a lot of different USB drives out there, but this one by far is my most favorite in the bunch. It isn’t as compact as the small USB stick I have on hand already, but it has 512 megabytes of space and it speaks volumes about how much I love stuff inspired by mixtapes

6. Reverse alarm clock
This actually doesn’t exist, but I wish it did. It would do the opposite of a morning alarm clock. I have a habit of sleeping really late, so I think an alarm clock that somehow tells me to go to sleep would be perfect.

7. My own personal sushi chef
Because I find myself wanting sushi almost all the time, so why not?

8. Two panda bears
They’d be best friends. I’d name them after Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.