All I Want for Christmas: Nancy's Holiday Wishlist

All I Want for Christmas: Nancy's Holiday Wishlist

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 13, 2011
As a child, Christmas was all about dreaming big dreams. I vividly remember waking up on Christmas morning and staring with goggle-eyed joy at the seemingly endless wealth of toys Santa had brought me. Now that I'm a little older and I've graduated from the Great American Wish Book to the DWR Catalog, I realize that Santa can't bring me quite everything I want (and that Christmas isn't all about stuff.). But it's still fun to dream. So here, presented for your reading pleasure, is my big-girl Christmas wish list. (Santa - if you can't fit the Living Tower through the chimney, feel free to drop it by the front door.) 1. Pentel Sign Pens, $16.80 for a box of 12 In my former life as an architect, I got completely hooked on these. Once you try them, you'll never go back to ordinary ballpoints. 2. UrbanEars Tanto Headphones in Lavender, $38.99 A delicate pair of headphones in the loveliest shade of lavender. 3. Verner Panton Living Tower $13,920.00 Ever since I saw this in one of my mom's whacktacular sixties decorating books, I knew it needed to be mine. I mean, it's a GIANT THREE-STORY COUCH. THAT LOOKS LIKE AN AMEOBA. My perfect party would involve this thing, covered with friends in various states of tipsiness. Unfortunately, it costs as much as a used car. A girl can dream. 4. Chartreuse VEP, $129.99 for a 1L bottle Because my living tower party requires a suitably bizarre and suitably obscure libation. This hard-to-find extra-aged imprint of the delightfully herbal french liqueur Chartreuse should do the trick. 5. Christian Louboutin 'Simple' Pumps, $620 Gorgeous, sexy, classic. 6. Eero Saarinen Womb Chair and Ottoman, $4,456.00 Compared to the Living Tower, this Eero Saarinen womb chair is slightly closer to my price range. Emphasis on slightly. I sat in one of these once, in a furniture store, and it made me feel like I was the center of the universe. 7. Back Issues of Domino Magazine, prices vary Still working on my collection of back issues of the late great decorating magazine. Images: as credited above.
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