All I want for Christmas

Hmm, it’s almost Christmas time again, and I’m ALWAYS at wits end as to what to tell people I want when they ask…so, I thought I would sit down and think about it and really figure it out. Here’s my list (Mom & Sophia, this post is for you in particular)…

All I want for Christmas: Holga Camera
I would like to get back into non-digital photography. There’s something about film that is just so raw, real, and true. I want a Holga. It creates amazing images with faded edges. Very cool stuff. I found a cool kit on Amazon for it!

I’d love a few issues or a subscription to Uppercase magazine. It’s looks a little pricey, but it looks sooo cool.

I’ve really been loving the necklace scarves I’ve been seeing lately. I am getting more into layering and pairing scarves with my plain shirts and I’d like to add more unique pieces to my wardrobe. The scarves above are from etnyk’s etsy shop. Ha. Notice anything with that mannequin?

I have always wanted a classic initial necklace. I love the look of this one by John Wind found on .

And last on my list for today…you just can’t go wrong with a cute PJ set. I love me some soft flannel to get cozy in! These are from Old Navy.

Of course, I’m sure theres a lot more things out there I would like to have, but it’s usually when I’m on my own and not thinking about buying anything that I find it!

Until next time Swellions!


I <3 Uppercase!

uppercase cover
I came across a site tonight via Elsie Flannigan’s blog (love her). It’s called Uppercase and there’s a bevy of cool graphic-designery things on there that I’m betting will inspire you just like they did me…

Their site sells it’s own magazine, books & papergoods. It’s a cool, eclectic mix of great design and craftiness…what a way to speak to my heart!

Like, check out their beautiful Eclectonote journals. It is made of repurposed books, vintage papers and has fine detail including foil stamping, die cuts, and laser printed transparent covers. I love it! There are some other cool themes too including “Arts & Crafts”, “Peas & Carrots”, and “Home & Garden”.

uppercase paper kits
I also really love the type treasures eclectic paper good kits. Giant transparent numbers…now that’s some good stuff!

There’s also other fun gifts like these awesome retroesque pocket mirrors. This one comes in 3 colors.

They also have great cards. I love the simplicity and simple message. That’s the power of good graphic design.

Check out their awesome blog too! They also publish great books like Work/Life (actually it’s on pre-order, but you can preview it). This is published in Canada, so you may want to check out their ordering section for more info. If you are anything like me, there will be plenty you will want to order. Check them out!

Until next time Swellions!