What's on your holiday wish list?
"I am coveting this little En&Is speaker (left, $533) like crazy. Also, something I would never buy myself but would love to get are these Versailles Fluò pieces — actually, anything from Future Perfect; I love that place!"
What's the best gift you've ever given?
"When I was 10, I saved up money — from mowing the grass and selling my drawings to family friends — to buy my little brother a Castle Grayskull. It was the highlight of my childhood assembling that thing secretly and putting it under the tree for him to find on Christmas morning."
Any fun holiday plans?
"I want to be in Woodstock making snow angels for Christmas, and then dressed up like a Russian czaress for the Dr. Zhivago-themed New Year's party at my friend's bistro in Austin. That is going to be a magical way to ring in 2012!"