great books

Rackk and Ruin and Archie Grand are getting together to do an awesome giveaway for all you amazing readers. . .

Archie Grand makes notebooks. . . really cool and colorful notebooks (160 pages of blank goodness). If you are anything like me, you always have a blank, shoulder-bag friendly sized, notebook on hand for scribbles, phone numbers, ideas, and whatever needs to be copied down.

Rackk and Ruin is giving away FIVE of these notebooks (one to each winner):


**To enter the giveaway please leave a comment below telling me what's at the top of your holiday wish-list this year or what your New Years resolution is. . . the more impossible the better. Winners will be chosen at random on December 29th. . .
(Be sure to include an email where i can reach you)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dream christmas present: Vintage rolex mens watch (I am a girl)

My realistic christmas wishes: Jeff Koons coffee table book and WESC headphones

email: flyingpigs90@hotmail.com

btw, i LOVE your blog =)

December 15, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Kelley said...

Oh picking the winners on my birthday now?

The item at the top of my wishlist this year is a 17-40mm wide angle lens by Canon.

My New Years Resolution is to not use electronics for a week (minus those of household appliances and necessities such as lights and alarm clocks).

December 15, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Anonymous Kayla Marfisi said...

Honestly at the top of my xmas list which I gave to my boyfriend was: Rackkandruin jewelry!! and a faux fur wolf gray blanket

New Year's Resolution: to resurrect my kooky fashion sense every day of 2010! and also visit ny, chicago, see the ocean, and take care of children in Africa!

Kayla M. flyingangel13@hotmail.com

December 15, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Lizzie said...

OMg thses are sooo cute!!

My New Years Resolution this year is to be more outgoing and believe in myself more so that I can have the life that I want for myself. Right now I feel like I am not good enough but I am going to work on my self esteem in the New Year.


December 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My most wanted wishlist item is the Helmut Lang Powder Print dress.

My New Years resolution is to just to keep working my hardest to move up career-wise.


December 15, 2009 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Steff Metal said...

Oooh, pretty notebooks.

Our new years resolution is to finish the design for our house (a half castle/half cave concoction) and buy our plot of land in Germany, so we can start our own small-holding / metalhead b&b.

December 15, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Steff Metal said...

oops, and I can be reached at

December 15, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger suzy can suze said...

xmas wishlist: a TV!!

new years resolution(s): make more short films, take a road trip, buy & sell clothes on the regs

email: casualtimetravel@gmail.com

December 15, 2009 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Alison Hartford said...

Dream Christmas gift: Margiela Tabi boots. 2nd choice: Velvet Angels black wedge ankle boots.

Resolution: Travel more!


December 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM  
Anonymous JessGo said...

What delicious colors!

Over the top Christmas present: a brand new apartment (who the hell would give me that?)

New Years Resolution: Drive four hours away New Years Eve. Spend Midnight looking at Lake Michigan in the dark wilderness. Drive home and finish my resolution by sweeping my floor.

December 15, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger bravegrrl said...

christmas list.... hmmmmm, a new point and shoot camera, a classic motorcycle leather jacket (that i can stud the heck out of), another pair of boots???, anything from complex geometries, round sunglasses, more american apparel leggings, this (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35730263) rackk and ruin necklace and a vintage bob dylan t shirt... i'm actually watching one on ebay right now haha!


December 15, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger bravegrrl said...

ohhhhhh and my email is pinkstrawberrysam@yahoo.com i know, it's long :)

December 15, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My christmas list: a new leather belt with a big buckle, some David Sedaris books, and a gift certificate for a place that sells tv's, because it's almost 2010 and i haven't had one since i lived at home in 2003. MY RESOLUTION is to stop being so hard on myself, and enjoy life more!

Thanks for the consideration!

December 15, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Hey girl!

Christmas wish: Anything Rick Owens. And those Ashish x Topshop leopard print boots. And also a lifetime supply of Sugar Sweet Sunshine cupcakes. That's it!


December 15, 2009 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

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December 15, 2009 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

My resolutions: to learn to play the harmonica well and to finally start my non-profit for books!


December 15, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

top of dream wishlist: rick owens biker jacket
top of practical wishlist: hd leopard print flip camera
new years resolution: wake up before 10am everyday (never going to happen).

love these notebooks!

December 15, 2009 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Anna G said...

Dream Wishlist- The Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffle in grey.

Actual Wishlist- Slouchy knee-high black boots, I still have not found the perfect pair. :(

Email- anna.g.adams@gmail.com

Those are super cute notebooks.

December 15, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

My new years resolution and xmas wish list go hand in hand.

For xmas I want a video camera. And my new years resolution is to use said video camera to document little pieces of my life to make into a short film, which I hope will be like a diary entry.


December 15, 2009 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger So Good for Bunnies said...

Gift I want but will never get: taxidermy still born goat (they're adorable, trust me!)

Gift that I want and is attainable: All Saints Fenella dress :)


December 15, 2009 at 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Sae said...

Top of the Christmas list: a water resistant watch because I hate jewelry that have to be taken off before a shower

Resolution: be less commitmentphobic and be nicer to people.


December 16, 2009 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

love your blog!

Welcome my blog :)
Je Suis Serendipity

P.S.Good Luck.

December 16, 2009 at 2:09 AM  
Blogger sasha said...

these notebooks are beautiful! i love the idea and theyre so quirky

on the top of my christmas list are actually some nonfiction books on political theory. im really getting into nonfiction lately. its soo interesting!

this coming year i plan to save. thats my new years resolution- i want over $5000nz by christmas next year.. impossible probably bt i can always try :)! saving is foreign to me, i spend it all on clothing :P and so it would be a big achievement to save smoe money for university.

i love this blog btw, i follow it religiously i have just never commented before :) sashhaaa@hotmail.com

December 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Emma said...

My biggest wish for Christmas is a morrocan teatable to put beside my bed - an Archie Grand notebook would look really good on it!!
Emma emma@chicks.dk

December 16, 2009 at 2:51 AM  
Anonymous Cheyne M. K said...

wishlist: a husky puppy! no, TWO husky puppies!!

or any proenza schouler bag. yesss.


December 16, 2009 at 4:52 AM  
Blogger CL said...

Top of my wishlist is a new flash for my Canon 30D.

My email is on my profile.


December 16, 2009 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Priscilla and Katelyn said...

For Xmas I want an effects synthesizer. In the new year I want to produce beautiful, meaningful, well-crafted work that I can be proud of.

P <3

December 16, 2009 at 6:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...




December 16, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
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December 16, 2009 at 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Kati said...

The Alexander McQueen fork and spoon earrings are at the top of my Christmas list this year...

My resolution is to stop dating skeevy guys. Ughh.

<3 Kati

December 16, 2009 at 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Louis Poulsen - AJ lamp
I would love to have it in my home in sweden!


December 16, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger KP said...

Very fun! My New Years Res is to get a new job that makes me happy and doesn't make me miserable every day! xx

December 16, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Nicolette Jolie said...

love your blog!

at the top of my christmas list this winter is a leather duffel travel bag! i'm from LA, go to university in NY, but have studied abroad in London and my next stop is Buenos Aires!


happy holidays : )

December 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Top of my Christmas list?...The Yeah Yeah Yeahs...not an album...the actual band! Maybe The Horrors Too! I'd also need some Christopher Kane!

My New Years Resolution would be to write more!!!



December 16, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

Xmas Wish List Item: Balmain Tuxedo Wool Jacket. I've been wanting a new blazer and what's better than this one? It's a basic item that goes with everything, you can dress it up or dress it down, but because of the sharp exaggerated shoulders and sleek cut it still stands out as something different.

New Year's Resolution: To stop wasting time on Facebook and Twitter and to put my skills to better use. I want to spend more time working for my college literary magazine (Boston College's Stylus) and to work on finding an amazing summer internship, either at a cool fashion/arts magazine, a museum, or at a book publishing company.

burrl@bc.edu :-)

December 16, 2009 at 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Laura Badovinac said...

The gift that is at the top of my wishlist is a vintage teardrop camper. I want to customize the interior with my boyfriend and then tour the country.

My New Years resolution is to stop talking about doing things and instead just do them!

I LOVE your blog!

Happy holidays,

Laura Badovinac

December 16, 2009 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Alice D. Millionaire said...

LOVE that last photo.
my wishlist is topped with a new car, since i flipped mine last week.
my resolution is to realize and accept everything is not my fault, even if i indirectly cause it; it takes two to tango usually. also, stop drinking so much coffee and wear more sunglasses (preventing crows feet). and as every year, see beauty in everything.
the notebooks are just beautiful and the craftsmanship seems impeccable. and i'm not just saying that 'cause i hope to win one! :)

December 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Jillian said...

At the top of my wishlist is a dress form (I make many of my own clothes).

My new years resolution is to be happy!

Love yr blog!

December 16, 2009 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger baine said...

hm for christmas all i need is a simple chic watch. and a watch dog (preferrably a puppy!) to keep me safe in my new apartment :)

my new years resolution...to save money and to get nothing lower than B's in all my classes.

xox those notebooks are adorable!


December 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Steph K said...

Hi! My Christmas wish is the Chanel Jade polish...pretty impossible since they didn't stock them where I live, and it sold out ages ago in the U.S.! :(


December 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Kirby Marzec said...

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December 16, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous KIRBY said...

My New Years resolution is to finally stop biting and picking at my nails so I can rock all of those incredible matte and metallic nail polishes on something other than little stubs!


December 16, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger sophieB said...

BONJOUR from France,
My resolution: just living....I don't know why, but i just want to live :)

xxx from the Alps, snowing Alps :)


December 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Top of my wishlist: a lover to have and like. possibly a Jamie Dornanish one. New years resolution: have and like a thousand more.


December 16, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger supercereal said...

top of my wishlist: for it to snow in socal, global warming and temperate climate be damned!


December 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous S.J. said...

Frye Motorcycle boots are at the top of my wishlist. So amazingly wonderful. My resolution is to paint way more often. I really need to start selling some work. I'm hella broke. And those notebooks are adorable.


December 16, 2009 at 6:16 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

my new years resolution is to take shorter showers

and the #1 on my wish list is a realllly warm blanket


December 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger gi. said...

My (impossible) number one Christmas wish? Take a helicopter ride over the Hawaiian islands. Can you even image anything more beautiful? Or out of my poor-ass student budget?

My (much more practical) NY resolution? Ride my bike to school everyday. And considering I only live a mile away, I shooooould be able to do this.



December 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

My christmas wish would be to have and model all the pretty designer clothes and bags and shoes!!

My new year resolution would definitely be eating less fatty and unhealthy food.


December 16, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The item at the top of my Christmas wish list is to have a wonderful introductory dinner to my fantastic boyfriend's family (eek!).



December 16, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger camille said...

For Christmas i would like to be with the boy i love. My new years resolution is to take more risks.

I love your blog and those notebooks :)


December 16, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger dymphna said...

my christmas wish is to have a whole new wardrobe

December 16, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Anti-Hipster said...

Hey Molly,

The item on the top of my Christmas list is unobtainable so I'll settle for the predictable or whatever hint my boyfriend's brain has managed to retain. Health insurance would be nice too.

New Years resolution, well that's easy: be more motivated, start an amazing jewelry line as inspiring as Rackk and Ruin, start writing in my blog again after a year hiatus and be the best mom to my amazing little dude Eli Cash.

Stacy - stacyzicari@gmail.com

December 16, 2009 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger (Dis)ability said...

The top of my Christmas wish list is a Mac book and fabrics to finish my new fall 2010 collection.

December 17, 2009 at 3:12 AM  
Blogger heleen said...

oh goddd this would be so perfect, seeing as i'm almost down to filling the last page of my art journal. anyway, my perfect christmas present would be long skinny legs, mermaid-hair and every single garment from the missoni f/w09 collection (me? shallow?). as for NY resolutions; watch the news more often. you say 'the more impossible the better', well for me this is a resolution that will be impossible to keep. who wants to watch the news when there are magazines to read?!


December 17, 2009 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger me melodia said...

My xmas wish list topper: chauncy

my resolution: Do what I love.
I am committing myself to landing that career job I want. I need a marriage of my profession and passion.

Hope I win!

December 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Youngest Indie said...

Xmas Wish List Topper: if Hedi Slimane starts his own line, I wish I could work under him as a designer.

New Year's Resolution: record an album, start a monthly club night with my artsy friends, get a cute rockstar boyfriend that's either British or Swedish

December 17, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Sara Hantman said...

in that weird way, i don't really give and exchange much around the holidays. I LOVE THEM though because of the lights and christmas trees that drape the entire city. I cant wait to go home for the next week and stay with my family (my mom is christian and my dad is jewish and both are very non-religious) so we kinda forget about the actual holiday but all go out and enjoy ourselves somewhere fun for the season! Thats at the top of my wishlist, no work, no school, just my boyfriend, sisters, and parents. And maybe an island vacation...

Resolution: wow myself for next year by sticking to something for real.

December 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Sidsel said...

Oh they are so very very cool :D

But my numer one christmas wish is the money to go to college.

New Years resolution; to do something meaningful to someone who doesn't know me and who won't just smile and nod to make me happy.

Love you site :)

December 17, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger R. D. C. said...

My number one Christmas present this year would be finally having enough courage to step up and tell the guy I'm in love with, how much I need him, how I cannot sleep at night dreaming about his voice, dreaming of our first kiss in a scene à la Paris Je T'aime...
Well, maybe one day! ;)


December 17, 2009 at 4:40 PM  
Anonymous sarah-tai said...

my new years resolution is to save enough money for {and get into} school in the fall


December 17, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My new years resolution is to travel anywhere outside my country. Trust me, that is impossible :(


December 17, 2009 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger camille said...

For Christmas i would love love love to have a pair these gorgeous black Armani ankle boots. Theyre all i can think about lately! Would also like one of those cute notebooks ;)


December 17, 2009 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

All I want for Christmas is a Canon Rebel with an 18x55mm lens.

As for New Years, my resolution is pretty impossible considering its current state: getting my wardrobe in order! I'm in the mood to condense, collect, and control my closet this year. So many clothes, shoes, and handbags lay unloved in the depths of that damn thing. It's time to fish out the favorites and say goodbye to the rest!


PS. These are so FREAKING adorable. Must haves for sure!

December 18, 2009 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Lauren Page Russell said...

Top of my Christmas list is the COMPLEX GEOMETRIES Cell Sweater from the Autumn 09 collection.

Happy Holidays!!

December 18, 2009 at 3:10 AM  
Blogger A.n.E said...

christmas wishlist? top of the list will be a return trip tix for a white christmas in europe!

December 19, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Cambry Rene said...

Top of my wishlist: a happy holiday, as cheesy as it sounds. I don't ask for much.

My resolution is to start eating healthy and being more concious of how I treat others. :]


December 20, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger ashlie said...

A one-way ticket to Barcelona please! My New Year's resolution is to start putting some of my "big ideas" into action.


December 20, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous T. Obia said...

Holiday Wish-list:

A first edition Oxford English Dictionary with accompanying Thesaurus and magnifying glass.

(in my dreams)

December 21, 2009 at 2:23 AM  
Blogger wolf.at.your.door. said...

unrealistic x-mas? a BOYFRIEND! a GIRLFRIEND! anyone to snuggle and cuddle through the winter... ):
realistic and tangible, maybe some plain black socks... or some new paints cause i'm failing my art class due to underproductivity... yikes! thank goodness for winter break.

i'm gonna go ahead and tell you my NY's rez as well. :D
next year, i'm going to be LOTS more productive and optimistic.
... and maybe less forgetful so I don't have to spend so much money on socks every year...

December 21, 2009 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger wolf.at.your.door. said...

p.s. email is wolfwhissspers@gmail.com
Happy Holidays! :>

December 21, 2009 at 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Frederikke Rahbek said...

three tickets to new york fashion week! Thats my biggest wish. :)


December 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huge fan of your blog! My dream Christmas wishlist would include a pair of knee-high golden goose boots and an alexander wang studded diego bag in tan.

Realistically, though, I'd like a faux fur trapper hat!


December 21, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
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December 28, 2009 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Asubiame said...


-Feel it,do it.
-Want it,get it.



December 28, 2009 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Anni said...

biggest wish was the new lens for my dslr and safari trip:D


December 28, 2009 at 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

christmas wish: a dark chocolate truffle the size of a van

resolution: learn to fly and/or finish writing my novel (ha)

December 28, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Maya said...

The top of my Christmas wishlist:
COACHELLA TICKETS/A chance to see the Strokes live!
after that, the ability to read people's minds, like Edward Cullen. Yes, I am a Twilight fan, but I just think reading people's minds would be awesome... as long as you could turn off the power and not be like Sookie on True Blood. Basically top of my wishlist: ability to read peoples minds... with a few conditions ;D

December 28, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger wool and misc said...

my wishlist: personalized stationary

resolution: be a better person

December 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger SugarCube said...

On the top of my list is this reaally cute and nice guy :D you know like it says in the song "All I want for Christmas is yoou ".


December 28, 2009 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oooo! I've been coveting those for AWHILE. Great giveaway.

December 28, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Sailor Jamee said...

well since christmas is over, my new year's resolution this year is to get into a place where i can buy and raise a pomeranian puppy! by the end of 2010. (:


December 28, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

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December 28, 2009 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger New Wave Natives said...

resolution: take more lovers...
to fill my lovers i had and liked notebook


December 28, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger TL said...

Top of my wishlist: to pass the bar in February

Resolutions: 1) to not shop for the first 6 months of 2010 and save money, and 2) figure out what makes me happy and DO IT!


December 28, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my resolution is to make as many mistakes as possible, cos that's where the best memories are created. oh, and to make loads of dinero. :)


December 28, 2009 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

My dream Christmas present is an iPhone packed with style apps so that I can keep on top of everything even while on a yacht in the Mediterranean (yeah, riiight)

New Years Resolution is to get in shape to climb Everest!

email is nataliealdern (at) gmail (dot) com

December 28, 2009 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

my dream present is records for my small (but growing) collection, and my New Year's resolution is to do as many new things as i possibly can and to ride my bicycle everyday


December 28, 2009 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love these notebooks!! They are a great place for sketches and random thoughts and quotes!.....

My Christmas wish: Is a place to live that my family can call our own.We don't have that now.

My New Year's resoulution: To be a bit more outgoing and not be so introverted in large crowds and also to stop smoking and get all A's in my classes. I graduate next year!!!! Oh and start learning the bass guitar.

Love your blog!

December 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I forgot my email!


December 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Great giveaway that is totally in sync with my New Years Resolution - I really to make a more solid effort to chronicle my life. Whether it be in pictures, words, blog posts, drawings - I want to be able to look back, remember and appreciate every day of life.

My other resolution - stop making resolutions and grab more ice cream.



December 28, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

my xmas present: get into college, meet two friends i'll have for the rest of my life, plan to conquer the world with them as a design/marketing trio, succeed.


my resolution: be happy, be a misfit, be okay.

December 28, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

for the new year i wish to travel to a foreign land and see something i've never seen before. perhaps this little notebook would join me on my travels ;)


December 28, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Anonymous Chuck Hatt said...

I want LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoes, a Blue Blazer with Shiny Brass buttons, and an iphone. I promise to save it all for the one I love this year.


December 28, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

my new year's resolutions are finish the scarf that i'm knitting even though i don't know how to fix it, and try to keep my room full of clothes clean.

for christmas i wanted money and gift certificates to buy amazing shoes, or the amazing shoes themselves


December 29, 2009 at 1:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

my new year's resolution(s)--(in case i should later decide to reduce that down to one resolution by the end o the 2nd week of january)

1) clean out my shoe closet
2) buy less shoes (ha!)
3) fill my closet with my fashionable shoes (slightly doable)

love and adore you and your blog! :)

happy new year!

December 29, 2009 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger IheartLDN said...

Christmas is over ....
But nobody bought me a diary for 2010 :(
I really need one!
New Years resolution is : Pass exams and become a Flying attandent!
Wish you a really nice holiday!

December 29, 2009 at 4:23 AM  
Blogger Ellie said...

Xmas Wishlist items:

Alexander Wang studded leather bag
Lola perfume by March Jacobs

New Years Res:

Eat less meat & eventually become vegetarian! (my boyfriends a vegan)

December 29, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

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