Next year is a big year for my group of friends and myself… three weddings – two in England and one abroad in India, respective bachelor/ette parties, nearly everyone is turning 30 and we are buying our first home. Because it’s spurred a feeling of sentimentality, commemorating and nesting in me, I’ve been eyeing heirloom products to cherish in years to come…

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Rifle Paper Company’s Heirloom Recipe Card Boxes are made using salvaged hardwood with beautiful screen printed lids. You can also purchase simple and charming recipe cards with an illustrated spoon on top available in either pink or charcoal. I’ve never been one for paying much attention to recipes [i'm more of a 'if a dish works i'll remember it' kind of cook] but I like the idea of archiving special dishes over the years – like a sauce or a technique that makes a dinner party that bit more special.

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The Q&A Five-Year Diary is a beautiful compact hardback diary lined in gold edging which is a perpetual diary, allowing you to use it for five years, so when you reach your first or second year of completion, you can look back and see what you were doing on that same day however many years ago. The diary also has sweet and inquisitive questions at the top of every page designed to make you re-think your mood and notice how your answers change (or don’t)! With questions that are sometimes provocative (“On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?”), occasionally silly (“What can you smell right now?”), and inevitably interesting (“If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?”).

I’m also on the hunt for a beautiful Book Journal… everytime I put down a book I want to save the essence of that week or how I was feeling when I read that book… when I think about a favourite book I’ve enjoyed in the past, it makes me sad that I can only remember a whisper of that moment because I haven’t documented it.

I have found a few sweet ones from Oh My Cavalier and Cricket Snappers but still on the lookout so any book journal recommendations appreciated!

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Midcentury Magazine

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Earlier this year I wrote my first piece for the independent publication Midcentury Magazine without actually having ever picked up a copy myself…the issue I worked on went to print this month and earlier this week I opened my mail to find a surprisingly beautiful, compact tome filled with poetic imagery and packed with super useful information on Midcentury design.

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Distributed in small batches the magazine is a biannual publication, set up by Tabitha Tuema and her partner at the start of this year, following their quest to furnish their own 1960s flat on the Dulwich Estate. Created with modern design enthusiasts in mind, whether experienced collectors or complete novices the magazine aims to champion this popular period of design and highlight its continued relevance to modern living.

From useful features on Midcentury dealers in London to beautiful spreads of stylish lived-in homes and [my feature] spotlights on mid-century furnished guesthouses in Devon the mag is truly great read. Pick one up here!

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Wall Envy

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We are moving home in January and for years i’ve been thinking about my art wall, but because we have always rented and never really been allowed to have art up, I haven’t collected as much as I would have liked.

These two walls from Dwell Studio catalogue really have me swooning – I love each of the artworks on them – from the simple and emotive black and white print in the first setting to the luscious ochre toned groupings of impressionist works in the second. I’m on the lookout for affordable art right and unfortunately the artwork in these sets aren’t part of the Dwell Studio collection so any similar suggestions would be most welcome!

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The Help

I saw The Help this past weekend… a perfect Sunday film watched from under my blanket on the sofa… I loved the sugary sweet set and styling… at such odds to the subject matter, but for that very reason so moving. The film was was just as beautiful and gripping as the book – we reviewed it here this summer.

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BaileyNecklaces

I love re-visiting the site of one of my old favourites – I used to be obsessed with Bailey Doesn’t Bark’s unusual style a few years ago… they are known for their simple ceramics decorated with sweet bugs and trailing ants.

Since my last visit they have added a small collection of exquisite jewelery with porcelain details of navy illustrations – which are obviously proving to be popular as every one is currently sold out! Check back soon though  – i will be!

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