Future Heirlooms

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…


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.



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!



Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

1 Comment on Future Heirlooms

  1. katrina
    Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 21:40 at 9:40 pm (7 years ago)

    what a sweet idea
    x katrina

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