A. Shockley once said, "Wealth is not measured by the size of one's estate
at the end of life's journey, but rather by the splendid memories and moments
collected along the way.” This beckons whether if a person’s inheritance can be
measured qualitatively, rather than quantitatively.
the final Will and Testament as the medium, the design concept questions the
value of inherited objects by offering a service-oriented platform for the
final user. The testator can embed his/her personalized message into a 4 by 4cm
QR code as final words of encouragement to his/her loved ones. This is then
embodied into a self-inking stamp and is used as a seal on the letter of the
deceased’s will. Subsequently, an everlasting message is created which serves
as a memento for future generations through the simple gesture of stamping and
inheritance of permanence is created across time through words and technology,
bringing a greater value of family ties than monetary values.