Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Cremation Creations

Here is one of those not-so-rare stories that make you think—"Dick E. Bird made this up."
But,in fact, I diid not. You can actually become a bird feeder one day if you want. It is as easy as dyin’ and dryin’.
What the story fails to mention is that— "Your squirrel finally wins."
Those furballs have eaten everything else in your yard so they might just as well have you too!
You can now look forward to kicking the bucket in unprecedented style. Forget luxury coffins and fancy urns—your legacy can come to an end with Nadine Jarvis’ cremation creations. For those who prefer being reduced to ashes as opposed to rotting in a dirt hole, Jarvis’ Bird Feeder and Carbon Copies designs are the hottest new options on the market.
The Bird Feeders are available in two constructions: one being a solid casting of bird food, beeswax and ashes, and the other, rotationally molded with the ashes held inside. The feeders attract birds to nosh and naturally purge the ash or peck through the edible exterior, enabling the ashes to be released over time. After the feeder has completely disintegrated, the perch containing information about the deceased is the only thing left and becomes a keepsake.
Carbon Copies are actual pencils that are made from the carbon produced during cremation of the deceased. One cadaver is enough to produce a lifetime supply of these "personal" pencils. Activities such as writing letters, sketching, and long division will spark a fond memory of the deceased, who in fact, is helping you make your marks.
The UK-based designer has recently shown her postmortem works at the Design Museum’s Design Mart during this year’s London Design Week.

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