Mood Changer

I was skimming through Twitter tonight and wound up here.

Buckle up, here we go…


From printmediaenter.com:

3D-Printed Head Shaped Urns Coming To Mantle Near You. UM CREEPY!

Described as β€œa new and exciting way to memorialize your loved one,” a Vermont company named Cremation Solutions has gone heads (no shoulders here) above the rest with their 3-D printed likenesses of the dearly departed.  Created by photo’s, these Urns are the latest in the personalization trend that really puts the others to shame! You have REALLY opted in with one of these in your house.

Is it just me of are you getting a little Keira Knightly and Cate Blanchette in these samples? It’s Monday and my brain wasnt really ready to handle this yet, or the offer to store ashes in someone else’s head, like President Obama. Why?, seems too sane of a question to ask anyone who might go for that.  β€œWow, what a cool bust of President Obama.”  Actually, that’s Uncle Paul in the President’s head” – see what I mean. 

Store your loved one’s ashes in a 3D-printed urn in the shape of their head

By Sarah Marsh

An American company called Cremation Solutions is offering commemorative urns shaped like the severed heads of deceased loved ones.

The Vemont-based company, which specialises in memorial events and cremation products, has made the containers using 3D imaging techniques that combine a number of different photographs. The full-sized urn is around 28cm high, and can hold the ashes of an adult. There is also a smaller 15cm β€œkeepsake” option that fits just a portion of the ashes.

The Vermont-based company informs customers on its website that the urn does not come with hair although it can be digitally added or wigs can be used. It writes: β€œPersonal urns can be designed to look like anyone. We just need good pictures. We prefer one picture from the front and one from the side. Complexions can be adjusted in the final stages and customers get a chance to proof the results.”

Prices range from $600 (Β£389) for the smaller cremation urn to $2,600 (Β£679) for a larger one. Bizarrely, the company illustrates the service with an urn made in the shape of President Barack Obama’s head, explaining that you can also have the urn designed in the image of your hero.


My favorite reply to this post:

And all of this has significantly changed my mood. It certainly hasn’t made me wholly β€œun-moody” but, it shifted my focus.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

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