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Penciling In Death

by Rachel Levitt

Tags: Science and Technology, ecology, gadgets, alternative burial, cremation, death, remembering the deceased, Nadine Jarvis, 37 Signals, Signal vs. Noise,

PencilsAdding to the trend of green and alternative burials, one British woman is developing a new, elegantly morbid way to honor the dead: by pressing loved ones’ cremains into fully functional pencils

The project “Carbon Copies” is the brainchild of Nadine Jarvis, a product designer who is currently exploring ways “to challenge our archaic post mortem traditions and to offer proposals for alternate treatment for our deceased.”

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