This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think

I apoligise that this is again a non-quilt related post.. and it is super strange.. hope to be quilting by the weekend!

I thought of this as weird but then.. I wish they had something like this for my dogs that have died!

You don’t find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, Spanish designer Martin Azua has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition.

His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer.

via This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think.

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5 responses to “This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think

  1. I think this is a brilliant idea.

  2. Creative concept and I bet it catches on and makes him rich!
    Cool.

  3. He definitely needs to make them for cats and dogs!

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