April 25, 2008
There's nothing cheerful about a coffin - until you cover it with colorful pictures. The idea of decorating caskets is helping some people come to terms with that only somber certainty we all have in life.
Colourful Coffins is the UK's leading supplier of custom design picture coffins
(From a story by the BBC)
When the Chinese herbalist Li Ching-Yuen died in 1933, newspapers around the world reported the news of his passing. According to his own testimony, he was 197 years old
Unrelated: Mieke Gerritzen’s Fake for real Meta-game
No time to blog tonight. Sorry.
November 21, 2007
“Here lies Jane Smith,
Wife of Thomas Smith, Marble Cutter.
This monument was erected by her husband as a tribute
to her memory and a specimen of his work.
Monuments of this same style are two hundred and fifty dollars”
2008 erotic calendar of an Italian company selling coffins
…When he died, his wife commissioned this sculpture, as an expression of her love for him…
High-resolution images of Death Row at San Quentin State Prison
Signs of Dying according to Buddhism
(Epitaph above found at the “Death collection” of Futility Closet)
May 29, 2007
France’s next president should realize it’s a dangerous job - The luckiest stiff in the world
Does Strange Death Curse Haunt Cast Of Gone With The Wind?
The Wedding Ring Coffin is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one for bringing closure after a divorce
Loved ones soup up a hot-rod enthusiast's casket to send him off on one last thrill ride
I should be back from my trip any day now. This post has been pre-blogged for your enjoyment
August 30, 2006
Cheap caskets & expensive urns
Basic Cardboard Containers - only $49.95
A fitting epitaph: I told you I was sick!
One winner of the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards: COCOON, the environmentally friendly casket
Re-post: Biodegradable Wicker coffins
December 27, 2005
Bio is an urn for ashes that is made of compacted organic material (coconut shell) which is then covered in a layer of cellulose containing organic fertilizer. Inside this there is a seed which will later germinate and grow into a tree
Soul Ash Solace is a cremation coffin with integrated urn. (Thank you, Nick)
Eco coffins = plain wooden pine caskets
Very impressive pet caskets
Singapore's chief hangman in a candid interview
Virtual Florida Death Row Cell is one-man and 6 x 9 x 9.5 feet high
An unknown prisoner in Colorado designed the Do It Yourself Hanging Machine. The concept behind it was that it allowed the prisoner to trigger the device himself by stepping onto a platform, eliminating the need for an execution. (Thank you, Brady)
List of people who died in the bathroom
Funerals on old postcards
Photo above from Chicano Experience in Arizona. I am on vacation and am possibly writing on my new Moving to New Zealand blog. This item had been pre-posted for your enjoyment. Many More Unusual Coffins & Caskets and Links About Death and Eternity Here
June 19, 2005
Back in the 70’s and 80’s oversize caskets were hard to get and poorly made. Special size caskets were made by hand, and without much regard to quality or integrity. In 1985, Forrest Davis, (Pee Wee) quit his job as a welder in a casket factory and said, “Boys, I’m gonna go home and build oversize caskets that you would be proud to put your mother in.” He and his wife Mary, saw the need to produce a quality oversize casket. The company started in an old converted hog barn by offering just two sizes and one color. From those beginnings, the company expanded rapidly to a full range of sizes starting at 29” wide, up to 52” wide, and up to 8 feet long. 2,1m wide casket for a 408 kg dead man
Trappist Caskets is a work of the monks of New Melleray Abbey
February 20, 2005
Any day above ground is a good one
DAMN! The good doctor is gone! and by his own hand, no less!
Coffins for sale in South Africa
Coffin making is no longer something that is commonly done here in the United States. Coffins as burial receptacles have been replaced with modern day caskets, and cremation urns. However, coffins are still widely used in Europe and other countries. Coffin It Up features coffin furniture, jewelry and storage boxes, and actual coffins for burial
The absolute bottom 50 funeral eulogies: “He touched all of our lives. Unfortunately, he also touched several of our children”
'The Race is Over Caskets' from “Underground humor”: Have You Hugged Your Funeral Director Today?
“Real E Fun”, a blog by a non-religious funeral celebrant in the UK
August 16, 2004
Coffins of Soldiers
Four months after the political storm, here’s the follow-up story: Lives altered by photo of coffins
Do you have a right to see this picture? Seditious libel's shadow
Handy Woodworking Course: Build Your Own Casket
Cosco to sell Caskets in stores
Six Feet Under, The Game
Eagle Custom Caskets has a product selection geared specifically to bikers! If you or your loved one are headed for biker heaven, there simply is no other choice
Biodegradable casket out of woven wicker or bamboo
Angel Michelangelo - This model is sold for $600 more by some Web Casket suppliers for the exact same casket!
January 31, 2004
Here are the 2003 “Grow-a-Brain” Coffin Links.
CoffinCam - The view from inside a real coffin
Nosferatu's Casket Paper Model from Matthew Sparks
Red Arrows Coffin from "Heaven on Earth"
Improved Burial Case, US Patent No. 81,437
Sam Barcroft's Coffins Furnitures - 12/21/03