June 10, 2006

Carbon Copies: Pencils From Cremains

carbon_copies.jpgFor the writer for whom a $20 Faber Blackwing pencil is just not stressful enough may I suggest Carbon Copies, "pencils made from the carbon produced during cremation. A lifetime supply of pencils can be made from one body of ash.

"The sharpenings create a secondary ash and displace the pencils as they are used, transforming the pencil case over time, into an urn."

Of course, having your notebooks bound in your dearly departed's skin simultaneously decreases the pencil supply by several years and increases the pressure to write Importantly.

Carbon Copies, by Nadine Jarvis, exhibited at the 2006 Goldsmith College BA Design & Eco Design show in London [nadinejarvis.com via treehugger]

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