Alternative Afterlives

Andvinyly – creates vinyl records from ashes of the deceased as memorials Website  My Article Bios Urn: a funeral urn using ashes of the deceased to grow a tree. Website   My Article Capsula Mundi: created a pod to bury deceased people which also feeds trees above them Website   My Article Celestis: launches your ashes into…

Sustainability Compilation #3: Personal Planting

Alternate Afterlives This video is about the Bios Urn, one option this article will present. As we all know there are two options for your body after you have died. You’ll be put in a coffin and sent to a cemetery or burned and have your ashes spread. As we push into the first quarter…

Coffee Shrooms

Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, let’s talk about the plants that aren’t. Mushrooms grow upon dead matter in order to live so the natural living space for them is anywhere you can find something dead. Leave food out long enough and if the spores are there they may grow. They streak across forests and wedge themselves into…

Alternate Afterlives #2: Mushroom Burials

As it would turn out I missed another option for an alternate funeral when I made my Alternative Afterlives article. This one is another biological method however we’re not growing forests here. Jae Rhim Lee, an artist with a plan, has developed a bodysuit for burials that aims above current methods. She has stated that…