Described as “a new and exciting way to memorialize your loved one,” a Vermont company named Cremation Solutions has gone heads (no shoulders here) above the rest with their 3-D printed likenesses of the dearly departed. Created by photos, these Urns are the latest in the personalization trend that really puts others to shame! You have REALLY opted in with one of these in your house.
Is it just me or are you getting a little Keira Knightly and Cate Blanchette in these samples? It’s Monday and my brain wasn’t really ready to handle this yet, or the offer to store ashes in someone else’s head, like President Obama. Why? seems too sane of a question to ask anyone who might go for that. “Wow, what a cool bust of President Obama.” Actually, that’s Uncle Paul in the President’s head” – see what I mean.
Store your loved one’s ashes in a 3D-printed urn in the shape of their head
An American company called Cremation Solutions is offering commemorative urns shaped like the severed heads of deceased loved ones.
The Vemont-based company, which specialises in memorial events and cremation products, has made the containers using 3D imaging techniques that combine a number of different photographs. The full-sized urn is around 28cm high, and can hold the ashes of an adult. There is also a smaller 15cm “keepsake” option that fits just a portion of the ashes.
The Vermont-based company informs customers on its website that the urn does not come with hair although it can be digitally added or wigs can be used. It writes: “Personal urns can be designed to look like anyone. We just need good pictures. We prefer one picture from the front and one from the side. Complexions can be adjusted in the final stages and customers get a chance to proof the results.”
Prices range from $600 (£389) for the smaller cremation urn to $2,600 (£679) for a larger one. Bizarrely, the company illustrates the service with an urn made in the shape of President Barack Obama’s head, explaining that you can also have the urn designed in the image of your hero.
Continues at: Store your loved one’s ashes in a 3D-printed urn in the shape of their head (Wired UK).
a plastic urn? none for me thanks
What an awful idea!
In my husband’s “memories” on Facebook today a conversation we had three years ago came up. He said, “Lily has decided when she passes, she wants her remains placed in an urn with her face on it. It will pop out of a grave marker at the climax of “Pop Goes the Weasel”. Who am I to argue? Any engineers out there?” I replied, “Wait…I want the urn to be an exact replica of my head!” Now my dream funeral is actually possible! Thank you.
I like the idea. My daughter said it’s dreadful. I thought it would be cool to be handed down to future generations. 600 bucks isn’t a bad price.
It has good content with choosing a cremation urn. Thank you. I have an idea now. I remember my mom and I miss her so much. I need to look for a cremation urn for her. My mom passed away last week. I was also able to see some cremation jewelry at https://minimemorials.com/