Pencils made from the carbon of human cremains. 240 pencils can be
made from an average body of ash – a lifetime supply of pencils for
those left behind.
Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the person. Only one
pencil can be removed at a time, it is then sharpened back into the box
causing the sharpenings to occupy the space of the used pencils. Over
time the pencil box fills with sharpenings – a new ash, transforming it
into an urn. The window acts as a timeline, showing you the amount of
pencils left as time goes by.
Let me repeat: alarming! What if you’re one of those people that chews on their pencils? I, for one, have no deceased family members I would enjoy chewing. Or using to draft banal blog posts.