This may be one of the most unsettling ideas since the party-with-the-dead-guy embalming. The inventive people at Cremation Solutions have come up with the idea of having your loved one staring at you with a head full of his own ashes — as a tender memory.
If turning your loved one into a deceased decanter is not appealing, there are always the pets for creative expressions of mourning.
Of course, with the new popularity of stuffing one’s pets, you can have an entire nuclear family in your living room. Another company puts your pet’s ashes into pillows so you can sleep on them, here. Another company will turn your pet into sweaters and clothing to wear, here.
If you add the type of work at the Medina funeral, you can even party with the deceased.
Of course, this is nothing new when one considers the preservation of Jeremy (“Greatest Good for the Greatest Number”) Bentham who stipulated that his body be preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet called his “Auto-icon”