Cremation Design: Morbid dishes of human bones

For his deceased grandfather Justin Crowe wanted to create a very special artwork has in his honor 200 human bones in Internet ordered, to them from a very strange Coffee-create service. Meanwhile, from the obstrusen idea actually a business model become. After four months of work, he has held the honorary dinner for eight people. And then began the inquiries, whether one could not even order? Who really wants to have his loved ones after death in the form of a cup or vase with him, looks at Cremation Designs past…

With a background in ceramics, I knew that bone ash was a common ingredient in glaze so I developed a special recipe using typical ingredients like clay, silica, and feldspar, and added my freshly fired, crushed and powdered human bone ash.

Cremation Design: Morbid dishes of human bones
Cremation Design: Morbid dishes of human bones
Cremation Design: Morbid dishes of human bones
Cremation Design: Morbid dishes of human bones
Cremation Design: Morbid dishes of human bones
Cremation Design: Morbid dishes of human bones

In Memoriam 2016

Geraint Hacking has the extremely high density taken to prominence deaths the occasion, to create a beautiful homage to rotoscope style. Four minutes hoping for a better 2017…

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In Memoriam 2016 - Rotoscope Tribute by Geraint Hacking

If you do not all of you should have recognized directly:
Gene Wilder – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Anton Yelchin – Star Trek
Tony Burton - Rocky
Burt Kwouk – The Pink Panther
David Huddleston – The Big Lebowski
Alan Rickman – Die Hard
Erik Bauersfeld & Kenny Baker – star wars
Andrew Sachs
Caroline Aherne
Paul Daniels
Frank Kelly
Robert Vaughn
Ronnie Corbett
Victoria Wood
Terry Wogan
Prince
Phife Dawg
David Bowie
Maurice White
Lemmy
Muhammad Ali
Leonard Cohen

Rest in peace, Carrie Fisher

at the 23. December, Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack, because she has not survived. The actress, everyone as Princess Leia from the star wars knew trilogy, died on 27. December 2016 aged 60 Years of complications, as „a spokesman for her family to US media“ confirmed. 2016 has taken us many of our pop heroes…

„The world has loved her“, say it in a statement her daughter Billie Lourd, which also as an actress (Scream Queens) works. Fisher was as 19 Years for her role as Princess Leia from the „star wars“-known series. There she played the strong, militant, Elegant, witty, pondered, pragmatic Princess Leia Organa. a role, which should bring her both fame and recognition Kummer. In the years after the original trilogy Fisher difficult doing so increasingly, to build on the huge success of the sci-fi saga, stood in between but always again for genre films on camera. Who does not remember their memorable and selbstrefferenziellen guest appearance in Wes Craven horror-Sequel „Scream 3“ or connecting nut Mrs.. Crenshaw from Sorority Row (Sorority Row)? Carrie was not just the Princess of Alderaan, but a talented, complicated, infinitely funny, successful woman in Hollywood, deserve their impressive career honor.

The daughter of Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher (1928-2010) also played in films like „Blues Brothers“, „When Harry Met Sally“ and „Favorite Enemies - A soap opera“ With. She has published eight Books, including recently her autobiography „The Princess Diarist“. In it she reveals, that on „star wars“-have set with her colleague Harrison Ford had an affair. Your books, I have unfortunately never read, but always fantastic Quotes Discovered, which are of course now gesharet again everywhere. Your work as Script doctor was highly regarded for decades, although officially, of course, little has been confirmed. their Talk show appearances were also entertaining and her powerful performance in the award of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award to George Lucas aka The Roast of George Lucas was legendary. 2015 she returned in „star wars: The awakening of power“ in her iconic role as General Leia Organa as vivid as more than three decades on the canvas back and precisely that trilogy they should also 2017 lead back to the big screen.

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Carrie Fisher Roasts George Lucas at AFI Life Achievement Award

Fisher told in her book „Wishful Drinking“ a story, which led to the quotation, she wanted in her obituary:

Anyway, George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, ‚You can’t wear a bra under that dress.‘

So, I say, ‚okay, I’ll bite. Why?‘

And he says, ‚Because… there’s no underwear in space.‘

I promise you this is true, and he says it with such conviction too! Like he had been to space and looked around and he didn’t see any bras or panties or briefs anywhere.
Now, George came to my show when it was in Berkeley. He came backstage and explained why you can’t wear your brassiere in other galaxies, and I have a sense you will be going to outer space very soon, so here’s why you cannot wear your brassiere, by George. So, what happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So Far So Good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn’t- so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make a fantastic obit- so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.

She had often struggle in life with their disease, but her funny and relaxed approach and commitment as an advocate helped. Not only her. In appearance at twitter was always funny, their creative writing for years as kryptisch legendary. As no second coined Carrie Fisher heroines figure of cinema. She was lovely times, times shooting happy and at all, what she did, inviting them to their audience: Take life too seriously! must be to her since 40 Years to measure all heroines figures of cinema and they will have it in the future as well, because enough of you not zoom in its many facets. In „Rogue One“, the film, which tells the history of Episode IV and is currently running in theaters, Fisher's for a few seconds as a very young Leia to see again thanks to digital magic and she speaks a single word: „Hope“. One might think, that their life mission is summed up in this scene, to be forever young and forever hoping to Donate. But to appreciate Carrie Fisher's life, ie, them as fictional and as real heroine, As Boy to keep princess and old Rebellin remembered. Thank you, Carrie. take care. May the Force be with you… Always.

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Princess Leia - Carrie Fisher Tribute - BBC Orchestra

Handmade leather skull from Brooklyn

Human skulls as decorative items carry a taboo subject of death right in front of the eyes and for the people has the finiteness of life something mysterisches, what we always has interested and will be interested. „Memento Mori“ calls itself the latest design piece from the house Heavy Eyes, which is a life-size skull replica leather. As the material was not a tough cookie, but high-quality processed Premium Leather. The items will be assembled in a factory in Brooklyn by hand, as connecting elements serve Metallschräubchen. In two variants are the decorative „Memento Mori“-to have skulls: Black leather with black metal and natural leather with silver-colored screws, the unit price is 180 U.S. dollar.

Handmade leather skull from Brooklyn
Handmade leather skull from Brooklyn
Handmade leather skull from Brooklyn
Handmade leather skull from Brooklyn
(via HighSnobiety)

The Merry Cemetery

A small town cemetery in Romania has colorful by its „grave stones“ made a name. The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta uses wooden signs, painted with pictures of the deceased and „colorful“ Epitaphs on them. These were all of Stan Ioan Pătraş and after his death, his protege, manufactured Dumitru Pop. From anywhere in the world, people come to see the cemetery and who now read more Knowledge liked, find more here

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Merry Cemetery | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura

Leonard Cohen, the master of melancholy, died

the year 2016 is a real Nightmare! Now the songwriter, Composer and lyricist Leonard Cohen aged 82 died years in his adopted home of Los Angeles. The Canadian was one of the, greats. His melancholic songs are classics. With his husky voice, the deep-drawn in the end black hat and always surrounding Aura deepest melancholy was Cohen as a phenomenon and legend. His texts on Love, Rausch, Grief and philosophy made him one of the most important Poet pop music – next to Bob Dylan.

Leonard Cohen, the master of melancholy, died

Colleagues and millions of fans around the world mourn the Canadian master of melancholy, The death announced to. About three weeks ago Cohen released his last album „You want it darker“ and fans recognized in the dark songs a kind Testament, because the Canadian was at the time of the recordings already seriously ill. More and more, the musicians had withdrawn in recent years from the general public in his modest apartment in Los Angeles. The Health wanted to no longer play. Now Cohen is aged 82 died, as his label Sony Music Canada in the Night announced Friday.

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Leonard Cohen - Everybody knows (original studio version)

was born Leonard Norman Cohen 1934 in the Canadian city of Montreal as a scion of a wealthy Jewish family. As a child he learned to play guitar and soon had first appearances in cafes and clubs., But the Music sollte für ihn nach lange Zeit Nebensache bleiben. Cohen wanted to write, but the revenue from the letter were not enough to live. „I did not write, to be paid. I wanted to be paid for the, what I write.“ So Cohen pulled late 60s to New York and took the music again – soon with great success. Albums like „Songs of Leonard Cohen“ (1967), „Songs of Love and Hate“ (1971) and „Death of a Ladies‘ Man“ (1977) influenced generations of musicians, Songs wie „Suzanne“, „So Long, Marianne“, „Bird on the Wire“, „First We Take Manhattan“, „Hallelujah“, Everybody knows“ and „Chelsea Hotel #2“ have long been considered classics. Cohen's spiritual melancholy songs are about lost love and sorrow, of longing for death and God search, linguistically remind them of polished gems. „People, who write their songs in the cafe or in a taxi, I can only admire – I never have done.“

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Leonard Cohen - Everybody knows

His private life had Cohen always kept to under wraps. It is only known, that he with the Swedish painter Suzanne Elrod two children has and was temporarily engaged to actress Rebecca De Mornay. In Los Angeles he lived with daughter and granddaughter. „My reputation as a womanizer is a joke“, he once said in an interview. „He made me, me to laugh bitterly by the ten thousand nights, where I was alone.“ At the age of songwriter was again returned, after fighting in the meantime for depression and for years was gone in a Zen monastery. „When I speak of depression, I speak of clinical depression, which are the background of my life, a full background Fear and anxiety, a feeling, that nothing goes right, that satisfaction is not possible and all coincide in strategies to“, he once said the British ‚Guardian‘. „I'm glad, to say, that this depression has slowly dissolved and is never returned with the same force in my life.“

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Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

From a financial need, after him his former manager had defrauded millions in retirement savings, Cohen had returned to the world stage. 2011 He even got the Spanish Prince of Asturias Award for literature and 2012 had with it „Old Ideas“ brought out even the most successful album of his decades-long career. remembered he is the most but as the singer with the husky voice, surrounded by an aura of deepest melancholy. Thanks Leonard Cohen that you have always written the, what is true – and the truth always knew express so, that it was a part of the experience of the person, heard your words or read. Thanks for the passionate intensity with which you as your innermost Ehrlich ausdrücktest in your beautiful and harrowing songs and texts. Thanks for your dedication to music. Thanks for the quiet nights, reflection, the perspective, the truth and the sad smile. Rest in peace!

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Leonard Cohen , Bird on the Wire, London, 15-09-2013

Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City

Friends, whether you believe it or not, but this year was the first time in Mexico City a Dia De Los Muertos parade held! Seeing there was fantastic costumes and puppets in this solemn and localized Mexican tradition of the people is to have really accepted the idea seem, celebrate the life of their loved ones, who have died, during a parade to watch. At Esquire there 30 amazing photos from the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, Here are our favorites…

Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City
Dia De Los Muertos: Photos of the parade in Mexico City

Augmented Dead

Augmented Dead

In Japan there is now a Pokémon GO-like app, with which you can visit the deceased in the cemetery. In this case, the deceased already planning still alive his appearance in the event of death, as The Japan Times reported:

Augmented Dead

By allowing people to “catch” pre-recorded Video messages from the departed in cemeteries, [a tombstone company in Chiba Prefecture] hopes to create an effect similar to snagging Pokemon characters, but with a more personal touch. Yoshiyuki Katori, president of Ryoshin Sekizai in Katori, Chiba, said the firm’s new app, named “Spot message,” realizes his longtime dream of preserving memories of the deceased for the living.

“My uncle, who ran a paint store, died eight years ago after he fell from a tall structure at work,” said Katori, 33. “His death was so sudden, and it shattered the lives of his family. I also respected him a lot, so I would often visit his grave, consulting with him in my mind whenever I had issues concerning my business. I wondered how comforting it would be if he could talk to me at his grave, with messages like ‘How are you doing?’ and ‘Hang in there.’ ”

Katori then came up with the idea of using augmented reality to plant video messages from the dead at their resting places and other locations dear to them.

The concept mixes virtual images with real-life landscapes captured by the camera of a smartphone or tablet. The web-based service targets people who want to prepare videos and photos to be shown to their families and close friends after they die, Katori said.

Augmented Dead
(Pics via Samim)

The Life of Death

In this animated short from Marsha Under Stijn is The death for once not the villain. The death – or perhaps more „a“ Death, namely the, who lives in a particular forest – is experienced by his profession, until one day he falls in love with a very pretty deer…

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The Life of Death

Splatter / Gore-founder Herschell Gordon Lewis is dead

Mr. Schell Gordon Lewis was often „Godfather of Gore“ called and he turned the first splatter film history. Now the US filmmaker is aged 87 Years died. The director of films „Blood Feast“ and „Two Thousand Maniacs!“ died at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida, his spokesman said James Saito.

Splatter / Gore-founder Herschell Gordon Lewis is dead

H.G.Lewis had with his Blood Trilogy (Blood Feast (1963), 2000 Maniacs! (1964) und Color Me Blood Red (1965)) invented the splatter / gore subgenre early 60s. For his first film „The Prime Time“ (1959) Lewis worked as a producer. Then he began, to work as a director. With „Blood Feast“ he turned the first splatter film in history. His films, which originated with low production costs, turned to blood, Violence and nudity. With Blood Feast Lewis attacked the high culture of the cinema at; his film, where an Egyptian caterer Women kill, them for obscure rituals Eating to process, made at the time, almost without exception for outrage. With Herschell Gordon Lewis gentility was over.

Splatter / Gore-founder Herschell Gordon Lewis is dead

Already in the TRAILER to „Blood Feast“ the audience was warned: Who devices easily from the socket or have heart problems, Let now the hall Leave; also for children and pregnant women should, which can be seen now, not suitable. A bumbling affront to the fine spirit was the, in every way an amateur work, to say nothing of the writer quite. Probably all true, but it paved the way for a bubbly before productivity grindhouse scene, without which there would not be someone like Quentin Tarantino today. In H.G.Lewis film it went to the point, not only injected the glowing red fake blood on the canvas, also were fortified- and unsuspecting victims - mostly Boy, pretty, mostly scantily clad women - of a certain Fuad Ramses, the owner of a small Egyptian catering services, except downright with a long butcher knife. Everything was to be seen and the injury and dismemberment of the human body is no longer a taboo in the film.

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Blood Feast (1963) Trailer Herschell Gordon Lewis' pioneering gore fest

the 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-born director was aware of the disturbing effect of the violence and he put them, that was his actual discovery, their Schauwertes because a. Only it came to him, moral doubts about his actions he had not. came to film the trained journalist was rather quiet. After graduation, he taught English literature at the Mississippi State University, but bored quickly with his students, he began to work for radio and television and turned finally some erotic- and softcore movies. He understood, that with low production costs, but huge display values ​​good money was. He finally came to the explicit, certain extent pornografisierten violence of all-show.

Splatter / Gore-founder Herschell Gordon Lewis is dead

on „Blood Feast“ followed other violent excesses, „Scum of the Earth!“ (1963), „A Taste of Blood“ (1966), „The Gruesome Twosome“ (1967), „She-Devils on Wheels“ (1968) and „The Wizard of Gore“ (1970). In the 70s, Lewis worked in the advertising industry, not until the new millennium he turned to filmmaking and turned „Blood Feast 2“ (2002) as well as „The Uh-Oh Show“ (2009). The horror comedy „BloodMania“, where he last worked, could he not unfortunately finish. Although Lewis arrived with its splatter orgies never in mainstream cinema, he influenced but a number of important directors, most notably John Waters, Roberto Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn. Mach’s gut, Herschell – and thank you for the massive blood!

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2000 Maniacs (1964) English Trailer
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Color Me Blood Red trailer

Splatter / Gore-founder Herschell Gordon Lewis is dead

„The doctors“-shocked fans: Ex-Bassist The Incredible Hagen ist tot

Hagen Liebing, former bassist of the punk rock group „The doctors“ ist tot. He died suddenly today Sunday at the age of 55 Years after a short, but serious illness, like the Berlin city magazine tip on its facebook-announced Page: „The news came at the end For us not surprising and yet we are very sad“.

"Die Ärzte"-Fans schockiert: Ex-Bassist The Incredible Hagen ist tot

Hagen Liebing was 1961 born in Berlin and grew 1986 and remained until its interim resolution at the doctors 1988 in the band. When the doctors themselves 1993 reunited, The Incredible Hagen was no longer there. About his time with the doctors he published 2003 his book „The Incredible Hagen – My years with ‚The doctors'“. Early 90s worked first studied media studies as a music journalist for the „Tagesspiegel“, later he moved to „TIP“. In addition Liebing headed temporarily publicity of the sports club Tennis Borussia Berlin.

"Die Ärzte"-Fans schockiert: Ex-Bassist The Incredible Hagen ist tot

Hagen joined 1986 to the doctors, As Bela B. phoned him and asked, if he wanted to be a pop star. The first joint Concert was a benefit concert for „the true Heino“ Tempodrom in Berlin. It was the first big time of doctors, when the band was on the one hand on the way into the charts, On the other hand, with its deliberately provocative songs always again got into trouble with the authorities. An official scandal band. Unlike Rodrigo González and Hans „Sahni“ Runge he was employee bassist and not a member in the strict sense, therefore was at any doctors-CD, when he participated, the memo „featuring The incredible Hagen“ find. Farin and Bela had tried him in joining the choice, either to be hired, what a hard job meant or completely enter, what profit sharing, would have meant but also of the thoughtfulness of losses of the band. As Hagen at that time was still studying, he opted for the appointing. He was brought into the band, because Farin and Bela after Sahnie in Hagen a peaceful people found. Annual 1988 detached themselves doctors, and each went his own way. On spOnline he had written a few years ago about:

Eventually we decided, to play our very last concert in Westerland. In Kursaal. Because there is only about 1.500 purely fit people, we wanted to play two concerts, but that has not been approved. The city had administrative Fear, that there is a „Punkerinvasion“ would. This happened of course still. Because it was the last concert, came many friends and companions to the island. Rocko Schamoni and the Golden Lemons, Rod Gonzales, of now in the „doctors“ is my successor on bass, Lanrue of One Ton. Moreover Tour people came, Crew members, Roadies, old friends from the Berlin punk environment and a lot of fans, who are always behind us traveled. With which we then made the afternoon the beach chairs uncertain.

In the evening it was finally time. We sat backstage shortly before the performance. January has made singing exercises. I do not. For me it was fruitless, and Dirk also has not made. Then we went on stage like any other concert.

We went up, It was dark and had as all their instruments, it went off with a thump – light on, Music from! From there it was practically only a single roar of the fans. Below were the normal concertgoers, our friends were up on a gallery, once went around. It has been seen from the stage each. All people, I knew, I had constantly in view. And than all looked so agitated, there was an already clear, that this was just not a normal concert. Each of these unique situation was really aware: This is now really the last concert.

Funny it was of course still. a „doctors“-Concert is always funny. But that was as sweet and sour – had downed both. Eventually we were through with our standard set. It was only then we realized, that we no longer wanted to quit. We played the additions … and then even more additions. Eventually we realized: Mist, now should really be an end – and then we played more encores. It really went very, very long. At the end we bowed, said goodbye to the people. Then we went off the stage. From band ran music, the Jan had specially taken. I do not even know anymore, what it was the beginning of the concert. But was at the end „Not, I regret nothing“ by Edith Piaf.

Posted by tip Berlin onSunday, 25. September 2016

During his time as a bassist and as a background singer at the doctors he studied Media Studies. With the founding of the band 1993 he was no longer there, however,. But when even after its end „The doctors“ played music in the lives of bassists a major role. He worked as a journalist, first in the musical department of the Tagesspiegel and later for the Berlin magazine Tip. 2003 he published his book „The Incredible Hagen - My Years with ‚The doctors'“. Hagen lived with the music boss of Radio Eins, Anja Caspary and their two children together. For me the incredible Hagen lives on, Hagen himself of course has no clue about, he is dead. Hagen is simply no longer on demselbem timeline as we, as a photon, which can traverse the whole universe in proper time zero. Bon Voyage Hagen, Mach’s gut. rock on!

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DÄ Madonnas Dickdarm live Sylt 1988
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Hagen Liebing im Interview (The doctors)
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The doctors - I ess' Flowers (14.05.1988)
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The doctors - After The Deluge 1988 (Album)

The White Room

Imagine, one has just died, and finds himself in a white room again, sitting opposite someone, the one minute long answer all questions, come to mind straight. And that's not only funny and interesting, but ultimately also quite surprising. Many good stories end's often at least a bit surprising and it's not just in this short film so, but hopefully in your own story…

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The White Room | Chris & Jack

Ink mapping gives tattoos to life

The artist-Dou Oskar & Gaspar from Portugal, awaken tattoos literally to life. They use Video-Mapping technology is with which projected a tattoo on a person and brought to life by custom animation. The project is called „Ink Mapping“ and was during a Tattoo-Convention in Lissabon 2015 presented to a wider audience.

We wanted to continue exploring the human body and we’re big fans of tattoos,"Said Guillaume Alatak, project manager for Oskar & Gaspar. “It’s an expensive experience. It took about one year to find people to help fund the concept and finally a few months ago we found someone.

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Ink Mapping: Video Mapping Projection on Tattoos, by Oskar & Gaspar
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