Unusual Memorial

Increasingly bizarre ways to remember deceased loved ones
Implications - The traditional methods of burial and remembrance are becoming a thing of the past, as consumers begin looking for offbeat and innovative ways to remember and immortalize their loved ones. Whether it's growing a tree or crafting a portrait out of their remains, these unusual memorial methods indicate a deeper need among people to go above and beyond in remembering those who have passed, which also provides a stronger sense of closure and peace.
SCORE: 3.2
Mild Top 6 Examples: 11,981 Total Clicks Apr 11 - Jan 12
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Cremated Remains Portraits - The Roman Tyc 'Grave Robber' Exhibition is Astonishing Ash Art
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 3,816 Clicks Pub: Nov 1, 11
Cremated Remains Portraits
The Roman Tyc 'Grave Robber' Exhibition is Astonishing Ash Art
Gone are the times when a simple eulogy would suffice in remembering your loved ones as the Roman Tyc 'Grave Robber' exhibition converts real human remains of the dearly deceased into professional portraits.… [More]
Human Ash Portraits - Raven J. Collins' Ash Portraits Pay Tribute to the Dead
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 3,382 Clicks Pub: Apr 20, 11
Human Ash Portraits
Raven J. Collins' Ash Portraits Pay Tribute to the Dead
Raven J. Collins is a Tampa-based visual artist who creates portraits of deceased loved ones using their actual ashes. Collins' ash portraits are hand-drawn, with each featuring a small amount of the deceased's… [More]
Japanese Corpse Lodging - The Lastel Hotel is Only Designed for Dead Guests
SCORE: 3.4
Mild 2,037 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 11
Japanese Corpse Lodging
The Lastel Hotel is Only Designed for Dead Guests
A hotel for the dead may sound like something straight out of a horror movie, but the Lastel Hotel is not nearly as sinister as it sounds. The Lastel Hotel only accommodates dead guests, but these "guests"… [More]
Cremated Ammunitions - Holy Smoke LLC Lets You Protect Your Family Even After Death
SCORE: 2.4
Untested 809 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 11
Cremated Ammunitions
Holy Smoke LLC Lets You Protect Your Family Even After Death
It is sad to say, but funerals are a booming business, and it looks like Holy Smoke LLC wants in on the action -- quite literally. The company offers a unique service in which workers pack cremated ashes… [More]
Social Media Mourning - Websites Like i-Memorial Promise to Keep You Connected Well After Death
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 953 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 11
Social Media Mourning
Websites Like i-Memorial Promise to Keep You Connected Well After Death
i-Memorial and i-Tomb are a duo of morbid websites dedicated to the dead and those who expect to pass on in the near future. After passing away, what do you expect will happen to your Facebook account… [More]
Creative Cremation Cultivation - Poetree is a Plant that Grows from the Ashes of Your Loved Ones
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 984 Clicks Pub: Oct 4, 11
Creative Cremation Cultivation
Poetree is a Plant that Grows from the Ashes of Your Loved Ones
Although the death of an animal (human or otherwise) is naturally eco-friendly, funeral conventions have made the process 'un-green' and sometimes toxic -- fortunately, Poetree will connect the diseased… [More]
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