Of the sweetest perfection, dearest shelving unit, I desire thee! Nay, require thee!
These shelves, rather attractive to begin with, dismantle to become an eco friendly coffin when you die. A furniture object that holds memories, precious items, and then gives you a warm wooden post mortem hug. Designed by artist Willam Warren, “Shelves for Life” were first released in 2006. “What the hell was I doing on the internet at the time that wasn’t admiring these?” I now wonder.
I have many many MANY books on death. And darque tsotchkes and collections- lord do I have those. If I were to have this in my home, when someone said, “what a lovely shelf this is where you keep your books on death” I would get to yell, “BAM! Actually a secret coffin!” …..And the person’s mind is blown and I own their soul forever.
I don’t believe the artist is making them anymore, so I’ll just have to find a strapping young woodworking soul to make all my dreams come true.
Thanks to Rebecca Flynn.