Writing With the Dead

Well I’m back in NY and preparing for a very busy few weeks, but I plan to keep up my regular minimum of two posts per day.

My lovely friend Skye recently informed me of designer Nadine Jarvis’s unique use of the deceased. You can now write with your loved ones…literally.


This is a 240 pencil set made from the carbon of a cremated human. Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the deceased. You sharpen the pencil by putting it back in the box, and the shavings then occupy the space of the used pencils. Over time the pencil box fills with sharpenings — turning the box into a new urn.

I almost wanted to save this link, because…believe it or not…I’ve gathered enough sites over the years for a Bizarre After-Death Novelties theme week. Maybe next month.

3 Responses to “Writing With the Dead”

  1. Cool, but tragically creepy in it’s own special way! I can’t wait for Bizarre After-Death Novelties week!

  2. Hmmm, I think I’ll pass. I have a habit of chewing on pencils.

  3. The ULTIMATE in recycling! And for a writer like me… it’s just poetic justice 🙂

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