The creepy part This is a 240 pencil set made from the carbon of a cremated human. Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of your loved one.
The clever part Only one pencil can be removed at a time. You sharpen the pencil by putting it back in the box. 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 (it’s filled with the shavings which are made from the cremation).
The hilarious part Click the source link to read people’s commentary. Below are two of my favorites:
‘If you drop your pencil in class, someone finds it, picks it up. You leave class without it, the person who found the pencil is in your class again. You see him with the pencil, chewing on it, you feel squimish inside, knowing that, “Doug… Is chewing on my grandma… EW.’
‘What next? Grandpa Graphite tipped vibrators for the ladies? The Mayans are correct. We near the end of civilization.’
Designed by Nadine Jarvis. Linked via Marc Ecko.