Thursday, March 17, 2011

Multi-Tasking or Morbid?

Bookcase Coffin Upright
Recently, I was flipping through a magazine and came across a quick blurb about bookcases that double as coffins. Yep you read that right! From a site called lastthings.net, it's for those people who are worried about leaving extra furniture when they die, or maybe love books just a little too much, you can buy a coffin that is a book case first! Seriously!

Called the Bookcase Coffin, it is multipurpose because, as these photos show, it functions as a bookcase first, and then you take it with you to the after life. So I have to ask, is this really necessary? As a book lover and someone who has dealt with death in her family so is not really afraid to talk about it at this point, I don't know, personally I do get that to each his own, but I am on the fence about this merely because if this was in my house ... and people were like, 'nice book case'. I wouldn't want to say, 'thanks, it's also going to be my coffin eventually!'

So what do you think, multi-tasking or just plain morbid?

Bookcase Coffin ... open

17 comments:

  1. I'll pass on that, thanks. Besides, I plan on being cremated. Did they take that into account in their marketing plan?

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  2. Maybe just a little morbid but I'm sure it's a conversation piece. I wonder if this means you can take your books with you when you go. I'm sure I'll still have books in my TBR pile.

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  3. I am not a fan of that. It looks like an ugly bookshelf and an ugly coffin... jack of all trades, master of none. Conversation piece maybe - I would say just buy a painting and some proper bookshelves.

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  4. I think it's bizarre. How would you get the bookcase to the funeral home when you need it.

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  5. Haha. I think this is an interesting concept - but I would never actually buy it. Funny to talk about, not funny to see in someone's house.

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  6. Interesting idea! Although having the coffin handles already on the bookshelf creeps me out a little!

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  7. Softdrink - what a great point: clearly they didn't!

    Martha - I for sure will still have plenty of TBR books too :)

    Yvann - It is ugly!

    Bermudaonion - That's true - someone still has to carry the darn thing to the funeral home!

    Brenna - I agree completely, it's really funny.

    Book Gatherer - Oh my gosh I didn't even notice that! The handles on the book case are creepy!

    Blodeuedd - Fair enough!

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  8. Wow, just when I think I have heard and seen everything...this is crazy!

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  9. I totally love that...wish I was gonna be buried..oh well

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  10. I guess that's a way to really show how crazy you are about books. Don't think it's my thing, but I might mention it to my husband just to see the look on his face!

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  11. New follower! It's morbid, but in a tongue-in-cheek way. I love this post. Too funny, and I love seeing weird design stuff like this, especially when it's related to books :)

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  12. That is just weird and it's taking things to an extreme if you ask me. But as you say, each to his own.

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  13. I love the idea! I wouldn't want to actually be buried in it, but I would love to be able to tell people that my awesome book case could double as a coffin in a pinch! I think it would make a great conversation piece! But, ya. It's definitely a little morbid! :)

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  14. I had to check the calendar. I thought it was April Fool's Day! LOL.

    I like the idea of being buried with books, but not the bookshelf itself! That's a riot!

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