The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. For dealing with death of a lover, designer named Mark Sturkenboom has developed an item that attempts to make that final stage a little easier: a blown-glass dildo that also happens to be a beautiful gold-plated urn. You know, for human ashes.

The toy, first reported by Dezeen, is part of a larger memory box called ā€˜21 Gramsā€™ - named after the supposed (and almost certainly inaccurate) weight of the human soul.

The box is made from layers of wood, which are glued together and hand-sanded to create the final shape then coated with a pale grey matt [sic] finish. It opens using a gold-plated brass key that can be worn as a necklace, and incorporates an amplifier for playing music from an iPhone that slots into the base. It also contains a scent diffuser and a small gold-plated urn that holds up to 21 grams of ashes inside a blown-glass dildo.

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I like how mention of the ash-filled dildo was tossed in at the end of the description. Isnā€™t this hand-sanded wood gorgeous? Just look at it. Absolutely beautiful. And that beautiful box is where you store the penis-shaped glass that has bits of dead loverā€™s cremated body inside.

ā€œI tried to open a new window for the way we reminisce about someone and find a dialogue for these feelings people are struggling with when somebody passes,ā€ said Sturkenboom.

There is something undeniably sweet about Sturkenboomā€™s memory box, Iā€™m just not sure it outweighs those 21 grams of ash.

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Image via Dezeen.


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