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You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.
Browse a slideshow of Harrison’s set-up and space images above. Robert Harrison, a 38-year-old father, IT director, and Brit, isn’t your typical space photographer. But recently his Flickr caught NASA’s eye. A couple of years back, Robert was trying to take aerial photos of his house, using a remote control helicopter. When that didn’t work, he looked into high altitude balloons – the kind used for weather observation. He has since sent up 12 of the balloons, each toting a cheap digital camera, taking incredible photos and video capturing 1,000 miles of the Earth’s surface.