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May 05, 2008

Goooood eeeeevening!

Via the indispensable InventorSpot, we learn of one of the oddest ways to furnish your living room: Coffin couches.

On its Web site, the company states: "Our niche happens to be 18- gauge steel coffins which we collected from local funeral homes primarily in Southern California. It is a health and safety law that funeral homes cannot resell used coffins to the general public. We approached funeral directors with the attitude of recycling. These coffins are not used for burial due to slight cosmetic inconsistencies. They are reconfigured and modified resulting in a finished product - a unique one a kind coffin couch."
There are a couple of these couches pictured at the link, plus more at the company's own site. My personal favorite is this one, not because the Dodgers are my team, but just because:

Here's the rear view, just so you have the coffin image in mind:

Pall bearers cost extra.

Bonus: Also from InventorSpot: "Bizarre Breast Puddings From Japan Come in Boob Shaped Cups."