ISSUE 42  |  Dark Shadows

Ashes to Ashes: 5 Mantel-Worthy Urns

October 23, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

It’s not something you think about until you have to: funerary urns (also known as cremation urns). Here’s a roundup of options for the aesthetically inclined.

Above: Designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig, the blackened steel Final Turn funerary urn is $3,300 from Lundgren Monuments.

Above: A custom urn by Belgian architects Carlo Seminck and Stefaan Platteau; go to Maat for information.

Above: The cube-shaped C-6 Black Powder Coat Urn is $1,700 from Capsule Urn, a company that specializes in US-made “premium cremation urns and keepsakes.”

Above: Made from Maine fieldstone, the Stone Keepsake Urn is $100 from Forgotten Stoneworks of Manchester, Maine, via Etsy.

Above: A custom Simple Modern Pottery Pet Cremation Urn is $80 from Vitrified Studio, in Portland, Oregon (custom sizes available).

Trees and plants are a nice way to remember someone. On Gardenista, see 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Urns and 10 Landscapes Designed Around a Single Tree.