When we crashed the Be Honest party last week we took in just an amazing amount of visual stimuli from all the great designers on hand. As we were checking out everyone's stuff we came across the Laid to Rest project by PSU senior, Chance Tagg. The social experiment was part of Tagg's senior thesis, and really caught our attention.
The premise is simple, we all carry around our personal baggage that haunts us on a daily basis. If we are to take a cue from the finality of life we know that when people are laid to rest we kind of let go of all the unresolved emotions and thoughts we might have about that person through the ritual of the funeral and mourning process. So, why not combine the two and get rid of the personal baggage by holding a funeral for all those pesky annoyances we carry around with us everyday.
The site, which was conceived of as a social experiment, gives you all the tools to plan for the worldly demise of your emotional baggage. When you get there print out the coffin template, assemble on a nice card stock, decorate in a fashion that represents your personal foibles and then burry, burn, rip, shred or nuke the coffin in any fashion you see fit. A few words at the end and you've saved thousands in therapist bills. And to prove you've done the deed you can submit photos and tweet it using a custom hash tag. Nice work Chance.