friday favorites: handcrafted brooms

I first discovered these unique handcrafted brooms in a Martha Stewart Living article – it was love at first sight.

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Originally crafted by Justamere Farms in Western Massachusetts, the broom business has now been placed in the hands of another local company: Haydenville Broomworks.

If you share my appreciation for finely crafted products, I highly recommend you check these out!

Giving Life in Death

When my Great Grandmother passed away, my mom was given a tree to plant in her honor. This beautiful gesture has stayed with me through the years and I’ve felt compelled to continue the tradition when someone I know loses a loved one. Dedicating a tree is such a meaningful way to honor and remember a life well lived.

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However, it appears we can now take this gesture a step further…

Bios Urn, an Estudimoline project, has created a way to give life in death by designing a biodegradable urn.

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The process is simple — select a seed, place the ashes, and plant the biodegradable urn. The roots of tree grow through your ashes, anchoring them to the earth. Simple, but beautiful – less truly is more.

What seed would you select for yourself? 

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h/t ASAPScience