ashes to ashes, track to track

A UK company called And Vinyly is offering people the chance to press their ashes in a vinyl recording of their own voice, their favorite tunes or their last will and testament. Minimalist audiophiles might want to go for the simple option of having no tunes or voiceover, and simply pressing the ashes into the vinyl to result in pops and crackles. Read more @ wired.co.uk.

they come in peace

Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas (CAAC) in Cordoba, Spain by ParedesPino Architects. Circular prefabricated elements that vary in height and diameter are arranged in a flexible manner to allow a similar vision of an urban forest of shadows. The parasols include artificial lighting and allow drainage of water inside. The covered area houses a temporary market two days a week and other activities at other times. Via.