If death and taxes are the only sure things in this world, have you planned well for both?

They don’t let us get innovative when paying our taxes, but now we can be in death!

 We can go out in a remarkably sustainable way and with eco-savvy fashion sense!

Image: A model of an mushroom spore covered suit

Source: Coeio

I know, it may seem like a reach in innovation, but let’s be adventurous today. So to start us off, let’s get a personal story in support of this unusual innovation. Here’s a fantastic piece brought to us by CBS Boston:

Interesting, huh?

I came across this innovation and decided to feature it as yet another example of the innovation that happens when science meets art. This really seems to be a pairing that is moving ingenious concepts forward these days!

So now let’s hear that TED Talk that inspired Dennis, given by the designer of the mushroom burial suit, artist and thought leader, Jae Rhim Lee:

Via: TED 2

Our frequent readers know how much we love TED. Seeing the creativity and innovation with that talk above, how can you not? TED.com is one of the most interesting corners of the web. EWC features the best of their talks a couple of times each month. If I do say so myself, EWC and TED are the only places I have found where smart people, curious and hopeful, can always come away transformed. Check out our list of favorites from TED here!

I know, this innovation is a little out there on the fringes for some, and yet it makes perfect sense to others.

That’s how almost all the best things start out. Then, culture seems to catch-up with what may really be common sense.

If you’d like to learn more about the mushroom burial suit, head on over to Coeio’s website!

Here’s another cool article for all of you who enjoy incredibly innovative ideas:

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Notes:

  1. “Woburn Man Plans To Be Buried In Mushroom Suit.” YouTube. CBSBostonWBZ, 10 Mar. 2016. Web. 25 Aug. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_RCt1D0FQA>.
  2. Rhim Lee, Jae. “Jae Rhim Lee: My Mushroom Burial Suit.” YouTube. TED, 14 Oct. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2016. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rS_d1fiUc>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Ever Widening Circles Podcast--new episodes every Thursday!

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