Joe Scanlan: IKEA Do-It-Yourself Coffin

August 28, 2006 at 7:28 pm 1 comment


“DIY,” IKEA particle board, melamine, masonite, cast aluminum, plastic-coated steel, cotton, polyester, screws; 79 x 23 5/8 x 12 inches; 200 x 60 x 30 cm


Joe Scanlan
DIY or How to Kill Yourself Anywhere in the World for Under $399
Gent, Belgium: Imschoot. 2002

Synopsis: A darkly funny book providing complete diagrams for obtaining ten items from Ikea to be utilized in preparing your own funeral – inclusive of flower arrangements and a coffin. Using simple tools and just about no skills, you too can do-it-yourself for under $399 in just about any major city in the world. Basic hand tools, taxes, cell phone roaming charges, and embalming not included. Highly recomended in these troubled times.

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Do-Ho Suh Mark Lombardi

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