It’s a toy! It’s high-tech! It’s prompts meditation on the fleeting nature of mortal existence! It’s “Mortal Coil,” a nifty 3D printed skull designed by Ryan Kittleson and available on Shapeways.
So much to love here. “Mortal Coil” is cleverly named and well-designed. It takes advantage of the unique properties of 3D printing to create an object that is both nifty (a technical novelty) as well as cool (a hip cultural expression.) It’s available in white and black, but seriously, black would be over-kill, right? And dig that video, too. It clearly demonstrates the virtues within a compact time frame. I watched it three times!