It’s nice to know someone cares.
If only there were check boxes to address specific issues - lack of toilet paper on the roll; too much toilet paper on the floor; stall enclosures don’t get close enough to the floor (I like to call these capri style stalls); not enough soap; the electric eyes on the toilet/faucet/soap dispenser/paper towel dispenser/hand dryer seem to be delusional, stubborn or both; and my all-time biggest pet peeve long lines.
Madonna urinal, from somewhere in China (I’m so sorry I don’t have a better citation for this).
Dream office bathroom concept by Marc Thorpe
Shinter concept by Joe Doucet
Outhouse concept by Kyle May
Part of a slideshow that accompanied a great article by Chris Bonanos of Bloomberg Business Week, “Why do office bathrooms stink“
This is the iPotty. There are many apps for potty training, but now the potty chair itself is designed to work with them. Picture from the AP - see a full review at gizmag.
Microbial Home Concept Toilet from “Creatures Great and Small” article in the New York Times [image link]
This one is not only a recycler, it’s also a squat toilet which is a more ergonomically correct design.
I saw this plastic bag full of urine this morning on Smith Street at President in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Usually it’s more common to see water and other plastic beverage bottles full of urine in the gutter, but today Brooklyn was looking more like certain parts of the developing world with pee in a bag. At least in the developing world there are areas with inadequate sanitation. In Brooklyn, plumbing is abundant it just tends to be so privatized that having access to a toilet has become rather exclusive, especially for cab drivers who need to find parking (another form of scarcity) before they can hope to find a toilet.