May as Well Enjoy Yourself
My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.
- Erma Bombeck
The ice-filled urinal at Mantra in Boston
by Katy McLaughlin
You go to some restaurants for the food, others for the ambience. But at some places, the highlight of the night is a trip to the bathroom. The men's room at Mantra in Boston features a cube-shaped, ice-filled urinal. Stylish, but the restaurant had to put up signs "to indicate to people where they should do what." In an industry where basil crème brûlee ceases to shock and amaze, perhaps a fabulous toilet is the next competitive frontier. One joint offers a one-way mirrored bathroom that lets patrons spy on their diner dates from the comfort of the commode. The restaurant's name: Peep.
Unisex cubicles at Bar89
The Happy Camper
A small part of the public urinals of Rothesay, Isle of Bute,
Virgin Potty Talk
Kisses! The new Sexy Urinal by Bathroom Mania, as seen at the JFK Virgin Lounge.
by Paula Conway
Even though they allow for high-volume servicing and back-in-a-flash trips to the john, the point-and-shoot-a-stinky-deodoriser-cake oddity known as the men’s restroom urinal has been, for women, a constant enigma. But nothing will prepare you for the men’s room in the newly-designed Virgin Airways Clubhouse in New York’s John F Kennedy airport, Terminal 4: urinals shaped like a woman’s mouth, dolled up with red lipstick, wide open and ready for business.
"In anything that we do there has to be a smile, and that’s the smile in this Clubhouse," said John Riordan, Vice President of Customer Services for Virgin Airways. The urinals, called Kisses, were designed by Netherlands based company Bathroom Mania - they also make the Good Morning Sunshine flower potty, a toilet in the shape of a flower pot with images of flowery freshness, and the Splish Splash bathtub shaped like a hammock.
Source: news.yahoo.com photo Meike van Schijndel all rights reserved
Let me get this straight - so men fantasize about urinating into women's mouths? How endearing...
Virgin's "Open Female Mouth" Urinals Are Dropped
Virgin Atlantic is dropping plans for urinals shaped like a woman's open mouth at toilets in its new clubhouse at New York's JFK Airport. A spokesman for the company said they'd received complaints about the urinals that were designed by Dutch company, Bathroom Mania. John Riordan, vice president of customer services said: "Everyone at Virgin Atlantic was very sorry to hear of people's concerns about the design of the "Kisses" urinals to be fitted into our clubhouse at JFK airport. We can assure everyone who complained to us that no offense was ever intended." Mr Riordan said the idea came from one of the female designers working on the new Terminal 4 clubhouse for first-class passengers.
Source: ananova.com 25 March 2004
A Better Version, Anyway
Then Be Sure to Wash Your Hands!
Gold Toilet (At Least It's Easy to Keep Clean!)
Pictures courtesy 3-D Gold Store: World's Best Bathroom: Lam Sai Wing's Golden Bathroom and Gold Toilet
Would You Use These Toilets?
Source: thesun.co.uk sent to them by Derek Andrews
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