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considering & rethinking bathrooms

Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design (The Guardian):
"Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known but our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster" [more inside]
posted by flex on Jul 22, 2014 - 181 comments

Foreigners Abroad.

11 French Tourist Tips For Visiting America. Tips For Russians. Tips For Japanese Visitors.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 6, 2014 - 162 comments

AirPnP

Going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and finding yourself worried about bathroom options? Try AirPnP. Like Airbnb, but for bathrooms. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Feb 27, 2014 - 33 comments

Trans Student Must Be Allowed to Use Girls' Restroom

In December 2012, school district officials informed the family of Coy Mathis, a girl who was assigned male at birth, that she would no longer be allowed to use the girls' bathrooms at school. The Mathis family filed suit. Today, they won. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Jun 23, 2013 - 50 comments

Notes From The Stall

Notes From The Stall
posted by sciurus on Aug 30, 2010 - 46 comments

Heartwarming Bathroom Graffiti

Sometimes, bathroom graffiti can make you do more than grin/grimace. A short round-up of some of the more moving and/or thought-provoking bits of bathroom graffiti out there.
posted by jasonsmall on Jul 30, 2009 - 89 comments

Toilet Confessions

Tired of getting busted for illegally peeing* in New York City? Try Diaroogle.com, a toilet search engine that "helps you find quality public toilets from your mobile phone." [more inside]
posted by dhammond on Aug 6, 2008 - 40 comments

The Tearoom Trade and the Breastplate of Righteousness

Laud Humphreys was studying to be an Episcopal priest in the mid-1950s when he learned, shortly after his father's death, that his father, Oklahoma State Representative Ira D. Humphreys, took trips to New Orleans to have sex with other men. After being dismissed as an Episcopal priest in the 1960s, Laud Humphreys then enrolled as a sociology grad student where he completed a dissertation about men who had sex with other men in public bathrooms in St. Louis, which Humphreys researched by agreeing to serve as a "watch queen", looking out for the police. After writing down the license plate numbers of the men having sex, Humphreys traced the men's addresses and contacted them in disguise, claiming to be collecting data for a public health survey. The research, which was condemned as unethical for its use of covert methods, was published in 1970 as Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places. [more inside]
posted by jonp72 on Sep 8, 2007 - 58 comments

Crumple Zone

MADD has an interesting new ad campaign out that uses something a lot of designers tend to forget about when putting together a poster: the paper it's printed on.
posted by dead_ on Oct 12, 2006 - 63 comments

I Just Might Turn To Smoke But I Feel Fine

The Incinolet (possible product name: The Crap Zapper!) is a waterless toilet which, according to its fans, is cleaner, less expensive, and more eco-friendly than its counterparts because it uses fire instead of water.
posted by fandango_matt on Sep 15, 2006 - 47 comments

Potty Prose

It's All in the Head -- "It could be said that the restroom wall is the last great medium for pure self-expression."
posted by Orb on Sep 8, 2005 - 32 comments

The Art Of Hover Pissing

A lesson every woman needs to learn. I myself practise "hovering" and what the article leaves out is how it can work wonders for one's thigh muscles (ha ha). Seriously, for women, going to the bathroom is a complicated process.
posted by livingsanctuary on Dec 3, 2004 - 52 comments

Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker.

The Writings on the Stall :: a new compendium of bathroom graffiti
posted by anastasiav on Apr 16, 2004 - 17 comments

Toilets of the World - a Photoblog

Toilets of the World :: a photoblog, sort of...
posted by anastasiav on Apr 5, 2004 - 6 comments

Anyone up for Water Sports?

Kisses, the sexy urinal. Virgin Airlines is on the cutting edge.
posted by archimago on Mar 19, 2004 - 58 comments

Flush!

Antique Loos from the Thomas Crapper Company.
posted by angry modem on Nov 11, 2003 - 5 comments

Shitting on art

You've got to be impressed by Smith College's Brown Fine Arts Center. Not only do they have traveling shows, permanent works, and student installations, they've got one thing few other museums can boast: Restrooms As Functional Art. Check out the photos to see the different ways the men's and women's rooms became works in an of themselves.
posted by mathowie on Sep 16, 2003 - 13 comments

Toilet Habits

Hey, Asswipe! Sadly, there's a dearth of literature on toilet hygiene. Here in Portugal, being a clean-living people, after wasting a forest of bunched-up paper, we thoroughly wash our arses/asses in a bidet after - pardon my French - taking a dump. Men, it must be said, carefully wipe their dicks with toilet paper after a pee and flush twice. Women, though deprived of dicks in the tradition of old Freudian "penis envy", do the same. I wonder whether this is a universal tradition. Pray tell. Ugh!
posted by MiguelCardoso on Aug 23, 2003 - 84 comments

Urinal Interface Design

Urinal Interface Design. Our aim is to keep this place clean. Your aim will help. [via guuui]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 18, 2003 - 33 comments

Do you plan to stay at a Marriott hotel any time soon? If so, you might want to relieve yourself in the dark since a spy cam was found in a Marriott hotel's bathroom lighting fixture and connected to the same circuit so as to turn on with the lights.
posted by David Dark on Sep 25, 2002 - 24 comments

The iToilet. Oh, it's not like you weren't expecting it. I'm surprised it took this long, actually.
posted by Su on Apr 20, 2002 - 15 comments

Father demands seperate bathroom for lesbians

Father demands seperate bathroom for lesbians The San Diego school system rejects parents demand to create lesbian bathroom because he did not want his daughter sharing the restroom or dressing area with homosexuals
posted by Lanternjmk on Mar 29, 2002 - 35 comments

Restroom Ratings

Restroom Ratings is a site where you can scope out the possible nastiness of a bathroom before you need to go use it. Most of the rated bathrooms seem to be centered around the Minneapolis, MN area. You can even send a restroom e-card to your friends (or enemies).
posted by manero on Dec 24, 2001 - 11 comments

Do you support the WTO?

Do you support the WTO? No one protested the WTO 2001 Summit. Perhaps because you were too busy going to the bathroom 10 times a day. Don't miss the thousand names contest.
posted by fleener on Dec 23, 2001 - 6 comments

Restrooms of the future! Ladies, now you too can stand up and pee in a urinal. What a concept, where's that piss on Osama screen when you need it?
posted by redhead on Oct 10, 2001 - 6 comments

It's time to potty. First, you might want to drop in on the Toilet Museum. If you're in Tokyo, the Tokyo Toilet Map may come in handy, although the data's a tad stale. Japanese-style toilets are different, but not too difficult to use. Turkish toilets are also different. Just remember to be neat about it and you'll be a-okay!
posted by hijinx on Apr 5, 2001 - 6 comments

School installs unisex toilets

School installs unisex toilets The headmaster claims not to have seen Ally McBeal. I have to wonder, though. But let's face it: it's going to be horrific.
posted by holgate on Sep 7, 2000 - 5 comments

Double Entendre and the Design of Public Lavatories. From a recent Wall St. Journal article on the architecture of bathrooms...

"Bathrooms are for more than just relieving the kidneys," says Ian Schrager, owner of 16 boutique hotels in New York, Los Angeles, London and elsewhere. "It's about someone coming out with a smile on their face and wanting to tell their friends about it because it's fun."

As one of the promoters behind Studio 54, I imagine Mr. Scharger is no doubt aware of the double meaning of the above quote. The article is interesting, but of course you need a subscription to read it, as such, I have taken the liberty of posting the article myself without the WSJ's permission.
posted by lockecito on Jul 24, 2000 - 5 comments


ABC : Get ready for ``Must Pee TV.''

ABC : Get ready for ``Must Pee TV.''
So, imagine, there you are, at the urinal, trying to make peace, when Norm's sexist melon is right in your face, saying "Oh my God, look at the size of that thing!"; "Hey watch your shoes!"; "You're a mover and shaker, and so am I."; "visual tag lines" like: "Another fine use of the color yellow." "The campaign is designed to raise awareness that the series has been moved to ABC's Friday schedule. The audience will understand when we're done that (Friday) is an adult night of comedy."
posted by tiaka on Jul 17, 2000 - 9 comments

An essential HOWTO

An essential HOWTO For the people that don't know the trauma they are causing.
posted by Foaf on Jun 20, 2000 - 3 comments

Everyone sing along: "Are you a boy...or are you a girl?"

Everyone sing along: "Are you a boy...or are you a girl?"
posted by solistrato on Jun 6, 2000 - 9 comments

Going to Disney Land any time soon? You may want to see which Restrooms are the best, and which ones aren't. Which ones are open, and which ones are closed. Of course, you could always just go there and take your chances.
posted by da5id on Apr 19, 2000 - 0 comments

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