I write this to you in the heat of the moment, still disgusted at what I just witnessed in the company ladies room. IT WAS NOT PRETTY. In fact, after slurping down several tall glasses of Long Island Iced Teas during a barbecue yesterday, I was forced to stop at a seedy, highway rest stop McDonald’s to pee, and I’m sad to report that their women’s restroom was cleaner than the one in my office building. But this isn’t just happening in my building. Gag-worthy workplace bathrooms— particularly ladies’ rooms— have become an epidemic. We can all relate. Keep reading »
“For the first time, there was a traffic jam in the Senate women’s bathroom. There were five of us in there, and there are only two stalls.”
– Senator Amy Klobluchar (D-Minn.) on how the record number of women serving in the Senate (20!) is causing problems in the ladies’ room. Good to know that even lady senators take a long time to pee. May there be many more ladies’ room traffic jams — and a few more stalls, geez, people — in decades to come. [Washington Post]
How far would you go to break yourself of your internet addiction? If you’re Mark Malkoff, you’ll lock yourself in your bathroom for five days. Malkoff, of New York, NY, thinks he’s way too addicted to his laptop and iPhone, so as of 11:30 a.m. on August 23, he’s locked himself in the loo. But Malkoff isn’t going in without a plan. Keep reading »
Wishing for world peace? Praying you’ll win the lottery? Perhaps you should settle for another kind of a dream come true: designer toilet seat covers. Yes, Toletta is here, and with the advent of this product, you may never find yourself squatting in high heels over a nasty, dirty public toilet again in your life. Seriously, though, nothing is grosser than a toilet seat in a bar or a club — except for maybe the toilet bowl itself. Who wants to touch that mess with a 10-foot pole, much less your precious posterior? Toletta to the rescue, bathroom dwellers! Five seat covers, available in pink or blue, come in a discreet, purse-sized travel pack and part of the proceeds goes to charity. The cover itself is thicker and bigger than regular seat covers that are thin as all get-out and always slipping off when you’re trying to come in for a landing. Also, they’re biodegradable. Your thighs may not be quite so toned from all those potty squats, but that’s what the gym is for, not the loo. [Marie Claire] Keep reading »
There are a few features I dream of having in my future home. The list includes a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, a radiator that doesn’t clank, and a striped bathroom. Because of that last wish, the December issue of Lonny made me drool all over my laptop. The online magazine pictures not one but two striped bathrooms. The first (above) is in the J.Crew Collection store on NYC’s Upper East Side, and the second (after the jump) is one of the bathrooms at Hotel Keppler in Paris.
If you’re lucky enough to be allowed to paint the walls in your home (i.e., you own it or have a cool landlord), you can create your own striped bathroom pretty easily. Friends of mine have added black stripes to their white walls, and they advise deciding on a stripe width and mapping it out in the bathroom to ensure the lines don’t hit the corners or mirror edges awkwardly. Keep reading for another striped bathroom photo and tips for executing … [Lonny] Keep reading »
Despite the fact that I live in a teeny apartment, I had houseguests this past weekend. And seeing that it’s getting to be the holidays, I’m sure to have more before the year’s done. Oh, and don’t forget about having people over for holiday drinks—I’m totally throwing some sort of mini-bash.
Whenever someone who doesn’t live with me comes over, I spend serious amounts of time doing a big bathroom clean and prep. I figure it’s the one place where guests are by themselves and able to really look around at their surroundings uninterrupted. Now, my bathroom is a rental apartment bathroom (that there photo above? Clearly not my WC), meaning I don’t even have a single pretty marble tile or the hope that my grout is anywhere near a white color, but that doesn’t mean I can’t upgrade the space a little bit so friends and guests feel “at home” during their time in there. (Apartment Therapy feels the same. Today, they got into little bathroom upgrades too!) Here’s the plan of attack … Keep reading »
We try to stay away from scales (happiness is not a number, people), but this one caught our attention. Um, as if blindingly bright magenta shag couldn’t. Meet the Plush Size Yay! Scale, a device which doesn’t so much read your weight as it does tell you you’re great. Step on it and the needle points to words like lovely, hot, ravishing, and sexy.
So, would this mean that the fatter you get, the more awesome you are? Oh dear. Here’s the crazy thing about this kooky item that you’d think is a gag gift: It’s sold out and on back order. People are actually buying this and putting it in their homes (oh, the horror!). Although, we hear that Austin Powers put in an order for a couple dozen, so maybe it’s just him. [VoluptuArt.com] Keep reading »
Starting just this summer, a company called CoveringsETC is offering 100% recycled and 100% recyclable textured tile made out of recovered aircraft fuselages (the tiling is called Bio-Luminum)—and ahem, yes, it’s stuff that you’d actually want in your own home! (Think: A kitchen backsplash.) The idea is that parts from airplane graveyards all over the world are melted into blocks and then sliced up to create lightweight textured tile. And better yet? CoveringsETC hopes to get to the point where the material is sourced and produced locally. Kinda nifty, no? [Re-Nest] Keep reading »
It’s well known amongst my friends that I can pee, only to need to pee again. I live by the “Sit Or Squat” application on my iPhone that tells me the nearest location of public restrooms. In the month or so since “Sit Or Squat” has been on my phone, I’ve utilized it more than any other app. And now I’ve come across the next best application: “RunPee!” The app lets you know exactly when you’re clear to head to the restroom during a movie without missing a major plot point. Along with the time, “RunPee” provides a description of what will be going on in the scene, so you know it’s definitely the right moment to, well, run ‘n’ pee. Plus, they have a write up of what you’re going to miss while away from the screen. Perfect reading material while you’re in the loo! This just skyrocketed on my list of must-get apps. [RunPee] Keep reading »