Men & Women – We Pee Together

Men & Women – We Pee Together

There was this scene in the movie History of the World where Mel Brooks plays the Piss Boy and the royalty pay him the fee for his “bucket service” by dropping his tip into the bucket! Funny scene; but the truth is women can’t pee in the same bucket or urinal! Not unless everyone is peeing in the “We P Unisex Urinal”. The design is self-explanatory, so I’m leaving you boys for a loo-break! Too much of P talk here!

0 Designer: Michal Farago

A Quantitative Tap

A Quantitative Tap

How awesome would it be to have a faucet that pre-measures the amount of water you’d like to come out of it before it comes out of it? Designer Jasper Hou is making that fantasy of cooking pleasure a reality with “No More No Less,” a quantitative tap with pre-control. N.M.N.L. does this with a simple countdown, knowing how much water comes out of the tap on full blast times the amount of time it comes out equals the amount you’ll get. Then there’s an LCD screen for control, temperature, and a 30 second on time.

0 Designer: Jasper Hou

Union Jack Tap And More Creative Ideas

Union Jack Tap And More Creative Ideas

It’s quite unusual to think of faucets as creative elements, high-end designer goodies – yes, but not creative! Well the Joint Jack Tap Concept breaks that myth with its fun outlook and creativity. Basically it’s just three elements (tap, hot and cold mixers) mounted on spherical joints, allowing you to rotate them in many different ways. “It looks like a group of figures in ancient Russian folk sport “Gorodki” or anti-tank obstacle or British flag (Union Jack) in some positions!” Union Jack is quite amusing…don’t you think?

0 Designer: Andrey Bondarenko for 2-B-2 Architecture

The Obedient Nodding Faucet

The Obedient Nodding Faucet

Nodding to your command and obediently spraying out water, this is the Nodding Faucet for you. The idea is to push down the tap to start the flow and push it up, to stop. No-fuss, minimal, sleek and bare…all resonate in this design. I know some of you may argue that sensor taps will be better, since no touching is involved…for once, just lighten up and take pleasure in something different and cute!

0 Designers: Various

Squares and Circles

Squares and Circles

You’re in your bathroom, and you’re looking all around. You see all sorts of blah. Especially if you’ve just moved in and that last people who lived there were from the 1980s. You know what I mean? Let’s get to work, let’s get it done gorgeously with Cube&Dot. It’s a matching ceramic, washbasin and bathroom cabinets. One giant system of excellent circles and squares and angle lines.

0 Designers: Tamer Nakıscı for KALE

Seesaw For Public Toilets

Seesaw For Public Toilets

If it’s an eco conscious faucet with fun elements and a universal appeal that you’re looking for, I’ve got one for you right here. It’s called the Seesaw and it works on the same lines as the playground namesake. The up down action dispenses water from the left and soap from the right side. The eco factor kicks in with the notion that you’ll use only limited water, after dispensing the soap, and not while you pump some from a bottle. And as Chanhee points out, it should do well in public toilets.

0 Designer: Chanhee Han

Whoa! Men To Pee and Wash In The Same Stand!

Whoa! Men To Pee and Wash In The Same Stand!

I’m not a man so I really don’t know how comfortable you guys are going to be with this thought…peeing and washing hands in the same urinal stand! What Designer Yeongwoo Kim has done is incorporated the wash basin just above the spot you take aim to pee. The reason cited is that you’ll save a water flush cycle, coz when you rinse your hand after the job (I hope you guys do that!), the same gray water can be used to cleanse the urinal basin. Tell me, how many of you guys will be comfortable with this? For once, my opinion doesn’t count, but I do find it funny!

0 Designer: Yeongwoo Kim

Dog, Luggage And You On The Same Scale

Dog, Luggage And You On The Same Scale

The truth of the matter is that weighing dogs & luggage on a domestic weigh machine is cumbersome to the point of being impractical. So what’s the solution? How about a sleek scale that expands its base to accommodate anything from a small sized pug, to humans, to great danes & huge suitcases. Say hello to your bathroom friendly Scale Z! Besides its stunning physical attributes, this baby is capable of recognizing your feet (not from their stink!) and pull out your past records like weight, BMI etc, record the new readings and send it to your computer via Wi-Fi.

0 Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee

Dual Shower Is So Fantastic!

Dual Shower Is So Fantastic!

So far we have seen rain showerheads and the hand showers, designer Thomas Baker wants to give you the benefit of both for a wholesome shower experience. The idea is to have the overhead shower going while you detach the hand shower (encased in the overhead) and take the benefits of both the streams. This is the Unum Rain Shower and Hand Shower, simplified for you folks. I’d be first in line to experiment it and see if the rain-pressure and flow holds good while you use the hand one. No doubt there will be some difference in impact, but it will be worth the try.

0 Designer: Thomas Baker

Where's My Water?

Where’s My Water?

Have you ever come up on a faucet and thought – wait a second, where are the faucet handles? How does this work? Even after years and years of motion-sensor technology being embedded in faucets in malls and restaurants the world over? Designer Daniel David Sutherland sees this problem too. Convenience should be intuitive, right? In order to convey instantly the way this new faucet works, Sutherland placed a human hand impression right in the center of the bowl.

0 Designer: Daniel David Sutherland

Timeless Magnetic Drainage

Timeless Magnetic Drainage

You know the feeling. “Why can’t I just design around this? Does this object REALLY need this part to function?” That’s what designer Dallas Winspear asked of the common, everyday sink. “Does it need this ugly drainage hole?” he asked, and the answer was (and is!) no. No way! Design around it! Heck, design headfirst into it. This is “Lavinia”, a sink made of Corian or other high density polymer with a plugging mechanism recessed into the body of the sink, completely changing the dynamic of how the water exits.

0 Designer: Dallas Winspear

No Touchy Basin

No Touchy Basin

The Spout Faucet Basin is ideal for those freakish about hygiene and no-touching-taps kinds. It’s also for those who enjoy aesthetic appeal with a little bit of high-tech. Basically the design features a sensor activated mixer tap, with the temperature being set via a small dial. Unfortunately, this dial will require you to “touch” it for adjustment, but more importantly it also encases the override button, which pours out a steady stream of water. All the mechanical components are neatly tucked outta sight in the internal cavity behind the basin, offering a very neat wall mounted unit.

0 Designer: Charlwood Design

Is That A Steel Brick In The Wall?

Is That A Steel Brick In The Wall?

Not another brick in the wall, but a metallic faucet if you please! We are here discussing the “Reveal/Conceal”, which is an embedded faucet that doubles up as a mini storage unit and colorful nightlight. The delightful piece fixes flush into its environment and can be used within masonry walls as a load bearing piece as well. A slight push at the logo end swings the faucet into the open position, ready to be used. A discreet lever for manual temperature and water flow adjustment enforces the design’s mission at being a simple hinge and bold cantilevering faucet.

0 Designer: Andrew Tang-Smith