A Cleaner Public Loo?

A Cleaner Public Loo?

Oprah asks us to squat, Europeans provide you with a protective cover and the Japanese provide you with self-cleaning of the toilet seats. The question is; are the public toilets as clean as we deem them to be, especially when we do what Oprah says? To be really sure about its hygiene, Bluelarix Designworks has developed the CSM Automatic Toilet. It is an automatic toilet system, which can be mounted on any toilet.

0 Designer: Bluelarix Designworks

By the Power of Blue

By the Power of Blue

Blue Whales is a flexible showerhead concept based in rubber. It gives the user complete control over the water pressure and flow. Squeezing the showerhead dictates the pressure flow; sensitive areas like the face require a gentle stream where as feet can do with the max pressure. Generally you end up controlling the flow of water by turning the tap mixer, but with this unique blue, you just give a well-calculated squeeze.

0 Designer: Kim Sangun

Clean v/s Green Tap

Clean v/s Green Tap

Easy Clean Faucet is a really smart-cookie-of-an-idea for a bathroom! To avoid germs and contamination you’d probably go for one of those sensor taps that put a strain on energy resources in the name of sanitation. With its single-press feature, you can turn on the Easy Clean right from where the flow of water is to cascade. Essentially in the process, the faucet self cleans while you are washing your hands clean. A simple redesign and a brilliant solution!

0 Designers: Wu Chi-Hua & Wang Li-Hsin

Smarter Handwash

Smarter Handwash

Given the current trend of adding electronics to our basic bathing needs like digital controls for the bathtubs and showers; it only makes sense to take it a step further and include it on fittings. Sma Wash is a digitalized faucet that dispenses soap and water in a very unique fashion. I love the play on design and how the water is expected to literally ‘fan’ out. To be honest, the whole touchscreen and automatic era is upon us to encourage cleaner loos and support the gadget freaks! Me included!

0 Designer: Su Jian Xiong

Natural Water Flow

Natural Water Flow

PURE is designed as an elegant touch-sensitive leaf faucet that flows out the exact amount of water you need, thus eliminating wastage. As Dax explains, “A sensitive interaction with the product accurately controls the amount of water requested, reducing unwanted overflow and the related waste of drinkable water.” Basically the design works with hand manipulation and sensor interpretations, making the user experience quite intuitive.

0 Designer: Maxime (Dax) Dubreucq

Double - No Trouble!

Double – No Trouble!

Duo is an innovative tap mixer with two functional spouts. The downward pour is ideal for hand washing and the upward stream, for brushing teeth. I can even squeeze in washing face and gulping a sip of water to the list but that’s about it. What I really like is the flexibility offered without adding confusion to how the tap operates. Hot, cold, up and down…all done intuitively.

0 Designer: Daniel So

The Value of Pee

The Value of Pee

GP Toilet is a pathology-enabled toilet system that analyzes your urine and gives you a detailed diagnostic report on it. It works pretty simple, when you need an analysis done; a nozzle sprouts out and takes samples while you do your job. A quick investigation and the reports are displayed onto the integrated screen. I see the value of such toilet bowls in hospitals and homes where frequent monitoring is required on a weekly, if not daily basis.

0 Designers: Various

Double Flush for Green Power

Double Flush for Green Power

Eco Toilet gives you the option of using recycled washbasin water and regular fresh water for flushing. The water tank is divided into two segments and the recycle section further has an LED indicator on it. When it’s full and ready for use, the light glows green, otherwise just do your business with the regular flush. Simple as that!

0 Designer: Jang Woo-seok

Leafy Faucet

Leafy Faucet

Linfa is a range of electronic faucets that includes several models for washbasin, bath and shower. The main body is from chromed brass featuring an organically shaped component made in corian. The fusion of the two creates an essentially elegant design that celebrates the natural flow of water. Inspired by waterfalls and leaves, the faucet is perfect as luxury fitting. The tech advantage of an electronic mixing device and remote controls makes it all the more alluring!

0 Designer: Andrea de Dominicis

Happy Home Furnishings

Happy Home Furnishings

The latest collection of bathroom and home furnishings from ex.t is all about simple and functional yet striking designs that can easily transition from one room to the next. Each piece has a playful, inviting aesthetic that’s sure to be the center of attention no matter where you put it.

0 Designers: Various

Perfectly Warmed Bath

Perfectly Warmed Bath

When you are in for a long soak, the cycle of water turning from comfortably warm to tepid to cold is frustrating. On rare occasions I indulge in draining out some cold and refilling with the warm water. But my eco-conscious mind chides me for it! Anyways, Warm On pebbles look to resolve this problem innovatively. The pebbles are sensor-fitted heat-radiating artificial stones that maintain the water temperature for a set duration. So from start to finish you can have the same water temperature without any guilt. Awesome!

0 Designers: Sunmi Hwang, Hyunjoo-Lee & Jiwon-Seok

Totally Germfree and Clean!

Totally Germfree and Clean!

To be a hundred percent safe that you don’t pick up the bad bacteria from the effects of flushing in the loo, many doctors recommend sterilizing toothbrushes on a regular basis. Fitting the bill is the In & Out Toothbrush, a brush that is easy to travel with and use. The mechanism recharges via a USB port and has a protective cap with display. Although not specified, I’m hoping the brush is not a plain manual one; the added attraction of a powered brush will be too hard to resist.

0 Designers: Jaewan Jeong, Joonggeun Ahn and Hwang Sunghyun

Bathroom on a Wall

Bathroom on a Wall

By modulating all the fittings and fixtures of a bathroom on just one wall, the Fluid Wall creates an ambience of asymmetrical and organic surfaces. The idea is to highlight the features to just one place and create a focal point. As Jay explains, “Each panel has identical hidden mounting points for easy installation on an integrated mounting system. Panels may be arranged in any configuration. The room may include as few or as many panels as desired.” Very minimal and basic, and just apt for those facing space crunch!

0 Designer: Jay M. Stevens