Toilet Seats Should Have Come With Built-In Nightlights From Day One

Outside of cartoonish decals there hasn't been much innovation in the toilet seat industry for a few decades. So it's nice to see Kohler finally bringing something new to the table (err, toilet). A built-in LED nightlight means you'll never have to squint your way through an overnight bathroom break again. » 2/07/14 10:20am 2/07/14 10:20am

Boldy Shower Where No Man Has Showered Before

Traditional aesthetics call for a monochrome shower curtain in your bathroom that elegantly matches the rest of the room's color motif. But as we all know, Star Trek fans are never much for norms, and there's no doubt ThinkGeek is going to sell a shuttle bay's worth of these clever transporter room shower curtain and… » 10/22/13 9:05am 10/22/13 9:05am

The Tongue Toothbrush Is the Grossest Way to Be Hygienic

Toothbrushes haven't changed much. Sure some fancy tech wiz brushes spin the bristles themselves but at the end of the day, after centuries of use, we still have to hold the damn thing. Not anymore. The T2T is a hands free toothbrush that you slip onto your tongue to do your teeth cleaning. It's the grossest way to be… » 3/19/13 12:40pm 3/19/13 12:40pm

Dyson's Newest Airblade Could Change The Way Architects Think

While James Dyson is the obvious face of the company he founded in 1993, he isn't the only one tinkering away at high-powered blades or really sucky vacuums in Malmesbury, England. With over 700 some engineers under one roof, Dyson tasked Marcus Hartley with creating the new hybrid faucetAirblade Tap about two and a… » 2/04/13 9:01pm 2/04/13 9:01pm

Smartphone-Controlled Toilet Includes Built-in Speakers So You Can…

"Welcome. I am honored to accept your waste" says the Japanese toilet to Homer Simpson as a rainbow springs from the bowl. Japan is full of toilets from the ingenious to the insane and the country has built up a reputation as the origin of some of the world's most multi-functional commodes. » 12/14/12 9:40pm 12/14/12 9:40pm

This Is the Best Toilet to Ever Play Goalie

Although it's probably completely against Fifa regulations, Japanese luxury toilet maker Toto has turned one of its commodes into what has to be the greatest soccer goalie ever. It's a step-up from the company's Poop-Powered Toiletcycle. But as impressive as it is, it's still pretty useless as far as toilet innovation … » 10/29/12 3:40pm 10/29/12 3:40pm

This Shower Curtain Descends From The Ceiling Like Magic

It's common knowledge that anything descending from above is awesome. Superman. Rainbows. Felix Baumgartner. Our future alien overlords. All inherently better because they came from the heavens. Now, thanks to German ingenuity, our shower curtains can join these esteemed celestial ranks. » 10/16/12 6:40pm 10/16/12 6:40pm

Toilet Paper: A Brief and Sometimes Painful History

Seinfeld excelled at criticism of the everyday. A few months ago, in a fine essay in the NY Times, Sam Anderson suggested that Roland Barthes was the father of pop cultural criticism and that we are all now cultural critics in the Barthian vein, "decoding everything." Perhaps. But if Barthes gave us serious criticism of… » 8/06/12 3:20pm 8/06/12 3:20pm

Genius Artist Recreates 15th Century Portraits in Airplane Lavatory

Innovators: they walk among us, work near us, and sit in the seat across the aisle on airplanes. Though typical solutions to making a long flight go by faster include reading, watching movies, listening to music, or sleeping, pioneers like artist Nina Katchadourian aspire to a higher-minded way of easing the monotony:… » 4/11/12 12:29pm 4/11/12 12:29pm

Staggeringly Efficient Bathroom Fan Sucks Out Steam and Stink

The exhaust fan—that rattling, dusty vent hanging about 8 feet above the toilet—is the single most important gadget for the health of a bathroom. It eliminates the steam from a hot shower, helping battle the mold and mildew constantly threatening a bathroom's finishes. The device also helps fix more immediate air… » 3/28/12 12:40pm 3/28/12 12:40pm