The world can be divided into people who prefer paper towels in public bathrooms and those who prefer air dryers, and a study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology suggests science is on the side of towel devotees: Researchers demonstrated that Dyson jet air dryers can fling germs as far as 10 feet from the…
Remember a few months ago, when we talked about the bathroom supply company on a quest to find America's best restroom—a dubious honor—by polling the internet? Well, today they announced the winner, and somewhat ironically, it recreates nature around those who are answering calls of nature.
You know the old saying: the sink is the heart of the bathroom. But all too often that sink looks nasty, covered in toothpaste, and draped with a half-used container of floss. Here's a sink that can cleverly hide everything away when you're not spitting your mouthwash into it.
Today is Mardi Gras, and like any booze-fueled street celebration, that means tons of full-bladdered revelers seeking out a place to relieve themselves. Thankfully, technology's here to save New Orleans from becoming a literal Urinetown. Meet AirPnP, the web app that lets you do your business in the privacy of a…
A new startup is betting that you can't find a suitable public restroom to relieve yourself—and that you'll pay top dollar for a cushy seat when the urge strikes. Posh Stow and Go is billing itself as New York's "first members-only day storage and bathroom facility," with memberships that allow you to pay-as-you-poo.
The Sunday comic strip "Closer Than We Think" was launched in 1958 at the dawn of the Space Race. But the strip's mission wasn't just to show Americans what would soon be happening on the moon and beyond. No, the space age would touch every part of American life — from the fuel that would power your driverless car to…
In what will surely lead to some wacky mixups at the office, Modko's upcoming Shake looks like a stark white briefcase, though it's actually a portable place for your pet to potty. But before you get completely disgusted, it seems like the folks at Modko have thought this one out.
This bucolic Japanese bathroom is a temporary installation at Tokyo's House Vision Expo. There should be no question as to whether you'd pee in it. As long as you don't defile the bushes, that would be the best bathroom experience of your life.
Perfectly solving a problem that most of probably didn't realize we had, a Polish company has created the Miior—a full-sized bathroom mirror that extends from the wall so you don't have to lean over the sink to get a closer look.
Why hide your toilet paper stock in a cabinet that guests will just have to hunt through when they run out? This stylish laquered steel tree can be mounted to the wall near your loo where it will store up to 14 extra rolls in plain sight, without looking like an eyesore.
In an attempt to make the often overused and undermaintained portable toilets not the worst part of a music festival in Argentina, the organizers decided to make a bank of stalls one of the musical acts.
We all use our smartphones and tablets in the bathroom, but there's an unwritten rule that you do it discreetly, and don't really brag about touching your device while touching your... well, you get the idea. So while on one hand it's easy to be disgusted by CTA Digital's toilet paper/iPad stand, on the other we're…
OK, please, give this a chance before you close the tab—a hand dryer can be cool. The Dyson Airblade, that little wonderbox you stick your mitts inside to get a super-fast bathroom dry, just got a super upgrade.
The basic essentials for living under a roof with four adjacent walls are a constant. But it you live in a shoebox apartment, a dorm room, or a tiny studio, you have to make every little item count. Here are a handful of compact gifts that make a solid contribution to a happy home—and don't take up a whole lot of…
Ah, yes, the water closet: forever refuge from the inconveniences of life. Here's a new way to hang—and hang out with—the many accoutrements you use in your domestic temple of self worship.
They certainly catch your eye, but Italian designer Lorenzo Damiani's unique folded faucets will also have you wondering how they let more than just a trickle of water pass through. Wormholes? Good old-fashioned wizardry? We've no idea.