Phone Booths Are Terrible Places to Be in Movies (And Real Life)

When was the last time you stepped inside a phone booth? Like an actual walled-up, door closing, clear porta-potty type booth to make telephone calls? Those fake stalls don't count! I really can't remember. Slacktory culled up various phone booth scenes in movies and reveals what we've always kind of known (and… » 5/30/13 7:00pm 5/30/13 7:00pm

We Should Turn All Phone Booths Into Aquariums

Though most payphones are now of the open air variety, this idea of converting old closed kiosk phone booths into aquariums is just plain brilliant. People only use payphones to pee in and do drugs, let's transform 'em into pillars of nature! » 10/04/12 11:00pm 10/04/12 11:00pm

Hello? Hello?! Sorry, There's a Fish Bone in My Phone

Boy, you'd really flounder about in the aquarium phone booth, wouldn't you? It was installed by two artists for the French Lyon Light Festival, to make a statement about the phone booths that litter our streets, laying dormant save for sex phone-line leaflet hander-outers. » 3/07/11 5:40am 3/07/11 5:40am

Hair Dryers Are Being Converted Into Superman's Worst Nightmare

A bunch of Danish students turned old hair dryers into mobile phone booths. They supposedly think that this is the perfect way to let people make private calls in public. I just plain think they're trying to ruin Superman. » 4/08/10 11:00pm 4/08/10 11:00pm

Cell Zone: Superman's Dressing Room Returns

Cellphones have changed the world, but one perk of the old days seems to be slowly disappearing: the phone booth, where you could get some semblance of privacy for those intimate conversations. Cell Zone is a sound-resistant cellphone booth aimed at places such as nightclubs, airports, restaurants and libraries, and… » 8/30/06 1:08pm 8/30/06 1:08pm