Water Bar: Just Looking at It Makes Me Want to Take a Leak

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Imagine drinking copious amounts of alcohol, all while staring at this "waterfall" optical glass bar designed by Tokujin Yoshioka. You would be heading to the bathroom every 15 minutes. In reality though, no actual water is used. The effect is created using an optical glass block that is crafted in such a way that it gives the impression of flowing water. An interesting design concept for sure, but if I were a bar owner I would think twice about installing it. Water bills from frequent flushing can be a bitch. Additional image after the break.

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Illustration for article titled Water Bar: Just Looking at It Makes Me Want to Take a Leak

[Tokujin Yoshioka via Yanko Design]

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I need a video - does it actually appear to move?

Seems like it'd resemble a snap-frozen river, rather than a flowing one.

An even more awesome idea would be to actually have water under all the surfaces that was circulated / reused. Even better: grey water from the bathrooms.

Although an on-site water recycling plant may be just a little above the budget of most bar owners.