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Old 02-26-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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2/26/2004: London's toilet art installation



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Public restroom facilities are always an issue in cities, but here's another take on it: as art. This looks like a box of mirrors, but it's really a shitter with one-way glass:



...so you can use it and watch the rest of the world, while they can't watch you. The name of the exhibit: "Don't Miss A Sec".

I would use this.
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Old 02-26-2004, 03:20 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2004, 03:25 PM   #3
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Geez...talk about shy bladder.

It would be really great if the walls were liquid crystal, and they were programmed to randomly go instantaneously clear.

Now *that's* art!
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Old 02-26-2004, 04:28 PM   #4
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I was over in London & Paris recently and I refused to use these toilets that are out in the middle of the street. You never know what dirty bugger has been in there earlier. Harrods & the Ritz was a much better choice and even came with a nice selection of perfumes for you to spray to your hearts content.
Call me a snob, I don't care.
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:48 PM   #5
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But a clean snob.
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:50 PM   #6
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Why.... thank you Bruce.
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Old 02-27-2004, 01:35 AM   #7
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:52 AM   #8
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Now this, on the other hand, is great art.
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:28 AM   #9
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Now this, on the other hand, is great art.
That depends on which side of the glass you're on.
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:35 AM   #10
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If anyone is ever in Amsterdam there are some great toilets in the Museumplein. The cubicle doors are clear glass until you lock them and they automatically mist up - clever stuff
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Old 02-27-2004, 08:43 AM   #11
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Welcome to the Cellar, Dotster. I remember seeing a thing on TV about how they work. It was talking about using them as house windows for controlling passive energy gain and loss. Then they showed the toilet door application in a night club. Not for the paranoid.
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:03 AM   #12
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Thanks for the welcome!! Those toilet doors were still a bit seethrough though but it's Amsterdam and you can see worse (Or better!!!! ) in the shops
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:26 AM   #13
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I guess the level of concern changes when you're talking about seeing or being seen.
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The cubicle doors are clear glass until you lock them and they automatically mist up
Works great till the power goes off.
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:38 AM   #15
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judging by most nightclub toilets i've been in, if that happens you've got bigger problems.
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