Lavatory Seats at Blackrainbow Shop in Paris

Blackrainbow shop in Paris, France, offers fun seating for its customers. Should you want to try on a pair of shoes or just sit down, you’re supposed to sit on an actual lavatory pan. But no worries, these toilets are only used for seating.

Pictured here is yours truly back in June during my last trip to Paris. As you can see, we decided to improvise and provided me with a magazine for the spark of the moment mini photoshoot.

Humanitarian International Design Organization Toilet Design Contest results – Core77

The Humanitarian International Design Organization’s call for toilet design entries revolved around the need for sanitary waste disposal solutions in the developing world. The top three concepts have just been released, including “Compliance Health Dignity” (a.k.a. The Dignity Toilet, shown above) by Cooler Solutions, engineer Terence Woodside, and industrial designer Mike Loveless.

Via Core77

$75,000 Swarovski-Studded Toilet – Born Rich

The iced-out toilet featured here comes fully encrusted with swarovski crystals. The artist even has a matching sink up for grabs and if that is not enough, the artist is also planning to complete an ice-encrusted double slipper tub by spring of 2008. The swarovski-decked toilet comes for a stunning price tag of $75,000.

Thanks, Harry!

Via Born Rich

Glued to your seat for 2 years?

Deputies in Ness City, Kansas, responded to a call from a man that said that there was something wrong with his girlfriend. This is what they found in the guy’s bathroom: Deputies said a woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend’s toilet for two years, and they’re investigating whether she was mistreated. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said a man called his office last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend. Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital. “We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital.” Whipple said. “The hospital removed it. She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body,” Whipple said. “It is hard to imagine. I still have a hard time imagining it myself.” He told investigators he brought his girlfriend food and water, and asked her every day to come out of the bathroom. And her reply would be, “Maybe tomorrow,” Whipple said. According to him, she did not want to leave the bathroom.

via Neatorama