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The Craigslist Bathroom

This bathroom is polarizing.  You either like it, or hate it, most people are on the hate it side.  I don’t know why, it looks fantastic!  But then again, I’m only seeing it in photos so I don’t know if it would get old quick.  But come on, look at this toilet!  He paid $500 for this beauty, but it apparently had a retail price of around $8,000 which makes sense since it looks entirely custom.

toilet

Even the bathtub is amazing!  It cost him $150, probably retails for way, way more than that.  All of the tile was picked up for pennies on the dollar from Craigslist, one set from construction on a hotel that was canceled.  The skylights, the vanity, the mirror, everything was got for cheap. If only his labor building it was cheaper.

Bathtub

I personally like the job that was done.  However, as others have mentioned, he probably didn’t add too much value to his house with this remodel because you have to really love it, and as I said earlier, it’s a very polarizing bathroom.

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Toilets!

See more funny videos and TBT Videos at Today’s Big Thing.

Crazy weird toilets that have magic moving parts inside them in Chicago airport.
Best part of the whole video is the end few seconds, I feel bad for the other guy though.

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The New Kid in the Bathroom

Dyson, the guy behind those really interesting vacuum cleaners has come up with a new kind of hand cleaner.  It’s actually an interesting design, if eternally flawed to never be used: The Dyson Airblade.

I like the idea behind it, it uses air taken in from the very room, sanitizes it, runs it over the electronics inside it, and then forces it out a like 400mph that “literally scrapes water from your hands.”  It’s ingenious, and like some other Dyson products it’s new and unique.

Here’s the problems I have with it:

  1. Why does it need electronics?  Is it to monitor the air filter, to run the motors? to give the air something to pass over so it sounds like it’s actually doing something?  The only thing I can get from the site is for the Dyson Digital Motor.  Sure it looks pretty, and they claim it’s faster and more efficient then a normal motor, ok.  I can’t figure out just why exactly it needs a computer chip inside it, it’s a fucking hand dryer.
  2. The whole notion of using this is to reduce one’s carbon footprint.  Now if that’s not the biggest load of crap bandwagon out there, I don’t know what is.  Now, I will never get into this argument in the future because it’s bogus and I don’t believe it, but for the sake of argument here’s a few things wrong with that:
    • First, this will probably reduce your carbon footprint, if you use paper towels and replace it with warm air
    • If you are replacing you’re warm air blowers, then this will do nothing for you, because you’re just filling up space in a landfill somewhere
    • Most places have both a hot air and dryer, and paper towels. Guess which ones are used more
  3. Which brings me to my last point.  People use towels much more then hot air.  It’s quicker, more efficient, and feels better.  If given the chance, I’d use paper over hot air, it’s more natural.

How will you dry your face with this?  You can’t.  Your arms, nope (at least hot air dryers let you do that).  Your shirt that the faulty faucets on the sink got all wet?  No, you’ll just have to go back to your date with a giant wet spot on your stomach, sorry.

This product is destined to be an amazing idea, but never adopted.  I’m sorry, no wait, I’m not.