maths
How Much Pee Would It Take To Turn An Olympic Pool Green?

One of the frothiest stories to bubble forth from the shit-tastic Rio Olympics this week was the sudden, inexplicable greening of not one, but two Olympic pools. Read More >>

design
Self-Expanding Curtain Makes Your Shower Feel Like a Spacious Luxury Spa

The tiny bathtub shower crammed into your equally tiny fla probably feels like a claustrophobic nightmare every morning. But the Curvi’s an easy way to make it feel larger, spacious, and almost luxurious—without having to knock down walls or perform any kind of renovation. Read More >>

chatroom
What Do You Do on the Phone When You’re on the Toilet?

Look, we all do it. Ever since smartphones made the rack of toilet water-sprayed magazines obsolete, our alone time in the bathroom has gotten a lot more interesting. How do you fill the one-to-three minute void when you're, um, voiding yourself? Read More >>

research
Why is Toilet Paper Always White?

Toilet paper is an odd thing. Despite the fact that we often rub it against one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies on a daily basis, very little thought is ever given to where it came from or how it's made. (On that note, it might surprise you to learn that toilet paper wasn't commonly used in the United States until the early 20th century and even later in many countries.) Read More >>

health
Everyone Has Haemorrhoids (Yes, Even You)

Much like toilet-humour at the dinner table, hemorrhoids can be a taboo subject. The truth is, everyone has them. Read More >>

gadgets
Toilet Seats Should Have Come With Built-In Nightlights From Day One

Outside of cartoonish decals there hasn't been much innovation in the toilet seat industry for a few decades. So it's nice to see Kohler finally bringing something new to the table (err, toilet). A built-in LED nightlight means you'll never have to squint your way through an overnight bathroom break again. Read More >>

maps
Toilet Paper Map Reveals Crap Trends Worldwide

We all have to poop, but how we deal with it changes with age. For babies, it's nappies. For the elderly, it's, well, adult nappies. For most of the rest of us, it's toilet paper. Read More >>

wtf
The Tongue Toothbrush Is the Grossest Way to Be Hygienic

Toothbrushes haven't changed much. Sure some fancy tech whiz brushes spin the bristles themselves but at the end of the day, after centuries of use, we still have to hold the damn thing. Not anymore. The T2T is a hands free toothbrush that you slip onto your tongue to do your teeth cleaning. It's the grossest way to be hygienic. Read More >>

wish you were here
Has It Really Taken This Long For Someone To Create Shower Curtain Ring Hooks?

There never seem to be enough places to hang wet towels and face cloths in the bathroom. So it's baffling to think it's taken this long for someone to come with the Branch—an enhanced shower curtain ring that brilliantly adds a pair of hooks. Read More >>

gadgets
Dyson’s Newest Airblade Could Change the Way Architects Think

While James Dyson is the obvious face of the company he founded in 1993, he isn't the only one tinkering away at high-powered blades or really sucky vacuums in Malmesbury, England. With over 700 some engineers under one roof, Dyson tasked Marcus Hartley with creating the new Airblade Tap about two and a half years ago. Hartley, a veteran of the Airblade team, has been at Dyson for nine years and I actually met him when I visited Dyson back in 2008. Here's a quick chat I had with Marcus, the lead designer on Tap, from earlier tonight. Read More >>

gadgets
Smartphone-Controlled Toilet Includes Built-in Speakers So You Can Listen to Music, Costs Nearly £3,000

"Welcome. I am honoured to accept your waste" says the Japanese toilet to Homer Simpson as a rainbow springs from the bowl. Japan is full of toilets from the ingenious to the insane and the country has built up a reputation as the origin of some of the world's most multi-functional commodes. Read More >>

speakers
This Shower Head Will Do Your Shower-Singing For You

Being able to listen to music in the shower is great, and it's no suprise there's a whole punch of products that cater to that specific silly-but-awesome luxury. Kohler is taking things a step further by straight-up building a speaker into a shower head. Read More >>

sports
This Is the Best Toilet to Ever Play Goalie

Although it's probably completely against Fifa regulations, Japanese luxury toilet maker Toto has turned one of its commodes into what has to be the greatest football goalie ever. It's a step-up from the company's Poop-Powered Toiletcycle. But as impressive as it is, it's still pretty useless as far as toilet innovation goes. Read More >>

giz explains
Toilet Paper: A Brief and Sometimes Painful History

Seinfeld excelled at criticism of the everyday. A few months ago, in a fine essay in the NY Times, Sam Anderson suggested that Roland Barthes was the father of pop cultural criticism and that we are all now cultural critics in the Barthian vein, "decoding everything." Perhaps. But if Barthes gave us serious criticism of popular culture, Seinfeld taught us to be ironic critics of the utterly mundane. Case in point: toilet paper. Read More >>

uncategorized
The Best Towel Rack Is the One You Barely Notice At All

The world of contemporary towel racks just got a whole lot more interesting with this minimal, yet tantalising design. Read More >>