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message 1: by Heidi (last edited Aug 27, 2009 04:03PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine, as one of the newest students at the Clinton School of Public Service, was invited to a function at the Clinton Presidential Library along with the other new students. It was scheduled in the private Presidential condo/suite. She apparently accidentally set off the security alarm when she touched one of the paintings in the bathroom (I chuckle at imagining this).

So this started an inquiry that's been rumbling around in the back of my mind since then: impressive toilets/bathrooms? What would they look like? Have I ever been in one that's impressed me? My answer - not that I can think of, but the coolest one I've seen in a picture incorporated a large window view of a private garden outside the large bathtub so that the bathroom looked like it was incorporated into a private garden paradise (I'll dig around to see if I can find a picture). I'm sure it was in a local home decorating magazine and it was several years ago (ugh).

I forgot about it until today when I saw something posted on yahoo about the World's most expensive toilets/washrooms.

Just to give you an idea of what they had in mind:

World's Most Expensive Toilet



Really, I'm not all that impressed with it. It seems gaudy.

What I am curious about, though... what would impress you? Art? Decor? Interesting painting? Efficient use of space? Lots of space? Luxury? Comfortability? Gadgets?

Please refrain from talking about poop. I have faith in you. :)




message 2: by Heidi (last edited Aug 27, 2009 04:07PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments I think the bathroom I'd seen in the decorating magazine which I mentioned had a view that was something kind of like this:



but the tub was larger and the shower also had a glass wall with a view of the private garden, and the windows were less visible - it seemed like the bathroom was outside from inside.


message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) I think that true elegance is understated and simple. Good design, ease of use, and I for one would like a Bidet, as they are very useful. Also, a good view of the ocean, preferably a real one.


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message 6: by Cosmic Sher (new)

Cosmic Sher (sherart) | 2234 comments Jim, that one seems a bit on the "super-spying on the servants" extreme, and not what I would call luxury.

I think my perfect bath would be a place to ultimately relax and get away from it all... like an outdoor giant tub in Tahiti. Complete with masseuse & cabana boy with Tequila Sunrises.

Plus, it would have cutting-edge out-of-this-world technology that would allow one to perform those disgusting but necessary eliminations without the need of actually eliminating them directly from your person. They would be, um, zapped into nothingness simply by walking into the commode area. Hence, no need for words like poop in our vocabulary.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I like the toilets that let you choose whether you need a big flush or a little flush.

Also the CLIVE non-flushing toilet is pretty awesome, though I don't think it's made for private homes.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Cosmic Sher wrote: "Jim, that one seems a bit on the "super-spying on the servants" extreme, and not what I would call luxury.

I think my perfect bath would be a place to ultimately relax and get away from it all...."


I know, I just bet it would be expensive though.


message 9: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments The toilet in the first pic looks...like it would be cold on your butt.

Sarah Pi, I was fascinated in Europe by the "big flush/little flush" thing. Which to choose? Which to choose?




message 10: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Our bathrooms are real small, by the way. I guess I'm ok with that. But I wouldn't mind one like in #2.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I have a magazine rack next to my toilet.


message 12: by Cosmic Sher (new)

Cosmic Sher (sherart) | 2234 comments Maybe if the toilet in the first pic had a cushioned seat or something... it kinda looks like a gold-plated hospital bathroom. I mean... gold is pretty cold on the tushie.

FYI... my Feng Shui tip of the day was:
Hang a funny cartoon opposite your toilet for a boost in joy & compassion in your life.

I thought that was pretty amusing. I'm sure you have at least one cartoon or comic in that rack, don't you Stefano? :)


message 13: by Lori (new)

Lori RA - it's quite simple which flush to choose, since Heidi has outlawed the p word, I'll just say #1 or #2.
BUT some toilets have 3 options! Now that makes it quite confusing. Clean wipes? Or lots of TP for a pee?

I have a small bathroom, so I'd love a nice roomy one with a big big claw bathtub. And windows overlooking a gorgeous view would be utterly wonderful. So you can really zen out lying in the tub. Ahhhh Calgon...


message 14: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
What is the p word that Heidi outlawed and why?

Poo?

I was honestly thinking about starting a poo thread.


message 15: by Heidi (last edited Aug 29, 2009 05:09PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments DON'T SAY "POOP!"


message 16: by Heidi (last edited Aug 29, 2009 05:18PM) (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments (you guys are clearly not tuning into my reverse psychology ploy here)


message 17: by Angie (new)

Angie (angabel) I'd like something with a really big bathtub in it so I can read in the tub and feel comfortable. And... Windows in the bathroom are a must. Big or small, doesn't matter.


message 18: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Start the poo thread!


message 19: by Angie (new)

Angie (angabel) When I am visiting my friend, every time I poop I look at Keanu Reeves because he's on the cover of the magazine that's first in the rack.

Appropriate, Y/N?


message 20: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
So I can say "poo" but not "poop"?


message 21: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Angie wrote: "When I am visiting my friend, every time I poop I look at Keanu Reeves because he's on the cover of the magazine that's first in the rack.

Appropriate, Y/N?"


Y




message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Sally wrote: "So I can say "poo" but not "poop"?"

Aw poop, you can only say poo.


message 23: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Angie wrote: "I'd like something with a really big bathtub in it so I can read in the tub and feel comfortable. And... Windows in the bathroom are a must. Big or small, doesn't matter."

Every time? Like she never changes the magazines? Interesting.




message 24: by Angie (new)

Angie (angabel) He. He's got a huge rack in the bathroom and a huge rack in his living area. He has a coffee table that's collaged with pictures from said magazines but he hasn't changed them since... late April, at least.

There was an ad in one of the most recent ones that was using Mongolia to sell some Italian designer and on the back was another pointless ad so I asked him if I could rip it out and he said, "Nooo!!" I asked him why and he said I could rip it out once it hit the bathroom stack, which will probably be next year. Ridiculous.


message 25: by Angie (new)

Angie (angabel) But this means I can go rip out the pictures of Keanu. I still find him attractive.


message 26: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Angie wrote: "But this means I can go rip out the pictures of Keanu. I still find him attractive."

Even in that context?




message 27: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Sally wrote: "So I can say "poo" but not "poop"?"

See message 17.


message 28: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I'm so confused right now.


message 29: by Angie (new)

Angie (angabel) Yes. Even in that context. :P Probably more so.


message 30: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Interesting.


message 31: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Gah. I would think it should be easy to understand. Poop is always funny. I don't really care if you talk about poop/poo/the marias... or whatever.


message 32: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I knew that.


message 33: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
"the marias"?


People say that? Um, excuse me, I have to go to the bathroom. I'm working on a huge the marias.


message 34: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) RE:27 and ripping Keanu's picture from the magazine. Don't you have toilet paper? And where marias get involved in this poopy subject.


message 35: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
Do you know what marias are and you're not telling me?


message 36: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) I do not know what marias are. Seriously.


message 37: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Does it have anything to do with Maria's Mexican Restaurant?


message 39: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) No no, this is the good one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbshBh...

Where is Maria's Mexican Restaurant? Now I want Mexican food.


message 40: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Every town has one.

But you don't want the marias.


message 41: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) Aie


message 42: by Heidi (new)

Heidi (heidihooo) | 10825 comments Sally wrote: ""the marias"? People say that? Um, excuse me, I have to go to the bathroom. I'm working on a huge the marias."

"Marias"... sounds like "dia..." My mother would always say that. It stuck.




message 43: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (stephenT) Ah ha! The answer at last.


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