I love to peek in on Thom Filicia’s website and see what’s new from time to time. The white toilet with the black seat and lid jumped out at me. I like it. It has a crisp 1920′s look to it:
I’ve been seeing this white bowl/black lid trend lately. I first noticed one in my bathroom at The Standard on Sunset*, which tries hard to look like a no-tell motel with its tongue in its cheek. The lidless bowl is bad feng shui and has a deliberate institutional vibe. I guess they don’t want anyone to stay too long, so they make you feel like you are tinkling in a a mental hospital:
Last month I spied one in Rita Konig’s redo of Deborah Needleman’s guest bath in Domino:
The look is part retro and masculine. Perhaps this is the same toilet they have at some Old Boys Cigar and Scotch Club. What do you think of it?
*Ah, in my usual cruddy and skill-less point and shooting technique, complete with the CVS bag full of stuff we forgot to bring with us is on the bathroom floor.
1st and last photos from Dominomag.com and Domino Magazine, respectively. photographer unknown; if you know, please comment so I can add it – I can’t seem to find it in the article. AHA! THANK YOU ANG WHO COMMENTED: The photographer is a fabulous Australian chap by the name of Justin Bernhaut. Check out justinbernhaut.com!
photo two from Thomfilicia.com