Monday, November 28, 2005

The All-In-One SinkToilet - What will they think of next?

OK kids - here is another bathroom oddity for your consideration. I present the combination Sink & Toilet!

One of my staffers sent me this picture from the Searching For Zen blog:

My interest sparked, I went searching for more examples and found more info and discussion on the Beyond Brilliance Site.

There seems to be a difference of opinion on these sites as to the beauty and need for this type of toilet. The Searching for Zen blog did not like the idea; Beyond Brilliance loved it. I will let you, humble reader, form your own opinion on the combination sink and toilet idea. I just report - you decide.

A quick search did not reveal any commercial sources for these toilets. Anyone out there have any ideas where folks could find this toilet?

7 APRIL 2006 UPDATE: A loyal reader of the Daily Tubber has found a source for the toilet and sink combo. Take a look at Real Goods - they have a conversion kit that fits most existing toilets! Tell 'em Vintage Tub and Bath sent you!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Alfred Anderson - Last Survivor Of World War I "Christmas Truce" Passes Away

Alfred Anderson, the last known participant of the famous "Christmas Truce" of the First World War, passed away quietly in his sleep on November 21st, 2005. The unoffical Christmas Truce - which started when British troopers started singing along with caroling German soldiers and ended in a friendly football match between the enemies in no-mans land - has become a symbol of the end of the era when ground combatants met each other with a measure of respect.

I thought it was worth noting this truce because it shows that even in the darkest and bleakest moments, people can still find the strength to find the joy in life.

Alfred Anderson - shown below visiting a recreation of a WW1 trench - was a member of the legendary Black Watch Regement. He was 109 years old.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Cats in Sinks

We are going to turn up the Cute Button to 11. Cats in Sinks is a site that needs no further explanation. Enjoy.