Wednesday, October 17, 2007

There's enough to go around...


So, I think this is how you prevent "Honey, where's the toilet paper, I can't find it!" Um, it's right in front of your face, in that massive holder.

I couldn't resist, when I saw this shot from the home of Chara Schreyer designed by Gary Hutton and featured in this month's issue of Western Interiors. This steel vessel was created to hold several rows of toilets as if it where another art piece for Schreyer, this art collector and SF MOMA board of trustees member, as well it acts as a modern privacy screen.

So, what do you think? Sculpture? Storage? Privacy Screen? Unpractical?

15 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

This is great. I am not sure if it would actually function well as a dispenser (use one roll and your display is left askew), but it would work in an emergency I guess. Very clever.

stljoie said...

It looks good but I hope it doesn't steam up in there..that could be quite a mess.

Jane Flanagan said...

If I saw this in a public loo I'd feel very reassured!
Visually, this is interesting, but in a home I have one thought: Dusty! I keep my loo roll in a basket under the sink, and am perpetually wiping down the surface from the lint and dust motes that get thrown up by the plusher brands of paper.
So, erm, I guess that's an uncharacteristically practical "no"!

Style Court said...

hysterical but pretty clever too. you made me smile today kate! i think BA has a great point about the display quickly going askew :)

The Paris Apartment said...

Brilliant! i also love the chair you're showing to the right, do you have more info?

annechovie said...

I like it! Sculptural and functional. When a roll goes missing, it just adds to the changing display - keeps things interesting.

Bhavna said...

He he..
If a couple has such a screen in their bathroom, maybe they could use it to see how in sync they are when it comes to designing...guy takes on roll out, then the girl, and then the guy...and see if they have been abe to 'design' something!

I know...totally random! ;-)

Rachel Mallon said...

My first thought was how will it look when I have to take one out. So I agree with brilliant asylum in that the display can easily become askew. Nice look but not so practical. thanks for sharing.

Mélanie said...

Love it !!!
It made me laugh

franki durbin said...

oh how clever. using the graphic nature of the rolls to make a wall. I actually think it is inspired genius. on a practical level it has flaws... think of dusting this! but it makes for a great photo - even if it is a bit odd. ;)

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much for the comments, I've been up to my ears in work lately and I wish I could have a chance to respond to you all because I love all your comments. They really made me laugh and apparently I made some of you laugh too.

Paris Apt. I found that chair on interior design magazine site, here's the link:

http://www.interiordesign.net/id_newproduct/CA6461511.html?category=Eco%2Dfriendly

It's from a company called: DWM Interiors

Mrs. Blandings said...

I think it is hilarious! But, then again, I live with four men.

girl meets glamour said...

Four men Mrs. Blandings...then that will probably last them a week, right :)

~Kate

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Oh my gosh, this is too much! How hysterical! I am SO SO glad you came by and introduced yourself. Your blog is awesome, all of it. I don't know where I have been! I love it here!

Melissa

blushing apples said...

^_^ hehhee~