Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Can You Do it for 20 Seconds?

After using the bathroom, 95 percent of people fail to wash their hands long enough to kill harmful bacteria, a new study finds.
Researchers also found that only two in three people use soap, while one in 10 skips the sink altogether, and men get much lower marks for hand hygiene than women.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Product Review: Potty Cover

A coworker,  shared this product with me the other day. I work as a kitchen designer when I am not reviewing public bathrooms. Her three year old has a habit of leaning against the toilet when he was using the toilet. The solution; the Potty Cover Disposable Toilet Seat Covers - six in a pack. It provides a “waterproof barrier between the toilet and your child”. They are bright and colorful and can be used stand-up or when seated on the toilet.

What do you think 
- a great find?  

$5.99 pkg. 

(each is individually wrapped)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Frothy Monkey Opens in Frankin, TN

Franklin’s newest coffee shop the Frothy Monkey opened last fall in an iconic house that was home to  Waves (a non-profit for developmentally challenged adults). It is the Frothy Monkey’s second location. 

First impression as we entered was warm, and inviting and then I dashed to the bathroom. Overall, was positive as it was spacious, clean and has a few clever elements.

Was a bit dark and the floor tile a 12 x 12 orange, brown and grey tile was not the best choice in keeping with the building's age and character. The bead board paneling contributed to the dark impression. A better choice would have been a small format basket weave pattern shown here.

The toilet paper holder was clever, an inexpensive solution to the challenge of providing the product without the more typical industrial version. Need more - a quick leap to the basket below the drop-leave furniture piece. And employees, don’t forget to was your hands - framed in an inviting way. 

Cute solution to a corner

Love the exposed brick
A perfect solution
Storage for cleaning supplies

A "gentle request"
A huge miss -
Note to the electrician - move the box up

Misses: Flooring tile choice, Beadboard cut (and not very well) around ligth switch
Spot on: Toilet paper holder, corner shelfes, storage piece and the overall appearance.