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Toilets: 14 luxury , famous and eccentric seats

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When asked to list essential, life-enhancing furniture around the home, there are not many people who would include their toilet. However, remove it from their home and they’d be aware of it in a very short time. The humblest seat in the house is also the most vital. For that reason, let us celebrate the ingenuity, creativity and widespread influence of modern toilets  – because to build the ideal home, you really should start at the bottom.

One-Way Public Toilet

(Images via: MSN and Tension Not).

First up, some public toilet designs that you might see moving indoors sometime soon. This design by Monica Bonvicini uses one-way glass to create the unsettling illusion that you’re performing your ablutions in full view of the whole world. If you can fight down the feeling that surely somebody can see you with your pants round your ankles, it’s a fascinating (and deeply weird) way to watch the world go by.

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Posted by confirmations - February 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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Famous Rolex of H.R.H. Prince Bernhard for auction

Prince Bernhard (1911-2004), member of the Dutch Royal Family, was an avid Rolex wearer. Dutch magazine Quote published an article in their March edition about the auction of this particular Rolex Date. Christie’s in Amsterdam will auction this Rolex Date on the 3rd of April 2007. Maarten van Gijn, Public Relations & Marketing of Christie’s, mailed the picture below and stated that we could use it for this blog. I am curious why the Royal Family is auctioning this watch, in my opinion it should be on one of the wrists of his grand childeren. Anyway, according to Quote Magazine, it will fetch around 3000 Euro.

Photo by Christie's Amsterdam

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Posted by confirmations - January 29, 2009 at 2:12 am

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Ryser Watches

After having worked for the Cantonales Technikum institute and at Rado Watches, Ryser Kentfield moved to the USA to start his Swiss Timepieces store in 1990. He tried his own brand at the JCK Show in Las Vegas, but as he says in an interview with Keith W. Strandberg (Europastar)  it`s very difficult because people want a known brand name?. Ryser Kentfield now tries to get retailers world wide, to sell his watches and to get a bit of attention for his brand name. He makes and sells 700 watches a year, but predicts it will be somewhere between 1000 and 2000 pieces in 2009. His watches start at 1100 USD and use an ETA 2824-2 self-winding movement. His website, http://www.ryserwatches.com, feature background information on his brand, online collection of watches and a list of retailers. His watches are available in stainless steel, 10micro rose gold plating or yellow gold with PVD coating. I have one tip for mr Kentfield there… get rid of the 10micro rose gold plating and yellow gold with PVD coating.. Those types of inferior finish of materials gives a brand a bad rep. Anyway, all the luck to Ryser Kentfield and his line of watches!


Source: Europastar and Ryser Watches

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Posted by confirmations - January 29, 2009 at 2:12 am

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Josh Pyke’s famous Guitar Boat

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Last year we brought you a cool Guitar Boat commissioned by Australian singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. Now, the artist is auctioning off his guitar boat featured in the video for his song “Make You Happy” to help fund the Indigenous Literacy Charity. The boat will be listed on eBay from February 2, with the majority share of the auction going to the event “Busking For Change” that Pyke is launching in conjunction with the Indigenous Literacy Project. Pyke says that seeing the guitar boat clip spread around the world has been one of the main reasons of releasing this album, and now its charm will go toward helping a cause he is passionate about. The auction will end on February 12. The boat that emulates his guitar deserves to be called the height of creativity, and I am sure that the well-heeled people from all around the world will be making a bee-line to participate in the auction to call higher bids.

from: Musicradar/Undercover

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Posted by confirmations - January 24, 2009 at 12:52 am

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