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Monday, September 26

Why are Porta potties so ugly? Part 2

You may remember a few months back when I posted: Why are Porta potties so ugly?

(just in case you missed this fascinating discovery of porta potties disguised with trellis, you can check it out HERE)

I think that you might agree that this might actually take the prize for the most attractive option. Only a block from my apartment, I had to check it out. At first glance, I thought it was the real deal. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it was a porta potty in the style of a London phone booth.

This is not something that you see everyday. Brilliant. What do you think? Is this taking it too far? Or it is clever and creative? Would love to know what you think.

28 comments:

Jadyn said...

I'm going with clever and creative! At the very least, it makes a boring and ugly porta potty look a lot more fun!

Ginger Brewton said...

Clever and creative! Love it!

Ginger Brewton said...

Clever and creative! Love it!

kayce hughes said...

love it!

Karen T. said...

Oh, I just love it! Wish these were standard! Really!

Ronnie said...

Simply brilliant. Love that crowning touch. I feel an idea coming on....PortaPotty slipcovers!!! Washable of course.

Deb's mind said...

Love it. I thought it was a phone booth too!!!

Carrie Fundingsland said...

Have to say, I LOVE IT!! Super clever.... Can we start a petition to make this an industry standard?? Perhaps a more American version.... I'm seeing a phone booth with a Clark Kent/Superman theme... Just a thought.....

The Vintique Object said...

Sometimes you've got to put lipstick on a pig.

Camille

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

This is great. Port a potties are really huge eyesores. Anything to camoflauge them is appreciated, especially something as clever as this!

Paisley Curtain said...

They listened to you, no more boring Porta potties.

Claudia Juestel said...

That is exactly what Dan Larsen, owner of Larsen Builders thought when he designed this porta potty. Isn't it amazing!? I hope other contractors will get inspired in dressing up their eyesores as well.

Cheers,


Claudia

Brillante said...

Well done! Are you sure you are not part of the plan? They must know that a famous designer lives there...

Anonymous said...

Love it! On what street is it? I'll be in your neighborhood today and would like to take a look.

Madina

Anonymous said...

Very clever and creative - this Brit loves it :)

Valerie

GetSmartEditing said...

Let's eradicate ugly and replace it with whimsy. In no time, more pit stops, jobs, and smiles. :-)

Add a Tardis, a Lincoln Log cabin, Big Ben; a pyramid, Tower Bridge, an upright mummy case; miniature Chrysler, Empire State, and Flat Iron buildings; bee hives, a wedding cake, Lego Loos....

Don't you feel happier already? The possibilities are limitless and almost too delightful to contemplate!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE IDEA GRANT!!!

Audrey Brandt

Anonymous said...

I think it's a great idea, much more pleasing to see in appropriate places where no other facility is available. Thank you to whomever came up with the idea.

Janie

JWK said...

Absolutely brilliant!!

Ideezine said...

I think it's a great idea and it serves the greater good...visual acceptance.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the Brits are now making their phone booths look like latrines? Vince

My Notting Hill said...

Oh why couldn't the developer of the house next door to me have thought of this!

Right now I have the "privilege" of looking out my Dining Room french doors at porta potty 30 ft away! Needless to say I can't wait until the construction is finished.

Congrats on the NY Times article. Michele

Nutbird said...

Best idea I have seen in years! I think every town should adopt an ordinance so every home renovation has to have a decorative porta potty.

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Suzanna

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT THANKS GRANT

Dean

Maffew said...

Great concept. BTW, we are very familiar with Larsen builders. They remodeled our kitchen a few years ago. We still get comments from people on how functionally creative and beautiful it came out. This was a galley kitchen folks, so the possibilities were not necessarily limitless. That said, Larsen builders really transformed it.

bedroom chandeliers said...

loved it! all show have disguises like that!

Portable Toilets said...

Love the designer portable toilets. I wonder if they have the same idea for restroom trailers? I know that they have restroom wraps to make them appear more aesthetically pleasing. On with the portable restroom rental revolution!

 

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