October 12, 2009

When Fashion Comes to your Bathroom

Because there has not been enough toilet blogging... I give you... the Hatbox. (Not to be confused with the Cat Box.)



Or feel free to google hatbox toilet yourself.

And the story goes, my boys were in the plumbing store with my better half, looking at commodes when they stumbled across The Hatbox, which is also, evidently, electric.

And expensive.

The boys were oooing and ahhhing over it, great discussion, when my husband said, "Nope. It looks too much like a hamper. Someone will throw their clothes in it."

For me? Different reasons. As I said, I don't need elegant or fashion in my bathroom. Electric either for that matter. Besides... I hear it has reliability issues... probably from someone inadvertently putting their dirty clothes in it.

Good Grief.

(Interesting side note... when looking at the Kohler site, you can press on a color button and it will show you the hatbox in different colors. However, if you push on the black button, it will show you a picture of a black woman in a bathtub. No picture available. Very odd... Can't show you a picture of a black toilet, but I can show you a picture of a black woman? Looking for the train of thought here...)

Posted by Boudicca at October 12, 2009 05:56 AM

I like for my toilets to actually resemble toilets so as to derail any confusion by visiting toddlers...

Everything has to evolve, but that's just odd. And electrical? What happens when the power goes out? Does it have a personal generator?

Posted by: Pam at October 12, 2009 08:09 AM

Now that's a strange looking thing. Looks like it belongs in a porta potty. I don't trust it.

Posted by: PeggyU at October 12, 2009 10:49 AM

One you try the Washlet, no other toidy will do. Do.

Posted by: Elisson at October 12, 2009 03:51 PM

Pam- That is a good point. What happens when the power goes out? Also, why is it shaped like a garbage can? Honestly... you are right. Get a toddler or two in the house and I'd end up with scraped plates or something in there.

Peggy- Not only that, but that sucker is like 4K. I've seen it as low as 2K. WHO in the WORLD pays TWO THOUSAND PLUS DOLLARS for a toilet? WHO? You're not storing gold in there. Good Lord. It's more money than I paid for my dishwasher and I have a NICE dishwasher. It's over 2X more than I paid for that appliance. Good Grief.

Elisson- My Mom was telling me about reading about the washlet today. Funny you should say that. We were talking about all the whistles and bells you can get... like a lid that automatically shuts when you're finished. Sheesh. Gravity is free. I suspect for those that live in the Great White North, they have heated seats.

Posted by: Bou at October 12, 2009 06:05 PM