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1 April, 2008

Wash & go

Saving water used by a washing machine and reusing it to flush a toilet could be a good idea.  Directly incorporating a washing machine into a toilet is less practical.

I don't know about other people, but whenever I empty my washing machine, I invariably drop at least a sock on the floor directly in front of the door. If that location was occupied by a toilet bowl, I wouldn't be pleased.

A subsidiary water tank and pipes connecting a standard washing machine to a standard toilet mightn't thrill design students quite as much as a gleaming combined appliance, but it might teach them something about usability.

Admittedly, the 'Washup' is only a concept piece (and an ugly one at that), but my point stands, and I reject the designer's assertion that it's good use of limited space in small bathrooms – one could save space by mounting an electric fire over the bath, but that's inadvisable too.

Via BoingBoing.

Comments

You could just keep the lid down... Men ;)

Posted by Calephetos at April 2, 2008 09:20 AM

Well, let's not get into hydrodynamics and associated usability.... ;)

Posted by NRT at April 2, 2008 11:19 AM
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