Thursday, 27 November 2008

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Inspiration / The Brown Corporation

"This made me laugh so much, it really is as bad as it sounds but fun approach to a touchy product and website.

Thanks to Sarah for showing me this—via Creative Pool I believe."

Friday, 21 November 2008

Toilet Humour

Know any good toilet jokes?

Q. What did one loo say to another loo?
A. You look a little flushed!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Disposable Cardboard Bed

Nikolay Suslov, studying Industrial Design from Saint Petersburg State Academy of Art And Design, has come up with a cheap but innovative bed design:

Disposable Cardboard Bed

The cardboard bed is finished with five layers of corrugated carton, processed with waterproof substance, which makes it durable in all seasons - portable, reusable and easy to set-up.

Disposable Cardboard Bed

Monday, 6 October 2008

Kururmarukun: Folding Cardboard Toilet

Shit Box competition from Japan?...
the Kururmarukun, folding cardboard toilet

According to - "Kaneko Sangyo Co. Japan has developed a portable toilet ''Kurumarukun'' for use inside a car that totally conceals the user with a curtain. The new ''Kurumarukun'' toilet is the first ever model of its kind small enough to fit inside a car, the Aichi Prefecture-based manufacturer of plastic car accessories said. Users are required to assemble a cardboard toilet bowl and to fit a water-absorbent sheet inside. The toilet, to be set up on the back seat of a car, comes with a curtain large enough to totally conceal users and a plastic bag
to tightly seal human waste for later disposal. Prior to assembly, portable toilet ''Kurumarukun'' measures 60 centimeters long, 38 cm wide and 2.5 cm thick and can be carried inside a suitcase, the company said.

Kaneko Sangyo is touting it as a commode that will come in handy when you are caught in a traffic jam. The portable toilet ''Kurumarukun'' from Kaneko Sangyo will be available in Japan from Nov. 15 for approximately 4,725 yen ($41).

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Shit Box on CANAL+

(Le) Shit Box was featured on L’├ędition sp├ęciale on CANAL+. Watch Partie 4

Shit Box on Canal+

Monday, 22 September 2008

World Toilet Day

"19 November is World Toilet Day – a day to celebrate the humble, yet vitally important, toilet and to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis.

Imagine life without a toilet. No toilets in your home or at work, no public toilets, no toilets anywhere. Imagine the mess. Imagine the disease.

It's hard to imagine life without something we take for granted, but this is the daily reality for 2.6 billion people – 40% of the world's population."
Source: Toilet Day | WaterAid

Did you know:

- 2.6 billion people do not have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet.
- One gram of faeces can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, 1000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs.
- The simple act of washing hands with soap and water after going to the toilet can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by over 40%.
- Safe disposal of children's faeces leads to a reduction of nearly 40% in childhood diarrhoea.

World Toilet Organization

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Buy Your Plop Trumps here...

"It was a messy job, but somebody had to do it"

"From tiger to mouse. 40 stunning photos of animal poo like you've never seen before. Plus interesting facts and figures about the animals businsess. Plop Trumps is the perfect blend of science and yuk factor"

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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Shit idea ? |

Shit Box on » Shit Idea?

"What is it ?

Quite simply the amazing shit box, a “lightweight portable cardboard toilet”. Great for camping, rock festivals and all outdoors activities. Brought to you by The Brown Corporation… a solid company.
Only £15. With a good return policy :

"If your Shit Box Pack arrives damaged, or if you are not completely satisfied with the quality please return it to us in its original packaging and unused.”

I wish the (english) inventor a lot of success. Seriously."

Shit Box on

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Shit Box on Daily Candy

12 August 2008
Elegantly Wasted
Shit Box Portable Cardboard Toilet

Shit Box Portable Cardboard Toilet | Lifestyle London - DailyCandy

"Ah, the great outdoors. When sleeping under stars, waking to birdsong and hunting for food, you’re at one with nature.

Until nature calls.

Say goodbye to traumatic outdoor toilet experiences with The Brown Corporation’s Shit Box. The lightweight portable cardboard dunny provides an alternative way to do your business with no more queuing for long-drop festival potties or crouching over stinging nettles.

Unfold the pop-up loo, insert a degradable poo bag and you’re ready to go (quite literally). Once you’ve dropped the kids off at the pool, simply remove and dispose of the bag, put the lid down and use the sturdy box as a stool (no pun intended).

Now that’s not such a shitty idea after all."

Shit Box on Daily Candy

Monday, 21 July 2008

Shit Box reviewed...

Random festival goer Greg reviews Shit Box at Global Gathering:

Thanks to RWD Magazine

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Shit Box: the solution to your festival/toilet-based worries

Shit Box on the music blog:

Shit Box: the solution to your festival/toilet-based worries

Shit Box: the solution to your festival/toilet-based worries
A portable toilet that folds back into your bag. Yuck.

"It folds back into your bag and doubles as a stool (erm, nice wordplay). We really, really, really hope this is a joke otherwise we're sacking off Latitude this weekend"

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Portable cardboard toilet

Shit Box on Boing Boing:

Portable cardboard toilet - Boing Boing

Portable cardboard toilet
Posted by David Pescovitz, July 15, 2008 10:02 AM

The Shit Box is a cardboard toilet for outdoor use. It's now available for £15.67. According to the press release, "“The box pops up from its convenient 14” flat pack to a rigid reusable box, you pop in a degradable poo bag, do your business, seal and then dispose." Creative Review has more details. Shit box (Creative Review)

Shit Box on Boing Boing

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Home & Living News » A portable and re-usable outdoor Lavatory from the Brown Corporation

Great Shit Box review on Home & Living News:

Home & Living News » A portable and re-usable outdoor Lavatory from the Brown Corporation

A portable and re-usable outdoor Lavatory from the Brown Corporation

By Manuel in Do It Yourself (DIY), Keeping Clean on July 2nd, 2008

Summer is in full force, as is the festival season, camping, hiking, and all sorts of other outdoor activities. Of course being so close to nature means forgoing certain comforts offered by civilization. For many people the comfort they miss most is a clean, sanitary and porcelain toilet. At any festival, whatever mobile toilets are available quickly degenerate into disgusting and nearly unusable conditions after only a few days of continuous use. If using the mobile toilets provided is out of the question, then the next option is to head for the woods, but even here bugs, poison ivy, stinging nettle, and a general lack of comfort make this an unwelcome choice. Introducing the Shit Box portable lavatory from the Brown Corporation, which makes going to the bathroom in the wild nearly as comfortable, clean and sanitary as back home.

Although it might look a little basic, the Shit Box is actually quite cleverly designed and comes with many innovative features. For starters, its cardboard material means that it is incredibly lightweight and can easily be added to camping gear, such as your heavy tent and air mattress, without adding any excess burden. Secondly, the Box can be folded up for more manageable transportation, and lastly, it is re-usable. Now the concept of a re-usable, portable cardboard box toilet might at first seem revolting and like a bad idea. However, the Shit Box comes with customised plastic poo bags that capture any waste, allowing the Box itself to stay clean and be used multiple times. And perhaps the coolest feature is that whenever the Box is not being used a toilet, it doubles as a perfectly workable seat, in case your legs get tired from walking. Why bother purchasing the Amazonas Brasil Swinging Chair or the Outwell Arm Chair deluxe, when you can simply rest on your new Shit Box. With all these useful features, the Shit Box practically sells itself, and easily justifies its £15.67 price tag.

Shit Box on Home & Living News

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Gizmodo - Pop A Squat Anywhere, Anytime With Environmentally-Friendly Shit Box - Toilet

Shit Box on Gizmodo:

Gizmodo - Pop A Squat Anywhere, Anytime With Environmentally-Friendly Shit Box - Toilet

Pop A Squat Anywhere, Anytime With Environmentally-Friendly Shit Box
By Jack Loftus, 3:00 PM on Sat Jun 21 2008

"Next time you're camping, instead of digging a hole or using one of those suspect comfort castle port-a-johns to dispense with No. 2, why not infuse a little portability into nature's call with the Shit Box? It's completely cardboard, fully biodegradable, and utterly ridiculous. And yet, I'm drawn to it. I want to see if it can hold my weight (170 lbs., colon empty). I want to know why designer Richard Wharton named his talking poo mascot "Little Jack," and how the hell a company like this gets away with a returns policy page. But most of all, as a writer named Jack who also happens to go to the bathroom in the woods, I want to test one.

I hear these are big in Russia. [The Shit Box]"

Friday, 20 June 2008

Unusual Box | woohome

Shit Box on woohome

Unusual Box | woohome

Unusual Box
June 20th, 2008

When I saw this Shit Box design, I was left without words because the idea is so crazy and amazing. Created by Little Jack, this lightweight portable cardboard toilet was designed for outdoor use and pops up from a convenient 14-inch flat pack form. Each package comes with ten bio-degradable (good for the environment) poo boxes. This unique box toilet can be yours for around $30. [via]

Shit Box Press Release

The festival season is upon us again and this years must-have/essential item is the aptly named Shit Box!

As the name implies Shit Box is a lightweight portable cardboard toilet, made specifically for outdoor use. The concept is simple the box pops up from its convenient 14” flat pack to a rigid reusable box, you pop in a degradable poo bag, do you business, seal and dispose of (responsibly of course!), and off you go.

Although originally designed for the nightmare that is the British festival toilets, Shit Box can be used for camping, building sites, fishing, travelling and kids caught short.

This eco friendly toilet is the creation of Richard Wharton whose personal experience with festival toilets lead him on a quest to design an alternative you could use in your own space, and that was both cheap, portable and non chemical.

Wharton’s quest dates back to Glastonbury in 1989 when he simply couldn’t face another trip to the “long drop” toilets, after three days you can imagine the carnage. Inside his tent was a Kleenex tissue box and this set him thinking that if this was larger and sturdier you could put a bag inside and hey presto you’ve got your own private John.

Almost 20 years on and after many proto-types Shit Box has finally arrived. The reason it took so long to come to fruition is because Wharton was busy with his ‘day job’. As founder and creator of renowned high street fashion footwear chain “Office” and its other facias Offspring, Poste and Poste Mistress, Wharton achieved great sucess and international aclaim as well as numerous industry awards. He was listed as one of the worlds most influentail people in fashion by Elle magazine and broke the mould with his style of retailing. Two years ago he sold up to spend more time with his family and concentrate on The Box idea.

Wharton contacted his old friend from art college Mandy Mayes who’s creative brand agency Dry had worked on various projects with him and after hours of childish toilet humour they had created the look of our favourite poo, Little Jack Shit – watch out for the whole poo family… The Two Bobs, Skid Mark, Tom Tit, and of course paying homage to his creator Richard the Turd.

For more information on Shit Box or The Brown Corporation get in touch

Friday, 13 June 2008

Filthy toilets are No.1 festival frustration

Research commissioned by O2 ahead of next month’s O2 Wireless Festival reveals that while Britain’s love affair with summer music festivals is as strong as ever, toilet facilities dominate our frustrations, with 78% of Brits citing dirty toilets as their most hated festival experience.

Here’s the full Top 10 list of Festival Frustrations…

1. Poor or dirty toilet facilities
2. Long queues for the toilets
3. No washing/shower facilities
4. No secure storage facilities
5. Long queues at the bar
6. Long entry queues to the venues
7. The journey home
8. Losing your friends in the crowd
9. Not knowing when your favourite band is playing
10. No where to sit or relax

The survey also found that more than a third (35%) of overall respondents object to the long toilet queues so often found at festivals.

The O2 Wireless Festival is back at Hyde Park and confirmed as Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th July.

Festival toilets beware, there is a new loo in town!

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Intellectual Appreciation of Poop Humor
What is PoopReport?

A site dedicated to the intellectual appreciation of poop humor:

“ is a community with a unique agenda: we are an intellectual poop site. A salon. A brokerage house that specializes in a specific category of humor: brown humor (vs. gallows humor or black humor). We explore, even meditate upon the human condition from the vantage point of pooping and poop. In a way, this is a site for philosophers, sociologists and amateur theologians.”

For your #1 source for your #2 business check out:

Friday, 6 June 2008

2008 is International Year of Sanitation

Tackling a Global Crisis:
International Year of Sanitation 2008

In December of 2006 the UN General Assembly decided to assign 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation.

An estimated 2.6 billion people world wide remain without proper sanitation and thereby lack protection against preventable diseases, which claim the lives of thousands daily.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Support Our Poops

Support Our Poops Car Magnets. Building awareness for colon cancer one dropping at a time. National Bowel Service, Dept. of the Posterior.

Support Our Poops

What's this crap about?

"Approximately one in 17 persons will develop colorectal cancer at some point in life. About half of those people will lose their life because of it. However, simple routine screenings can drastically improve your chances to beat colon cancer. We hope this poopaganda™ will help remind people of the importance of their bowel movement. Our ability to live a cancer free life depends on our poops, won't you support them?"