Saturday, 21 June 2008

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

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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

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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.”

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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.