Monday, 29 June 2009

Foldschool, Free Cardboard Furniture for Kids

Foldschool is a collection of free cardboard furniture for kids, handmade by you. The downloadable patterns can be printed out with any printer. Follow the instructions and assemble a stable (and very cool!) piece of furniture.


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Saturday, 27 June 2009

The Survival Guide To Festival Toilets

How to survive horrible music event facilities use your wet wipes wisely and keep hold of your toilet roll!:

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Thursday, 25 June 2009

Shit's a Commodity

The Bathroom Reinvented: Virginia Gardiner

Industrial designer and London–based Dwell contributor Virginia Gardiner shares the ins and outs of her low-cost, low-tech concept for a waterless toilet system:

The LooWatt aims to solve this global sanitation crisis by creating an entirely new waste disposal infrastructure. The composting toilet is molded from 90% horse dung, and features a biodegradable lining that stores excrement in a sealed, odor-free container. Once the toilet is full, the user takes the poo package to an outdoor biodigestor, which in exchange provides a free source of biofuel for cooking.

Via Inhabitat

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

In the forest...

I wish I spoke Portuguese...

Can anyone translate?
Something about a comedian, Nigel Goodman, doing a 'review'...

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Not a box

More gorgeous cardboard stuff from David Graas, this is a lamp design:

not a box by David Graas
not a box by David Graas

Official notes about this product:
This lamp comes as a box with all parts inside (bulb, plug, cable etc. + manual). You cut top and bottom yourself and then install. The cut out of the lamp shape functions as a graphical image of the lamp that could be inside the box, but is not.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Be Afraid! - Toilet Terror

Looking forward to Glastonbury?...

Glastonbury 2007 - Friday - Longdrops

no thanks, i'm full puhh, it's my turn Gotta love the festival toilets Toilet - Glastonbury 2007 Festi-loo Longdrop

3,220 festival toilets across 70 toilet sites, with 700 metres of urinals... for 177,500 partying people, for up to five days - with (only) 22 teams from the Not So Solid Crew sucking up the contents of the toilets with tractor-pulled vacuum tankers, which then take everything to a huge lagoon at the edge of the Glastonbury site.

Hmmm... that's 55 people per toilet!

A Message

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Sunday, 21 June 2009

Toilet Roll Sculptures

Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures by Junior Jacquet

Junior Jacquet creates some amazing face sculptures with used toilet paper rolls.

Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures by Junior Jacquet
Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures by Junior Jacquet

Poop From Above

Poop From Above by Joachim Baan

Designed by Joachim Baan @ Anothercompany

Saturday, 20 June 2009


Built with stunning detail, check out artist Chris Gilmour’s life-size recycled cardboard car:

Chris Gilmour

There is no metal, wood, or plastic framework of any kind! Gilmour creates all sorts of lifesize replicas of everyday objects, ranging from flowerpots to a complete Astin Martin, solely out of cardboard and glue. From Guido Bartorelli's essay about Gilmour's work:

"Packaging cardboard is, by its very nature, intended to contain but it is then discarded. Gilmour, however, uses it to contain the work’s own identity and to highlight the displacement between the original object and the one made in cardboard. This displacement is marked by difference: his sculptures (and apart from the use of such a poor material, they conform to all the accepted precepts of sculpture) are not mere copies, but rather translations from life. This translation brings with it a process of knowledge- the knowledge of the small things within which the sense of daily existence is hidden."

Here's some instructions for making your own cardboard car ;-)
From 'How to Make a Cardboard Car' on wikiHow

  1. Take any size shoe box, tissue box, cereal box, etc. that has a top that's not connected to the bottom.

  2. Find a pair of scissors. Turn it to the side you want to be the front of the car.

  3. Cut a cube about 3 inches from the top on both sides all the way over the top and 4 inches from the front.

  4. Do another cut. On the cut side farthest from the front and make it into a slanting cut instead of vertical.

  5. Pierce a hole in the side of the car where you want your wheels to be. Make the holes for the wheels directly apart.

  6. Put a skewer (could be a straw, pencil, pen, etc.) through each pair of wheels for axles and put wheels on.

  7. Take the top to the box and bend it at the same length as the hole and then bend it at the same length at the bend in the cut.

  8. Add decorations

Toilet Twinning

Over 2.6 billion, 40% of the world's population are without a clean and safe place to go to the loo

CORD has launched the world's first toilet twinning to wipe away disease & flush away poverty.

Toilet Twinning

Toilet twinning is a new and unique way of supporting people for whom good, clean, safe sanitation is a luxury - not a given. CORD is working to improve water and sanitation in war torn Burundi. In the past year we’ve helped local people there to build 870 latrines, each benefiting family of six.

Twin your toilet with a bog in Burundi to flush away poverty...

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Dirty Sanchez

Pops Staches

Can't grow facial hair? Pop's 'Stache by Shane Blomberg, Andrew Reeves and John Healy, may be the solution for you - just attach it to your favorite soda and hey presto... Mo's your uncle... you'll have a mustache! Awesome.

Pops Staches

Via geekologie

Crap Joke

Know any good toilet jokes?

Police station toilet stolen...
cops have nothing to go on!

Cardboard Love

Cardboard Love

We love Cardboard Love in a Digtal World.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Cardboard Comfort

What else would Little Jack sleep under than this ingenious cardboard duvet, called “Le Clochard” by SNURK (along with his cardboard toilet!):

Le Clochard
Le Clochard

The high quality duvet cover features a photographic print of a cardboard box and is a great way to be reminded of the daily plight of the world’s homeless:

"Sleep under a cardboard box so a homeless young person doesn’t have to.
A large proportion of the proceeds from the Le Clochard duvet cover go to SZN, the foundation for homeless youngsters in the Netherlands. The income is used to fund housing projects which prioritise supporting young people in finding work or continuing their education."

Cardboard duvet - Le Clochard

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Toilet Humour

Know any good toilet jokes?

Q. What did Mr. Spock find in the toilet?
A. The Captain's log!

Monday, 15 June 2009

FYS (Finish Your Self)

Finish Your Self

“Puzzle your own chair together (with a little help from mama) using a large part of the packaging. The chair is made from corrugated cardboard and is 100% recyclable.

Nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2007, category packaging.”

Designed by David Graas

Finish Your Self

Eating from your toilet bowl

The Modern Toilet diner is one of 12 eateries with a toilet theme scattered across the island of Taiwan.

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Poo Activist chosen to stand on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth

Visitors to London's Trafalgar Square could be in for a surprise – a man dressed in a poo costume is to tower over them on Trafalgar Square's vacant Fourth Plinth.
Aquatic scientist Oliver Parsons-Baker said he will don his special outfit to highlight the importance of clean water.
The 26-year old from Birmingham is among participants who have been picked for a Antony Gormley's One And Other project where individuals become 'living statues' for an hour each, standing on the plinth.

Source: Metro Paper - Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, 14 June 2009

NASA orders $19 million space toilet from Russia

The US space agency NASA was forced to spend a whopping USD 19 million on a new toilet in their section of International Space Station (ISS), after repeated breakdown of the American lavatory due to "rich diet" of Russian cosmonauts.

Cosmonauts from both the countries had been using each others' toilets, but the American astronauts recently denied access to their Russian colleagues to their lavatory, sparking a 'space scandal' between the two former Cold War rivals.


Comfort Wipe

'Because toilet paper is really archaic and disgusting'
Introducing Comfort Wipe, the sanitary paper extension arm and holder!
YES! (sadly) it is a real product and not a spoof... and there's really no easy way to put this other than that it's a stick to help you wipe your arse, and avoid touching that 'disgusting toilet paper'. Great infomercial (as seen on TV):

Could this really be 'the first improvement in toilet paper, as we know it, since the 1880s'? Now you'll never have to touch a dirty toilet tissue!... hoorah

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Friday, 12 June 2009

The Throne

Quite literally...

Wooden Toilet Throne

According to the makers Herbeau
"Inspired by Dagobert, the last ruler of the 8th Century French Merovingian dynasty, this toilet will delight even the most jaded Royal."

• The musical chime "Le Bon Roi Dagobert" begins playing as the lid is raised
• Includes full set of accessories including candleholder and ashtray
• Pull chain activates the flush, accompanied by the ringing of a bell
• Constructed entirely from ash wood and decorated with hand painted Moustier Polychrome designs

All this for the not-so-regal price of $9,874.95!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Cardboard Tron!

Monday, 8 June 2009

Singing For Toilets

2.6 billion people, or 41% of the world population,
do not have a toilet:

I Sing For Toilets from Gino Federici on Vimeo.

Gino Federici is the President/Founder of GOYA Charities, who support organisations who build toilets, wells and educate children in their benefit.
To find out more about Gino and GOYA, visit his website

Toilet Prank

“Imagine, your on a mobile toilet and when you get out… you are in a office meeting!”

Friday, 5 June 2009

Dirty for Swain Campaign

Christopher Swain is swimming from Massachusetts to Washington DC through waters filled with toxic pollutants, heavy metals and sewage, to promote healthy oceans:

What will you do for Swain?
Help catapault eco-hero Christopher Swain on to the world stage.

Your Planet Needs You

World Environment Day 2009
Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change

Commemorated yearly on 5 June, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
The theme for World Environment Day 2009 is ’Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change’. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.

From the moment you hit snooze on your solar-powered alarm clock to the point when you crawl into your eco-washed, organic cotton sheets, here’s a walk through of 30 easy ways to green your daily routine.

Our ‘do something’ tip for World Environment Day:

Flushing makes up one third of our total water use.
Convert your toilet to a low flush toilet – add a brick or two into the water tank, or a plastic bottle with stones or pebbles. This will displace a great deal of water instantly turning your toilet into one that uses far less water.

Ski While You Pee

Trompe l’oeil ski-toilet mural in a Japanese ski resort:

Ski While You Pee

Georgia Max Coffee chose to redesign the toilets of a number of key ski resorts in Japan. The cubicles were fully wrapped on all sides, so that the person caught short would have a ski jumper’s view when they were sitting on the loo. The person could look down at their skis (simply printed on the floor of the cubicle) and see the steep ski jump slope ahead of them. The toilet paper holder carried the only brand messaging in the cubicle, reading: “Seriously kick-ass intensely sweet for the real coffee super zinging unstoppable Max! Taste explosion!”

Via Boing Boing

Bathroom Instructions

An illustrated guide...

Bathroom Instructions

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Cardboard Upright Bass

Made in Detroit by Bogdon Music

Little Jack on Twitter

Follow Little Jack on Twitter (or should it be Shi...)

Follow Little Jack on Twitter

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

It's civilized to get close to urinate

It's civilized to get close to urinate

I’m not sure the The International Center for Bathroom Etiquette would agree here…

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Toilet Shaped House

This place is a bit of a dump…

The Ultimate 2009 UK Music Festival Map

More than 60 of this summer’s festivals brought together on one handy map by the Times Online. From the big-name festivals like Glastonbury and Isle of Wight, to the more intimate affairs of Wychwood and The Green Man:

View UK summer music festivals, 2009 in a larger map

The ultimate 2009 UK music festival map – Times Online
The top 100 music festivals – Times Online

Heineken Jammin' Music Festival

Monday, 1 June 2009

Crazy Cardboard Characters

frankie grandma' cannonball dude with a mask bruce wayne lucha libre michael myers...
mmmh? ivo... peter pumpkin stormtrooper manfred manga curt cobain lookalike

There’s a whole Flickr set of these crazy cardboard characters by bernie burns
Hmmm… I’m sure there’s an idea for a Shit Box here…