Lauren Lee’s “Warm Walls” Make Public Bathrooms Better

In an effort to create a public amenity for menstruating women (rather than a product that individuals must go out and buy, oftentimes somewhat discreetly), Lauren Lee has envisioned Warm Walls. Her concept is essentially a “heated, gently curved wall mount that could be installed in public restrooms to give women on their periods a place both to alleviate pain” as well as to help …

Heimtextil, International Trade Show for Home Textiles

The leading producers of upholstery fabrics, wallpapers, ready-made products for the bed, bath and table

Inside of Heimtextil, the exposition presents a must-see forecasting area for industry professionals. Here, design and lifestyle developments are brought to life by seven research and innovation agencies from around Europe. For the 2018 edition London-based FranklinTill Studio acts as the coordinator and took care of the artistic and content direction of the entire space. The main theme, “The Future is Urban,” originates from a …

Brooklyn’s Quiet Town Home

Organic canvas shower curtains and other homewares inspired by the outdoors

As we watch the continued sprawl of design’s influence upon every element of our home, the value of a brand like Quiet Town becomes more apparent. How often does one think about the humble shower curtain? Or, perhaps, how frequently does one have to? Unless you design them, as the team at Quiet Home does, it’s not that often. Brands like Quiet Town, that tackle …

Instagrammable Bathrooms Around the World

Most people only take a trip to the toilet out of pure bodily necessity, but according to a new book by Lonely Planet, bathrooms could soon become the next hot spot for world travelers. In the book, titled “Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide,” the travel experts scoured the globe to uncover the world’s most scenic, bizarre and luxurious lavatories. A few examples include a secluded bathroom …