Mainly because I have a preschooler, I find myself listening to a lot of (nonsensical) potty humor. I like a good joke, but I like to think my sense of humor is slightly more sophisticated.
Leave it to the Brits to have the proper level of bathroom humor. Train bathrooms are not places we generally like to find ourselves, but Chiltern Railways, a UK train company, is updating the look of their railcar restrooms to something more palatable.
The initial design—more are planned—rendered as large floor-to-ceiling vinyl wraps, is based on Compton Verney, an 18th-century country mansion in Warwickshire, which is about 2 hours northwest of London and currently serves as an art gallery. Featured in the restroom version are images of a Rococo Revival mantel, a pier table from southern Italy, and a painting of Compton Verney as it looks today.
The initiative is part of a plan by the brand to draw customers away from another train company.
Would you like it if extremely utilitarian places like a transit bathroom had some design panache added? I think it would make the experience a bit more pleasant and maybe people would leave their phones in their pockets/bags.
images via housetohome
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