Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Guardian: Dyson Airblades or paper towels: which is more hygienic?

I can't believe I missed this article in th Guardian the week before last. It's right up my street as I hate Dyson Airblade hand dryers and simply refuse to use them, principally on my feeling that they were not hygienic (just take a look at the grime build up around the yellow rubber flanges) but also based on their horrotious noise - frankly repugnant.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

First Use of a Toilet

Not wanting to either be a bit disgusting, nor a proud dad, but this was my Son's first poo on the potty. Yesterday he accidentally did a wee and today a number two. Well done him. I was a proud dad as I took a photo. Sorry.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Interesting Dual Sided Urinal

This was an interesting urinal from Armitage Shanks - a dual cavity design with central fin. I believe the idea is to divide the flow one way or the other and prevent this issue that typical flat backed urinal have where the flow rebounds onto the users legs. This worked well. I also suspect it has the additional advantage of giving the more lazy user something to aim at, or make more of a game - "are you a lefty or a righty?".

The sink in this particular facility was less interesting, not an A-S design. The lack of indicator as to which way to turn for hot and cold put me off. The raised rim of the sink body with the shadow depth was displeasing.