July 21, 2016

Sinkless sinks.



Via Reddit.

37 comments:

rehajm said...

Not finished yet!

Also it's dispiriting when those little fuckers fail to recognize me as an active human being.

Robert Cook said...

I like these. I've used them a few times.

PB said...

Probably less expensive and easier to clean.

Big Mike said...

I'll bite. Is that an optical illusion? Or photoshop?

Bill said...

The federal government as restroom.

traditionalguy said...

Are the faucets fake too?

Bob Boyd said...

Camouflage tactical lavs.

Skeptical Voter said...

Oh goodness me. Are we talking some female who identifies as male going in the men's room?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I've always thought that solid gold faucets and vitreous china sinks were the very definition of bathroom vanity.

john said...

Great way to get your good pants wet.

But you couldn't tell because there are no mirrors.

Freeman Hunt said...

Gross. Guess no one ever needs to put anything on the counter in there.

Freeman Hunt said...

I bet the drain trench at the back of the counter/sink is less than pleasant.

rehajm said...

Is that an optical illusion? Or photoshop?

Actually no sink. The counter is angled toward the wall, where there's a linear drain

southcentralpa said...

"You had ONE job!"

California Snow said...

Rehajm nailed it. It's sloped back toward the wall where the drain is at....or it's photoshopped.

MisterBuddwing said...

I miss the Sochi Olympics already...

Smilin' Jack said...

I like these. I've used them a few times

Me too. After a few beers I don't have time or patience for that "aiming" nonsense. Plus, you can wash your hands right where you stand, if you're into hand-washing.

Humperdink said...

Any water pressure at all and you're wearing some wet pants (or shorts, ha).

Think of a it, a gutter draining along the back wall. How sanitary.

Just like the gutters on your roof, it will be filled with debris.

rhhardin said...

It goes with the flushless urinals.

rhhardin said...

A lot of places are baffled by paper towels. There's no wastebasket next to the door so there's a pile of paper towels on the floor by the door. People use the towels to open the door, which handle is used by the no-wash community as well.

Joe said...

Atlanta Airport has those.

bridgecross said...

That took me a while. The counter is sloped back, and the water drains into the slot along the wall.

Humperdink said...

Waterless urinals have a chemical (usually an oil) that floats on top of the urine in the trap to prevents the urine fragrance from returning.

Big Mike said...

Yeah, I see it now.

Big Mike said...

@rhhardin, according to a study that I read a bunch of years ago the door handles in both genders' bathrooms were far and away the most germy places in the bathrooms, beating out even the flush knobs and sink handles.

EMD said...

Behold this photo of skinkless skinks!"

R.J. Chatt said...

On our way to conveyor belt lives predicted in science fiction. With sinkless sinks is there any point in having a separate urinal section in a mens' room? Funny how men will urinate together at a wall of urinals (at least that's what it looks like in movies) but women would never do that. Is there a tag for public toilets?

Joe said...

I think they are called ramp sinks. A restaurant in Portland Main has one very similar to the following, though with two faucets, not four:

http://www.technosurfaces.co.za/wp-content/gallery/santam/santam-2.jpg

Bob Loblaw said...

Gross. Guess no one ever needs to put anything on the counter in there.

How is that different from a normal public restroom? I'm afraid to set anything down anywhere.

Freeman Hunt said...

I often put a bag on the counter, if the counter is dry and relatively clean.

rcocean said...

When is a "Sink" not a sink?

Pugsley the Pug said...

I saw one of these sinks while I visited Seattle a month ago (Crystal Mountain resort, if memory serves me correctly). Pretty cool and ingenious.

Darrell said...

They'll use a plunge router to cut the hole and install the sinks. It's not finished.

Mom2Es said...

I've used these at Cheesecake Factory. I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not from a user standpoint, but it looked like something that would be faster for the staff to clean than a regular sink.

Mike said...

I like depressionless sinks, hands free soap dispensers, waterless urinals and no-touch towel dispensers. It seems a little closer to the 21st century I was promised when I see clever designs like this.

mikee said...

With the IR sensor to activate the faucet only when hands are present, and no doubt a mighty conservationist-approved water flow that compares well to the flow of tears from a marble statue, one does not need a proper sink with a proper drain.

This is environmentalism gone amok. It is better in the environmentalists' minds to save a few gallons of water per day and have feces-covered hands than to have proper enough water flow for hygienic washing.

Unknown said...

Also can someone explain why there is so little room between the faucet and the bottom of the sink? There's hardly any room for one's hands, especially if one is moving them about vigorously to get them clean all over. Who wants to touch a filthy public sink, or even one at home, with one's hands which are what one is trying to get clean? Or to touch the faucet, putative source of clean water, with dirty soapy hands?