At TreeHugger, we're a little obsessed with work space designs: desks made for standing, sitting, a little of both and even walking. Here's a design from British designer Adam Senior that takes a minimalist approach to
The other day I had a delicious local sandwich in the fabulous new space Fastvínic in Barcelona. It seems the Catalan capital has finally got a place where fast slow food meets good design (and not hippyness). What's on the
Yes, that is a toilet, sitting in the corner of Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #22, in a reconstruction of perhaps the most famous architectural photograph ever, by the late Julius Shulman. I am excited by this new trend of
Some time ago, I asked whether peeing in public was green. With issues ranging from nasty smells to social disapproval, it's clear that the appropriateness of peeing in public is a far from cut-and-dry matter. We
Hold the Potty jokes. Every November 19 is World Toilet Day, designed "to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.6 billion people (nearly half of the world's population) who don't have
Image credit: Brondell Simple Flush
Dual-flush toilets have always been popular here on TreeHugger. After all, it seems insane to use the same amount of drinking water to flush your number ones as your number twos. (It actually seems insane to use
Sami and I have been preoccupied with pee for a long time, wondering why we don't have urinals in our homes. After all, they use a lot less water than a toilet and are probably more sanitary as it is harder to miss.
Ever feel like you live in a parallel universe? From the selective flush, to the slightly less controversial shared flush, I thought I had covered all the options for alternative toilet flushing methodologies. Heck, I've even
A growing number of environmentalists are re-envisioning 'disaster relief' as something that can provide hope for the future, not just a hot meal and somewhere to sleep. Their tool of choice? Permaculture.
Everybody poops. And everybody pees. And because dealing with that poop and pee is often a resource intensive and polluting business, it falls on us all to figure out new ways to handle human waste. From the difference between male and female pee on