Kids, it’s the Christmas season and that can only mean one thing- self indulgence. What better way to have guests and prospective girlfriends/boyfriends giddily shaking by their naval tank tops than the sight of your fully functioning (please was there ever going to be any doubt at $130 000?) Swarovski cut crystal loo? Don’t believe me? Then let’s take a languid stroll to your soon to be too incredibly too true to believe bathroom right now…
timescolonist: Toilet manufacturer INAX (has) teamed up with the Austrian jeweller to create the ornate fixture, which is on display in a showroom in the posh Ginza shopping district of Japan in an effort to draw more customers in a year fraught with economic gloom and natural disaster.
In a nod to traditional belief, the sparkling toilet was created to please the “god of toilets,” said Kazuo Sumimiya, director of the showroom for the Lixil interior fixture company of which INAX is a part. “In Japan, we believe a deity exists in the toilet. That’s why keeping toilets clean – has been a Japanese custom since long ago,” he added.
So whilst your ordinary Japanese citizen is running for his life from oncoming earthquakes and tsunami’s and whilst the average citizen in the Western world is reinventing clever ways to make instant Raman noodles (the preferred diet of starving proletarians) appear more opulent than it really is (I suggest large cloves of ginger with some shrimp if you have a spare few dollars) you of all people can let the world know when it is time to ahem relieve yourself you choose to do with lavish aplomb.
Shouldn’t you be taking a dump in style soon?