Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Watch out! Crooked in the potty (with a camera)

When you walk into a place of business do you notice the interior design? Do you walk right past all the colors, decorations and move onto what you were there to do?

Whether it's the standard boring, stained carpet of a chain store or the unique photo in a boutique, I try to notice all the details. This weekend was no different, but with bathrooms.
Yes, Bathrooms.

Luckily I just happened to have my camera to snap a shot of this beauty. Yes ser ye Bob did this local miniature golf place put a lot of effort into their decorating. Doesn't it show? Beside the hideous paint job and color, I am quite taken back to my childhood with the mirrors. The 1970's etched mirrors are a nice touch are they not? But wait! See that mask, the dollar store one? It in fact is the only decoration in the bathroom and it's hot glued to the wall. How could I not take a photo right?

Moving on with the washroom decor shall we? Here is the lovely Steph posing as the character of the door of Marche. It kind of looks like an Amy Whinehouse troll doesn't it? Behind this door is quite the artistic design for a la salle de bain.

When you walk in, it feels like a dungeon. Narrow, dim lighted and each bathroom stall is like a secluded(cell) closet, but the interesting part is what covers their walls.
It looks to be walls lined with news paper with somewhat creepy, (what the hell kind of drugs were they smoking) type of paintings.

Crooked Eyebrow couldn't blend in...

Who knew bathrooms where so much fun? Even more so when you have a camera in hand!
Quite the difference between the two. One with fabulous and thought out creations, while the other one looked a hair better than a truck stop.
I bet you you'll start looking at bathrooms more often now...

and don't forget to wash your hands, they watch you at this place!

(there are more shots on my flickr)

*just a note, I shouldn't have to say this, but I would never photograph someone using the facilities*


Adventures In Babywearing said...

I think *I* look like a stubby Amy Winehouse troll! Ha!


iheartchocolate said...

creepy! I do love the mask though, I could totally use this inspiration in my own! Maybe that'd help it sell faster.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

You're gonna get in trouble taking that camera of yours into the bathroom! ; )

Mimi's Toes said...

Your pictures turned out much better than mine of the walls. They were creapy weren't they? I'm glad the food wasn't creapy...I could go for some more of that ravioli and those yummy mashed potatoes. I really like the picture I took of you and Steph peeking around the tree. You looked like little school girls. Fun Time for sure!!!

Octamom said...

This should definitely be a coffee table book...no...wait for it....a book for the bathroom! There you go, a big pictorial bathroom counter, back of the potty book! Think about it (but not for too long!)--

Great shots--and yea, that plaque, an uncanny likeness to Amy Winehouse Garden Troll--that could be a new merchandising idea for her....

Green & Clean Mom said...

First, you made my top 100 list:

Second, I think I've been to a restroom like this. It was weird and fun. I didn't have a camera though.

Third, I'm addicted to tweezing my eyebrows. What do you do?

Ann(ie) said...

Is it weird that I like the top bathroom color???? I know. I need an intervention.

Anonymous said...

I have it on first hand authority that you have, in fact, photographed someone using the "facilities"


The man in this picture is urinating.

Filthy, filthy, filthy girl.


Crooked Eyebrow said...

Yes, that man was. But I don't do that in public. Only at home.

I do have a photo of JC potty training while reading the newspaper on the potty. SO, just not in public!

Cousin Amber said...

If you ever make it to AZ i have a ton of bathrooms to show you. Apparently i'm a bit of a bathroom conesuir (sp?) as well. I have found some interesting ones in this state! Love you D!