Combination sink/urinal reuses faucet water


#1

Latvian designer Kaspars Jursons designed the Stand, a combination sink/urinal, to address water shortages. The water flowing from the tap as you wash your hands also flushes the toilet. ""It is more suitable for hygiene than just a urinal and then guys who don't wash [their] hands," Jursons told NPR. The look reminds me of… READ THE REST


#2

Isn't every sink a combination sink/urinal?


#3

Reminds me of a naked Kramer making a salad while he's taking a shower.


#4

hahah! nice one.


#5

Very important not to reverse the pipes on this.


#6

I'm surprised there's not a combo drinking fountain and bidet too. Just imagine how this thing will look in a sticky-floored, graffiti-covered gas station men's room.


#7

Now I have to worry if the previous user peed or washed his hands first...


#8

What water shortage, though?

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#9

What could go wrong?


#10

Makes me think of this installation at the Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php?program=1062&project=58


#11

Toilets with integrated basins are becoming quite popular here in Australia


#12

Not an original idea but makes me think why isn't this the standard in every bath room in the world?


#13

Brilliant design for saving water. It also saves space and is time-efficient. Was I supposed to find this funny or cool...?


#14

Bah, bachelors have been using their sinks as urinals for years.


#15

There's a retro fit kit available for you standard toilet that does the same. You can also DIY by drilling a hole in the top of a toilet tank lid and mounting a sink, or bowl, drilled an draining to the tank with a goose neck type water spigot.

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#16

Here's a the DIY youtube version. Looks like a simple weekend project and very cheap too.

DIY Toilet sink


#17

I saw a hand basin/cistern system pretty much like this in Aleppo, Syria, over 15 years ago. I distinctly remember looking at it and thinking 'what a sensible idea; how long will it take the rest of the world to catch up? ' Now I have my answer.


#18

Most household toilets in Japan have a similar system. The top of the cistern is a sink that lets you wash your hands as it fills.


#19

"Unfortunately, that device doesn't use the sink faucet's water to flush."

Might want to consider dropping this line as it's contradicted by both an earlier line and reality.


#20

Pretty cool.