For the man who has everything – Toilets have been re-imagined in a number of outrageous ways throughout the years. This picture, taken in Hong Kong, shows a solid gold and gem-encrusted toilet valued at 38,000,000 million Hong Kong dollars (4.8 million USD).
The future has arrived – The TOTO AC (Actlight) Washlet with self cleaning technology, pictured, has a toilet bowl covered with a special zirconium coating. The UV light integrated in the lid combines with the zirconium coating to trigger a decomposition process, making a toilet brush unnecessary.
Two's company – New Models/New Designs (What will the bathroom of the future be like?) - Alex Schweder, 'Bi-Bardon', 2001.