faucets

A Vortex Tap Adds Much Needed Excitement To Washing Your Hands

Since most taps are nothing more than a metal tube, you rarely get a glimpse of the magic inside when cold and hot water come together to create warm water. So Philippe Starck designed the Axor Starck V, a crystal clear tap that creates a vortex as the streams of water mix and bubble up and out.


Would This New Urinal Design Make Men Wash Their Hands?

Here’s a problem about guys: many of us don’t wash our hands after using the restroom. It might be general grossness or everyman laziness or being too trusting your own hygiene or being too drunk or taking on a drive through mentality with a urinal. But if you monitor a men’s restroom, you’ll see many folks skip the sink.


Dyson's New Airblade Tap Dries Your Hands At The Sink

OK, please, give this a chance before you close the tab — a hand dryer can be cool. The Dyson Airblade — that little wonderbox you stick your mitts inside to get a super-fast bathroom dry — just got a super upgrade.


Dyson Has Patented A Tap That Also Dries Your Hands

Public and workplace restrooms often have far fewer hand dryers than they have sinks to wash hands in, leaving people queuing for a dryer with dripping hands. OK, perhaps it’s not one of the world’s biggest problems. But it is annoying enough to be addressed by vacuum cleaner and Airblade hand dryer maker Dyson of Malmesbury, UK, in a US patent filing: it has invented a water tap that can also dry your hands.


This Touchscreen Water Tap Might Actually Be Good For Your Health

Ask most people what a water ioniser does, and not only will they probably not know, they probably won’t care. But ionisers like Tyent’s new 9000T, complete with a slick touchscreen display, can make your water even more healthy.


How Can These Crumpled Taps Possibly Work?

They certainly catch your eye, but Italian designer Lorenzo Damiani’s unique folded taps will also have you wondering how they let more than just a trickle of water pass through. Wormholes? Good old-fashioned wizardry?


Every Space Nerd Must Get This Thing For Their Bathtub

This is the Belle Air RH 1127. It’s not a plane designed by Howard Hughes. It’s a bathroom tap, and I want it in all its chrome retro sci-fi glory.


Let Elecom's Faucet Stands Be The Closest Thing To Water Your iPad Ever Touches

Unless it’s wearing a waterproof jacket, natch. These Japanese tap stands for both iPad and iPhone are so much fun, and come in black, blue, white or transparent. No word on pricing or availability, I’m afraid. [DesignBoom]


The Fundamental Problem With Shower Taps

Obviously, there are better ways to design a shower knob than this (i.e. MAKE IT DIGITAL). But still, those of us who practice good hygiene and don’t blow our noses in $US100 bills can relate to the daily struggle of trying to find the perfect water temperature in the shower. [Reddit via Geekosystem]


Bong-Shaped Faucet Grants Conservation-Friendly, Litre-Sized Bursts

Water conservationists (most of us, right?) will likely love this design out of Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh. The conceptual faucet only gives the user a litre-sized burst before forcing them to wait for the reservoir to refill.