[Ads-l] full frontal bathroom drone-porn

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 17 13:39:17 UTC 2014


I liked this option for the "C-line" bathrooms at 737 Park Avenue:

'Nine of the building’s C-line apartments expressed an even clearer idea: a wall of glass with two toilets at either end and a shower in the middle, which raised many an eyebrow among brokers and their clients because the toilets face each other.'

sparking this comment

'One couple... pondered the dueling commodes of the C-line at 737 Park with interest. “Well, I guess we could watch each other read the newspaper,” the wife said finally.'

I wonder what ideas our bathrooms express, clearly or murkily.

LH

On Nov 17, 2014, at 8:25 AM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> Bathrooms With Full Frontal Views
> 
> NYTimes Nov. 12, 2014
> http://tinyurl.com/n6thol2 or
> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/garden/bathrooms-with-full-frontal-views.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3As%2C{%222%22%3A%22RI%3A13%22}&_r=0
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> Among the many vertiginous renderings for the penthouse apartments at 432 Park Avenue, the nearly 1,400-foot-high Cuisenaire rod that topped off last month, is one of its master (or mistress) of the universe bathrooms, a glittering, reflective container of glass and marble. The image shows a huge egg-shaped tub planted before a 10-foot-square window, 90 or more stories up. All of Lower Manhattan is spread out like the view from someone’s private plane.
> 
> Talk about power washing.
> 
> The dizzying aerial baths at 432 Park, while certainly the highest in the city, are not the only exposed throne rooms in New York. All across Manhattan, in glassy towers soon to be built or nearing completion, see-through chambers will flaunt their owners, naked, toweled or robed, like so many museum vitrines ­ although the audience for all this exposure is probably avian, not human.
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> 
> Just wait!
> 
> There's much more in the article, including other residential buildings, such as one whose facility is described as:
> 
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> Nine of the building’s C-line apartments expressed an even clearer idea: a wall of glass with two toilets at either end and a shower in the middle, which raised many an eyebrow among brokers and their clients because the toilets face each other. Design clarity ­ and a well-lit room ­ suggests questions about how private we want to be in our private spaces.
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> 
> Joel
> 
> 
> At 11/16/2014 11:06 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
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>> Since we've been discussing X-porn, I thought I'd add one more entry I just came across. This one is "drone-porn".
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>> However, it's not in the X-porn category. Instead, it's just the old boring porn shot entirely from drones.
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>> http://goo.gl/JlH8GR
>> Yes, Drone-Porn Is A Thing Now (NSFW)
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>>    VS-)
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