Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Illustration Friday: Germs

My submission for Illustration Friday's "Germs" theme is a bit late this week, it is called "Where Germs Live". It has been pretty exciting around here because PBS American Masters series came to our house to film John for the David Geffen episode. The creator, Susan Lacy is an amazing woman. She directs, interviews and executive produces the show. She has interviewed 20+ people already for the Geffen story and it includes Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Joni Mitchell, Elliot Roberts to name a few. John was amazing in the interview and the whole crew was mesmerized by his stories of the groundbreaking music and the business of managing the great artists in the 70's.
In case you might think I have gone off the deep end with this illustration please notice the article and real home below. I now feel completely VALidated :)
2009 Valerie Walsh
TOILET HOUSE




The Toilet-shaped House has a very unique design and was built by Sim Jae-duck, the chairman of the organizing committee of the Inaugural General Assembly of the World Toilet Association, and he hopes his toilet house will highlight the global need for better sanitation. The Toilet-Shaped House is in fact named Haewoojae which signifies in Korean a place of sanctuary, where one can solve ones worries, Sim Jae-duck opened what is billed as the world's one and only toilet house to mark the launch of his World Toilet Association. The steel, white concrete and glass house, with a symbolic opening in the roof is a 419 sq, m structure with two bedrooms, two guestrooms and other rooms, the two-story house of course features three deluxe toilets.Unlike the giant toilet in which they are located they are not see-through affairs. If you would like to visit this house you can go to Sim Jae-duck's native city of Suweon 40 km south of Seoul.

via-Reuters & Spluch

30 comments:

Kathy Weller said...

Wow! What a story! And I love your IF image for the week - perfect!!

asperezas said...

Only you could do a toilet house

:D

Well, not only you, there are some else that really love to live in there!
And with a toilet paper promenade and everything else proper...
At 1st time I thought it was a strange ship...
:-|

Hahahahaha!!!!!

hugs

roberta baird said...

But yours has such lovely shutters and a red door....
and for some reason I keep imagining a potty for a giant when I look at the Sim Jae-duck house!

Caroline said...

What a great post Val! Love your toilet illustration - smart house, complete with swimming pool!! The other toilet house is quite an amazing construction - wonder what it's like inside?!!

BINO said...

Very cool idea, congrat!

Bino

Gai said...

brilliant piece. love the creative idea with your house. what a lot of interesting information you have shared. well VALidated.

Gavin Goo said...

This is an interesting idea :D

isay said...

I wonder how many attempts those germs tried so they can stay in your toilet :) it looks so clean and really cool-i like the colors.

The toilet house must be so warm inside.

How come I was thinking you were a bit late because there must be something going on similar to your video and somehow, I was thinking your John is in it. How I wish I can hear those stories :)

Vicki Smith said...

Very entertaining and cute. Love your illustration and the photos that you have to see to believe! Very cool, too, about the documentary. I was wondering where your post was this week.

Pepi said...

Jajajaja......que cosa mas graciosa, me encanta la ilustración. Yo quiero en mi casa un srevicio como ese. Besos.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Hah! This is a riot and I can't believe there is an actual house that is shaped liked a toilet!!! What a crazy, creative world we live in. Thanks for sharing Val. =)

Ginger*:) said...

What a varied post. Funny, ridiculous and wonderful.
Congratulations to John and how interesting that his good news was paired with other 'johns'...

I will be looking for the PBS special...can't wait.

Georgina said...

I told you on facebook that your idea is great, but I just saw the toilet house... and cant believe it!! jajaj thanks for share this!!!

get zapped said...

Very clever idea and so cool! Playful :)

denise said...

Perfection!

Ellen Byrne said...

you, your art and your life are very exciting!

yoon see said...

Thanks for sharing.
Wow! Wo! i must like toilet session. Your toilet boil (WC) is so cute!
Sorry to drop by late dear Valeri!
Take good care!

Art Fan Ako said...

Nice entry! Definitely that toilet bowl has your signature! Thanks for the pic of the toilet house. Let's hope there's no giants around.

Doodlestreet said...

(I left this comment for you on my blog, but didn't know if you would be back to see it..) :O)

Dood! Thank you so much!~ I take that as a huge compliment because I modeled that farm guy after my own face! You should see my nose..you could hang donuts on this baby! ;oB

Thanks, dood. You are the supreme art queen, girl. ;o)

Kay Aker said...

American masters! How phenomenal! And your toilet house how apropos!

Mònica Ràfols said...

It's great and It's true!
I like your style.
Cheers!

Brine Blank said...

That's pretty funny...on both counts...I had an apartment that had some bad pipes or something and after a month my toilet looked so bad I didn't even want to use it...and no amount of scrubbing or cleaning made the inside look any prettier...I found out they just kept switching toilets when new people moved in to try to hide the situation...I guess replacing toilets is cheaper than fixing pipes...and this has been another episode of "more than you ever really cared to know about me"...

Janet said...

Your little toilet is too cute to be germy!
American Masters...Wow, how exciting ( "VALidated"...I like that.)

Andrea said...

Whoa! That is A LOT of windows!

Ces said...

Heheheheheh! This is so cute. What a house and what a toilet. Oh Val, I love your houses and your toilets. HAHAHAHAHA! Oh my. This is too much fun!

Okay, I have an award for you over at mu blog.

Ces said...

Aaaaw! I am so tickled. Yes! Everyone we know is like a tree! YES! YES! YES! I knew a very long time ago you are more than special!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Now that's a bowl you would find me floating in and loving it!!!!! Oh this card is perfect and wonderful. I can't stop laughing delight!!!

kj said...

val, i have no doubt john was fabulous. i'll bet he loved every minute.

i saw part of this post on facebook but coming here to flush the whole story is not to be missed (heeheehee).

i'm bringing your phone number with me this weekend.

xoxo

Alina Chau said...

THis is wicked funny!! OMG!! A real house in the shape of Toilet?! BTW, on a similiar theme ... you may be interested to read this:
http://funfever.blogspot.com/2007/11/taiwans-modern-toilet-restaurant.html

It's real funny >.<

Amy C said...

Oh this is just hilarious, such a witty take to the germs prompt, you are so clever.
And that house is fantastic.