It's a pity that all things scatological and micturatory are viewed as taboo in the West because we're missing out on some artistic opportunities. Most purely functional items can be made to be beautiful; just think about your car, your home sound system, cutlery, curtains, crockery, TVs, telephones ... yet the poor old toilet has remained dull and, it must be said, fairly poorly designed. We hide it away in the smallest room of the house when it's the one item we couldn't live without.
But, nowadays, I'm delighted to say that a new wave of artists are creating whimsical pissoires for us all to use and enjoy. Check out Clark Sorensen's extraordinary flower and shell urinals (example above) or the extraordinary Gothic masterpieces on display at the John Michael Kohler Arts Centre or Bathroom Mania's infamous 'Kisses', for example.
Let's get sanitary ware out of the water closet.
Honest to God officer... I was only in there taking photos of the art ...