Matt Wilcox’s inspiring toilet
He’s been mischaracterised as the Grumpy Young Man of CSS and the Table-Hurling Misanthrope of Adaptive Images, but Matt was warmly welcoming when we travelled to Wales for a tour of his inspiring toilet. “Come in, come in” he beamed as he playfully set Crockford, his barely-houstrained rottweiler, on us because we once published a page with an unencoded ampersand on it.
The obvious first question, Matt: why a wooden seat?
“Well, I rent the flat and that’s what it came with - but I’d prefer wood anyway because it’s nicely insulative and warm on the bum area compared to plastic. And, i suppose there’s the fact that wood is naturally good at killing germs where plastic is not known for its germ repellant tendencies.”
You’re the only web professional so far who openly uses an air freshener, but it’s a mysterious and exotic fragrance. Why do you choose Thai Orchid?
“The odd spicy meal is a decadence of modern life. Alas the after effects are never pleasant, and the gentle smell of a Thai Orchard is both a soothing balm for the nasal passage, and a thematic link to the spicy food. Poetic.”
Lastly, Matt - can you explain the unorthodox choice of flooring?
“That is in fact carpet, not tile. Though there is also tile in the room - it used to be a shared toilet and shower between four flatlets in the 70’s, before the whole floor was re-modeled and became one rented accommodation. Alas, the shower tiles have remained.”