This Restaurant Toilet Makes Customers Really feel Like They Are Being Watched

If you have shy bladder syndrome, we wish you the best of luck using the toilet at this Lithuanian restaurant so that you can feel like you are being watched by dozens of people.

The bathroom at Galeria Urbana, a restaurant in Kaunas, Lithuania, first hit the headlines in 2018 when photos of its unique decor went viral online. The restaurant hired Gyva Grafika, a creative design and decoration studio, to artistically redecorate the toilet, but made it clear that they were uncomfortable replacing the wall tiles. That did not prevent the creative geniuses at Gyva Grafika from implementing their vision, even if it meant thinking outside the box.

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The idea behind the “WC for Architects” project was to bring the outside inside. Photographers went to a Soviet-era Kaunas neighborhood where they grew up and took photos of the building’s facades there, with some of its residents looking out of the windows.

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“There were people who didn’t trust the paparazzi they saw through their windows. Some even went outside to question us, ”a Gyva Grafika spokesman told Bored Panda. “But we’d tell them about the art project we were working on, and they’d like to leave us alone.”

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The original idea was to print some photos of old apartment buildings on bathroom tiles, but since Galeria Urbana didn’t want the original tiles to be replaced, the designers had to come up with another solution. They found it in the form of high resolution stickers.

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They printed the photos in sticker form and stuck them on the bathroom tiles, creating the effect of a Soviet-era apartment building in the bathroom. They even included a number of apartment windows with people looking at the bathroom user, which may make shy users a little uncomfortable.

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“Lithuania often neglects its public space,” said Gyva Grafika. “A lot of people live in the cleanest homes, but as soon as they leave the situation, this changes completely. Stairways, courtyards, and other public spaces are usually abandoned and ignored. Because of this, we decided to balance this daily environment and bring the outside inside. “

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“WC for Architects” was a great success and earned the Lithuanian design studio a lot of praise for originality and ingenuity. But that wasn’t the end of their original idea. People were so impressed with their idea that they overwhelmed the studio with a request to buy the same style of stickers for their own four walls. In the end, Gyva Grafika gave in and started selling the stickers on his website.

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You can actually still buy these artistic tile stickers in Gyva Grafika’s online shop for € 3 per sticker, € 24 per pack of 9, € 34 per pack of 18 or € 52 per pack of 48.

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