Wanna Sleep in a Hotel Diaper?

Japanese wave after modeling the latest styles of adult diapers during a show in Tokyo Thursday Sept. 25, 2008. The show was organized to display the latest styles of adult diapers and to raise awareness of some of the issues facing the county’s rapidly aging population. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

I found this photo on Open Salon and thought it fit to use as an illustration of what I find one of the worst hotel amenities: plastic under-sheets.

Whenever I enter a hotel room, the first thing I check is the bed. Does the hotelier in question – like many of his colleagues – believe I’m incontinent and need to wear an adult diaper? If I find plastic under-sheets, I take them away and ask for extra towels to put there.

I hate plastic under sheets! They are soo uncomfortable. And you know what? Al matters hoteliers believe can be solved by them, can be solved by double cotton under-sheets, or maybe more correctly put a mattress pad. Much more comfy!

What do you think?

See Through Reading Tray by Yu Hun Kim

See Through Reading Tray by Yu Hun Kim

I like to share this See Through Reading Tray by Yu Hun Kim with you, because a cuppa java with something to read is an ultimate moment of luxury relaxation. With this tray you can have both pleasures at once, even in your hotel bed!

Via Fubiz

Juxtaposed Religion: A Must Have for Every Hotelroom? (Dutch Design 36)

From time to time images of this bookshelf with the 7 books of the world’s most important religions came along on my computer. It is a habit in many European hotels to have a Bible available.

I believe it is about time with the world shrinking and shrinking by all the traveling we do, to have the 7 religion books side to side available in every hotel room to enable us travelers to take notice of all these religions and to create more respect for each other.

Quote from Swell Future:

5,084,000,000 people, 5,360 pages, 3,700 years, 243 countries, 7 books, 1 shelf. For the first time, the world’s most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated. JUXTAPOSED: Religion is the first in the Juxtaposed series of curated bookshelves.

Juxtaposed is an idea from the Dutch – American designers couple Mike and Maaike

What would you say?

Dutch Design (8): The Senz Storm Umbrella.


Three young Dutchman of 27 yrs have designed, developped and launched The Senz Storm Umbrella. It gets a lot of attention worldwide and they won a prestigious German 2007 Red Dot Award.

Even the Red Dot site is not up to date yet:-)

Again a nice amenity/gadget for a hotel.

Is your Betty Ready?

My Betty is Ready

Nancy Jarecki of NYC hadn’t planned on starting a cosmetics company, until a few years ago she noticed in a Roman hair salon a ritual whereby the ladies leaving the shop got a small envelope from their haircolorist. Asked what that was about, the receptionist answered “Per sotto per farli cobocaiari” meaning “For the hair down there”.

Back in the USA her own hair salon owner friend told her that there were no special coloring sets for the nether parts available in the USA, and if they would be available she believed her clients would love them as she would love to use them herself (admitting having a couple of gray hairs down there).

So Nancy started up Betty Beauty Com.

The amount of media attention she got in the mean time is astounding: According to Advertising Age of November 2006 an Alexa projected number of 2 mio unique visitors will hit her site on an annual basis. Allure of November 2006 applauded her under the funny title “Bush meet Betty ” for breaking a taboo.

Am I off topic? I don’t believe so. I think it is an excellent idea and it would be an excellent extra amenity for a Hotel or a Spa, a place where usually you have a little more time to soak in a nice bad and pay some extra attention to your body, than you allow yourself at home. Finally: if you look at my picture at the right, I believe you will understand that I know how the gray among us think:-)

Thanks to Constance’s Dutch Shopping Blogo

However, if you believe it to be too much of a hassle to color it down there, you can always think about using this line of Picture Perfect Panties:


The line will become available in black, brunette, blond and maybe red and perm also

Thanks to The Cool Hunter’s Pic of the day.

If you click through to the Flickr page you will find a male undie idea as well.