Smith Art Museum Artist Designed Women's Bathroom.
You've heard of (and probably tried) peeing in the ocean, now try it in this ocean inspired bathroom. As requested by @smithartmuseum
Stalls: 9/10. These stalls are spacious and sleek, though their white finish is less alluring than the reflective black of the men's room. Eight stalls reduce wait times but retain a spaciousness rarely found at Smith.
Mirrors: 7/10. Though the mirror is notably large, the lighting in this bathroom is less than ideal. The tiling still provides an intriguing selfie backdrop, but you may have to spend more time filtering to make up for the lights. The blue color palette also adds a blue and yellow tone to photos.
Scent: 6/10. Though the air feels rather stagnant and stale, there is no noticeable stench. The lack of industrial strength ventilation provides a quiet atmosphere perfectly suited to contemplating the intersection of art and bathroom.
Aesthetic: 10/10. Blue is the most popular color in the world (Apartment Therapy, 2011) making this bathroom's theme a fan favorite. For those of you who fantasize about life under the sea, this is certainly the bathroom for you. If you harbor fears of oceanic life, walk the other way.
Facility: 8/10. Automatic sinks and non automatic toilets come as no surprise to those who have read our men's bathroom post. This bathroom also boasts non foaming soap for those desperate for that particular cleaning agent. Notably, there is only one paper towel dispenser, which is perhaps disproportionate to the number of stalls and therefore projected bathroom flow. To compensate, there is a stack of paper towels on the counter, creating a net loss of paper towels over time due to splashing water.
Special Features: Though the Smith Museum of Arts artist designed bathrooms are gendered, the museum encourages guests of all genders to explore both the men's and women's bathrooms.
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