When bathrooms are your friend? In this episode, Recode’s Kara Swisher talks to a company called Bathroom Wall Tiles. 1:20 | Read the transcript Kara Swider: How did you end up building these bathrooms? Is this a new concept for you? Jason DeMuth: Well, BathroomWallTiles actually has been around for quite a while, so I guess they just had a few requests. And they were really keen on building these toilets and theres really no reason why anyone shouldn’t be able to. Kara Swinger: Theyre not actually a toilet. Theyre a shower. Jason De Muth: [laughs] Kara Swiver: So youre a private company, right? So theres no one else making these? Jason: I guess so, but they were kind of in a position where they could get away with that. And theres a lot of plumbing and all the stuff that goes into making these toilets, so they just wanted to do a good job of it. And so theyve really built up a nice business and a really good relationship with the people that make the plumbing. Kara: They also say that theyre going to use your money to buy more bathrooms. Jason: Yeah. Thats really cool, so we are really excited about that. But theres still some stuff we need to do to get these bathrooms into people’s homes and into the communities, and thats what were going do. So theyre doing a bunch of stuff like adding some more bathrooms, and then weve got a lot more stuff in the pipeline, but we are in the very early stages of building these restrooms. So thats really exciting. Kara, I want to ask you about the bathroom wall tiles. You said youve built this thing, but I guess it could be a lot longer than that. Jason Reif: Yeah, theres some things that I cant talk about just yet, but yes, theyre really nice. Kara swisher: So they’re kind of like a shower? Jason Reign: Exactly. Kara’s in the middle of an
about the future of plumbing, so she asks about bathrooms, so youre gonna have to excuse me.
Jason, can you explain what bathrooms are?
So what bathrooms actually are?
So what they do is they’re like a kind of an inverted shower, and they’re made of concrete.
And if you put concrete in the ground and water comes up it goes in, but then it has to be poured back out again.
And that takes a while.
And this concrete goes back into the ground, but the water goes back out.
And then it’s just a really big bucket.
And it’s like a bathtub, so if you take a bath you have to pee in there, but it’s very hard to do.
Kara and Jason discuss this.
So when youre in a bathroom, youll see this kind of a pool of water at the bottom of the bathroom, and the concrete pool, and youll get a nice feeling that your pee is coming out.
So it kind of feels like a pool, but you dont have to go in to pee, because youll be able just to stand in the pool, relax, and just relax.
And thats pretty cool.
So bathrooms are really fun.
Kara is in the bathtub.
Jason is in a pool.
Kara has a really hot shower.
Kara just finished showering.
Jason got a really cool shower.
And Kara likes the way it smells.
Kara likes how Jason is wearing these really cool clothes.
Jason’s wearing a really nice, stylish, classy suit, but he isnt even dressed for the moment, so its really nice that he is dressed in this nice suit.
And I think thats really cool.
Jason wears his clothes to go to the movies.
Kara wants to go shopping.
Kara thinks Jason should wear a shirt with a picture of the actor he is trying to buy his mom a present.
Jason says he should wear the clothes that his mom wants.
So Kara thinks he should get a gift.
Kara talks about this.
Jason gets the picture of a woman in a red dress.
And when Jason says “a man,” Kara says “he needs a shirt that says “man” on it.”
So Jason has a shirt, and Kara is really into this shirt.
Jason also wears a nice suit, and she loves it.
Jason has this great tie, and he has a nice tie that he wears to the grocery store.
And he really enjoys his tie, so he gets her to like get him something cool.
And Jason’s not dressed for this moment.
Kara asks if Jason should get some shoes.
Jason just has a pair of red, white, and blue shoes.
Kara says no.
Kara does a quick look at her phone.
Kara looks at her watch.
Kara watches it a few more times, and finally says no, shell just go.