First of all, why don't we have a Toilet of the Year? Wait—do we have a Toilet of the Year? If we do, why isn't it better publicized. If we don't, let get one.
Second of all, this year's winning toilet in Japan, a public restroom in the Narita Airport designed by Tokyo-based Klein Dytham Architecture, is pretty fun. It has LED walls that make it look like you can see the silhouettes of people dancing and cavorting inside the bathrooms (but don't worry—it's actually a video). The architects say that the idea is to "get away from the perception of toilets as closed and dark environments," which we're not sure we're entirely comfortable with, but at least this project seems to have turned out well.
· Japan's "toilet of the year" by Klein Dytham Architecture seems to offer no privacy [Dezeen]