I snapped this shot inside the spiffy public restroom at Madison Square Park. The restroom cleans itself after every use, a total water-and-soap spray-down of the entire space. So naturally, the toilet paper can’t be exposed — it would get soaked! Instead, it’s hidden behind a trap door. When you press the button, the metal door opens and a pre-determined amount of toilet paper is released. Thankfully you can press the button several times in a row.
I just love how a bit of paper is sticking to the wet metal. I would have LOVED to see this prototyping process, if there was one.
Check out my full Flickr set of photos from Madison Square Park’s self-cleaning restroom.