This is a function of design more than technology, but geeks love good design, so let’s celebrate the outdoor public toilets in a small Colorado town that have been named America’s Best Bathroom by the corporate-identity firm Cintas. Reports the Denver Post:

The two restrooms, one for men and one for women, sit a few feet apart and feature fabricated wood pieces — 320 different pieces total — on the sides where they face each other to mimic an adit, or an entrance to a mine in honor of Minturn’s rich mining history. Inside the bathrooms, walls are painted turquoise and copper and feature steel butterflies on the ceiling. Conception, design and construction were all done locally.

Bathrooms are important for public health and civic organization, but there’s nothing to say they can’t be interesting, as well.

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