Photos of examples that we come across in our daily lives



I love @rachelreveley’s photo of a door with missing/ambiguous signifiers.

Let’s collect other examples of objects with unclear conceptual models in this thread.


Does this happen everywhere else in the world?

Nearly every women’s public toilet has this problem. The toilet is put bang in the centre of a cubicle and then the sanitary bin is squashed in the narrow gap between the toilet and the wall forcing anyone with a bum bigger than a toilet seat to sit partly on the tampon bin. Yuck.


  • Put the toilet slightly to one side.
  • Make the sanitary bin slightly shorter than the toilet.

I think this is one of those cases of someone not realising that they are a designer.