I found Swedish summer at theÂ Stockholm Airport last week.
Here’s what happened: I had to go urinate and when I got to the bathroomÂ I found that the wall behind the urinals was covered with flowers and tall grass so that it felt likeÂ I wasÂ peeing into a lovely fieldÂ on aÂ Swedish summer day.
Swedes, and Stockholmers in particular, have been called conformists and reserved — and in some ways they are. But every once in a while, Sweden surprises me.
Why should bathrooms be serious? They shouldn’t and I give kudos to Stockholm Arlanda airport for having fun with one of man’s most mundane activities — peeing at a urinal.
It’s the little things in life that matter and the illusion that I was peeing in a Swedish field made a big difference for me that day.
3 Replies to “Peeing on the flowers at Stockholm airport”
Gabe – you gotta nominate this for Urinal of the Day. http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2011/04/29/urinal-of-the-day-san-francisco-ca
Great idea Jeannie Zoo. Thanks for the tip. I can always count on you to point me to the craziness:-)
I was Design Manager at the airport in that time and the idea was born in my head. The Photographer is Peter AhlÃ©n. Probably the most internationally acclaimed installation we have ever done. And it was funny too. Thanks for your appreciation
Karin Elfver (RenstrÃ¶m)