Harold M. Vasquez

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Potty mouth: local entrepreneur Celeste Massullo tackles the home’s toughest design challenge–the toilet–and comes out smelling like a rose

Most people look at the humble bathroom toilet and think about … well, you know what you think. Celeste Massullo sees inspiration. That’s how Massullo–a former fashion designer and serial product developer–came up with ToiletTattoos, removable decorative appliques for toilet lids. Last Christmas, Kmart sold the appliques with seasonal graphics for $4.99 under the name […]

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Required Bathroom Reading

​Go with the FlowSince the new energy laws took effect in 1994, home owners who are remodeling their bathrooms have been required to install ultra low-flow toilets. Yes, they save on water consumption–up to ten gallons per day. But the National Association of Home Builders has been flooded with complaints: The low-flow models clog more […]

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Retailers continue to soak up the profits

The main factor affecting UK sales of toilet paper, kitchen towels and facial tissues is care for the environment. Consumers, retailers and manufacturers have become increasingly aware of ‘green’ issues and many paper product makers have introduced recycled lines. The UK market for toiletpaper is set to reach 608 million pounds sterling in 1994, rising […]

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