Stylish toilets and Churchillian wisdom


Stylish toilets and Churchillian wisdom

The Fomolistas also have their eye on canned chicken (it's a coming thing) and sweaters that put your internal organs on the outside.

  • 24 May 2024
  • Lifestyle
  • 3 min to read
  • article 12 of 18

What you want to know this week

The Tokyo toilet project

The Tokyo Toilet project (@thetokyotoilet_official) is redefining public restrooms as architectural marvels. Led by renowned architects, it aims to modernise and elevate these often-overlooked structures into works of art, seamlessly blending with urban environments. Kengo Kuma's cedar-clad pavilions blend with Nabeshima Shoto Park, while Junko Kobayashi adds a playful touch with rabbit-adorned cylindrical toilets under a yellow awning. Shigeru Ban's design includes innovative opaque glass and night lighting. What a great upliftment idea for South Africa.

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Canned chicken

Poultry company Astral Foods is exploring canned chicken as an offering.

The recent rise and popularity of canned fish, plus the increase in diesel costs, bird flu and El Niño, pose possible risks to the industry.

Read more.

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Anatomy sweaters

This was made with folkloric motifs and anatomy drawings, combined in generative artificial intelligence program Midjourney and edited with Photoshop before some upscaling and colour correction.


#1 DAY Assorted Stainless Steel Flask 1L

The Fomolistas love flasks. Anneliese discovered this blue beauty at Pick n Pay for R149.99. It holds beverages, hot or cold, for hours.

#2 House of Coffee Roma Espresso Medium Dark Roast Ground Coffee

Our latest coffee obsession is this 100% Arabica at such a great price. Available for about R89.99 at most supermarkets. 

#3 DAY Glass Bottle With Bamboo Lid 1L

It can go from the fridge to the pedestal next to your bed. Now we know how bad plastic containers are, we should all invest in beautiful glass bottles like this one. R69.99 at Pick n Pay.

The healthy life

A fresh green salad

This speedy cucumber and edamame salad with sesame ginger dressing is a perfect lunch. Thinly sliced English or Persian cucumbers, shelled edamame, cubed avocado and sliced spring onion. It is topped with toasted sesame seeds and a sprinkling of Aleppo pepper. 

The magic lies in the dressing: avocado or grapeseed oil, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, tamari or soya sauce, freshly grated ginger and grated or minced garlic.

Did you know?

Frozen blueberries are healthier and contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than fresh blueberries. Freezing blueberries increases their concentration of anthocyanins, which are natural anti-inflammatory agents.

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Quote of the week

Winston Churchill quotes (and insults)

#1 “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

#2 “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

#3 “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

#4 “You must look at facts because they look at you."

#5 “Vengeance is the most costly and dissipating of luxuries."

#6 “The English never draw a line without blurring it."

#7 “Evils can be created much quicker than they can be cured."

#8 “Envisage — an unpleasant and overworked word."

#9 “If you're going through hell, keep going."

#10 “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."

#11 “Madam, I may be drunk, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."

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