We'll conclude our Earth Week observance with an optimistic view from 1968, the beginning of what was then vaguely known as the 'ecology movement'. While this ad wasn't exactly conservation-oriented, it did address a form of pollution: indoor air quality. Promoting a self-ventilating toilet with a bowl-full of daisies was certainly an inspired use of the Flower Power bandwagon.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.