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Urine-Themed Rags

Amy Rawson's Pee Towel is Inspired by Her Day Job as a Lab Tech

— August 22, 2011 — Art & Design
Despite what you might think the real purpose of the Pee Towel is, it is not actually meant to be urinated on. Instead, it is simply a traditional tea towel with a urine-themed pattern on it. The name itself is a pun on both of these facts.

Created by Amy Rawson, the Pee Towel was inspired by her day job as a lab tech. One of her duties revolves around urinalysis, part of which involves a microscopic examination that is conducted to look for crystal formation. These urinary crystals are a result from a supersaturation of the urine with particular substances that form distinctive shapes, the most common being calcium oxalate. It is this crystal formation that we see on the Pee Towel.
Trend Themes
1. Urine-themed Patterns - Opportunity for fashion brands to embrace unconventional designs and create a unique line of urine-themed clothing and accessories.
2. Science-inspired Designs - Potential for artists and designers to incorporate scientific concepts and patterns into their artwork, appealing to both science enthusiasts and the general public.
3. Novelty Home Décor - An opportunity for home décor companies to create quirky and humorous products like the Pee Towel, tapping into a market for unconventional and lighthearted designs.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Fashion industry can leverage the trend of urine-themed patterns to create edgy and unconventional clothing lines.
2. Art - Art industry can explore science-inspired designs to offer unique and intellectually stimulating artwork to art enthusiasts.
3. Home Décor - Home décor industry can tap into the market for novelty products by creating humorous and unconventional items like urine-themed towels for quirky homeowners.
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