Despite their importance, toilets and what goes in them remain taboo! So for those with a delicate disposition we’ll adopt code names. The toilet is the Throne, its fragnant contents the Rose. Our journey begins with the seats of the Roman Empire, followed by royal thrones and state of the art Japanese creations. Although London is the birthplace of the modern throne, today the ﬂ ush toilet is an ecological time bomb. In India, new modern sewers abound. And the untouchables, the humble rose gathering caste, are re-training. Another revolution of the throne is taking place. Where will you leave your roses in the future?