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We're accustomed to glamour in London SE26: Kelly Brook and Jason Statham used to live above the dentist. But when Anouska Hempel's heels hit the cracked cement of the parking space outside my flat, it's hard not to think of those Picture Post photographs of royalty visiting bombed-out families during the second world war. Her mission in my modest tract of suburbia is, however, about more than offering sympathy. Hempel—the woman who invented the boutique hotel before it bore any such proprietary name—has come to give me information for which, judging by the spreads in interiors magazines and anxious postings on online DIY forums, half the property-owners in the Western world seem desperate: how to give an ordinary home the look and the vibe of a five-star, £750-a-night hotel suite. To Hem­pelise, in this case, a modest conversion flat formed from the middle slice of a three-storey Victorian semi.

"You could do it," she says, casting an eye around my kitchen. "Anyone could do it. Absolutely no reason why not. But there has to be continuity between the rooms. A single idea must be followed through." She looks out wistfully over the fire escape. "And you'd have to buy the house next door, of course." That's a joke. I think.

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It's worth pausing, though, to consider the oddness of this impulse. The hotel room is an amnesiac space. We would be troubled if it bore any sign of a previous occupant, particularly as many of us go to hotels in order to do things we would not do at home. We expect a hotel room to be cleaned as thoroughly as if a corpse had just been hauled from the bed. (In some cases, this will actually have happened.) The domestic interior embodies the opposite idea: it is a repository of memories. The story of its inhabitants ought to be there in the photos on the mantelpiece, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves. If hotel rooms were people, they would be smiling lobotomy patients or plausible psychopaths.

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Entries (6 total) Expand all entries

Entry #14258 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
7217 x41 x22 x1
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  • 3 users entered 10 "like" tags
  • 6 users agreed with "likes" (13 total agrees)
+3
Εμείς στο SE26 του Λονδίνου είμαστε συνηθισμένοι σε διασημότητες
Flows well
Maria Hadjisavva
–η γυναίκα που χρησιμοποίησε το boutique hotel ως όρο πριν αυτός καθιερωθεί–
Flows well
tania mourtzila
+2
αγωνιώδεις αναρτήσεις
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
+2
διαδικτυακά φόρουμ τύπου «φτιάξ’ το μόνος σου»
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tania mourtzila
Στη δική μου περίπτωση, να «χεμπελ-ίσει» ένα ταπεινό διαμέρισμα στον μεσαίο όροφο μιας διασκευασμένης τριώροφης βικτωριανής διπλοκατοικίας με μεσοτοιχία.
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
+1
Αλλά πρέπει τα δωμάτια να έχουν μια συνοχή. Πρέπει όλα να ακολουθούν μια κεντρική ιδέα».
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Maria Hadjisavva
+4
Πλάκα μου κάνει. Νομίζω.
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Maria Hadjisavva
Αξίζει όμως να κοντοσταθεί κανείς και να σκεφτεί
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Maria Hadjisavva
ένοικο
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Ismini Karantzi
+1
αποθετήριο αναμνήσεων
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Maria Hadjisavva
Entry #14282 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
365 x48 x20
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  • 1 user entered 9 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
ήταν αδύνατο να μήν πάει ο νους μου σ’εκείνες τις παλιές φωτογραφίες του Picture Post
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Maria Hadjisavva
+1
στο συνοικιακό μου φτωχικό
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Maria Hadjisavva
η γυναίκα που ανακάλυψε τα «boutique hotels» πριν ακόμα αυτά ονομαστούν έτσι
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Maria Hadjisavva
είχε έρθει να μου δώσει πληροφορίες που, αν κρίνει κανείς από τα δισέλιδα των περιοδικών
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Maria Hadjisavva
+1
φόρουμ για μαστορέματα
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Maria Hadjisavva
πώς να Χεμπελάρεις
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Maria Hadjisavva
Πλάκα κάνει. Νομίζω.
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Maria Hadjisavva
+1
να αναλογιστείς το παράδοξο
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Maria Hadjisavva
-1
1
Το δωμάτιο ενός ξενοδοχείου είναι ένας χώρος που έχει πάθει αμνησία.
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Maria Hadjisavva
Entry #14243 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
141 x44 x22 x1
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  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
1
πάνω απ’ του οδοντίατρου
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Maria Hadjisavva
η γυναίκα που εφηύρε το ξενοδοχείο μπουτίκ
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
Entry #13301 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
92 x401 x1
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  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
με μέλη της βασιλικής οικογένειας
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Maria Hadjisavva
αύρα
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
την παραξενιά αυτής της παρόρμησης.
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rokotas
να είναι αποτυπωμένη
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
Entry #14180 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
81 x404 x1
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  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
όπου γαλαζοαίματοι επισκέπτονται οικογένειες-θύματα των βομβαρδισμών κατά τον δεύτερο παγκόσμιο πόλεμο.
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Maria Hadjisavva
αναζητούν απελπισμένα
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
«χεμπελοποιήσεις»
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
άνευ μνήμης
Good term selection
Sofia Poulou
Entry #14119 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
702 x23 x1
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 5 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
με το που πατάει το τακούνι της
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rokotas
εφευρέτρια των μπουτίκ χοτέλ πριν καν τα αποκαλέσουν έτσι
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Maria Hadjisavva
-1
1
τα 'σαλόνια' των περιοδικών
Good term selection
rokotas
καθώς περιεργάζεται
Good term selection
Maria Hadjisavva
Οι ιστορίες των ενοίκων του πρέπει να αποτυπώνονται στο χώρο
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Maria Hadjisavva


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