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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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Entry #12596 — Discuss 1
HLS Ltd.
HLS Ltd.
United Kingdom
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
307 x41 x20
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  • 2 users entered 8 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (3 total disagrees)
egyből a Picture Post képei villannak be
Good term selection
Katalin Horváth McClure
feltalálta a boutique szállodát, hogy ezt a kifejezést egyáltalán ismerték volna
Flows well
Katalin Horváth McClure
izgatott
Good term selection
az izgatot​t sokkal j​obb, mint ​az aggódó
Katalin Horváth McClure
megveszne
Good term selection
Katalin Horváth McClure
-1
1
közel háromszázezer forintba
Other
relevant f​or the tar​get audien​ce
Anna Martin
-2
2
Meg tudja csinálni.
Other
Magázás a ​helyes, ne​m a tegezé​s.
Katalin Horváth McClure
+1
megesik
Good term selection
jobb, mint​ a megtört​énik
Katalin Horváth McClure
lobotómián átesett betegek
Good term selection
Anna Martin
Entry #13604 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
132 x42 x21 x1
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  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
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+1
Picture Post hasábjain megjelenő képekre gondolni
Flows well
Zuzmok
+1
a nyugati féltekén
Good term selection
MelindaMo
+1
e hirtelen ötlet furcsaságát
Flows well
Eva H
+1
az emlékek tárháza
Good term selection
Eva H
Entry #12835 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
91 x42 x21 x1
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  • 2 users entered 6 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
többről szól
Flows well
Eva H
+1
áhítozik
Flows well
Zuzmok
Azért jött, hogy Hempelizáljon, ebben az esetben egy háromemeletes viktoriánus ikerház középső részéből kialakított lakáskát.
Flows well
Zuzmok
Ez utóbbi megjegyzés csak vicc.
Flows well
Zuzmok
Érdemes azonban megállni itt egy pillanatra
Flows well
Eva H
+1
Ha a szállodai szobákat emberekhez próbálnánk hasonlítani, lobotómián átesett, bugyután mosolygó betegeknek vagy valószínűsíthető pszichopatáknak felelnének meg.
Flows well
Zuzmok
Entry #14006 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
92 x401 x1
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  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
hozzászoktunk a felső tízezer jelenlétéhez
Good term selection
Gabriella Endredi
a nyugati világ ingatlantulajdonosainak a fele kétségbeesetten sóvárog
Good term selection
Gabriella Endredi
Egy szállodai szoba nem bír emlékezettel.
Good term selection
Zuzmok
Nem vennénk szívesen
Flows well
Zuzmok
Entry #13816 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
71 x41 x21 x1
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  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
amint lebombázott családokat látogatnak a második világháború idején
Other
vsz. azért​ vannak „f​ényképésze​k" fénykép​ek helyett​, mert az ​előbbiek t​udnak láto​gatni (bár​ itt a roy​alty látog​atott).
Gyula Jerkovich
+2
Mindazonáltal Anouska látogatásának célja az én szerény külvárosi traktusomban több volt annál, minthogy együttérzéséről biztosítson.
Flows well
Zuzmok
Végig ugyanazt az elképzelést kell követned.
Flows well
Zuzmok
Entry #13412 — Discuss 0
Voting points1st2nd3rd
41 x400
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  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
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+1
hogyan adjunk hétköznapi otthonunknak ötcsillagos, éjszakánként 750 angol fontot kóstáló, szállodai lakosztályi megjelenést és hangulatot.
Flows well
MelindaMo
Elmélázva tekint
Flows well
Eva H
+1
szokatlan mivoltát
Flows well
Eva H
Az otthonos belső pedig épp az ellenkező eszmét testesíti meg
Good term selection
MelindaMo
Entry #13754 — Discuss 0
Liia Chernysheva
Liia Chernysheva
United States
Voting points1st2nd3rd
0000
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  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
1
körbemustrálta szemével
Flows well
Zuzmok
emlékek tárháza.
Good term selection
Eva H


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