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Source text in English

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.

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 12 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 3 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (12 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #13573 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
6013 x43 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.904.00 (6 ratings)3.80 (5 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
Londýnská čtvrť Sydenham je místem, kde si lidé na nedostatek šarmu a osobitosti rozhodně stěžovat nemohou. Vždyť nad místní zubařskou ordinací bydleli jeden čas Kelly Brooková a Jason Statham
Other
well done
Pavel Prudký
okamžitě se mi vybavily fotografie
Good term selection
Nina Marcussen
-1
1
To musí být vtip, říkám si
Other
well linke​d
Pavel Prudký
+1
To se mimochodem klidně mohlo stát.
Flows well
no hurá, c​ož to nikd​o jiný nep​řeložil sp​rávně?
Pavel Slama
Entry #13574 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
457 x45 x27 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.833.40 (5 ratings)4.25 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
žena, která vymyslela butikový hotel ještě předtím, než dostal jakékoli značkové jméno
Good term selection
Nina Marcussen
+1
1
Celý byt musí propojovat jednotná myšlenka.
Flows well
Pavel Slama
nutkání
Good term selection
Pavel Slama
vyprávět fotografie
Good term selection
Lukas Panek
Entry #13231 — Discuss 0
EvaVer (X)
EvaVer (X)
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
354 x47 x25 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.884.00 (4 ratings)3.75 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
nápad
Good term selection
Pavel Slama
úspěšně se přetvařující
Good term selection
Pavel Slama


Non-finalist entries

The following entries were not selected by peers to advance to finals-round voting.

Entry #13619 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.383.25 (4 ratings)3.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
To měl být vtip. Doufám.
Flows well
Pavel Slama
Fotografie na římse nad krbem, obrázky na zdi, knihy na poličkách, to vše by nám mělo vyprávět příběh obyvatel bytu
Flows well
Lukas Panek
Entry #13447 — Discuss 0
Pavla Dohnalova
Pavla Dohnalova
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.253.50 (4 ratings)3.00 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
přišli o střechu nad hlavou
Flows well
Lukas Panek
Všemi se musí prolínat jediná myšlenka.
Flows well
Pavel Slama
úschovnu
Other
kreativní
Pavel Slama
Entry #13721 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.253.00 (4 ratings)3.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
okázalost
Good term selection
hurá
Pavel Slama
Entry #13780 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.132.75 (4 ratings)3.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #13693 — Discuss 0
Jiri Lonsky
Jiri Lonsky
Czech Republic
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.002.67 (3 ratings)3.33 (3 ratings)
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  • No "like" tags
Entry #13556 — Discuss 0
Lukas Panek
Lukas Panek
Czech Republic
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.923.50 (4 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
V dnešní době nás jen tak nějaký třpyt v Sydenhamu neoslní, bydleli tu přece Kelly Brook i Jason Statham
Flows well
Hana Pankova
-1
1
sterilitu, ke které by personál vybičovala snad jen mrtvola nalezená předešlý večer na postel
Other
good point
Pavel Prudký
sterilitu
Good term selection
vhodný výr​az
Pavel Slama
Entry #12871 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.342.00 (3 ratings)2.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
získala ono příznačné označení
Flows well
Lukas Panek
Entry #12617 — Discuss 0
David Guryca
David Guryca
Czech Republic
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.882.00 (4 ratings)1.75 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
lesk
Good term selection
Pavel Slama
Entry #13565 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.751.75 (4 ratings)1.75 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags


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