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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.

...

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 9 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 (9 total; 3 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #13699 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
5711 x45 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.672.33 (3 ratings)3.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 6 users agreed with "likes" (10 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (4 total disagrees)
-1
+3
1
Anouska Hempels klackar klapprade över den spuckna cementen
Flows well
Daniel Löfström
-1
+4
1
Det måste finnas en genomgående linje"
Flows well
Helen Hedman Walderhaug
-2
+1
förledande
Good term selection
Annika Hedqvist
Entry #12673 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
447 x45 x26 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.003.50 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
+2
Hotellrummet är en plats utan minnen
Flows well
joser
-1
+1
1
Det privata hemmet
Flows well
"Det priva​ta hemmet"​ is perfe​ct as cont​rasted to ​"hotellrum​met"
Helen Hedman Walderhaug
Om hotellrum vore människor
Good term selection
I like the​ use of th​e subjunct​ive mood
Katarina Kvarnhult
Entry #13852 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
416 x46 x25 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.754.00 (1 rating)3.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
Hon ser tankfullt ut bortom brandtrappan
Good term selection
Glenn Fallhorn
Hotellrummet är ett utrymme som glömmer
Flows well
Core meani​ng of the ​source tex​t is follo​wed.
Glenn Fallhorn
det är en förvaringsplats för minnen
Flows well
Glenn Fallhorn


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #13591 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.503.00 (1 rating)2.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
var och varannan
Flows well
Helen Hedman Walderhaug
-1
det mellersta planet
Flows well
Annika Hedqvist
lider av glömska
Good term selection
Annika Hedqvist
-1
lismande
Good term selection
Annika Hedqvist
Entry #13997 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.50 (2 ratings)2.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
när Anouska Hempels klackar klapprar mot parkeringsplatsens spruckna cement
Flows well
Annika Hedqvist
ett utrymme utan minnen
Flows well
Annika Hedqvist
Entry #13387 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.00 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
sätter ner
Good term selection
Helen Hedman Walderhaug
se framför sig de
Good term selection
Helen Hedman Walderhaug
-1
en svit på ett femstjärnigt lyxhotell
Flows well
I think it​ works to ​remove the​ price inf​ormation
Annika Hedqvist
En hemmiljö ger uttryck för det motsatta
Flows well
Helen Hedman Walderhaug
Entry #13666 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.00 (1 rating)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (3 total disagrees)
-1
1
är tomt på minnen
Flows well
Annika Hedqvist
renstädat
Good term selection
Annika Hedqvist
-2
1
insmickrande
Good term selection
Annika Hedqvist
Entry #12778 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.501.67 (3 ratings)1.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #12890 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry1.501.50 (2 ratings)1.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
innan det blev ett eget begrepp
Flows well
Annika Hedqvist
Hempels stil.
Flows well
Annika Hedqvist


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