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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 #13675 — Discuss 0
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
5412 x43 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.754.00 (4 ratings)3.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 12 "like" tags
  • 5 users agreed with "likes" (8 total agrees)
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (11 total disagrees)
rafinament
Flows well
Diana Edmond
-1
1
în zona SE26 din Londra
Flows well
Diana Edmond
-3
+1
1
sinistraţii în urma bombardamentelor
Flows well
Diana Edmond
-2
+1
1
să-mi ofere ponturi
Flows well
Diana Edmond
-1
1
forumurile on-line de genul „Cum să…?”
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Adriana-Corina Iotcov
on-line
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"liked" it​ because s​omeone sai​d it was a​ spelling ​error, whi​ch is fals​e, please ​check the ​reference.
Link: http://dex​online.ro/​lexem/onli​ne/39350
Adriana-Corina Iotcov
-2
1
de jur-împrejurul bucătăriei
Flows well
Adriana-Corina Iotcov
Nu există absolut niciun impediment.
Flows well
k33pwalkin
+1
viziune unitară
Good term selection
Diana Edmond
+2
spaţiu amnezic
Flows well
Diana Edmond
-2
+2
2
care zâmbeşte tâmp
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Diana Edmond
Entry #13367 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
346 x45 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.343.67 (3 ratings)3.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 5 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
răspândire
Flows well
torica_olga
forumurile on-line de bricolaj,
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ilinca_c (X)
aspectul şi atmosfera
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Daniel Grigoras
aruncând o privire
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ilinca_c (X)
spaţiu amnezic
Flows well
ilinca_c (X)
Entry #12911 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
111 x407 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.254.00 (2 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
+1
hotelul tematic
Good term selection
very good
Daniel Grigoras
-1
+2
1
marcă înregistrată
Flows well
Diana Edmond


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #14029 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.702.80 (5 ratings)2.60 (5 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 8 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (7 total disagrees)
-2
+1
nume proprietăresc
Good term selection
Diana Edmond
-1
1
personalizeze în stil Hempel
Flows well
Adriana-Corina Iotcov
-2
1
Trebuie o linie uniformă
Flows well
Diana Edmond
se uită gânditoare
Flows well
Diana Edmond
-1
1
la ieşirea de inc
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Diana Edmond
-1
1
atipicul acestui impuls
Flows well
Diana Edmond
+1
cufăr de amintiri
Flows well
Diana Edmond
cufăr de amintir
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ilinca_c (X)
Entry #13520 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.502.67 (3 ratings)2.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (2 total disagrees)
aruncând o privire
Flows well
Diana Edmond
-2
1
depozit de amintiri
Flows well
Diana Edmond
Entry #13951 — Discuss 0
Diana Edmond
Diana Edmond
United Kingdom
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.503.00 (2 ratings)2.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
+1
În unele cazuri, acest lucru chiar se va fi întâmplat.
Other
traducere ​fidelă a t​extului or​iginal
Klára Kalamár
-1
pacienţi lobotomizaţi zâmbăreţi
Good term selection
Daniel Grigoras
Entry #13463 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.503.00 (2 ratings)2.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags