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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 18 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 5 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 (18 total; 5 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #14216 — Discuss 0
zuzi
zuzi
Slovakia
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
398 x43 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry4.654.80 (5 ratings)4.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 6 "like" tags
ová
Good term selection
goosy
s
Good term selection
goosy
ovej
Good term selection
goosy
„Dá sa to urobiť,”
Flows well
goosy
Všetko sa dá. Neexistuje dôvod, prečo by sa nedalo.
Flows well
Veronika Belisova
odviezli mŕtvolu
Flows well
tak sa vla​stne odstr​aňuje mŕtv​ola
Dušan Ján Hlísta
Entry #14348 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
173 x42 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry4.403.80 (5 ratings)5.00 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
fórach pre domácich majstrov
Good term selection
hamma
za ktorý radi zaplatíte 750 libier za noc
Flows well
pekné rieš​enie
Marta Karchnakova
hempelizovať
Flows well
others did​n't really​ get it an​d I like t​he chosen ​form
denisaherel
Entry #13328 — Discuss 0
denisaherel
denisaherel
United Kingdom
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
142 x42 x22 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry4.344.00 (3 ratings)4.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
Brooková
Good term selection
goosy
plynulá nadväznosť
Good term selection
zuzi
Určite žartuje. Teda, myslím.
Flows well
goosy
Entry #14264 — Discuss 0
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
91 x41 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry4.003.75 (4 ratings)4.25 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
-1
1
Brooková
Good term selection
goosy
s
Good term selection
konečne ni​ekto, kto ​pochopil, ​že tí dvaj​a bývali s​polu :)
goosy
ovej
Good term selection
goosy
Entry #14206 — Discuss 0
Ivan Rucka
Ivan Rucka
Slovakia
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
61 x41 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.923.33 (3 ratings)4.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 4 users disagreed with "likes" (4 total disagrees)
Brooková
Good term selection
goosy
Hempelovej
Good term selection
goosy
-4
2
úložište
Flows well
zastaralé ​ale hodnot​né slovo
Dušan Ján Hlísta
sprítomnené
Other
redundanci​a, zato pe​kna praca ​so stylom
Kristina Karabova


Non-finalist entries

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

Entry #14198 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.794.00 (5 ratings)3.57 (7 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
+2
1
juhovýchodného Londýna
Good term selection
ZuzanaZvirinska
Entry #14336 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.673.33 (3 ratings)4.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
Brooková
Good term selection
goosy
dychtivých príspevkov
Good term selection
denisaherel
Entry #14308 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.633.25 (4 ratings)4.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
chrám spomienok
Good term selection
Kristína Stupárková
Entry #14239 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.503.50 (2 ratings)3.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 3 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
Good term selection
goosy
zanietených
Good term selection
Kristína Stupárková
+1
tu sa uchovávajú spomienky
Flows well
zuzi
Entry #14236 — Discuss 0
hamma
hamma
Slovakia
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.342.67 (3 ratings)4.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Brooková
Good term selection
goosy
Entry #14345 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.212.75 (4 ratings)3.67 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Good term selection
goosy
Entry #14215 — Discuss 0
Walt
Walt
Slovakia
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.173.00 (4 ratings)3.33 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Brooková
Good term selection
goosy
Entry #14135 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.673.33 (3 ratings)2.00 (3 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
Brooková
Good term selection
goosy
Hempelovej
Good term selection
goosy
Entry #14155 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.672.33 (3 ratings)3.00 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14186 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.422.33 (3 ratings)2.50 (2 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14084 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.50 (4 ratings)2.00 (5 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14140 — Discuss 0
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.252.00 (3 ratings)2.50 (4 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • No "like" tags
Entry #14251 — Discuss 0
katusa13
katusa13
United States
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry2.241.88 (8 ratings)2.60 (5 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Rovnaká tématika musí byť viditeľná v každej izbe.”
Good term selection
meehail


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