Poppy and minimalistic – The Prizeotel in Bremen

Today I would like to introduce you to the ‘Prizeotel‘ – the first budget designer hotel in Bremen!

It has been voted as one of the 7 most charming and stylish hotels under 100 euro in Germany and has an outstanding design affordable to all!

It opened up in February 2009 and already got numerous awards- for example the Design price „Red Dot Award” in the „Architecture and Interior Design” category.

The first second I got there I recognized the Pop-Art-style, which immediately reminded me of the ‘nhow hotel’ in Berlin.

And…surprise, surprise: after asking the friendly woman behind the reception desk I got to know what I was already suspecting! The modern hallmark is the same! It’s the one of the world renowned Karim Rashid!

Normally, to be honest – I prefer darker colors and warm materials! But the Prizeotel with its 127 fully air-conditioned rooms still serves exactly the needs of cost-effective business and city travelers.

So if you are not afraid of colors but you love details, like an ilamp with integrated speakers and an iphone connection, you should definitely check out this amazing place with the large open and white spaces and the accents of strong positive colors!

The lobby area encompasses a bar, internet station, buffet and outdoor terrace.

Upstairs, the tactile wallpaper coats the hallway. Custom carpets along the corridors display room numbers.

The rooms were designed following the guiding ‘have less but better furniture’. They provide all the needs and details of a high end boutique hotel while creating a unique experience and a high level of sleeping comfort!

It also has high quality bathrooms with rainforest shower heads.

All pictures from: http://www.prizeotel.com/en/

The Prizehotel is a perfect hotel for individualist who are feeling home wherever they are able to take their smartphones and their trolley bags – and who are bored with traditional hotels!

Further locations are already planned for 2013 in Hamburg and Hannover and afterwards in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Munich.

  by Mo Goshtasb

The special wall

Everyone has that one wall in their home that needs to become the centre of attention. Creating a feature wall is a great way to give a room a focal point. It creates depth and interest and… doesn´t need to cost a fortune.

There are many ways to create a feature wall, from painting it in a different color, through creating a colorful wall with stripes, to mounting a picture gallery or using wallpaper.

However, the chalkboard decor can add to your home better arrangement and neatness. You can plan menus, write down shopping lists in the kitchen or draw out your own wallpaper pattern and change it every month or even every week!

Take a look at some fun ideas. Something for everyone!

Resource: http://www.barbaragilbertinteriors.com
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  by Mo Goshtasb

HENRI – more than a hotel

A temporary home in the center of Hamburg.

Henri is a welcoming hotel for cosmopolitan and unconventional guests. It’s not just another hotel with a commodity design! There are 65 cool and retro styled studios, suites and loft suites waiting for you! You simply have to be impressed:  dark wooden floors, cozy sofas, handmade carpets, custom made furniture and accessories. The rooms are also partly equipped with kitchen units!

You can even find an individual ‘HENRI wallpaper’ on the walls: triangle tables and nostalgia phones that are giving a living room an atmosphere of the 50’s!

The meeting point at the hotel is “The Abendbrod!”.  Here you can meet with other hotel guests, have breakfast or just a bedtime-snack.

The funny thing about it: the guests can get it themselves out of the retro-fridge in the open kitchen. For example prepared soups or salads are waiting for you! And every weekend they will surprise you with different cakes and a good coffee.

But no worries- you can run off these pounds again! ;) At the gym downstairs!

There’s also a very nice wellness area on the upper floor – including a view over the rooftops of my beautiful Hamburg.

All pictures from:  http://henri-hotel.com/


  by Mo Goshtasb

Home made of old wine barrels

As you already might have noticed, creative new furniture made of old things definately attracts my attention.
Actually, nowadays it’s getting really popular, because it helps to repurpose old material without wasting it.

These pieces of furniture are all made of old wine barrels.

Resource: http://www.houzz.com http://www.decordir.com

The old wood of this washing basin is protected by a custom blended wax. You can still see the typical oak barrel that was once used for a wine maturation.

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These two very nice mirrors are a great combination of beauty and durability, aren’t they?

Resource: www.amazon.com

This tray was once a lid of a wood barrel. It was just polished and oiled to make it a nice eyecatcher for your next Sunday-breakfast in bed.

Resource: http://1800recycling.com/

This amazing lamp is made of the old metal tyres from an old wine barrel and will brighten up your rooms during this grey season.

Love & light!

  Mo Goshtasb