The Vespa Our neighbour had this old 1955 Vespa stocked on his outside waste spot. We asked him one day if we could have it to turn it into a vintage flower pot and he agreed. The vibe from Audry’s Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s movie ” Roman holiday ” is now very present on our outdoor terrace. The Vespa is completely covered by rests of glass tiles that were left over from our bath rooms making this an all weather resistent garden feature full of nostalgic glamour.
Hathunters Definition: “A hat is a head covering. Worn for protection against the elements, for religious reasons, for safety, as a fashion accessory, as an indicator of social status.” In our hotel a hat is also the go to item if we need a light fixture. We see an undecorated light bulb somewhere? We think: “Helmet, cap, Kepi, Panama,…” and we go hathunting… We´ll post about our Monteras (torero hat lamps) as well, and here are more examples.
The wall lightning The wall lightning of the dinning room entrance has been made of kitchen tools such as graters and colanders. A bowl-formed colander lightens up as the famous disco balls, giving the impression you are way back in the seventies shaking your boots off with music of the Jackson 5. To cover up the electric cable we used a metal kitchen grater.
Not that typical Eighties Samsonite A typical eighties Samsonite is in charge to welcome our guests at the Hotel EnFrente Arte. With its years of travel experience it is now in charge to supply a comfortable check in and check out. But, before that, we “disguised” it by filling it up with foam ,covered it with black leather and added typical andalusian forged iron to stabelize it.
Another way to recycle bottles Another way to recycle bottles of wine is to cut off the inferior base with a angle grinder, introducing an electric cable with a lamp and hanging it up upon the ceiling. We pitched it into the wooden balks of the hotel’s gazebo, intenting to play with two shades: green and ocher, the same colours of the sun set in the Ronda mountains.
The Instru-lights The beginning of EnFrente Arte was very musical. We had the guys from Wawadadakwa here, Think of One recorded an album here. Also the belgian band dEUS and even the universal pop diva Madonna. The reminiscences of that era are still permeating the walls of the hotel by having introduced light bulbs in the old instruments some of those muscicians left us as a souvenir. They are now dangling at our walls and when the night falls they will create warmth in the interior of the building. A saxophone, a tuba and a trombone that’s our small tribute […]
Bohemian EnfrenteArte is a bohemian, alternative, funky bed and breakfast hotel, decorated with eclectic details, original and historical artwork and atmospheric lighting. A Fiat 600 in reception – why not! There are lots of fun and funky touches. Lights and birds nesting in old basketballs. Wall murals of Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury. Car tyres converted to occasional tables. A surfboard dining table. Plus quality amenities and helpful hosts. For those enjoying Ronda on foot, you’ll appreciate the complimentary “Doctor Fish” pedicure, as well as a sauna, outdoor pool and jacuzzi. During your stay, all drinks, breakfast and the use of all facilities are included in the price of the […]
“Now where I want to be is …” are words of the lyrics of the dEUS-song “Dissapointed in the sun”, a band who is very related to the history of EnFrente Arte. Often songs are inspiration and this song has been fundamental for the decoration of the hotel’s dinning room, a chill zone where you can have breakfast while observing a little locust or an exotic fish staring at you from the acquarium window. The floor is completly blue and the walls are covered by gigantic stickers of medusas and anemones. The lightballs are fishbowls filled with water and bubbles in which we incorporated a electronic photo frame […]
Jets of Light Innovate or die, that’s a very popular saying among hotel people. To us, for example, it happened with the old bathroom taps, who had lost their function but for us they kept on having a certain charm. So we started thinking about how re-using them. After a waterfall of ideas we decided to use them as a lamp, replacing the limpid jets of chrystalised water for light bursts. In the Picasso Room we hoist fusion of taps and tubes with light flod
Two in One What to do with a broken washing machine? Would you drop off your dryer? Don’t trow them away! Maybe you’re not aware of what you have got in your hands: a future table-lamp that will impress your friends and enthrall anyone visiting your place. We have changed the dirty laundry into warm light and connected the washer and the dryer with a metal tube. We’ve finished the job with a crystal on top of it. We now use these tables for all desert pastry at our breakfast. We also manufactured a giant floor lamp adding 3 wash drums together lighting up delightfully a rather los corner… so […]