The Bossafarm seedling boat At the Bossafarm, our outdoor land in Estepona where we grow 100% organic fruit and vegetables and we created the Bossaboat. This boat was about to be destroyed and we gave it a final destination as a seedling garden for all our plants and trees. We opened up one side in the flank of the boat and now our sprouts get all the necessary sun but are protected from the wind. We have surrounded the boat with up side down planters where we grow cherry tomatoes, mexican green tomatoes etc…One can conclude the Bossaboat has a complete new mission after being recycled and became a new […]
We used this old mannequin leggs and added a flower pot which we covered with artificial green grass carpet. They now serve fresh stevia and organic vegetables leaves for our breakfast buffet hoping that these healthy delacacies give you the same shape of legs to wonder through the city…
The Basketball Room We placed loudspeakers on the insides of a series of basketballs and created an amazing basketball room. In the entertainment room we hung them from the ceiling, in 2 rows, walls of sound. As the speakers are facing top down the sound waves are very local, like cones of sound between the speakers and the floor. The lighting of the room is done with bulbs in basket balls, and we iterate between speakers and lights. These objects are to be found in various public spaces of the hotel
Marble Madness Apart from aquariums on various levels, plants, birds, small islands, hidden treasures and sitting corners, our tropical garden now features a 6 meters high marble waterfall with light effects. We used a mesh of chain-link wire, the small square kind used to fence poultry livestock or small mammals, to jam a huge amount of white stones and transparent glass marbles in a casing of PVC draining pipes, and then placed the construction against the high wall of the patio. Between the marbles and the wall, in the backsides of the pvc tubes, we positioned perforated optical fibre wires with iterating colours in a symmetrical pattern to light up […]
The funkiest pool Fountain in Ronda We looked for quite a while in all sorts of outdoor decoration shops for a innovative, pop culture pool fountain to give our swimming pool a certain twist. The only thing we could find were some marble, zen inspired fountains at extremely expensive rates. Years ago we bought some pvc hand stools that we used to decorate in some of our rooms. These chairs are very nice looking but honestly not comfortable at all to sit on. We decided to perforate each finger top and split up 5 little garden tubes in the back of the hand leading these tubes into each […]
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.