Selfie Life – Hotel Deco Busting

Intervention Against Tasteless Wall Decorations in Hotels and Holiday Apartments. (Part 17)
Intervention gegen geschmacklose Wanddekoration in Hotelzimmern und Ferienwohnungen. (Teil 17)

Since 2010 I have secretly been slightly altering tasteless or boring hotel or holiday apartment art whenever I had the chance to.

I still have not shown you all the Hotel Deco Busting projects I did during our holiday in August… So here, without further ado another one, called Selfie Life.

While walking on the beach with a beautiful sunset, we noticed how every second person was frantically at work to get the perfect sunset picture with their phones. And obviously there were several with those weird selfie sticks, making sure they were in the sunset picture too.

Somehow it felt as if we were the only ones who were present in the ‘here and now’ and actually could fully enjoy the sunset, feel grateful for our beautiful holiday, take a deep breath of the salty sea breeze, smile and just be content… I wondered if the other people, taking photogrpahs actually noticed or felt any of what we did? I hope inbetween taking photos they did.

So this was the inspiration for this hotel deco busting intervention… Our holiday bungalow had a wide variety of wall decorations. All old pages from calendars, all in cheap frames, and this particular one was not even covered with glass… so easy work for me.

Selfie Life (After) I have added the imaginary experience and perspective of a woman taking selfies of her beach holiday to share on her social media.

Selfie Life (After) I have added the imaginary experience and perspective of a woman taking selfies of her beach holiday to share on her social media.

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5 thoughts on “Selfie Life – Hotel Deco Busting

    1. Imke Rust Post author

      True. Although I once read an article from somebody who was so grateful for this trend, as it helped her to become more confident and gave her a kind of permission to love herself. So there might be some good in it, yet, if it is all based on looks it might be pretty deceiving. 🙂 PS ek het lekker gelag oor jou laaste blog. Ek kan uurelank eenige iets van jou lees, jy is so entertaining, maar nog meer geniet ek hoe kleurvol, perfek en ‘sophisticated’ jy die taal beheer. ‘n ware genot!

      1. Daniël Bezuidenhout

        Dankie Imke, ek waardeer die kompliment. Meestal is die lesers mense wat my glad nie ken nie. My Ma kry horries oor al die goed wat ek kwytraak, en van my vriendinne dryg my as ek ooit sou waag om van hulle iets te griffel 🙂

  1. Indigo Spider

    I usually prefer your remakes but in this instance I must admit, ugh. Not because your work isn’t beautiful but oh so sick of selfies, selfies, selfies and selfie sticks! I really thought the selfie craze would die out but then they came up with these horrible selfie sticks and it just seems worse than ever.

    Truly, I don’t think people are enjoying the moment because they are all too focused on capturing it on their phone. Then, they never look at the photos again or, if on the rare occasion they do, they forgot when/where the moment was. Rather sad.

    1. Imke Rust Post author

      Exactly! This picture is the first one sees when one enters the holiday appartment and I hope it will remind the people who stay there, that it is a bit silly to constantly take selfies, instead of just appreciating the moment and view. 🙂


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