Monday, March 1, 2010

Alice in Bloggerland

Alice mania: March 5th, 2010 Tim Burton's movie, from the masterpiece of Lewis Carroll "Alice in Wonderland" will be in theatres around the world. Extraordinary characters and worlds where logic is reversed, a dream or reality?
On the same theme just recently a new Hotel was inaugurated in Milan by Moschino Maison (to see my previous post on Moschino click here) and what better timing to open a whimsical and fun Hotel than for the Milanese Fashion Week.

Here is Alice trying to have a preview of the Hotel peeking through the rabbit hole...let's follow her...

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The 1840 building, the first train station in Milan, was restored maintaining intact the original architecture.

Clouds on the ceiling create light in the foyer so immediately Alice (and the visitors) are taken into a fantasy world.

I believe she would be perfectly happy to sleep here in between adventures, don't you agree?

Alice would probably also feel comfortable here, where the furniture are out of scale and a gigantic tea cup becomes a table.

She would awake in the morning looking at the chandelier, made of real (dream on) cookies and candies.

And the Queen of Hearts?

Would she relax here? Hopefully she will be more mellow...who would not like to sleep every night on a bed made of roses?

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Or hearts will make her happier? Who knows, she is such a character!

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The White Queen

Would she like this amazing bedroom? It is my favorite one.

The Mad Hatter?

Would he have a sound zzzzleep in this room?

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The Cheshire cat

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I am sure the Cat will continue to smile in this bedroom.

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The White Rabbit?

He perhaps will stop running around and find the perfect sleep in this Blue Room? Of course someone will have to wake him up on time!


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And finally...who should sleep in this enchanted forest but at the same time very functional room?

Moschino Maison Hotel, a project by Rossella Jardini in cooperation with Jo Ann Tan.
What a dream! Or is it reality?


Decorator said...

Wonderful post! I was always interested both in Alice and interior design. And the fact that you managed to combine both thrills me!)))

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

TRES TRES BIEN FAIT! I love your juxtaposition and I love the Hotel. Only in Italy does the world of Disney look classy. Grazzie Mille.

qerat said...

Very creative.
There a huge buzz about ALice In Wonderland and designs revolving around this theme.
Try lookng at Burlesque Dubai, it is a concept shop that is very much Alice.

Laurie Blaswich said...

Stunning thought provoking photography and post!... thank you for sharing.... Wowza!

Dale said...

Wow what an amazing hotel. The design was really well done...whimsical and dramatic, but not over the top cheesy. I'd love to see it in person!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Truly a dream. The forest bedroom is my favorite, but all are what dreams are made of. Such a delight to see this magnificent hotel.

Did you get to watch any of the Olympics in person? Being from Seattle, it was such a joy to see the sights of Vancouver if only through our t.v. Vancouver did such a magnificent job of hosting the Olympics. We watched as much as we possibly could. What a thrill. Very pleased that Canada won the gold in hockey. Just seemed like the right thing to have happen. But, it's like now what do we watch? Hope the week is good to you?!

Sally said...

What fun! I loved the imaginative and whimsical approach to the post, and I loved looking at the avant garde designs.

Brillante Home Decor said...

I am so glad you all appreciated this post, I had fun myself in putting it together and I am looking forward to see the movie and very soon see also the hotel in Milan.
Dumbwit Tellher...of course I followed every single day the Olympics and I had the pleasure to go twice to Figure skating (including the Gold night for Canada in Free dance). Today?...I feel displaced after so much fun!

G. said...

Alice in Bloggerland.
Your best post ever!

*Chic Provence* said...

What imaginative designs, and in such utter juxtaposition to the exterior of the staid old hotel! magical post, thanks!

I'm new to your blog and happy to discover you, am now following!


Brillante Home Decor said...

Thanks G. for your comment, I had to change the title of the post, yours is so appropriate.

Maria Killam said...

I can't wait to see that movie, love this post!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Great post! I cant wait, and these pics are fabulous!

Karena said...

Such an interesting integration of fantasy and reality. I wasn't going to see the Alice in Wonderland movie, however I think you have now convinced me!
Art by Karena

Velvet and Linen said...

What a wonderful, whimsical post Albarosa.
I would love to visit that hotel! I'm looking forward to seeing Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton's movies are always a fantastic ride.


Linda Merrill said...

What a cute way to compare the movie and the hotel - love it!

Simply Defined Design said...

I am crazy about the bed with "tree" posts! So unique and magical! Best, Connie

Francine Gardner said...

Fantastic post... would I check in Moschinos' hotel...probably not...don't think I could sleep with an enormous fly over my head. The design is incredibly well done, over the top, whimsical and your story line intertwining Alice and Moschinos'style is absolutely perfect!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

What a FAB and INTERESTING place to stay... I think I LOVE the red dress bed most of all!

Dale said...

Did you see the movie? I thought it was wonderfully fantastical.

ashlina said...

beautiful round up of photos..i adore your blog. looking forward to reading more!!!!

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