Today is a significant day as I make a visit to the rubbish dump. We are throwing away all the old catalogues, brochures, postcards & leaflets from the construction of the riad. We have spent so much time (almost 4 years!) & effort searching for unique, quirky and interesting products & ideas for the riad.
Looking through some of the brochures reminds me of how crazy some of the rejected ideas were ! For example, we had a company that can make all the ceilings in taut rubber, like a big balloon - all curvy & orange coloured. Or the idea of filling the entire roof terrace with 30cm of sand so it is like a beach (forgot about how appealing a 20x30m deluxe cat-litter tray would be to the local feline community !) Or the armchairs that would have water running down the arms. Or the huge 8m long chandelier that we would hang in the central hole of the riad, from the roof. Or the house taxi that we would buy, paint it orange & stick 300 plastic gerbera flowers on the roof so that people noticed it!
So many awful ideas, but so many good ideas as well. Looking through the brochures there are so many cool, interesting products, mostly from small independent designers, that i would love to have featured, but that just didn't fit for one reason or another. Maybe if we open Maison xx (where xx is another country) we can incorporate some of these beautiful ideas in the future?
So, out with construction stuff, in with the proper running of the hotel and banging the drum so that as many people as possible can come and stay and enjoy maison mk.