Ronald Van der Hilst and his brain hive hotel project

Dear Shaded Viewers,

A few weeks ago I showed you Ronald Van der Hilst’s tulip vase and I told you about his brain hive hotel project. Before I left Antwerp I stopped to see him and his boyfriend, Marcel and Ronald took this image of the ceramic object that will one day transform into a hotel on a desert beach.A possible location for this hotel is  Namibia where the Himba people are covered with red pigment from head to toe. We were imagining what it would be like to have a Himba behind the reception desk. My thought is that it might be a good idea if all the walls were painted red. Want to book a room?

Brain Hive Hotel, created and photographed  by Ronald Van der Hilst

P.S. If you are interested in more news from Antwerp please visit Ninette Murk’s new blog-

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.