December 2013

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#ace hotel #happy new year
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#first footing #new year #folklore #london #ace hotel #LDN #aceldn

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"I had no proof that I had the stuff to be an artist, though I hungered to be one."

Happy birthday, Patti. And thank you for teaching us how to trust in our instincts, always.

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Diamond Terrifier - A Dutty Artz Mix Tape - Ace Hotel, December 23soundcloud.com


Every night of the year, we hand over the keys to the NY lobby to artists and DJs and tonight, for the last Monday in December, we hand them to The Oracle DJs — Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records to celebrate the last of five different mixtapes. Each one has hit a little harder than the next, and the Diamond Terrifier + Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape we got from last week was no exception. Have a listen if you’d like, and make your way this-a-way for the fifth and final on New Year’s Eve Eve

Tonight — 8 til late:
Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release.

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#Ace Hotel #acenyc #Young Planet #Cidida #Eibol #acers
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#Ace Hotel #acedtla #LAX #United Artists Theatre #The Theatre #anniversary #Spanish Gothic
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#henry miller #happy birthday #ace hotel
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#findings #joseph cornell #ace hotel #christmas #holiday spirit
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#front desk #christmas #acephotobooth #merry #london #ace hotel #ldn #aceldn
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#shoreditch #that flower shop #hattie fox #Ace Hotel #aceldn #LDN
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#Ace Hotel #acenyc #le labo #parfumerie #nyc #Grasse #pop-up
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#los angeles #alain laboile #photography #Ace Hotel #acedtla #LAX #santa monica
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#Ace Hotel #New York #Domino Kirke #acenyc #NYC #doula #uknown mortal orchestra #Lobby Shows
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#Ace Hotel #aceldn #LDN #Hoi Polloi #Louise Gray #NYE #Christmas
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#dtla #los angeles #acne studios #downtown la #ace hotel #acedtla #neighbors #art deco #lax
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#Ace Hotel #georges melies #acenyc #NYC #anthology film archives #cinemagician #special effects
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#panama #art #casco viejo #american trade hotel #gustavo araujo #ath
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#music #Ace Hotel #acedtla #The Theatre at Ace Hotel #LAX #Spiritualized #Valentine's Day
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#ace london #uk #cambridge university #lord byron #cool points #aceldn #LDN

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Publication Studio hosts the fifth annual Publication Fair at The Cleaners this Sunday, bringing together makers, purveyors and admirers of printed matter in all its shapes and sizes. 

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This summer we worked with A.P.C. to create custom quilts for our rooms in London — designer Jessica Ogden and founder Jean Touitou created a patchwork masterpiece out of fabrics from past A.P.C. collections.
Now that the quilts are in our rooms, on our beds, and quickly capturing the hearts of our travel-weary and comfort-seeking visitors, we asked Jessica to share her thoughts on the process, and some of the things inspiring her work right now. 

"As a child my mum made my brother and I quilts for our bed, she was the one who taught me how to sew, so the process is in her spirit.
It was amazing to then have Jean propose this idea to work on A.P.C. Quilts as it is also through his mum he has the love for this work.
We have our Mums to be thankful for to learn this beautiful craft.”
—Jessica Ogden

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Antique quilt reference with beautiful flowers and color.
 

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My Auntie Rosie, a beautiful lady, and a letter from her, my drawings of my cat and the sun reminding me of Jamaica where I was born.
 

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Sonia Delaunay, my all-time favorite textile artist.
 

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A page from my scrapbook: A Jessica Ogden dress 
next to a piece of Odette Touitou, Jean’s mum, patchwork.
 

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A page from The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. This is one of my favorite books, all homemade quilts made from what was on hand. The pieces made from work clothes are some of the highlights for me, as the clothes already have wear and tear, aged and patched, and then to be made into an object that also has age is beautiful to me. It’s history is visual and you feel they are made with love.
 

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Exhibition I saw in London on my last trip: Madge Gill, Outsider Artist.
 

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My family “Love” wall at home in Paris.
 

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Fabrics we used for the Ace x A.P.C. quilt.

Jessica would like to dedicate this piece to the memory of Alex Calderwood.

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#Alex Chinneck #art #london #ace london #architecture
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Every Monday this month, we hand over the lobby at Ace Hotel New York to The Oracle DJs — Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records — to celebrate the release of five different mixtapes. Last night, special guest Patrick Higgins joined in to celebrate Zs SCORE Remixed, a recent release from Northern Spy. Next week, Representing NYC presents the Zulu P It’s About Music mixtape, and the local hip hop outfit’s first public show in Manhattan.

Up Next:
12/16 - Representing NYC presents a live performance by Zulu P and ‘It’s About Music’ Mixtape release party

12/23 - Diamond Terrifier — Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape release party

12/30 - Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release

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#ace hotel #acenyc #lobby nights #DJs #Oracle djs #lobby #NYC
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#documentary #uk #witchcraft #occult #magic
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#moca #dtla #los angeles #bruce nauman #LAX #acedtla #Ace Hotel

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Spending the afternoon exploring ISYS ARCHIVE’s What We Wore project, daydreaming our way onto the memory lanes and into the outfits of our now-neighbors, worn and loved long before there was an Ace Hotel in Shoreditch or anywhere else. 

In 1954, Barbara Ruben and her best friend Pam worked as seamstresses in Spitalfields. They waitressed together for a summer in East Sussex, and bought matching bikinis for the beach. Barbara still lives and works in the neighborhood.

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#london #shoreditch #isys #spitalfields #Ace Hotel #aceldn #queens of vintage
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#findings #architecture #tree house #luis rebelo de andrade #tiago rebelo de andrade

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The simple lace curtain.

The UK’s signature window trimming — in its very existence, highlighting everything we love about this corner of the world — pairs form and function perfectly, obstructing the voyeuristic eyeballs of neighbors while letting in those all-too-precious rays of English sunlight. And because we couldn’t go one more day without our very own signature window trimming, friends at MYB Textiles in Scotland were kind enough to craft a collection of special lace curtains for Bulldog Edition, Ace London’s window-front lobby café.

The only manufacturer in the world still using the Nottingham Lace Looms, MYB has paired their beautifully antiquated machines with CAD software for a fresh design influence. Bulldog Edition’s exclusive lace design was inspired by Grid Index, the comprehensive grid research project of contemporary artist Carsten Nicolai.

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"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his
heart.”


—Nelson Mandela

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#findings #iceland #photography
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#nyc #ace new york #acenyc #live music #mixtape #playlist
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Ace’s own actor and playwright Jesse Jensen created some serious magic in New York a few weeks ago with his one-night-only performance “The Untold Story of John Wilkes Booth.”  

The one-man play, written by Jensen and directed by Adam Knight of Slant Theater Project, takes a unique and piercing look into the soul of America’s most notorious assassin. Jensen as John Wilkes Booth is charming, intense, intimate and even funny, as he exposes the complex life and times of the once famous actor and what drove him to shoot the President.

People came, they laughed, they cried, and apparently they are asking for more.

Go Jesse. We will be keeping our eyes open for the future of your play.

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#online shop #shopping #ace shop #holiday shopping #cyber monday #robots #internet #holiday #space #design
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#typhoon #relief efforts #support #the real medicine foundation #philippines

November 2013

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#FINDINGS #THANKFUL #BEAUTIFUL THINGS #apartamentoreadings
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#TOGETHER #FRIENDSGIVING #HAPPY THANKSGIVING #BIG TABLE
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#TRAVIS MEINOLF #ACTION WEAVING #ACE LONDON #TEXTILES
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#ACE LONDON #LOVAGE #JUICING #SHOREDITCH
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#findings #stanleykubrick #priorities
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#Love Kills Demons #Chris Rubino #art #Ace Hotel #acenyc
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#findings #americanwest #robertadams #pdx


Yesterday Alex Calderwood passed away.

Alex was our teacher, mentor, guru and most importantly our dear friend.

We will miss him.


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#Know your city #Portland #PDX #Ace Hotel #kickstarter #collective experience

This weekend, designers took over the second floor of Ace Hotel Portland for Content, creating audible, tactile and scent-based installations and blowing our minds for the fourth year running.

Among the many noteworthy appearances were Bridge and Burn’s clean and classic clothing, Cloth and Goods’ indigo wares and Norwood hats, the latest and greatest project from the inimitable Antonio Brasko. Crazy Wind swept us away with swaths of Japanese kasuri textiles, and OLO Fragrance raised a tent among the pines in which we contemplated their dark and magical scents. 

Bobby Bonaparte of LiFT Label had a good time, too — “Portland is burning with creativity,” he says. “The vibe of Content remains fresh and underground.” 

  

Photos from Lavenda Memory, Jen Vitale, Shelley Buche and Angela Tafoya, respectively. See #content2013 on Instagram for more.

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#Content 2013 #Ace Hotel #acepdx #pdx #Portland #design #fashion #collective experience
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#carl sagan #intergalactic space #ace hotel