Our friends at Tanner Goods know their leather, and they come from a town where nearly everybody has a DJ night. So, naturally they came to mind as the perfect people to craft an Ace Record Tote for DJs, vinyl admirers and gramophone enthusiasts that can stand up to any and all of your beloved discs’ natural predators like wind, rain and new-fangled formats. With pockets made to fit LPs, 7”s and a mixer, it’s made of hearty waxed black cotton canvas construction with adjustable English Bridle American oxblood leather shoulder straps and brass hardware that’ll get your rare gems to the decks where they belong. Up on our shop now for pre-order, shipping out December 15 to good children everywhere. If you order it before midnight today, we’ll pick up the shipping tab.
To celebrate, our comrades at Refinery29 are including this handsome carry-all in their holiday gifting contest, stuffed with new, vintage and rare vinyl from Amoeba Music. You can enter to win one here.

Our friends at Tanner Goods know their leather, and they come from a town where nearly everybody has a DJ night. So, naturally they came to mind as the perfect people to craft an Ace Record Tote for DJs, vinyl admirers and gramophone enthusiasts that can stand up to any and all of your beloved discs’ natural predators like wind, rain and new-fangled formats. With pockets made to fit LPs, 7”s and a mixer, it’s made of hearty waxed black cotton canvas construction with adjustable English Bridle American oxblood leather shoulder straps and brass hardware that’ll get your rare gems to the decks where they belong. Up on our shop now for pre-order, shipping out December 15 to good children everywhere. If you order it before midnight today, we’ll pick up the shipping tab.

To celebrate, our comrades at Refinery29 are including this handsome carry-all in their holiday gifting contest, stuffed with new, vintage and rare vinyl from Amoeba Music. You can enter to win one here.

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Tavi Gevinson and Anaheed Alani found a quiet spot in Room 1015 before our Rookie Magazine First Anniversary Party during Fashion Week at Ace New York to talk sophomore year goals, grown men, Taylor Swift and the gift and curse of contending with high expectations. 

Thanks to all who shared snapshots of your unforgettable #bitchface with us for our Rookie Yearbook One contest. Y’all are fierce like Sasha. We’ll be in touch with our winners shortly for their Tavi-signed copies. 


Weronika Gajda aka By Niki shot these in her stomping grounds, the Seychelles Islands. Her photos are our January selections for the Ace x Impossible online gallery — as a token of our appreciation, we’ve sent her a limited PX Gold Edition from Impossible. The set will make anyone who likes a little flash with their flash very happy, with custom gold frames and a kit for making your own cards with your shots. Maybe Niki will send us one….
We’ll be picking shots out every month and sending flirtatious gifts, so enter your own photos to share the love.

Weronika Gajda aka By Niki shot these in her stomping grounds, the Seychelles Islands. Her photos are our January selections for the Ace x Impossible online gallery — as a token of our appreciation, we’ve sent her a limited PX Gold Edition from Impossible. The set will make anyone who likes a little flash with their flash very happy, with custom gold frames and a kit for making your own cards with your shots. Maybe Niki will send us one….

We’ll be picking shots out every month and sending flirtatious gifts, so enter your own photos to share the love.


To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’re collaborating with Jimmyjane to give you and someone you really like a free trip to at Ace Hotel & Swim Club and Ace Hotel New York. You can win two nights, airfare and a whole bevy of hot gifts from Jimmyjane as well as some Ace x Impossible instant analog film to use with your in-room Polaroid camera. While you’re staying with us, we’ll also bring you dessert for two and your pick from the Ace x Jimmyjane VOD channel in your room — everything from vintage kitsch to the contemporary, intelligent erotica. Enter at Jimmyjane by January 31.
You can also book this package in PSP or NYC for February 1 - 29. And stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day news because love is super un-embarrassing and we like celebrating it.

We are graced here by the most well-loved iteration of Julia and Paul Child’s famous Valentine’s Day cards.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’re collaborating with Jimmyjane to give you and someone you really like a free trip to at Ace Hotel & Swim Club and Ace Hotel New York. You can win two nights, airfare and a whole bevy of hot gifts from Jimmyjane as well as some Ace x Impossible instant analog film to use with your in-room Polaroid camera. While you’re staying with us, we’ll also bring you dessert for two and your pick from the Ace x Jimmyjane VOD channel in your room — everything from vintage kitsch to the contemporary, intelligent erotica. Enter at Jimmyjane by January 31.

You can also book this package in PSP or NYC for February 1 - 29. And stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day news because love is super un-embarrassing and we like celebrating it.



We are graced here by the most well-loved iteration of Julia and Paul Child’s famous Valentine’s Day cards.


By Nick Leonard from the Ace x Impossible gallery.

By Nick Leonard from the Ace x Impossible gallery.


Our December selections from the Ace x Impossible online gallery — Andrea Buia, Judith Kyvik, Gregory Bencivego, Frederik Holmér and Morgane Santamarianova. As a token of our appreciation, we’ve sent them each a copy of volume two of Pink Martini's annula Joy to the World holiday album in limited edition clear vinyl — all the proceeds go to Mercy Corps.
We’ll be picking shots out every month and sending flirtatious gifts, so enter your own photos to share the love.

Our December selections from the Ace x Impossible online gallery — Andrea Buia, Judith Kyvik, Gregory Bencivego, Frederik Holmér and Morgane Santamarianova. As a token of our appreciation, we’ve sent them each a copy of volume two of Pink Martini's annula Joy to the World holiday album in limited edition clear vinyl — all the proceeds go to Mercy Corps.

We’ll be picking shots out every month and sending flirtatious gifts, so enter your own photos to share the love.


Melissa Huffsmith-Rothm tripped the light fantastic for our Ace x Impossible online gallery and contest. Get some of our film here and submit your own.

Melissa Huffsmith-Rothm tripped the light fantastic for our Ace x Impossible online gallery and contest. Get some of our film here and submit your own.


Happenstance curvatures and organic deconstruction on our Impossible x Ace online gallery. Submit your own at acehotel.com/impossible — we’ll be sending tokens of our appreciation out once a month or so, and curating a show at the Ace Hotel New York gallery space in fall 2012 from the online gallery. Vote on your favorites, too — you’re helping us curate.
If you’re fresh out of instant analog film, you can pick up some of our custom Ace x Impossible stuff — limited edition packs of PS600 instant film and a Starter Kit with film and a meticulously refurbished Polaroid camera.




Photos in order by Katerina Fiorello, Mariano Biazzi Alcàntara, Sorin Constantin Vidis and Gregory Bencivengo.

Happenstance curvatures and organic deconstruction on our Impossible x Ace online gallery. Submit your own at acehotel.com/impossible — we’ll be sending tokens of our appreciation out once a month or so, and curating a show at the Ace Hotel New York gallery space in fall 2012 from the online gallery. Vote on your favorites, too — you’re helping us curate.

If you’re fresh out of instant analog film, you can pick up some of our custom Ace x Impossible stuff — limited edition packs of PS600 instant film and a Starter Kit with film and a meticulously refurbished Polaroid camera.



Photos in order by Katerina Fiorello, Mariano Biazzi Alcàntara, Sorin Constantin Vidis and Gregory Bencivengo.


Today is the LAST DAY to submit your design for HANDS ON — you can win two nights at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Gay Pride by designing a button we’ll pass out at the event. We’re throwing a music & arts festival with Light Asylum, KINGDOM, BUTT Magazine, Mr. Black, Beyondadoubt, Jeremy Kost, Jackie Beat, Stay Gold and a bunch of other rad people. Read more about the contest on LA Weekly, and enter your design here.

Today is the LAST DAY to submit your design for HANDS ON — you can win two nights at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during Gay Pride by designing a button we’ll pass out at the event. We’re throwing a music & arts festival with Light Asylum, KINGDOM, BUTT Magazine, Mr. Black, Beyondadoubt, Jeremy Kost, Jackie Beat, Stay Gold and a bunch of other rad people. Read more about the contest on LA Weekly, and enter your design here.


INTERVIEW : MIMI PARKER OF LOW

Low is a band in its own genre — a three piece that includes a married couple, Mimi Parker and husband Alan Sparhawk — with a dedicated following and the ability to snare new devotees with nary one or two measures of their haunting, impossibly attentive sound. As they embark on an international tour with their new album, C’mon, drummer and vocalist Mimi took time to talk about their nearly 20 years of playing together, and what goes into creating the meditative, connective energy in their music — not to mention making lunch, dressing like a corpse and sharing airspace with a Scandinavian hardcore band.

To celebrate their tour, we’re giving away tickets to this evening’s show at Neumos in Seattle, and Saturday’s show in Portland at Aladdin Theater. Enter here and we’ll let you know by this afternoon if you’ve won.
 

So, I have been a huge fan of Low since I was a teenager and am still spreading the gospel. 

Wow, thanks a lot.

And I remember the first time I actually saw you live, I’d already been listening to you for four or five years and it was such a different experience watching you and Alan sing together on stage — pretty amazing. I was with a friend that had never heard you before and when we left she asked, Are they married? They way they sing just makes them sound like they know each other better than anyone. What it’s like singing with Alan and making music together?

Yeah, I think, you know, there’s something to that kind of intimate relationship of a marriage. I guess I don’t sing with a lot of other people, but when I have, it almost feels like I’m doing something wrong, you know what I mean? Like I’m cheating on Alan in a weird way. So, it just adds weight to that relationship of — I guess it is what it is. You know, we have such a connection. I’m not thinking that [while performing], but I’ve been curious whether anything comes across at all, because it seems like we’ve been doing this a long time and there might be something that maybe somebody could hear.

Part of it is that with that kind of harmony, I think you have to pay so much attention to someone and it’s similar as a listener, as a fan, because the music is so quiet and that makes you kind of, like, turn yourself down and listen.

Yeah.

And, you know, it kind of demands a special audience and a special space. I remember reading about a show you had a really long time ago at South by Southwest, and there was a Scandinavian hardcore band booked at the same time one floor below you in the same building.

Right, that was our first South by Southwest experience. 

And it kind of overpowered your performance.

Yeah, it definitely drowned us out. 

So, do you tend to try to find spaces that are really quiet?

I don’t know. I think when we first started, we didn’t know the spaces we were playing and that just happened to be just really ridiculous and, you know, we didn’t know that that was going to happen. And we were young and probably didn’t think to check into those things. Now, we’ve been doing it long enough that a lot of the promoters just kind of automatically put us in really nice spaces. You know, we still play the occasional festival, and we still do kind of run into that situation every once in a while, where we’ll hear, like, beats pounding from another stage and we just laugh about it at this stage, because it’s kind of humorous and, you know — what can you do about it? It doesn’t do any good to complain or stop — you know, stop, throw your instruments down and walk off stage. But, we’ve been really lucky. We’ve been able to play in a lot of amazing spaces, a lot of cathedrals over in Europe and actually a few over here.

So, I mean, it’s not that we are super precious about our sets. It is great when that happens, but if it doesn’t, we can barrel through it and we might just change the set a little bit and do more of, like, a festival type set, where we tend to stay away from the really quiet songs, because you can’t really have that delicate dynamic going on — it kind of gets lost.

But, yeah, we’ve been pretty lucky so far.

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