Los Angeles
Like Nina Simone, Cal Ripken, and the congregation of Bull Moose, Ken Burns is an Apple Pie of Americana. In a world that’s increasingly scared to be earnest and vulnerable, it takes guts to embrace and explore the contradictory American Experiment without any added winks or rhetorical backflipping. 
His newest dip into the waters of our past takes on three of a clan who helped shape these United States through the 20th century: The Roosevelts, who covered everything from human rights to stuffed animals to an attempted coup that reads like it was conceived by someone carrying around too many copies of Catcher in the Rye. Tonight at our cathedral to moving pictures and human ingenuity, Mr. Burns and PBS will premier his latest effort. And in a magic little flicker of fortune, we’ve got a select few seats left for the show. 

Los Angeles

Like Nina Simone, Cal Ripken, and the congregation of Bull Moose, Ken Burns is an Apple Pie of Americana. In a world that’s increasingly scared to be earnest and vulnerable, it takes guts to embrace and explore the contradictory American Experiment without any added winks or rhetorical backflipping. 

His newest dip into the waters of our past takes on three of a clan who helped shape these United States through the 20th century: The Roosevelts, who covered everything from human rights to stuffed animals to an attempted coup that reads like it was conceived by someone carrying around too many copies of Catcher in the Rye. Tonight at our cathedral to moving pictures and human ingenuity, Mr. Burns and PBS will premier his latest effort. And in a magic little flicker of fortune, we’ve got a select few seats left for the show. 


Los Angeles 
This iteration of Mugshot Monday comes from the angels at the desk of our own haunt in DTLA. Babes, all. 

Photo by @miranda_girl 

Los Angeles 

This iteration of Mugshot Monday comes from the angels at the desk of our own haunt in DTLA. Babes, all. 

Photo by @miranda_girl 


Downtown Los Angeles

Purple just shared Samantha Casolari's kaleidoscopic throwback to last February's residency with L.A. Dance Project — a dreamland look at the Theatre and the show, with National guitarist Bryce Dessner’s score for choreographer Justin Peck’s “Murder Ballads” soundtracking.


New York City, Downtown Los Angeles
Last Thursday we had a pair of parties — one for each coast — celebrating bustling group shows in both the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York and Segovia Hall at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

First the sun went down on Warm Up PLATFORMS, our show co-presented by MoMA PS1,  with the work of Warm Up stage designers The Principals, Fort Makers and CONFETTISYSTEM. That show’s on display through July 31.

Over on the left coast, our lady loves of Inspired Women of Los Angeles celebrated their first anniversary with First Love — a one-night pop-up show with work from Megan Mcisaac, Nouel Riel, Ash Anthony, Future Eyes and more.

Keep an eye out for future developments in the IWoLA x Ace love affair as it develops.
NYC photos courtesy of Kiran Gurung, LA photos from Megan Mcissac.

New York City, Downtown Los Angeles

Last Thursday we had a pair of parties — one for each coast — celebrating bustling group shows in both the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York and Segovia Hall at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

First the sun went down on Warm Up PLATFORMS, our show co-presented by MoMA PS1,  with the work of Warm Up stage designers The PrincipalsFort Makers and CONFETTISYSTEM. That show’s on display through July 31.

Over on the left coast, our lady loves of Inspired Women of Los Angeles celebrated their first anniversary with First Love — a one-night pop-up show with work from Megan Mcisaac, Nouel Riel, Ash Anthony, Future Eyes and more.

Keep an eye out for future developments in the IWoLA x Ace love affair as it develops.

NYC photos courtesy of Kiran Gurung, LA photos from Megan Mcissac.


Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles


Los Angeles
This edition of Mugshot Monday comes to you from the photobooth at Ace DTLA. 
photo by @anneontherun

Los Angeles

This edition of Mugshot Monday comes to you from the photobooth at Ace DTLA. 

photo by @anneontherun


San Francisco, London and everywhere.  
After some years of gay-ins early in ’70s Golden Gate Park, on this day in 1978, San Francisco Pride pushed through Market as Gay Freedom Day. That day was the coming out of the Gilbert Baker-designed Rainbow Flag that has become a banner for the rights of everyone. 
Tomorrow in Shoreditch at Ace Hotel we’re rainbow flagging it up with JD Samson and our collaborative Pride party Everyone. Everyone’s invited. We’ve got a Pride playlist to blast on the ‘phones as you get ready for tonight. It’s the second part of our series of Pride celebrations with JD at Ace outposts in LA, London, New York, and Palm Springs. (And number three Pride is this weekend in New York City.)
You can dance, you can sing, you can make a team of hi-fivers and hi-five everyone you see if you want. You can be free and be together with free people. As part of the party, JD created a hand-screened shirt and a poster that you can pick up to pack pride anywhere you wear clothes or have walls. And proceeds go to help good people, too. 

San Francisco, London and everywhere.  

After some years of gay-ins early in ’70s Golden Gate Park, on this day in 1978, San Francisco Pride pushed through Market as Gay Freedom Day. That day was the coming out of the Gilbert Baker-designed Rainbow Flag that has become a banner for the rights of everyone. 

Tomorrow in Shoreditch at Ace Hotel we’re rainbow flagging it up with JD Samson and our collaborative Pride party Everyone. Everyone’s invited. We’ve got a Pride playlist to blast on the ‘phones as you get ready for tonight. It’s the second part of our series of Pride celebrations with JD at Ace outposts in LA, London, New York, and Palm Springs. (And number three Pride is this weekend in New York City.)

You can dance, you can sing, you can make a team of hi-fivers and hi-five everyone you see if you want. You can be free and be together with free people. As part of the party, JD created a hand-screened shirt and a poster that you can pick up to pack pride anywhere you wear clothes or have walls. And proceeds go to help good people, too. 


Portland + Los Angeles
The American poet Norman Dubie says that what gives poetry so much freedom is that no one gets rich off writing it. Passion, and expressive language, drive poems into the world. 
Poetry is unique among artforms because it uses as its medium the building blocks of all communication, and, more or less, the building blocks of thought: language. Poetry uses language to communicate something that is beyond language, which is weird and causes things to be at once both what they are and so very much more than they are. 
At its most minimal, language speaks to us on two levels: it communicates raw info and it communicates contextual feelings and directions about that info. In the 1960s and ’70s, Aram Saroyan was mining this linguistic landscape to much notoriety — and infamy. His poem, “lighght,” exploded the idea of what a poem even is. 
And as the tattoo here illuminates, it’s still exploding ideas right down to the skin. This left hand belongs to another poet, Zachary Schomburg, who writes notes on his hands when he’s not collaborating and touring with musicians and filmmakers and making the sincerest surrealist books since sliced pages.

Portland Los Angeles

The American poet Norman Dubie says that what gives poetry so much freedom is that no one gets rich off writing it. Passion, and expressive language, drive poems into the world. 

Poetry is unique among artforms because it uses as its medium the building blocks of all communication, and, more or less, the building blocks of thought: language. Poetry uses language to communicate something that is beyond language, which is weird and causes things to be at once both what they are and so very much more than they are. 

At its most minimal, language speaks to us on two levels: it communicates raw info and it communicates contextual feelings and directions about that info. In the 1960s and ’70s, Aram Saroyan was mining this linguistic landscape to much notoriety — and infamy. His poem, “lighght,” exploded the idea of what a poem even is. 

And as the tattoo here illuminates, it’s still exploding ideas right down to the skin. This left hand belongs to another poet, Zachary Schomburg, who writes notes on his hands when he’s not collaborating and touring with musicians and filmmakers and making the sincerest surrealist books since sliced pages.


Los Angeles
Donning a pair of Vans, sockless — feeling the padded collar wrap your ankles, feet not too hot and not too cold, toes feeling out their protection from the world — no matter where you slip in to them, a little part of you gets to be off the wall as they say. Your feet, at least they’re sunny and SoCal 75 and maybe there’s a little beachy sand to make it authentic.
Our first skate shoes were Old Skool Vans. We saw Minor Threat’s Ian Mackaye wearing them going to the local record store. And it seemed like all the cool women and men that were older than us, that had been into cool things for a long time, they were always wearing a pair in a way that looked just right and timeless. They were our secret teachers. We took notes: bands, hair, the cut of clothes, books they read and films they saw, picked up their language and tried to make our own version of ourselves with these things. 
Well, an army might march on its stomach, but our people working hard on the ground at Ace DTLA work on their feet. We thought their own special Vans would help them keep things breezy.
To celebrate our Atelier Ace x Vans Era 59 collaboration, we got all romantic about our days skating in the sun, wind in our hair. We teamed with Vans to screen Dogtown and Z-Boys in The Theatre for anyone who wanted to go, and we made a skate game, and we’re giving away prizes to the top five scorers of that very game. Now it’s time to let the winners know, to give them their just rewards: Keeng-Shilo G., Brittni L., Riely W., Elias R., Mike W. Winners: you’ll be hearing from us soon via e-mail. 

photo by praveena_happyking

Los Angeles

Donning a pair of Vans, sockless — feeling the padded collar wrap your ankles, feet not too hot and not too cold, toes feeling out their protection from the world — no matter where you slip in to them, a little part of you gets to be off the wall as they say. Your feet, at least they’re sunny and SoCal 75 and maybe there’s a little beachy sand to make it authentic.

Our first skate shoes were Old Skool Vans. We saw Minor Threat’s Ian Mackaye wearing them going to the local record store. And it seemed like all the cool women and men that were older than us, that had been into cool things for a long time, they were always wearing a pair in a way that looked just right and timeless. They were our secret teachers. We took notes: bands, hair, the cut of clothes, books they read and films they saw, picked up their language and tried to make our own version of ourselves with these things. 

Well, an army might march on its stomach, but our people working hard on the ground at Ace DTLA work on their feet. We thought their own special Vans would help them keep things breezy.

To celebrate our Atelier Ace x Vans Era 59 collaboration, we got all romantic about our days skating in the sun, wind in our hair. We teamed with Vans to screen Dogtown and Z-Boys in The Theatre for anyone who wanted to go, and we made a skate game, and we’re giving away prizes to the top five scorers of that very game. Now it’s time to let the winners know, to give them their just rewards: Keeng-Shilo G., Brittni L., Riely W., Elias R., Mike W. Winners: you’ll be hearing from us soon via e-mail. 

photo by praveena_happyking


Basel, Switzerland 

Twin dreamboats Simon and Nikolai Haas are presently showing work as part of Art Basel — that global art free-for-all at the nexus of Europe’s contemporary arts scene. The Haas Bros have been working steadily out of their Downtown LA studio since 2010, just a stone’s throw from our spot, making some of the most endearing stuff we’ve ever set eyes on — so much so that we had them prominently tag up the walls here.
They gave us a private peak at Art Basel show last week, and were kind enough to let us share their “Advocates For the Sexual Outsider” — the show’s liberation manifesto of sorts.
Congrats, boys.

Basel, Switzerland 

Twin dreamboats Simon and Nikolai Haas are presently showing work as part of Art Basel — that global art free-for-all at the nexus of Europe’s contemporary arts scene. The Haas Bros have been working steadily out of their Downtown LA studio since 2010, just a stone’s throw from our spot, making some of the most endearing stuff we’ve ever set eyes on — so much so that we had them prominently tag up the walls here.

They gave us a private peak at Art Basel show last week, and were kind enough to let us share their “Advocates For the Sexual Outsider” — the show’s liberation manifesto of sorts.

Congrats, boys.


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