Quiescence, exploration and introspection at Ace Hotel Portland, photographed by Ida of Far West Logbook. You can get in on this too while it’s still foggy and wet in Portland — the perfect time for burrowing, gazing and reading — our rooms start at $95 during the month of February, and you have full run of our library, and your bed.

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Quiescence, exploration and introspection at Ace Hotel Portland, photographed by Ida of Far West Logbook. You can get in on this too while it’s still foggy and wet in Portland — the perfect time for burrowing, gazing and reading — our rooms start at $95 during the month of February, and you have full run of our library, and your bed.





Mangled photos by India Lawton.

Mangled photos by India Lawton.


IMOGEN, ANSEL AND THE POT PLANT

We started to have a talk about Minor and Ansel, and she began to tell stories about these younger friends of hers, who in her opinion couldn’t properly take care of their health — she was 91 at the time. Then she began to gossip about Ansel and what a prude and tight-ass he was. “He’s always showing off,” she said.

Ansel had done an advertising campaign for Yuban coffee, and they used one of his Yosemite pictures on the outside of the can. Ansel sent a five-pound can to Imogen, and the coffee was excellent, and she figured, “Well, I now have to pay him back.” So she put a bunch of earth in the can and some seeds and sent it down to Carmel with the directions, “Just add water, Ansel. Here are some beautiful plants for you.” He did as she directed, and the plant came up strong and healthy. And then one day his buddy the sheriff came to visit in his home and looked at it and said, “Ansel, what are you doing growing dope? You know I can arrest you for this.” Needless to say, Ansel then got on the phone to cuss her out. She just thought it was hilarious.

Photographer Abe Frajndlich on his first meeting with prankster and photography legend Imogen Cunningham, and her punking of Ansel Adams, in his book Penelope’s Hungry Eyes. Imogen’s spiritual kinship with painter Georgie O’Keefe is the subject of one lens in the Seattle Art Museum’s Elles exhibition — a look at work by seminal female artists, up through February 17. If you need a place to stay while you’re here, let us know.

All photos by Alan Ross


It may have piqued your interest throughout the last twelve months as we posted selections from our online Impossible Project x Ace gallery — and if you entered photos, thank you for fueling this incredible beast that inspired us daily. We’ve now selected a couple dozen images to be included in our physical gallery show One Year In — crowd-sourced and a thing of beauty — at Ace Hotel New York. We’re throwing a little party with Impossible tonight in the lobby to celebrate, and you can see the show in our gallery space through December 14.


Transformation, presented by W Magazine and Hipstamatic, is an exhibit of fashion photos shot and submitted by an image-obsessed diaspora on the WMag FreePak, a limited edition collaborative lens. On display in the Ace Hotel New York gallery space through November 12, we hope it will inspire you to catch the light this winter.

Transformation, presented by W Magazine and Hipstamatic, is an exhibit of fashion photos shot and submitted by an image-obsessed diaspora on the WMag FreePak, a limited edition collaborative lens. On display in the Ace Hotel New York gallery space through November 12, we hope it will inspire you to catch the light this winter.


The Colorado River has been the misused lover of many a mining corporation and troubled politician — but beauty always has a way of gracing even the most violent and unfortunate human offenses. It’s uncomfortable and comforting and discomfiting and sort of otherworldly when it does. Here, an aerial view, from Boulder photographer Jesse Varner, of evaporation ponds at the Potash Plant near Moab, Utah. Salts are mined and pumped up from deep below the surface, and the solution is concentrated in these evaporation ponds for extraction as a chemical fertilizer.

The Colorado River has been the misused lover of many a mining corporation and troubled politician — but beauty always has a way of gracing even the most violent and unfortunate human offenses. It’s uncomfortable and comforting and discomfiting and sort of otherworldly when it does. Here, an aerial view, from Boulder photographer Jesse Varnerof evaporation ponds at the Potash Plant near Moab, Utah. Salts are mined and pumped up from deep below the surface, and the solution is concentrated in these evaporation ponds for extraction as a chemical fertilizer.





Felix's pressure-regulating, sound-barrier-breaking suit and capsule, photographed by Balazs Gardi.

Felix's pressure-regulating, sound-barrier-breaking suit and capsule, photographed by Balazs Gardi.


Ricky’s gallery show en totale, by Anton Lombardi.

Ricky’s gallery show en totale, by Anton Lombardi.


Robert Brasier is an artist and educator who has been Director of Education and Public Programs at the Palm Springs Art Museum for a decade. Tonight, he begins our new series, Art Talk, with the Palm Springs Art Museum in the Clubhouse at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. The series is comprised of inquiries into the personal, cultural and political implications of art by one who knows.
Tonight, Robert elucidates the enormous role of the photograph in how we perceive each other at People in Photography: Personality, Memory and Identity — exploring the social and cultural impact of the image from Hollywood movie stars of the 30s and 40s to ordinary people, political figures and rock stars.
This series is free and open to all — come by if you’re in the neighborhood. See the schedule through the rest of the year on our calendar.

Robert Brasier is an artist and educator who has been Director of Education and Public Programs at the Palm Springs Art Museum for a decade. Tonight, he begins our new series, Art Talk, with the Palm Springs Art Museum in the Clubhouse at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. The series is comprised of inquiries into the personal, cultural and political implications of art by one who knows.

Tonight, Robert elucidates the enormous role of the photograph in how we perceive each other at People in Photography: Personality, Memory and Identity — exploring the social and cultural impact of the image from Hollywood movie stars of the 30s and 40s to ordinary people, political figures and rock stars.

This series is free and open to all — come by if you’re in the neighborhood. See the schedule through the rest of the year on our calendar.


Our gallery show of instant analog photography on Ace Hotel x Impossible Project Film “24 Hours at Ace” migrated from Ace Hotel New York to The Impossible Project Space Tokyo. 
The exhibit features works by friends of Ace Hotel and The Impossible Project including Andie Acosta, Chloe Aftel, Elijah Wood, Adam Goldberg, Nicole Held, Araks Yeramyan, Jeremy Kost, Anne Bowerman, Michael Nevin, Steve Olson, Dave Ortiz, Devon Turnbull, Pat Sansone and work captured by influencers in Japan curated by The Impossible Project Space Tokyo. 
If you’re lucky enough to be in the hood, it’s up until July 20. If you’re not, you can pick up some keepsake tees on our shop.







Photos by Akisome

Our gallery show of instant analog photography on Ace Hotel x Impossible Project Film “24 Hours at Ace” migrated from Ace Hotel New York to The Impossible Project Space Tokyo.

The exhibit features works by friends of Ace Hotel and The Impossible Project including Andie Acosta, Chloe Aftel, Elijah Wood, Adam Goldberg, Nicole Held, Araks Yeramyan, Jeremy Kost, Anne Bowerman, Michael Nevin, Steve Olson, Dave Ortiz, Devon Turnbull, Pat Sansone and work captured by influencers in Japan curated by The Impossible Project Space Tokyo. 

If you’re lucky enough to be in the hood, it’s up until July 20. If you’re not, you can pick up some keepsake tees on our shop.

Photos by Akisome


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