Sam from Tanner Goods and his lady, Meghan, at Ace Palm Springs.

Sam from Tanner Goods and his lady, Meghan, at Ace Palm Springs.


Ace friend Curtis Kulig, the man  behind the “Love Me” stickers and graff tags that can be seen all over  NYC, LA and Tokyo, has painted his notorious tag on the wall of room 1103 at Ace New York, with help from his friend Brandee. From the VMan Mag blog:

For his latest tagging venture, Kulig stands precariously with one  foot on a desk and another on a dresser, spilling paint as he does so.  It’s the middle of the day, but he isn’t worried about getting caught.  That’s because the Ace Hotel on Broadway and 28th Street has asked Kulig  to take over an entire room with his now infamous tag.  

Also, see a video of the installation going up, and newlyweds in an elevator.




Photos via VMan and NYC Bridgerunners

Ace friend Curtis Kulig, the man behind the “Love Me” stickers and graff tags that can be seen all over NYC, LA and Tokyo, has painted his notorious tag on the wall of room 1103 at Ace New York, with help from his friend Brandee. From the VMan Mag blog:

For his latest tagging venture, Kulig stands precariously with one foot on a desk and another on a dresser, spilling paint as he does so. It’s the middle of the day, but he isn’t worried about getting caught. That’s because the Ace Hotel on Broadway and 28th Street has asked Kulig to take over an entire room with his now infamous tag.  

Also, see a video of the installation going up, and newlyweds in an elevator.

Photos via VMan and NYC Bridgerunners


TRANSFORMING MILK INTO MILK

Harry Everett Smith was an American archivist, ethnomusicologist, experimental filmmaker, artist, bohemian, magician, and mystic. He was born in Portland, Oregon in 1923, and lived at Ace New York when it was The Breslin Hotel. So we’re pretty fond of him.

OMFGCo and resident artist Johnne Eschleman designed and installed this photograph of Harry shot by Allen Ginsberg at The Breslin in 1985. Harry dubbed it “Transforming Milk into Milk.” Come by the lobby sometime and see it.

And many thanks to Rani Singh at the Getty Research Institute.


Jarrett and Andi Got Married

at Ace Palm Springs. They’re solid chums of Ace, and their party was amazing. Parra from Amsterdam created the look and feel of the wedding and this incredible cake. And guests received these custom bamboo towels by Luxurious Organics (check out their shop). Everything was very YES. Goro’s in Harajuku made a special tie pin for the groom and the wedding party wore these top-secret custom shoes. Afterward, there was an dance party in the Amigo Room that none of us will soon forget. See more on Jarrett’s blog — he’s on a honeymoon right now, but stay tuned for more.

Photos, top to bottom: Cake by Parra, dance party in the Amigo Room, custom towels by Luxurious Organics, Ace founder Alex Calderwood with wedding friends, custom tie pin by Goro’s, and custom shoes. Photos via Jarrett’s blog.


This is how we do.
Desert  Gold at Ace Palm Springs. Photo by Bill Jensen at LA Weekly

This is how we do.

Desert Gold at Ace Palm Springs. Photo by Bill Jensen at LA Weekly


Rapha, a cycling accoutrements company that we really like, recently stayed at Ace NYC before their Tour of the Battenkill. The Rapha Condor Sharp racers arrived by cover of night and ate a late-night feast at The Breslin over a few bottles of wine from Grochau Cellars, a small batch Oregon-based winery. The bottles were emblazoned with cyclists by illustrator Chris McNally, a tribute to the team’s first US journey, and their reason for staying at Ace - the Tour of the the Battenkill.

Photos by Dan Sharp (Thanks, Dan)


This handsome person DJs in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York every Friday night. He is Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, better known as Q-Tip. If you don’t know who he is yet, come find out.
Photo by David Yellen

This handsome person DJs in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York every Friday night. He is Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, better known as Q-Tip. If you don’t know who he is yet, come find out.

Photo by David Yellen


Flip-flop weather comes early in Palm Springs. Ace has collaborated with Havaianas to launch a limited edition sandal for the summer, in the original colorway from 1962. The story goes that the sandals were originally black on top with a white sole. But the cool kids in Rio were flipping the sandals upside down to put their twist on it. Ace Havaianas are a homage to putting a twist on classics. They’re exclusive to Ace, and Palm Springs is the only place you can get a pair on the West Coast, and one of only two in the US — the other is Opening Ceremony at Ace New York. The Palm Springs sandals bear a pin modeled after Ace Palm Springs’ signature coyote in pearls, which lives in a diorama in the lobby.
Alex Calderwood, Ace founder, says “Havaianas embodies the idea of an instant classic. It’s a product that is straight  forward,  comfortable, has stood the test of time, and has just as much  relevance  today as it did in Brazil back in 1962. We can only hope that  Ace Hotel  will have such staying power.” You can buy a pair  straight from the minibar before heading out to the pool for the day. Or call the hotel if you’d like to get a pair sent to you.
We’re running a quick-quick deal through the end of April if you want to just go pick up a pair on your own. $79 tonight and tomorrow, $89 Friday. Call to book.

Flip-flop weather comes early in Palm Springs. Ace has collaborated with Havaianas to launch a limited edition sandal for the summer, in the original colorway from 1962. The story goes that the sandals were originally black on top with a white sole. But the cool kids in Rio were flipping the sandals upside down to put their twist on it. Ace Havaianas are a homage to putting a twist on classics. They’re exclusive to Ace, and Palm Springs is the only place you can get a pair on the West Coast, and one of only two in the US — the other is Opening Ceremony at Ace New York. The Palm Springs sandals bear a pin modeled after Ace Palm Springs’ signature coyote in pearls, which lives in a diorama in the lobby.

Alex Calderwood, Ace founder, says “Havaianas embodies the idea of an instant classic. It’s a product that is straight forward, comfortable, has stood the test of time, and has just as much relevance today as it did in Brazil back in 1962. We can only hope that Ace Hotel will have such staying power.” You can buy a pair straight from the minibar before heading out to the pool for the day. Or call the hotel if you’d like to get a pair sent to you.

We’re running a quick-quick deal through the end of April if you want to just go pick up a pair on your own. $79 tonight and tomorrow, $89 Friday. Call to book.


The sun is here to stay. Barton Perreira's going to give you some shade. They've designed exclusive eyewear for Opening Ceremony at Ace Hotel New York. These glasses are not only handsome, they’re also designed nose to tail by Barton Perreira and handcrafted in Japan. See more on OC’s blog.

Photos courtesy of Opening Ceremony


We had a really difficult afternoon yesterday drinking rum by the pool while DJs Huggs and Alf Alpha spun for a special poolside episode of DJ Day's ¡Reunión!, and Gas Lamp Killer and DJ Eleven joined Day in the Amigo Room for a packed party at night. Don’t pity us. The air is perfect, hot pink flowers are spilling off the vines around the pool, and there are very happy people everywhere.

Artist and Texan Will Bryant, who we hung out with at SXSW, is our resident artist for the weekend, hand-painting signs and customizing Converse. He’s got a new pair of sunglasses on. Drop him a compliment if you see him. Will and resident-wizard Belin Liu painted a big pair of sunglasses for Ray-Ban late last night in the Commune. Ray-ban is set up in the Commune with Levi’s, where you can buy sunglasses and jeans, customize your denim yourself, or have a local artist customize for you, or visit Hit and Run - they’re doing live screen-printing through the weekend. Plus Rudy’s is giving free haircuts.

See more shots from our adventures yesterday on the Desert Gold page, or by clicking on the button to the left. And stay tuned for incredible poolside bands this afternoon, and the Stones Throw & Fools Gold after-party tonight.

Photos by Justin Kent


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