Hattie Fox’s winter arrangements, keeping Shoreditch tangly and wild. 

Hattie Fox’s winter arrangements, keeping Shoreditch tangly and wild. 


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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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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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Ace London mural detail.
Collage for Room 135 by Steven Quinn

Ace London mural detail.

Collage for Room 135 by Steven Quinn


Lovage is a medicinal herb that has been used as a digestive aid and culinary flavoring for many generations. The leaf oil has a warm, bright, herbaceous aroma with sweet, celery, woody and spicy undertones. It is often used as a perfume all alone. Different oils are distilled from the roots, leaves, and seeds of the plant.
Lovage has an affinity for the liver, and is used in liver cleansing, to apply directly to the liver with a compress. It has sedative properties and is an emotional relaxant. It helps us claim emotional sovereignty, no longer feeling like we our emotions are dictated by everything and everyone around us.
The aromatic properties of lovage can help to open the heart when one has closed it down, due to being hurt or experiencing emotional abuse. It vibrates with the universal heart chakra. It can help transform old thoughts of “I can not open to your love because it makes me vulnerable to hurt” to “I love you and you do not have to love me back. I know love makes me vulnerable to hurt, and I can handle the hurt if and when it comes.”
Lovage is an expensive oil to distill, as it yields only 1% essential oil. However, it is one of those rare friends that add so much to the quality of our lives, so it is growing in popularity. 
Lovage is now open.

Lovage is a medicinal herb that has been used as a digestive aid and culinary flavoring for many generations. The leaf oil has a warm, bright, herbaceous aroma with sweet, celery, woody and spicy undertones. It is often used as a perfume all alone. Different oils are distilled from the roots, leaves, and seeds of the plant.

Lovage has an affinity for the liver, and is used in liver cleansing, to apply directly to the liver with a compress. It has sedative properties and is an emotional relaxant. It helps us claim emotional sovereignty, no longer feeling like we our emotions are dictated by everything and everyone around us.

The aromatic properties of lovage can help to open the heart when one has closed it down, due to being hurt or experiencing emotional abuse. It vibrates with the universal heart chakra. It can help transform old thoughts of “I can not open to your love because it makes me vulnerable to hurt” to “I love you and you do not have to love me back. I know love makes me vulnerable to hurt, and I can handle the hurt if and when it comes.”

Lovage is an expensive oil to distill, as it yields only 1% essential oil. However, it is one of those rare friends that add so much to the quality of our lives, so it is growing in popularity. 

Lovage is now open.


London’s soft, loveworn damask underbelly is one of the things we love dearly about this place. One of the most forward-thinking spots in the multiverse, it is deeply rooted in its history via some very beautiful, threadbare stretches of brocade, porcelain and thrice-used linen teabags. This weekend will find us at Judy’s Vintage Furniture Flea, which celebrates midcentury british furniture and design, in Spitalfields just a few blocks from our Shoreditch outpost.

If you see us carting off with a donkeyload of fragile wicker picnic baskets, throne chairs and handsomely-aged sterling napkin rings, you’ll see that our reputation for minimalism is only part of the story.

London’s soft, loveworn damask underbelly is one of the things we love dearly about this place. One of the most forward-thinking spots in the multiverse, it is deeply rooted in its history via some very beautiful, threadbare stretches of brocade, porcelain and thrice-used linen teabags. This weekend will find us at Judy’s Vintage Furniture Flea, which celebrates midcentury british furniture and design, in Spitalfields just a few blocks from our Shoreditch outpost.

If you see us carting off with a donkeyload of fragile wicker picnic baskets, throne chairs and handsomely-aged sterling napkin rings, you’ll see that our reputation for minimalism is only part of the story.


We’ve joined forces with our new neighbor Herald St Gallery, just down the road a piece from Ace Hotel London, to celebrate Frieze Art Fair with a month-long satellite exhibit. On display through November 17, Herald St is gracing our gallery walls with two works from Britain’s own Scott King, veteran of two of our cultural go-to’s, i-D Magazine and Sleazenation. 

We’ve joined forces with our new neighbor Herald St Gallery, just down the road a piece from Ace Hotel London, to celebrate Frieze Art Fair with a month-long satellite exhibit. On display through November 17, Herald St is gracing our gallery walls with two works from Britain’s own Scott King, veteran of two of our cultural go-to’s, i-D Magazine and Sleazenation


tokyobike have created custom bicycles for Ace Hotel London at their workshop and studio in Shoreditch. Now the bikes live with our loving if sometimes overbearing family on Shoreditch High Street, and they’ll take you wherever you want to go while you’re staying with us. You could get really meta and roll them over to tokyobike’s shop on Tabernacle Street and buy some tops and coffee. Meta tops, meta coffee. Let’s ride.

tokyobike have created custom bicycles for Ace Hotel London at their workshop and studio in Shoreditch. Now the bikes live with our loving if sometimes overbearing family on Shoreditch High Street, and they’ll take you wherever you want to go while you’re staying with us. You could get really meta and roll them over to tokyobike’s shop on Tabernacle Street and buy some tops and coffee. Meta tops, meta coffee. Let’s ride.


We hosted the fantastic Women’s Room at Ace London over the weekend.

We hosted the fantastic Women’s Room at Ace London over the weekend.


Something new from Hattie Fox for That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.

Something new from Hattie Fox for That Flower Shop, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.


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