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The Theatre
Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Works by John Baldessari, who joined Meg Cranston and Hans Ulrich Obrist at Ace DTLA this past weekend for Surface Magazine’s Design Dialogues.


Downtown Los Angeles, February 5th, 1927
95 years ago Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith founded United Artists. They took their destinies into their own hands and began something the world would never forget.

Downtown Los Angeles, February 5th, 1927

95 years ago Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith founded United Artists. They took their destinies into their own hands and began something the world would never forget.


Downtown Los Angeles, California
LA Chapter is celebrating its second week of existence. The new restaurant at Ace DTLA is helmed by Five Leaves Chef Ken Addington and restaurateur Jud Mongell.
Expect some of the same iconic dishes from the Brooklyn restaurant but with a truly LA spin.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To make a reservation call 213-623-3233.

Downtown Los Angeles, California

LA Chapter is celebrating its second week of existence. The new restaurant at Ace DTLA is helmed by Five Leaves Chef Ken Addington and restaurateur Jud Mongell.

Expect some of the same iconic dishes from the Brooklyn restaurant but with a truly LA spin.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
To make a reservation call 213-623-3233.


Beverly Hills, California
During a road trip in the south in the late 70s, William Eggleston laid down in a field, looked up at the sky, and made these dreamy photos. On view now at Gagosian Gallery through February 20.

Beverly Hills, California

During a road trip in the south in the late 70s, William Eggleston laid down in a field, looked up at the sky, and made these dreamy photos. On view now at Gagosian Gallery through February 20.


Downtown Los Angeles, California
Neon signs, since 1935. Thanks to Biola University for sharing. 

Downtown Los Angeles, California

Neon signs, since 1935. Thanks to Biola University for sharing. 


Inspired by his trip Upstairs, Eric Rosner shared this illustration with us.

Inspired by his trip Upstairs, Eric Rosner shared this illustration with us.


Downtown Los Angeles, California

Last night’s opening party was really something. 

Thanks to all of you who met us in the theatre to dance, perform, celebrate, and toast to Alex with the Ace family. Spirits are high and we couldn’t have asked for a better evening to set us sailing with our newest old vessel, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles and the historic United Artists Theatre.

Photos by Brad Elterman


Downtown Los Angeles, California

We spent the morning with Kristen Shaw and Joseph Mandelbaum of Cabin 207, a rare book store and hair salon in Downtown LA. Kristen opened a cozy three chair salon here in the summer of 2013, met Mandelbaum soon after, and the rest is history. In spirit, Cabin is like the original salons. The haircuts lead to talking, the books lead to ideas and the mixture is what makes sense.

Kristen began her career almost a decade ago in NYC at the Chelsea Hotel’s Suite 303. She’d leave work in the evening and bring scissors with her everywhere, telling people what she wanted to do with their hair and cutting it on the spot. Over the years she spent working in editorial and advertising with Jed Root Agency and doing housecalls between NYC and LA, she built up a loyal clientele. She’s been in LA for five years now and continues to do the same, but now you can come to her “home.” 

She met rare book dealer Joseph in NYC, where he was selling books out of his apartment to a dedicated clientele. It didn’t take long for them to hit on the idea on the idea of combining forces, and after building the bookstore together, he relocated with his wife to Los Angeles.
He’s now Cabin’s Creative Director, curating the killer rare book selection and organizing cultural events. Joseph’s approach to book selection is simple: ”If I just couldn’t live without it, I buy it.” Right now the shelves are stocked with about 300 rare books, can’t-live-without art books, and new magazines including, Marfa Journal and Viviane Sassen’s “Die Son Sien Alles.” Every book is displayed face out museum style, that the rule.

Joseph and Kristen love being in downtown LA, and we’re pretty excited to be sharing the neighborhood with them. They’ll be hosting lectures, readings, cultural events, and book launches each month beginning with Graham Walzer in February. To book in the salon call 213.687.7420

Photos by Jessica Comingore


Opening Eve.
Photo by Katlyn Sarnosky.

Opening Eve.

Photo by Katlyn Sarnosky.


Downtown Los Angeles
Happy to welcome our first satisfied customer in Los Angeles. A good luck patron enjoying the fruits of everyones labor. Don’t be a stranger.
Photo by Matthew Brown of the landscape design team.

Downtown Los Angeles

Happy to welcome our first satisfied customer in Los Angeles. A good luck patron enjoying the fruits of everyones labor. Don’t be a stranger.

Photo by Matthew Brown of the landscape design team.


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