Downtown Los Angeles
In observance of Go Skate Day — the holiest of our secular holidays — we’re about to make our Atelier Ace x Vans Era 59 public. They’re the much-revered, all black everything lace-up worn by Ace Downtown LA’s doormen and front desk team — our first team up with Vans, whose waffle-shaped soles have left such an indelible footprint on SoCal skate culture. Atelier Ace’s limited edition update to Vans’ iconic Era silhouette — the shoe originally designed by skate pioneers Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta in 1975, whose padded collar and grippy sole have made them the gold standard in skate footwear for decades — goes live online on June 23.

To celebrate, we’ve just dropped Noise Grind — an interactive skate game testing your ability to identify skateboard tricks by ear. Put your aural acumen to good use, and you might win the mother load — with prizes including a stay at Ace Hotel DTLA, a year’s supply of fresh Vans and cash to spend at Ace’s online shop. On Sunday June 22, we’ll be hosting a free screening of the instant skate classic Dogtown and Z-Boys at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles — RSVP now to be sure we can squeeze you in.

Downtown Los Angeles

In observance of Go Skate Day — the holiest of our secular holidays — we’re about to make our Atelier Ace x Vans Era 59 public. They’re the much-revered, all black everything lace-up worn by Ace Downtown LA’s doormen and front desk team — our first team up with Vans, whose waffle-shaped soles have left such an indelible footprint on SoCal skate culture. Atelier Ace’s limited edition update to Vans’ iconic Era silhouette — the shoe originally designed by skate pioneers Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta in 1975, whose padded collar and grippy sole have made them the gold standard in skate footwear for decades — goes live online on June 23.

To celebrate, we’ve just dropped Noise Grind — an interactive skate game testing your ability to identify skateboard tricks by ear. Put your aural acumen to good use, and you might win the mother load — with prizes including a stay at Ace Hotel DTLA, a year’s supply of fresh Vans and cash to spend at Ace’s online shop. On Sunday June 22, we’ll be hosting a free screening of the instant skate classic Dogtown and Z-Boys at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles — RSVP now to be sure we can squeeze you in.


Downtown Los Angeles
George Evelyn’s steadily approaching the silver anniversary of his Nightmares on Wax sobriquet — 25 years of beats, rhymes and life — and he’s not slowing down any time soon. We’re lucky enough to have him Upstairs tonight at Ace DTLA — going back to basics for a stripped-down DJ set.

George is a worldly guy, so we thought we’d get the skinny on some quick travel tips.


What’s the best piece of travel advise you’ve ever got?

Always go off the beaten track. The high street or the city will never give you the real taste of how people live.

What things do you never go on a trip without?

Music, books, sunglasses and swimwear.
What’s your favorite airport? 
Schipol airport, Holland.

Favorite film?
Magnolia

Plane, train or automobile? 
Plane

Downtown Los Angeles

George Evelyn’s steadily approaching the silver anniversary of his Nightmares on Wax sobriquet — 25 years of beats, rhymes and life — and he’s not slowing down any time soon. We’re lucky enough to have him Upstairs tonight at Ace DTLA — going back to basics for a stripped-down DJ set.

George is a worldly guy, so we thought we’d get the skinny on some quick travel tips.

What’s the best piece of travel advise you’ve ever got?

Always go off the beaten track. The high street or the city will never give you the real taste of how people live.

What things do you never go on a trip without?

Music, books, sunglasses and swimwear.

What’s your favorite airport?

Schipol airport, Holland.

Favorite film?

Magnolia

Plane, train or automobile? 

Plane


Los Angeles, CA 

Secret sharing: we like Cabin 207 in the old City of Angels. Kristen Shaw helms the ship at Cabin, styling and curating and making people feel like the whole world is smiling right along with them. Recently Cabin had a release reading for Matt Austin’s book, The Shape of Spilled Milk. Kristen was kind enough to write some words inspired by Matt’s work and their friendship:

given my current thought process, my hands are allowing me to type this story to you. 

so hi, i’m glad we’ve finally met.

you may not really know who I am, but we share two of the very same things. 

my hands + your hands. 

when i was a kid, 10 years old or so, i used to draw log cabins. i tried to make these as intricate as possible, securing my position to design the future home we would build. 

I remember drawing the same home over and over again. practice makes perfect and perfect makes perfection. Could my hand actually draw the same thing twice? 

So the thing is, I didn’t know what the most perfect home looked like, or the most perfect love to put in it. But i somehow trusted what i could do with my hands.

And, sometimes, my hands just go. they take off and i don’t have a second to think about where they are going or what they are making. 

 I do know what it looks like. 

I know what this feels like.

 I don’t know how to get there, 

I don’t know the formula, 

i don’t know what its like to do things the perfect way.

16 years later from the first day I drew a log cabin, I can write to you from mine. We make things here, we tell stories, we love, we listen, and welcome you to create and bring alive something you’ve always wanted to build. Every day I do this, I have this heartbeat that keeps a pulse so strong that I need people even stronger to be limbs to keep this moving. That’s where Matt Austin comes in for me. An old friend of mine from when we were merely 16, chatting on the Myspace about a contribution I asked him to make to a book I was putting together of collected midwestern artist’s work. We shifted and sifted through the years living in different places until I found him sitting in my cabin two weeks ago, reading stories, sharing goosebumps, making people cry.

How loud is your desire?

we innately float to the most beautiful places when instincts are trusted, movements make free motion, and you create what you feel is true—not because you’re told to, not because its perfect, but because when pressing bones, you’ll always know where to go. 


Downtown Los Angeles
Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurrences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner. — E.A. Bucchianeri
If you haven’t yet made it to The Theatre, well, tomorrow at 10am sure would be a good day to try devising a plan or two (the magic word’s Comedy for #2). 
Lykke Li at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA by Oliver Walker

Downtown Los Angeles

Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurrences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner. — E.A. Bucchianeri

If you haven’t yet made it to The Theatre, well, tomorrow at 10am sure would be a good day to try devising a plan or two (the magic word’s Comedy for #2). 

Lykke Li at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA by Oliver Walker


Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead here talking about horses, abstraction, life, drinking and the nature of reality. 


New York City
We live and love in a world where about everybody works. If you’re a coder or an office person — someone who sits down to work — it’s easy to notice your body’s got a positive feedback loop habit. Since we have a lobby where programmers and creative people sit and make things night and day, we wanted to do something that would help the hardworking workers of the world keep healthy habits as they designed, made deals, wrote and all the rest of it. Since ideas are better when done with partners, since partnerships of purpose produce a greater more holistic whole, we asked The Clinton Foundation if they would be willing to lend some brains and brawn to our seedling. After meeting and planning and working together to reimagine our lobby community, our ideas grew. The conversation gained momentum.  
So. Last year we hosted a three day code-down at Ace New York — the first in a series of coding-a-thons we call, simply enough, Codeathon. The Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Atelier Ace, Tumblr and Jawbone partnered to challenge developers and designers: dig in to the zeros and ones to create a health-based application prototype to help people work more healthfully. When you’re living healthy, you’re thinking healthy. Ultimately this makes everyone happier and produces amazing work, proving you don’t have to go on a sugar-and-caffeine-and-pizza bender to get things done. We said to coders and designers and programmers: you work so hard to make the world better — take care of yourselves while you do it. Let’s work together to create a culture of makers whose healthy lives and applications lead by example. Stretch, drink some tea, get in the sun and feel the warmth of life surround you.
We’ve done Codeathon a few times since then, and have been consistently blown away by what can happen when you put the right partners together, get the right group of brain waves working to make a difference. We want to spread this seed. Recently, LE Miami Awards saw and liked what we achieved by working together. And tonight they might like it a lot. It’s a testament to what can happen when like-minded groups dig in, form partnerships of purpose and set out to change the world.
UPDATE: teamwork makes the dream work. 




Photos courtesy of Clinton Foundation 

New York City

We live and love in a world where about everybody works. If you’re a coder or an office person — someone who sits down to work — it’s easy to notice your body’s got a positive feedback loop habit. Since we have a lobby where programmers and creative people sit and make things night and day, we wanted to do something that would help the hardworking workers of the world keep healthy habits as they designed, made deals, wrote and all the rest of it. Since ideas are better when done with partners, since partnerships of purpose produce a greater more holistic whole, we asked The Clinton Foundation if they would be willing to lend some brains and brawn to our seedling. After meeting and planning and working together to reimagine our lobby community, our ideas grew. The conversation gained momentum.  

So. Last year we hosted a three day code-down at Ace New York — the first in a series of coding-a-thons we call, simply enough, Codeathon. The Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Atelier Ace, Tumblr and Jawbone partnered to challenge developers and designers: dig in to the zeros and ones to create a health-based application prototype to help people work more healthfully. When you’re living healthy, you’re thinking healthy. Ultimately this makes everyone happier and produces amazing work, proving you don’t have to go on a sugar-and-caffeine-and-pizza bender to get things done. We said to coders and designers and programmers: you work so hard to make the world better — take care of yourselves while you do it. Let’s work together to create a culture of makers whose healthy lives and applications lead by example. Stretch, drink some tea, get in the sun and feel the warmth of life surround you.

We’ve done Codeathon a few times since then, and have been consistently blown away by what can happen when you put the right partners together, get the right group of brain waves working to make a difference. We want to spread this seed. Recently, LE Miami Awards saw and liked what we achieved by working together. And tonight they might like it a lot. It’s a testament to what can happen when like-minded groups dig in, form partnerships of purpose and set out to change the world.

UPDATE: teamwork makes the dream work

Photos courtesy of Clinton Foundation 


Palm Springs, CA
Every Monday at King’s Highway, Bella da Ball hosts a bossy night of bingo. After a day in the sun and some Feel Good Spa bodywork, it’s a sassy way to transition into the night. 

Palm Springs, CA

Every Monday at King’s Highway, Bella da Ball hosts a bossy night of bingo. After a day in the sun and some Feel Good Spa bodywork, it’s a sassy way to transition into the night. 


Downtown Los Angeles 
In opposition to Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign — the first major organized opposition to the gay rights movement. 
This weekend at Ace DTLA we’re taking a more positive bend. It’s the first in a series of Pride parties along with JD Samson to celebrate everyone just as they want to be. While we won’t be throwing pies, we definitely will be making our own pie in the sky right here on earth. 
Photo by William Gedney

Downtown Los Angeles 

In opposition to Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign — the first major organized opposition to the gay rights movement. 

This weekend at Ace DTLA we’re taking a more positive bend. It’s the first in a series of Pride parties along with JD Samson to celebrate everyone just as they want to be. While we won’t be throwing pies, we definitely will be making our own pie in the sky right here on earth. 

Photo by William Gedney


Seattle, WA
The evergreen corner of this country operates in a wonderful kind willful isolation — shrouded by fir trees and thunderclouds, and cut off from the rest of the world by mountains and double digit drives. It’s a wet, weird primordial soup for art that’s as ideologically as it is geographically removed from big city vogue.
On The Boards is Seattle’s premiere spot for the performance fringes, and this weekend is the kick off of their NW New Works festival — their annual showcase of short works and works in progress by performers from across the region. This year’s hodgepodge features debuts from Amy O’Neal, Molly Sides, Linda Austin, David Schmader, Crying — a new project comprised of composer Jherek Bischoff, Parenthetical Girls' Zac Pennington and Ace New York residency alum Steven Reker — plus a dozen more. 
The whole thing goes down over four programs from June 6-15 — collect ‘em all.
Molly Sides photo by Makenzie Stone

Seattle, WA

The evergreen corner of this country operates in a wonderful kind willful isolation — shrouded by fir trees and thunderclouds, and cut off from the rest of the world by mountains and double digit drives. It’s a wet, weird primordial soup for art that’s as ideologically as it is geographically removed from big city vogue.

On The Boards is Seattle’s premiere spot for the performance fringes, and this weekend is the kick off of their NW New Works festival — their annual showcase of short works and works in progress by performers from across the region. This year’s hodgepodge features debuts from Amy O’Neal, Molly SidesLinda Austin, David Schmader, Crying — a new project comprised of composer Jherek Bischoff, Parenthetical Girls' Zac Pennington and Ace New York residency alum Steven Reker — plus a dozen more.

The whole thing goes down over four programs from June 6-15 — collect ‘em all.

Molly Sides photo by Makenzie Stone


Milano
Clothing concern COS and their space dipped shirts. We like simple, smart, elegant things, too. 

Milano

Clothing concern COS and their space dipped shirts. We like simple, smart, elegant things, too. 


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